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 dynamic timbral changes. These changes can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the timbral variety of the waveforms in a wavetable. There are over 500 wavetables in Omnisphere, ranging from classic vintage synthesizer waveforms to aggressive, digital waveshapes.
In addition to Shape, parameters such as Symmetry, Hard-Sync, Analog, and Phase can be used to further manipulate and tweak the timbre of the oscillator.
Working exclusively with Synth Mode oscillators in Omnisphere (along with Shared Signal Path) offers a more traditional approach to synthesis and a workflow similar to that of analog hardware synthesizers.
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