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Stack Mode

Stack Mode

STACK MODE is a powerful feature designed for creating splits, layers, and crossfades with up to eight Parts at once. STACK MODE offers a flexible environment for either live performance or composing. STACK MODE is especially useful for recording a multi-Part…

Stack Mode Note Regions

Live Mode » Stack Mode Note Regions

Omnisphere allows the Part-splitting, layering, and fading features of STACK MODE to be used in combination with LIVE MODE. There are times in live performance when splits are desired and you need to switch instantly between Parts. This can be achieved by clicking…

Live / Stack Mode Indicators

Concepts » The Header » Live / Stack Mode Indicators

When either LIVE MODE or STACK MODE is enabled, you’ll see the respective label displayed on the left side of the Omnisphere header.

Rock Stack

The FX Page » Amplifiers » Rock Stack

ROCK STACK is modeled after the seminal and iconic ’64 Marshall JTM45™ amplifier. Originally based on the Fender Bassman™, it used 12AX7 tubes for more distortion and had an aluminum chassis, to reduce hum. It would be easier to list who has NOT used…

Velo Mode

Stack Mode » Operation Modes » Velo Mode

VELO Mode lets you control Part-switching and cross-fading with your playing Velocity. The Parts are triggered based on their placement along the horizontal axis and the velocity of the incoming MIDI messages. Part Regions can still be configured in the same manner…

CC Mode

Stack Mode » Operation Modes » CC Mode

When CC Mode is selected, Part Regions can be switched or cross-faded using MIDI Control Change messages from a MIDI hardware slider, knob, or wheel. Each Region can be mapped to specific values across the MIDI CC’s range. The MIDI CC number that STACK MODE uses is…

Trigger Mode

Stack Mode » Latch and Trigger Modes » Trigger Mode

Trigger Modes control the playback timing of incoming MIDI notes, providing real-time quantization as those notes are played. When the STACK MODE page is open, you can access the Trigger Mode settings for a Part by Right/Control-clicking on the Part Region. …

Latch Mode

Live Mode » Latch and Trigger Modes » Latch Mode

When Latch Mode is enabled for a Part, repeatedly playing a note will toggle the note ON/OFF. When it is toggled ON, the note will continue to sustain, even if the note is released. Playing the same note again will toggle it OFF. NOTE: Any latched notes will stop…

Latch Mode

Stack Mode » Latch and Trigger Modes » Latch Mode

When Latch Mode is enabled for a Part, repeatedly playing a note will toggle the note ON / OFF. When it is toggled ON, the note will continue to sustain, even if the note is released. Playing the same note again will toggle it OFF. When the STACK MODE page is…

Trigger Mode

Live Mode » Latch and Trigger Modes » Trigger Mode

Trigger Mode enables real-time quantization of incoming MIDI notes, so that multiple Parts will always play in sync. Trigger Mode is accessed from the LIVE MODE page using the LATCH View button. NOTE: Trigger Modes can also be viewed and accessed from the…

Trigger Mode

The Layer Pages » LFOs » Trigger Mode

The LFO Trigger mode determines how the LFO will begin its cycle. There are four available LFO Trigger Modes: Free – The LFO will cycle independently, regardless of when a note is triggered. Note – The LFO will restart its cycle with every new note…

Live Mode

Live Mode

LIVE MODE is a powerful feature that allows you to switch and layer Patches seamlessly. LIVE MODE was designed for use in a live performance environment, but is also an inspiring way to interact with the sounds of Omnisphere in composition and production…

Sample Mode

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Sample Mode

When in SAMPLE mode, the OSCILLATOR plays back Soundsources from Omnisphere’s massive Core Library. Soundsources range from complex, multi-sampled sounds to a single sample mapped across a keyboard. SAMPLE MAIN Soundsource Display The Soundsource Display…

Synth Mode

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Synth Mode

When the OSCILLATOR is in Synth Mode, Omnisphere uses DSP wavetables generated in real-time by the STEAM engine. A wavetable is a collection of single-cycle waveforms that can be swept through smoothly (using the SHAPE slider), creating dynamic timbral changes.…

Notes Mode

Stack Mode » Operation Modes » Notes Mode

When NOTES Mode is selected, Part Regions are mapped to a MIDI note range, allowing you to map splits, layers, and positional crossfades across the keyboard. Each of the 128 lines in the grid correspond to a MIDI Note number, and Regions can be mapped over a…

Synth Mode / DSP

Concepts » Architecture and Hierarchy » Oscillators » Synth Mode / DSP

Synth Mode employs your computer’s processor through the use of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to synthesize wavetables in real-time. A wavetable is a collection of single-cycle waveforms that can be swept through smoothly (using the Shape slider), creating…

Sample Mode / Soundsources

Concepts » Architecture and Hierarchy » Oscillators » Sample Mode / Soundsources

Soundsources allow Omnisphere’s signal path to begin with sampled sounds instead of DSP waveforms. Soundsources are based on a ‘map’ of audio samples stored in the Core Library of Omnisphere in Spectrasonics’ proprietary STEAM format. A Soundsource can be…

Dual Live Mode

Live Mode » Dual Live Mode

Dual Live Mode is designed to be used with two independent MIDI controllers. It divides the eight Parts into two sets of four (Parts 1~4 and Parts 5~8) and each set can receive MIDI messages on its own MIDI channel. Activating Dual Live Mode To activate Dual Live…

Presets Menu

Stack Mode » Presets Menu

All STACK MODE settings (except MIDI Channel, which will always default to “Any”) are saved and recalled with the MULTI, which means you can set up a STACK MODE-enabled MULTI. In addition to saving and loading complete MULTIS, Stack Presets can be…

Patch Browser

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Drop-Down Menus » Full Browser Overview » Patch Browser

The Full Patch Browser is accessed from the Patch Name Display, which is always visible and available from any of the Part pages. Select the Folder Icon Button or click on the Patch Name Display to open the Full Patch Browser. Full Patch Browser The Patch…

Adding and Removing Parts

Stack Mode » Adding and Removing Parts

To add a Part, Right/Control-Click on the desired Row in the STACK MODE Grid, then choose a Part from the menu. All of the Patches loaded into the current Multi will appear in this menu. Any unassigned Parts will display as “Empty.“ NOTE: You can add Parts to…

MIDI CC Menu

Stack Mode » MIDI CC Menu

Use the MIDI CC Menu to select STACK MODE’s MIDI Control Change number when using CC Mode. When using CC, all Parts added to the Stack Mode Grid will be triggered simultaneously when notes are played, even if their Regions are outside the CC value range,…

MIDI Channel Menu

Stack Mode » MIDI Channel Menu

All of the Parts in STACK MODE respond to a single MIDI Channel, even if the Parts are assigned to different MIDI Channels on the MIXER page. Use the MIDI Channel Menu to select STACK MODE’s MIDI Channel. Range Any, CH: 1 – CH: 16.

Common Controls

Concepts » Omni TR » Common Controls

The Common Controls are located in Omni TR’s header and accessible from every page. These are used for navigation in Omni TR and for global control of Omnisphere. Page Selectors Each of Omni TR’s four pages can be accessed by selecting from the icons…

Grid

Stack Mode » Grid

The Stack Mode Grid is made up of 8 horizontal rows, each divided by 128 lines that correspond to the full range of possible MIDI values. Up to 8 Parts can be arranged on the STACK MODE Grid as Regions. A Region will always correspond to one Part, and is…

Latch and Trigger Modes

The Main Page » Latch and Trigger Modes

Latch and Trigger Modes Latch and Trigger Modes extend the performance capabilities of Omnisphere, especially when used together with LIVE MODE and/or STACK MODE. Used together, they enable a wide range of creative performance, live remixing, and composition…

Multis

Concepts » Architecture and Hierarchy » Multis

A Multi is comprised of all eight Parts, four Aux FX Racks, a Master FX Rack and a Master Mixer. It also includes any Live Mode and Stack Mode settings, and all MIDI Learn assignments. Therefore, saving a Multi is saving the entire state of the instrument for…

Selecting Parts

Live Mode » Selecting Parts

To get the most out of LIVE MODE, it can often be more convenient to switch Parts by other means than the mouse — via Windows Multitouch, by MIDI-Learning the Part switches, or by using Omni TR our remote control app for the iPad . To MIDI-Learn a Part,…

Part Number and MIDI Channel

The Mixer » Part Number and MIDI Channel

Part Number Each of Omnisphere’s eight Parts is numbered along the far left of the MIXER page. *MIDI Channel * By default, Parts 1–8 are assigned sequentially to MIDI Channels 1 ~ 8. However, each Part in a MULTI can be set to respond to any one of 16 MIDI…

Patch Browser Access

Stack Mode » Patch Browser Access

To access the Patch Browser for a specific Part, Control/Right-click its Part Region and select “Popup browser to choose new patch” from the menu. Once you’ve selected the Patch, close the Patch Browser and you’ll be returned to the STACK MODE…

Display Menu

Stack Mode » Display Menu

The Display Menu allows you to choose which information is displayed with each Region in the STACK MODE Grid. Show Name Displays only the Part Name. Show Part # Displays only the Part Number. This corresponds to the Part Number on the MIXER Page. …

Operation Modes

Stack Mode » Operation Modes

There are three ways that Part Regions can be used in STACK MODE: NOTES Part Regions are mapped to a MIDI Note range. VELO Part Regions are mapped to a specific Velocity range. CC Part Regions can be switched or cross-faded using MIDI CC…

Latch and Trigger Modes

Stack Mode » Latch and Trigger Modes

The Latch Mode and Trigger Mode features extend the multi-timbral performance capabilities of Omnisphere, especially when used together with LIVE MODE or STACK MODE. They enable real-time creation of complex, multi-Part performances with full synchronization…

Latch and Trigger Modes

Concepts » Omni TR » Main » Latch and Trigger Modes

The LATCH and TRIGGER Modes extend the multi-timbral performance capabilities of Omnisphere, especially when used together with Live Mode or Stack Mode. They enable real-time creation of complex, multi-Part performances which synchronize with other Parts and clocked…

Latch and Trigger Modes

Live Mode » Latch and Trigger Modes

Latch Mode and Trigger Mode extend the multi-timbral performance capabilities of Omnisphere, especially when used together with Live Mode or Stack Mode. They enable real-time creation of complex, multi-Part performances with full synchronization between Parts,…

Folder Icon Buttons

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Folder Icon Buttons

Besides the Mini-Browser, there are three Full Browsers built into Omnisphere, one each for Multis, Patches, and Soundsources. All three Full Browsers have identical functions, but access different parts of the Core Library. Anywhere that you see a Folder icon,…

The Header

Concepts » The Header

The top area of the Omnisphere interface is the Header. The Header is visible from any page in Omnisphere (except when any Full Browser is open) and is the primary navigation area of the interface. The Header contains the Utility Menu, Multi Information, (including…

Save as Default Multi

Concepts » The Header » Utility Menu » Save as Default Multi

Saving a Multi preserves the entire state of the plug-in for future recall. A Multi stores all of the settings from the MIXER page, the Multi FX, the LIVE MODE and STACK MODE pages, all MIDI Learn & Automation assignments, as well as all of the settings (including…

Navigation Buttons

Concepts » The Header » Navigation Buttons

The Navigation Buttons in the header are used to select and view any of the eight Parts, the Multi Section, or the System Page. Only one button can be selected at a time. Part Select Buttons (1 ~ 8) Buttons 1–8 are Part Select Buttons. Selecting a Part lets…

Using Satellite Instruments

Concepts » Satellite Integration » Using Satellite Instruments

Keyscape’s keyboards and Trilian’s basses come equipped with controls that permit you to modify them in many creative ways . For those who want to delve even deeper, users can open any of the sounds from the Keyscape and Trilian libraries inside our flagship…

Settings Zoom

Live Mode » Settings Zoom

The SETTINGS page allows the configuration of LIVE MODE parameters. These include the Part selection methods LIVE MODE responds to, as well as settings for MIDI Channel, Modes, and Display Formats. Settings in DUAL LIVE MODE When Dual Live Mode is enabled, the…

Amplifiers

The FX Page » Amplifiers

Omnisphere includes nine amplifier models for unique sonic coloration. From clean, bell-like tones and fat, classic tube distortion, to sounds you can only get from the cheesiest transistor radio…

Latch

Arpeggiator » Latch

The LATCH button allows you to toggle LATCH ON / OFF for the selected Arpeggiator Pattern. When LATCH is enabled, the Arpeggiator Pattern will continue to play, even if the notes are released. If you are already holding notes when you enable LATCH, the Pattern will…

Unclean Verb

The FX Page » Sonic Extensions FX » Unclean Verb

Unclean Machine is chock full of lo-fi goodness and Unclean Verb is definitely the funkiest sounding reverb you’ve ever heard! It’s all about character and quirky, wobbly spaces. In addition to the collection of 25 eclectic ambiences, you can actually…

Unclean Verb

Sonic Extensions » Sonic Extension Effects » Unclean Verb

Unclean Machine is chock full of lo-fi goodness and Unclean Verb is definitely the funkiest sounding reverb you’ve ever heard! It’s all about character and quirky, wobbly spaces. In addition to the collection of 25 eclectic ambiences, you can actually…

QuickStart

Getting Started » QuickStart

This QuickStart provides an overview of the essential things you’ill need to know in order to get started using Omnisphere. Omnisphere is a powerful software instrument and can be run as a standalone application or hosted in any software DAW. Omnisphere…

Arpeggiator

Arpeggiator

An arpeggiator receives incoming MIDI notes, and outputs a sequenced pattern of notes based on a defined set of rules. Although similar in concept to a step sequencer, an arpeggiator has a number of differences that set it apart. Like a step sequencer, an…

Bias

The Layer Pages » Modulation » Bias

Bias is a useful Modulation Source which can be applied to any of Omnisphere’s modulatable targets. Bias has a user-defined “Bias Point” (any key on the keyboard), which can be thought of as a fulcrum from which a linear boost or decrease can be applied above…

Play Modes

Arpeggiator » Play Modes

The Play Mode menu has 3 options. Only the Steps and their Modifiers are affected—not the selected Patterns. Loop This mode plays from the beginning of the Pattern and repeats until the held notes are released. Chaos This mode randomly re-orders the steps…

Switches

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Switches

Switches let you toggle certain parameters ON/OFF or switch between multiple options. When a parameter is enabled or selected, the switch will be highlighted. For example on the Layer Pages, switches toggle between SAMPLE Mode and SYNTH Mode, toggle LFO Sync ON/OFF, or…

Technology Partners

The FX Page » Technology Partners

Spectrasonics FX Technology Partners We are proud to have collaborated with the following partners in developing the custom FX used in Omnisphere: Overloud Audio Tools Technology from Overloud was used in the following FX units: Precision Compressor Stomp…

Oscillators

The Layer Pages » Oscillators

The Oscillator is the heart of Omnisphere’s vast synthesis capabilities. It has a “split-personality” since each of the 4 Layers’ Oscillators can have either high-definition, streaming sample-playback or dynamic, real-time, DSP-generated…

Jumbo

Concepts » Omni TR » Jumbo

Omni TR’s Jumbo page is a two-way, touchscreen remote control for Live Mode. The Patch selection buttons on the Jumbo page are large and easy-to-read, making it ideal for stage use. Since Omnisphere’s Live Mode already allows multiple sound selection, the…

Modes

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Granular » Modes

There are two exclusive Granular modes: SPEED and POSITION. While other granular parameters work in the same manner regardless of the mode, the slider above the SPEED and POSITION mode selectors controls only the selected mode. SPEED SPEED automatically…

Oscillators

Concepts » Architecture and Hierarchy » Oscillators

An oscillator can be thought of as the smallest building block of a sound and the best place to start when creating a new Patch from scratch in Omnisphere. The signal path of Omnisphere starts with its oscillators, so oscillator settings will affect all of the…

Studio EQ

The FX Page » Equalizers » Studio EQ

The STUDIO EQ is a clean, versatile, 2-band parametric EQ that provides multiple modes for each band. In addition to Peaking mode, where you choose which frequencies to scoop or boost, the controls include High and Low shelving and highpass / lowpass filtering.…

Sustain and Expression

The Main Page » Sustain and Expression

SUSTAIN MODES There are two Sustain Modes available in the Footer—Standard Sustain (Mode 1) and Alternate Sustain (Mode 2). The Sustain Mode selection switches (numbered 1 and 2) allow you to switch between modes, and are MIDI-Learnable switches. Standard…

Main

Concepts » Omni TR » Main

The Main Page mirrors Omnisphere’s unique Live Mode, offering eight Patch slots with Latch and Trigger modes, individual Mute and Solo, and Multi-Function Sliders. On this page alone, Omnisphere becomes a new performance instrument with the iPad sitting at the…

Pitch Ribbon and Octave Shift

Concepts » Omni TR » Controls » Pitch Ribbon and Octave Shift

The pitch of a Patch can be expressively bent and manipulated from the Pitch Ribbon Controller, which is located along the bottom of the page. This works in a similar fashion to the ribbon controller on a Yamaha CS-80. It can be set to Absolute Mode, where the null…

Browser Filters

The Browsers » Operation » Browser Filters

In the Full Browser, the filters can be used in two modes: Attributes and File Directory. When using the Mini-Browser, only Attributes Mode is available. NOTE: Selecting Sound Match hides the browser filters and automatically finds sounds similar to the one that is…

Unison

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Unison

In vintage analog polyphonic synthesizers, Unison was used to trigger all of the voices cards of the synthesizer at the same time for a rich, detuned, monophonic sound. Omnisphere takes Unison to the next level by offering polyphonic Unison, with numerous…

Pitch Controls

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Granular » Pitch Controls

PITCH GRAINS This slider sets how often the grains will be transposed in pitch. The PITCH GRAINS parameter and the ones below it, INTERVAL, GLIDING, and DIRECTION menu, are interdependent. When the PITCH GRAINS parameter is set to 0, the INTERVAL, GLIDING, and…

Signal Path

The Main Page » Signal Path

Whether you are using hardware or software, the path through which an audio signal travels defines its characteristics. The SIGNAL PATH menu presents two options: Normal and Shared. Normal In Normal Mode, the signal paths of each of the four Layers are…

Unipolar Switch

The Layer Pages » LFOs » Unipolar Switch

The Unipolar switch is represented by a small (+) button in the LFO section in the layer pages or with a “UNIPOLAR” switch in the SHOW MODULATION sidebar on the left. When it is not selected, the LFO will be in Bipolar mode. In Bi-polar mode the…

Windows MultiTouch

Concepts » Windows MultiTouch

Intended especially for live performance, Omnisphere’s Windows MultiTouch functionality allows you to quickly and easily operate Live Mode with MultiTouch-equipped screens. It allows for selecting and layering Parts in Live Mode by clicking on two Part buttons…

Delay

The Layer Pages » LFOs » Delay

The DELAY slider determines the how quickly the LFO’s depth will reach its maximum strength after a note has been triggered. This allows the modulation to be introduced gradually, e.g. to achieve delayed vibrato. When the DELAY slider is set to maximum, it will…

Fullscreen

Getting Started » Omnisphere Standalone » Fullscreen

Sometimes you might want the Omnisphere Standalone to be the only thing on your screen. Fullscreen mode hides your desktop and places Omnisphere on a simple black background for a clean look with no distractions. Select “Fullscreen” from the View menu or…

Rate

The Layer Pages » LFOs » Rate

The RATE knob controls the speed of the LFO’s cycle and has two modes. These modes depend on the state of the LFO SYNC button. SYNC OFF – The LFO’s rate is not synchronized with the host tempo and the LFO’s rate is measured in Hz. The rate increases as…

Granular

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Granular

Granular synthesis is a powerful type of synthesis that fragments pieces of audio into very small bits called “grains.” Since each grain can have its own duration, amplitude and envelope, they can create a layered ‘soundscape’ of overlapping tones.…

Re-ordering Parts

Live Mode » Re-ordering Parts

Parts can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping them between the eight Slots. Dropping a Part into an occupied Slot doesn’t delete the existing Part. Instead, all the remaining Parts will move to make room for the dropped Part. NOTE: Re-ordering Parts in the…

Seismic Pump

The FX Page » Sonic Extensions FX » Seismic Pump

Included with Seismic Shock is a unique new side-chaining effect called Seismic Pump. Requiring no special routing, this innovative effect creates dramatic tonal movement and timbral shifts on anything you put through it — using all kinds of creative shapes.…

Trigger

The Layer Pages » Envelopes » Envelope Zoom » Trigger

The LFO Trigger Mode determines how the Envelope is triggered and cycled. The NOTE, LEGATO, and SONG modes are only available on MOD Envelopes. LOOP This switch toggles Envelope looping. When selected, the Envelope will continually repeat as long as the…

Seismic Pump

Sonic Extensions » Sonic Extension Effects » Seismic Pump

Included with Seismic Shock is a unique new side-chaining effect called Seismic Pump. Requiring no special routing, this innovative effect creates dramatic tonal movement and timbral shifts on anything you put through it—using all kinds of creative shapes.…

Clear, Save, Copy, and Paste

Concepts » The Header » Utility Menu » Clear, Save, Copy, and Paste

The Utility Menu provides options to Initialize or Clear Multis, Patches and Layers, and to Save Multis and Patches. There are also functions that allow Part and Layer settings to be copied and pasted. Initialize vs. Clear (Multi, Patch, & Layer) When you…

Show Menu

Live Mode » Show Menu

LIVE MODE offers five ways to switch or layer the eight Parts: MIDI Notes MIDI CC (Control Change) messages MIDI Program Change Mouse (or Windows Multitouch) Omni TR The first three methods use MIDI Learn to set up how the Parts will respond. Although all…

Reset

Arpeggiator » Reset

When RESET is selected, the pattern will immediately restart from the first Step. NOTE: Using Reset returns to the first Step regardless of Trigger mode. NOTE: The Reset button is modulatable.

Mixer Controls

Live Mode » Mixer Controls

Displays the basic Mixer Controls for each of the eight Parts, and includes a Mute button, Solo button, a Level slider, and a Folder icon to access the Patch Browser. Any changes made using the Mixer Controls on the LIVE MODE page will be reflected on the MIXER…

Unclean Machine

Sonic Extensions » Sonic Extensions Titles » Unclean Machine

Get ready for the ultimate LO-FI experience! After the wild success of the “Retroland” category in Omnisphere with producers, we decided it was time to develop an entire Sonic Extension dedicated to these iconic sounds. With the ultra-vibey new Unclean FX and a…

Browser Filters

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Drop-Down Menus » Full Browser Overview » Browser Filters

The four-column layout of the Full Browser Filters provides both hierarchical and Attributes-based filtering functions, and operates in two distinct modes. In Attributes Mode, the Full Browser Filters display selectable Category and context-sensitive Attributes…

Velocity Curve Presets

The Main Page » Velocity Curve » Velocity Curve Presets

V-Curve Supported Controllers Akai Advance 25 Akai Advance 49 Akai Advance 61 Akai MPK49 Akai MPK88 Akai MPKmini2 Arturia Keylab 49 Arturia Keylab 61 Arturia Keylab 88 Casio Privia PX-330BK Casio Privia PX-350M Casio Privia PX-760 Casio Privia PX-860 CME…

Sky Channel

Sonic Extensions » Sonic Extension Effects » Sky Channel

Sky Channel, the new Class-A channel strip included with Nylon Sky, is based on pristine modeling of highly sought-after vintage consoles. It’s by far the warmest EQ in Omnisphere. It also features an amazing tape saturator and analog enhancer, inspired…

Sky Channel

The FX Page » Sonic Extensions FX » Sky Channel

Sky Channel, the new Class-A channel strip included with Nylon Sky, is based on pristine modeling of highly sought-after vintage consoles. It’s by far the warmest EQ in Omnisphere. It also features an amazing tape saturator and analog enhancer, inspired…

Synth Controls

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Harmonia » Synth Controls

. When the OSCILLATOR is set to SYNTH mode, all of the HARMONIA features in SAMPLE mode are available, as well as a second set of options that are unique to SYNTH mode. This special set of controls allows independent waveform control over each HARMONIA voice.…

Results and Info

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Drop-Down Menus » Full Browser Overview » Results and Info

The Full Browsers have 4 columns for search criteria and the results are displayed in the 5th column on the right. When the Info View is selected, the Info Area provides detailed information about the selected sound in the right column. The image in the right…

Chorus Echo

The FX Page » Delays » Chorus Echo

The Chorus Echo is inspired by the classic Roland Chorus Echo units from the 1970s. This unit combines both analog-style delay and chorusing, but includes new features like stereo width control and a dedicated ‘Dirt’ control for a more gritty…

Previous/Next Arrows

Live Mode » Previous/Next Arrows

The Previous/Next arrows step through the eight Slots one at a time, changing the selected Part without stopping any notes currently being played. The Previous/Next arrows can be MIDI-Learned, so they can be triggered via MIDI messages. When DUAL LIVE MODE is…

Timbre

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Sample Mode » Timbre

The TIMBRE slider alters the tonal characteristics of the Soundsource in different ways. There are two TIMBRE modes: CRUSH and SHIFT. The center-point of this bidirectional slider is null—meaning no TIMBRE change will occur. TIMBRE CRUSH MODE –…

Browser Filters

The Browsers » Mini-Browser Overview » Browser Filters

In Attributes Mode, there are four selectable Browser Filters, which display Category and three context-sensitive Attributes for searches based on the tags that have been added to the sounds. When a Category or an Attribute has been changed from All, the title…

FX Descriptions

The FX Page » FX Descriptions

There are 58 different professional-quality internal FX Units to choose from in Omnisphere (which can be expanded up to 66 via Sonic Extensions). For more detailed descriptions of the controls and operation, please click on the FX Unit names. DYNAMICS Tube…

Main

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Main

The Main OSCILLATOR ZOOM Sub-Page contains many of the controls already present in the Layer Page, with some additions and a different layout. Some of the controls will change depending on the selected Oscillator mode. TRANSPOSE TRANSPOSE works like MIDI…

Wah-Wah

The FX Page » Filters » Wah-Wah

The WAH-WAH FX unit was modeled after classic wah-wah pedals of the 1970s. It’s a fun and versatile effect that doesn’t sound like any of the other Trilian Filters. This FX unit works both as a sweeping wah-wah and also as an “auto-wah” envelope filter…

Results and Info

The Browsers » Mini-Browser Overview » Results and Info

After filtering using Attributes Mode or using Sound Match to find similar sounds, the list of results is displayed in the lower area of the Mini-Browser. Information about the loaded Patch and is displayed in the middle area of the Main Page. When this area…

Zoom Icon Buttons

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Zoom Icon Buttons

One of the features of Omnisphere’s interface design is that it only reveals its depth and complexity on an as-needed basis. The Zoom Icon Buttons provide access to Zoom Views, where you can view expanded information or interact with Omnisphere’s more…

Special Articulations

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Soundsource Zoom » Special Articulations

There are two types of additional Soundsources loaded in the background that are automatically triggered depending on how a passage is performed. These consist of Release Noise articulations and Legato Soundsources (samples of actual Legato performances).…

Mix / Path / Gain

The Layer Pages » Oscillators » Oscillator Zoom » Waveshaper » Mix / Path / Gain

MIX The MIX slider controls the balance between the original Oscillator’s signal and the Waveshaped sound. If the mix is at the minimum setting, then the effect of the Waveshaper is not heard. When set to the maximum, only the Waveshaped signal is heard.…

Polyphonic

The Layer Pages » LFOs » Polyphonic

LFO 8 can be monophonic or polyphonic. When you select LFO 8, you will see a small button, labeled “P” in between the RATE and DEPTH knobs. Engaging it makes LFO 8 polyphonic, meaning each note will trigger it’s own LFO, instead of all notes…

Organizing User Audio Libraries

User Audio » Organizing User Audio Libraries

Once User Audio has been imported, it resides in the following directory on your drive: STEAM/Omnisphere/Soundsources/User The first four sub-directories under “User” are reflected in the first four columns of the Soundsource Browser when in File…

Polyphonic

The Layer Pages » Envelopes » Envelope Zoom » Polyphonic

Mod Envelope 4 can be monophonic or polyphonic. When you select the MOD 4 tab in the Envelope Zoom, you will see a small button, labeled “P” to the right of the tab. Engaging it makes Mod Envelope 4 polyphonic, meaning each note will trigger…

Trigger Modes

The Orb » Trigger Modes

There are two available Trigger Modes that determine whether the recorded movements are synchronized with the host sequencer or with your playing. NOTE: It is important to set the Trigger Mode before recording, as it cannot be modified afterwards. LEGATO …

Trigger Modes

Concepts » Omni TR » The Orb » Recording » Trigger Modes

There are two available Trigger Modes that determine whether the recorded movements are synchronized with the host sequencer or with your playing. NOTE: It is important to set the Trigger Mode before recording, as it cannot be modified afterwards. LEGATO When set…