Just save up for it, forget all the never ending seeming “deals of a life time” and just buy Omnisphere. Forget food, shelter and steal your neighbour’s water. I promise you, you will not regret it!This is terrible. Omni keeps getting more and more enticing while the size of my wallet keeps me depressed.
fwiw Guitar Center/Musicians Friend often have sales with 15% or 20% discount coupon codes,that's how I bought Omni.I wish they would come out with a student discount...
Interesting and helpful. I would like to learn sound design with synths, but I'm still learning how to make my orchestral/cinematic arrangements sound good, so I would like something that gives me better, quicker results (my current presets for the Zebra Demo are less than stellar), and it sounds like Omni is that something.fwiw Guitar Center/Musicians Friend often have sales with 15% or 20% discount coupon codes,that's how I bought Omni.
It's not cheap but Spectrasonics keeps updating(free) and improving Omni.
In in the long run it's really a bargain compared to all of the distress sale softsynths that you'll rarely use.
For me if I had bought Omni & everything U-he my synth needs would be basically covered and I wouldn't have spent so much $$ on synths I rarely use.
YES! I love that workflow. Playing arps like instruments is such fast, fun and creative, but there are always a few notes you would like to change. For years I was using a VST plugin to "record and export MIDI" from a live tweaked arp (mostly in Logic) but now having this option right at your fingertips in Omni must be awesome. Have turned off the phone now to learn 2.6 todayCapture Midi files! Man, that is just fantastic. Can't wait to try it out!
People buy patches for a lot of reasons. There is also a big market for people who buy loop sets to use with Ableton, but that doesn't mean that it's so hard to actually come up with your own melodies and performances.I’m not a programmer but imo Zebra,Diva,Repro,Omni etc..... are great synths. The biggest limitation is the knowledge and skill set of the user.
Learning how to program a synth like Howard,the Unfinished, Eric Persing etc.... is a specialized talent and skill that takes time to master. These guys are the best & have been at it for years.
As others have mentioned Zebra is a wonderful but deep synth.
If anyone could master this in a couple of weeks there wouldn’t be such a thriving preset market.
This is why I find the whole Hardware Profiles concept so fascinating. I think its about 60 synths now, which you can think of as 60 bespoke limitations on the Mother Synth. By artificially imposing constraints (and actively encouraging specific paths), you go down roads you wouldn't otherwise have gone down. While obviously different synths have their own tonal characteristics, I've long felt that a lot of a synth's character and sound is actually to do with its architecture, which is something that can be emulated.Meanwhile 3 of my synths correspond to Omni 2.6 via hardware profile. I've got Novation Peak, Roland SE-02 and the MS20i (not really a synth but just a hardware controller).
It's really funny that all of the 3 controllers have a kind of an own sound pofile. Doing more or less the same things on each controller gives different results in Omnisphere. It feels like using 3 different synths. That's really strange as in all 3 cases you hear the same plugin. The difference is actually just using a selection of Omnispheres possibilities limited by the hardware.