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Spectrasonics' Free Omnisphere 2.6 Update Brings Hardware Synth Integration, Upgraded Arpeggiator
Hollin Jones on Thu, March 28th 0 comments
Spectrasonics' mighty Omnisphere Power Synth gets a free update with hardware synth integration, a bigger arp, 600 new sounds and more. Here's how to get it.

Burbank, CA - March 27th, 2019 — Spectrasonics today released a significant update of their flagship software synthesizer Omnisphere. With version 2.6, Spectrasonics has added major new enhancements to Omnisphere’s Arpeggiator and dramatically expanded the innovative Hardware Synth Integration feature with full support for over 65 Hardware Synths! The new update more than doubles the number of profiles and adds support for such iconic synths as the Roland Juno-106, Super Jupiter, Alesis Andromeda and the Roland D-50. The v2.6 update adds 600 brand new patches and is FREE for all registered Omnisphere 2 users.

Major Arpeggiator Update

Omnisphere’s renowned Arpeggiator has received a major update in v2.6 with all new creative tools, making it one of the most flexible arpeggiators ever. The many innovations include inspiring new Pattern Modes, Step Dividers, Pitch Slides and the unique ability to have altered Chord Voicings and Chord Inversions per step. Also included is a new Arpeggiator Preset Library that showcases all the creative possibilities. Best of all, Omnisphere 2.6 can now capture the MIDI data of the arpeggiator as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!

Expanded Hardware Synth Integration

Omnisphere’s ground-breaking Hardware Synth Integration feature bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their hardware synth. With the new 2.6 release, many requested hardware synth profiles have been added, including support for over 65 popular hardware synthesizers from Moog®, Sequential®, Roland®, Korg®, Novation®, Nord®, Behringer®, Access®, Studiologic® and Yamaha®. The supported hardware synths cover a wide array of form factors and price ranges for different types of users.

New Sounds

Omnisphere 2.6 features a newly expanded “Hardware Library” with 600 new patches created by Eric Persing and the acclaimed Spectrasonics Sound Development team. Notably, the update takes Persing’s classic sound design work from the original 1987 Roland D-50 into completely new sonic territory with Omnisphere’s vast synthesis capabilities.


New Hardware Synth Profiles added in v2.6 include:

  •  Roland Juno-106
  •  Roland D-50/PG-1000
  •  Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter
  •  Alesis Andromeda A6
  •  Behringer Deepmind
  •  Virus Indigo 1
  •  Virus Indigo 2
  •  Virus C
  •  Virus TI
  •  DSI Pro 2
  •  DSI Prophet 08
  •  DSI Mopho
  •  Roland JP-8000
  •  Roland JP-8080
  •  Roland Gaia
  •  Roland JD-Xi
  •  Roland SH-201
  •  Nord Wave
  •  Nord Lead 3
  •  Nord Lead 4
  •  Nord Lead A1
  •  Nord Stage 3
  •  Moog Minitaur
  •  Moog Sirin
  •  Korg MicroKorg
  •  Korg MicroKorgXL
  •  Korg Minilogue XD
  •  Korg MS-20i
  •  Korg MS-2000
  •  Novation Mininova
  •  Yamaha Reface CS

Pricing and Availability
Omnisphere 2.6 is available now as a FREE update for all registered Omnisphere 2 users.

Omnisphere initial purchase price around £339 (street).

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