• PlasticDoll
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    Joined: Aug 18th, 2020
    Omnisphere 2.5 Hardware Synth Integration: gorgeous synths, but do we get the sounds?
    Hello all, and thank you for allowing me to participate here. I am a longtime music pro and teacher, and have a strong interest in Omnisphere. Before i buy though, quick question. The beautiful synth sounds, each characteristic of the synth they're referencing in this demo for Omni 2.5 and also at the NAMM expo for Omni 2.6 feature such beautiful synth sounds, the Moog Voyager, Nord, the Roland and Korg synths, etc... I get the point about the integration with hardware synths, if you're lucky enough to own them... but can a user of 2.6 call up those sounds and play them as usual with his keyboard controller? Are they available as patches? Thanks so much for any reply.
  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Hardware Synth Integration: gorgeous synths, but do we get the sounds?
    Hi PlasticDoll - As far as I can tell, the "hardware integration" they're referring to is simply a more advanced setup for using the controls (knobs, sliders, etc) on specific hardware synths to control/program parameters in Omnisphere, which then will mimic the sounds/parameters of the specific synth(s) being used as a controller, but the sounds are coming from Omnisphere itself -- so even with a generic controller keyboard I'm sure the sounds would still be the same. The documentation talks about controlling *Omnisphere sounds* with hardware controls: As to whether all those patches are included with a base purchase of Omnisphere, or if you have to purchase then as extra $ expansion packs, I guess you'd have to check with Spectrasonics, but I don't see any expansion packs in their webstore, so I'd guess everything is included in a basic install..
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