Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2: The Critics’ Perspective

At Winter NAMM 2015, Spectrasonics made what was arguably the most exciting announcement of the show – the imminent release of Omnisphere 2. Vimeo crashed, it was trending on Twitter and audiophiles world wide were chomping at the bit to get their hands on it.

Among the many new features is audio import so you can use your own soundsources within the Omnisphere engine, lots of new waveforms, wavetable and granular synthesis, additional sounds and FX and enhanced browsing functionality. Now a few months have passed, Omnisphere 2 has, and continues to fly off the shelves and the critics have had their say…

If being at the cutting edge of sound design appears anywhere on your list of music production priorities, it´s an instrument that you simply have to own. […] an absolute triumph of virtual instrument design.” – Computer Music (Rating 10/10)

“So, has Omnisphere 2 lived up to its previous reputation as the king of software synths? I say without a doubt. Omnisphere 2 is a tool that will live on and provide endless sounds and inspiration for musicians, producers and sound designers for the foreseeable future.”Ask Audio Mag

“There’s a considerable wow-factor to the way it sounds, and while many soft synths require careful effect treatment to sound professional in a track, Omnisphere does this with its eyes shut. Even the presets sound great. There are many of these, and they’re navigated using a browser that has a lot of useful features that allow you to quickly find the type of sound you’re looking for”Resident Advisor

“Omnisphere 2 is root and branch rethink, a ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ brainstorm that’s delivered an instrument that’s never sounded better, nor offered a greater amount of creative potential… Thanks to some genuinely innovative features, not to mention a wealth of extra sonic material to play with, it’s hard to imagine any software instrument delivering the same breadth and sheer sonic excellence as Omnisphere 2″Music Tech

“The best software synth just got better[…]This well-produced bag of churning basses, euphoric leads, risers and glistening arpeggios brings a welcomeextra dimension to an already broad palette.”Sound on Sound

If you’ve not used the original, then Omnisphere 2 should be firmly nailed near, or at the top of your must-have synth list (if it ain’t, grab a hammer). And if you already have the original, the upgrade is a no-brainer on a par with a double hemispherectomy.” – Fellklang.com

FM Platinum AwardFor sound designers, audio import, Granular synthesis and Innerspace will provide weeks of joy. […] Omnisphere 2 deserves to be filed in the ‘must have’ category.” – Future Music

To find out more about the new features in Omnisphere 2 please click here

Check out the video below to see The Unfinished‘s Matt Bowdler walk you through Omnisphere 2

 

Posted by Melanie Doidge

Having worked in marketing for over fifteen years with experience in various industries, Time+Space and the world of music production continues to be the most exciting of them all. With our brands consistently pushing the boundaries of technology with their products, the terrific DJs, Composers and Producers using them and the feedback from magazines and our customers, there's always plenty to tell the world about. Musical experience? I reached Grade 6 in piano back in my school days and am currently in the throes of trying to resurrect my abilities!

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