SYSTEM - Miscellaneous Introduction
This area determines the settings for master tuning, the instrument’s startup page and preferences for how the Layers behave in the interface.
Startup Page Preference
Omnisphere’s default startup page is the Main Page. This menu allows you to select from either the Orb, Mail or Edit page as the default.
Startup Directory Preference
From this menu it is possible to select the Patch directory that will be selected on startup. It is possible to specify Spectrasonics, User or third-party libraries.
From this menu it is possible to select the Patch directory that is loaded at startup. Here you can specify and limit the startup directory to choices such as "All," "All Spectrasonics," "Projects," "User," any of the Satellite Instruments and Legacy Libraries, as well as any of your third-party libraries.
For example, the "All Spectrasonics" option allows you to browse only Spectrasonics Patches, including those from a Satellite Instrument like Keyscape or Trilian, and omits any User and third-party sounds.
The "Auto Recall" option is designed for live use, loading a set of preselected Patches and Browser filters at startup. Having the Browser Filters loaded on startup is particularly useful when browsing from Omni TR, as each part will display a list of pre-filtered sounds – ready for immediate remote browsing.
Switch To Layer Upon Activation Preference
The Layer MIX sliders on the footer of the LAYER PAGES have activation buttons. If Switch To Layer Upon Activation is set to “ON”, then whenever you turn on a Layer, it will automatically switch the EDIT page’s view to that Layer.
For example, if Layer A is activated, but Layer B is not, and you select the Layer B activation button, the view will switch to Layer B.
This is the default behavior and the way that Atmosphere worked. If you prefer to not have the automatic Layer switching, you can turn that behavior off here.
If Switch To Layer Upon Activation is off, then Layer activation will not cause the Layer page to change to the activated Layer.
Sync Tabbed Panes Together
When enabled, this function will ensure that when you change from one Part to a different Part, the view will be the same.
For example, if Part1 has the FX page selected, and then Part2 is selected, it will also display the FX page. If Sync Tabbed Panes Together is disabled, then the views will not synchronize – they’ll change depending what Part you are on.
Repeated notes on a sample-based instrument can typically cause a “machine gun” effect, with notes repeating monotonously. Round Robin is a sampling technique that allows a repeated note to trigger a different sampled "take" each time it’s played. This makes repeated notes sound very natural, and eliminates the machine gun effect.
Some Soundsources include multi-sampled Round Robin samples, which means we recorded multiple takes for each note and velocity. In fact, a single Soundsource can contain a huge number of Round Robin samples! This is particularly true for Keyscape's keyboards and for Trilian basses. If you are loading Keyscape and/or Trilian sounds into Omnisphere using Omnisphere Library Integration, this setting can be especially useful.
The Round Robin Menu lets you select how Round Robin samples will be ordered when two or more Round Robin samples are loaded into memory.
There are four playback options available on the drop-down menu: No Variation, Random, Random Full Cycle, and Sequential.
NOTE: The Sample Thinning settings located in the Patch Browser’s Soundsource Zoom determine how many Round Robin samples are loaded with the Patch or Soundsource.
Accept Omni TR Connections
Enabling this option allows Omnisphere to communicate with the Omni TR iPad app. When Accept Omni TR Connections is enabled, Omni TR will be able to automatically connect to Omnisphere when launched.
For complete instructions on setting up Omni TR, please visit our website at: http://www.spectrasonics.net/omni_tr_app/
Custom Controls Tab Reset
When enabled, this function will ensure that when you change from one Keyscape Custom Controls Tab to a different one, the view will be the same. For example, if a Patch has the FX Tab selected, Keyscape will continue to display the FX Tab when another Patch is selected. If the Custom Controls Tab Reset is disabled, the views will not synchronize – they’ll change depending on the Patch.