BROWSER - Loading Sounds


Selecting a sound in the Browser also loads it. How quickly it loads depends on the amount of samples the sound has and how they are mapped, and whether Progressive Loading or Lite Version are enabled.


Auditioning Sounds

When browsing a substantial library, it’s important to have convenient ways of quickly auditioning the sounds. The Browser provides an Audition Button and Lite Version button with multiple thinning settings available in the Lite Version Options Zoom. Options to set up Audition and Progressive Loading can be accessed by pressing the Settings button.



If Audition Auto-Play is enabled in the Browser Settings, then selecting a sound will automatically audition it. The Audition Note and Audition Note Length settings determine the pitch and duration of the auditioned note.



Select the Audition Button in the Browser Footer to hear a note played using the currently loaded sound. The sound will play for as long as the button is selected (or until it decays).

The “Audition Note” setting in the Browser Settings Zoom determines the pitch of the note.


Progressive Loading

Omnisphere's Progressive Loading system works by letting you play and hear the sound as soon as the first samples are loaded. As new samples are loaded, they become immediately available for playing.

The Progressive Loading status in indicated in the top left area of the browser:

Red - Loading is in the early phases. No audio yet

Yellow - Preview audio available; audio still loading

Green - Loading is finished.

Progressive Loading is enabled by default and you can disable if from the Browser Settings Zoom.