Recommended Omnisphere add-on libraries - POLL ADDED

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Garry, Feb 23, 2019.

What are your recommended 3rd party developers for Omnisphere?

  1. MIDIssonance

  2. Ilio

  3. Plughugger

  4. PluginGuru

  5. SoundDust

  6. The Unfinished

  7. Luftrum

  8. Triple Spiral Audio

  9. Hollo Sound

  10. Audiority

  11. String Audio

  12. Subsonic Artz

  13. Pulse Setter

  14. Sonic Underworld

  15. Man Makes Noise

  16. The Sample CO

  17. Vintage Synth Pads

  18. That Worship Sound

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  1. Ben E

    Ben E Active Member

    Jul 5, 2017
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  2. damcry

    damcry Member

    Mar 10, 2018
    Have tried stupidly - for years - to find cheapest substituted synths.

    What a waste a money when you consider that .... I finally bought Omnisphere .
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  3. AmbientMile

    AmbientMile Member

    Oct 24, 2014
    I just skimmed the posts here so forgive me if someone else mentioned it, but Audiority has great cinematic sets for Omnisphere. My other favs are Plughugger, Plugin Guru, Unfinished. And one that I've never seen mentioned is That Worship Sound. They have a pad set called Majestica that is one of my favorites (and I've bought A LOT of 3rd party libs for Omni).
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  4. jtnyc

    jtnyc Senior Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    I second sticking to the factory library for starters. It's vast. There are some third party presets that I have and like, but a lot of it just gets redundant. Many third party sets use the factory sound sources only, while some others are now importing their own samples. With the repetition I've experienced with certain developers, I been weary of buying new sets. I love what I've heard from Midissonanse and will definitely pick up that bundle next time it's on sale. His stuff sounds top notch to me and he does import his own samples for some of his sound sets. To my ears, his stuff stands out from the factory library the most.

    Check em out -
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  5. sylent01

    sylent01 New Member

    Aug 24, 2018
    I’m considering Omni for my purchases this year, is there a good time to pick it up? Spectrasonics doesn’t seem to run many sales.
  6. Kuusniemi

    Kuusniemi Active Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Do check out different retailers, they might have sales independent from Spectrasonics. I got my copy from a retailer in Finland for quite a lot less than normal price...
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  7. Sopranos

    Sopranos Senior Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Best time for this one is always NOW. They don't run sales.
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  8. webs

    webs New Member

    Sep 6, 2015
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  9. webs

    webs New Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Sales are rare I agree. Occasionally, the Guitar Center runs 15% or 20% promos that include Spectrasonics products. Musicians Friend too, I think?

    And as a cool variation I seem to recall someone on this forum was able to do one of the Guitar Center trade-in promotions where they sold back used gear and got the trade-in credit, plus 20% off applied to the new purchase. They're doing a trade in plus 15% right now, but I think the 20% version only happens leading up to Black Friday (presumably so they have lots of used inventory for the holiday season)
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  10. PaulBrimstone

    PaulBrimstone Far, Far Away

    Nov 22, 2016
    Of course, you can always buy an Omni licence in the “for sale” section, here or elsewhere. A tiny bit of a faff doing the transfer, but you save quite a bit and it worked a treat for me and others I know.
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  11. Maiestic9

    Maiestic9 New Member

    Nov 14, 2018
    Can’t agree more with anyone saying Omni is great. After the 2.5 update the stock presets are over 10 thousand ! That’s insane and one will never get through them all ( and by chance you do ..there will be another update like the impending 2.6 that will add a bunch more )

    Honestly, Omnisphere is in the top tier of “desert island plug ins “ and worth every penny of its full price.

    When you throw in the abundance of amazing third party content from the likes of The Unfinished , Luftrum , Hollo Sound , and pluginguru ( to name a few ) it becomes a cornucopia of musical bliss that can find its way into any style .

    Buckle up and enjoy the ride ..oh and save a bit for Keyscape down the road ...
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  12. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    Sep 5, 2018
    This guy knows what's up.

    Caveat Emptor I believe it becomes NFR after 1 resell, but again, not an issue for me, because you can pry it out of my cold, dead paws.
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  13. Ben H

    Ben H Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2009
    I would recommend taking a look at Triple Spiral Audio for that sort of thing. His new Discovery - Crime Omnisphere sound set is especially along the (drama) lines of what you are looking for.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019
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  14. lp59burst

    lp59burst I'm just a "hobbyist"...

    Sep 11, 2016
    SF Bay Area, USA
    Well said - your list has many of my all time favorite O2 patch architects too...
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  15. holywilly

    holywilly Active Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Taipei, Taiwan
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  16. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

    Sep 5, 2018
    Do they ever do sales on these libs?
  17. Dandezebra

    Dandezebra Sorry for the inconvenience

    Jan 7, 2018

    I was wondering the same.
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  18. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple Active Member

    May 8, 2017
    And this is exactly why I love omnisphere, it’s because of libraries like that. I could hear some BDT tones towards the end of their video demo, very freakin cool.
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  19. OP

    Garry Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Some great replies on this thread, thanks all for the input - very helpful.
  20. OP

    Garry Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    In gratitude for everyone's input, here's a collation of the 3rd party developers for Omnisphere recommended on this thread, for everyone's convenience. This isn't intended to be comprehensive (it's clearly far from that!), but just those recommended by VI-C members. Please feel free to add additional links (EDIT: I've moved them to the first post in this thread to make them easier to find).
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019
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