Oscillators produce different frequencies of sound depending on the length of the strings. In order to create complex sounds, multiple oscillator signals must be combined together. This process is called synthesis. Synthesis involves combining two or more waveforms into a single output signal. For example, a sine wave and square wave could be mixed together to form a sawtooth waveform. Another way to combine these two waveforms is to multiply each individual frequency by its own amplitude value. This results in a composite waveform consisting of both the original waveforms plus additional harmonics. This type of combination is known as additive synthesis. Additive synthesis has been around since the early days of electronic music. However, it was only recently that digital technology allowed us to recreate the effect digitally. Today, there are many types of software synths available for computers. One of the most popular is the Omnisphere synth.
The Omnisphere uses a special algorithm to generate unique sounds. Each note played generates a series of pulses. As long as the pulse rate remains constant, the pitch of the notes produced remain steady. But if the pulse rate changes, the pitch of the notes change accordingly. To get a sense of how this works, imagine playing a piano. Every key stroke creates a distinct tone. If you play a chord, however, the tones created overlap creating a richer sound. Similarly, the Omnisphere plays chords rather than individual notes. So, while the Omnisphere does allow you to play individual notes, it's best suited for producing chords.
The Omnisphere contains four main sections: Modulation, Arpeggiator, Sequencer, and Effects. Let's take a closer look at each section.
This section controls the overall volume level of the entire song.
There are three modulation sources here: Pitch Bend, LFO 1, and LFO 2. Pitch bend lets you control the pitch of the notes being generated. LFO 1 and LFO 2 let you control the speed of the notes being generated. Both of these functions operate independently of each other. You can adjust the amount of pitch bend, the speed of the arpeggiation, and the speed of the sequencer. All of these settings affect the overall sound of the song.
In addition to controlling the tempo of the song, this section lets you sequence patterns of notes. Patterns can be set to repeat themselves automatically, loop endlessly, or stop once completed. Once a pattern is complete, the next pattern begins. You can select between several preset patterns including Chord, Scale, Sequence, Random, and Solo.
In terms of sound design, Omnisphere 2 offers a wide range of options including filters, modulators, envelopes, LFOs, oscillators, effects, etc. All these features allow users to produce a variety of different types of sounds. For example, you could use the filter section to create a classic guitar tone while simultaneously adding harmonics to the mix. Then, you could apply a modulation effect to change the pitch of the notes being played. Finally, you could use the envelope to control the volume level of each note. As you can see, Omnisphere 2 gives you complete creative freedom.
Easy To Use Interface - Omnisphere 2 comes with a user friendly interface that makes creating custom presets quick and easy. There are no complicated menus or confusing settings to deal with. Once done, click Save Preset and you're ready to go!
Customizable User Interface - Users can customize the appearance of the UI according to their preference. You can either view the entire GUI or zoom into specific areas of interest. Furthermore, you can hide certain elements of the UI to reduce clutter and improve usability.
Wide Range of Sounds - Omnisphere 2 boasts a huge selection of sounds ranging from acoustic guitars to electric pianos. Each sound includes multiple variations and can be modified using the included tools. Additionally, you can combine two or more sounds together to create a completely original sound.
Versatile Synthesizers - Omnisphere 2 offers a large number of synthesis
Omnisphere 2 has been released and many users are wondering what features to look for when choosing which version to get. The good news is that there are several key differences between versions 1 & 2.
With this increase comes the ability to create complex polyphonic sounds using multiple oscillators simultaneously.
There are now two types of effects - Stereo Chorus and Reverb. Both provide different sound characteristics and allow you to control the amount of reverb/chorus added to each voice individually.
As mentioned above, there are several key differences between versions 1 & 2. However, the main reason why you'd want to upgrade is because of the new features introduced into Omnisphere 2. In particular, the new Stereo Chorus and Reverb effects are very useful tools that enhance the overall quality of your music production.
Do you plan on creating complex polyphonic sounds?
Are you interested in exploring the potential of the new Stereo Chorus effect?
Omnisphere 2 has been released! The new version offers many improvements including a redesigned interface, improved sound engine, and support for both Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Windows 7 operating systems. In addition, there are now two different versions available - Omnisphere Standard and Omnisphere Pro. Both versions include the same features and functionality, however, Omnisphere Pro includes additional features which allow users to create complex sounds using multiple oscillators simultaneously.
Support For Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard & Windows 7 Operating Systems
Both Omnisphere Standard and Omnisphere Pro contain the same features and functions. However, Omnisphere Pro contains additional features which allow users to create complex sounds using multiple oscillators simultaneously. Users who wish to take advantage of these advanced features must upgrade to Omnisphere Pro.
Open Omnisphere 2 and click "Upgrade".