Spectrasonics releases Omnisphere Version 1.1

On the heels of the release of their epic new Trilian(r) Total Bass Module virtual instrument, Spectrasonics has announced the release of version 1.1 of their award-winning Omnisphere(r) Power Synth – featuring native 64-bit Windows support, core library integration with Trilian and more. The new v1.1 is also Mac and Windows 32-bit compatible. For users who have both virtual instruments, sounds from Trilian can now be opened inside Omnisphere – allowing deeper editing of the Trilian sounds, as well as the creation of layers and splits with both instruments’ sounds in the same environment. The Omnisphere v1.1 update is free to all Omnisphere users as a download from the Spectrasonics website.

Omnisphere is Spectrasonics’ flagship virtual instrument, which combines a wide variety of hybrid realtime synthesis techniques, a massive library of remarkable ‘Psychoacoustic’ sounds, and many innovative features. The Trilian library integration feature in version 1.1 now expands Omnisphere’s capabilities by providing thousands of new sounds to work with inside Omnisphere. The1.1 update also gives users additional software support for Trilian’s multichannel soundsources, release layers, round robin samples, and special legato articulation triggering. Omnisphere 1.1 also adds new Memory Management, Sample Thinning and the “Lite Version” feature also found in Trilian for faster loading and auditioning of sounds.
Omnisphere v1.1 is now 64-bit native for the Windows platform, allowing much greater amounts of RAM to be accessed in 64-bit hosts, as well as even better STEAM Engine performance. Version 1.1 includes a new “Lite Version” button in the browser, which loads a smaller selection of any patch’s samples – a great time saver when users browse many sounds exploring what might work best for a project. When the correct patch is decided on, the user can simply turn off the Lite Version button and the full patch will be loaded.
For realtime performance, the integration of Trilian patches inside Omnisphere v1.1 is ideal for live players. For example, in Stack Mode, users who own both programs can easily set up a Trilian bass sound in the left hand and crossfade to multiple Omnisphere ‘keyboard synth’ sounds in the right hand, each with user definable split points.
Omnisphere version 1.1 also includes various interface improvements found in Trilian as well as RTAS support for any number of processors on Pro Tools systems.
Omnisphere v1.1 New Features at a Glance:
• Trilian Library Integration – Support for loading Trilian factory soundsources, patches and multis in Omnisphere
• 64-bit native support on Windows
• Support for new STEAM Engine features introduced in Trilian, including: Round Robin soundsources, Release layers, Multichannel soundsources, Legato articulation triggering
• Memory Management features: ‘Lite Version’ feature, sample thinning, training/purging for maximizing efficiency and faster loading/auditioning
• Various interface improvements – Soundsource Zoom page mixing, Edit page soundsource images, memory meter, etc.
• RTAS support for any number of processors in Pro Tools
Omnisphere has an MSRP of $499 US and €379 Euro. The v1.1 update is free for all registered users and is now available as a download from Spectrasonics website. www.spectrasonics.net

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