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. OP
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    Garry

    Garry Senior Member

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    Sounds like it's time for a poll....

    Ok, so I've added a poll based on those that have been currently recommended. You can vote for as many as you'd like, and I'll add any that get recommended after this post.
     
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  2. X-Bassist

    X-Bassist Senior Member

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    Keep in mind Omni can only be resold once, so if you buy used you won’t be able to resell it (not that you would want to).
     
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  3. X-Bassist

    X-Bassist Senior Member

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    Nobody buys Kontakt for the factory sounds- though not bad, it’s really to get some of the thrid party stuff that is inexpensive but for full kontakt only. Omni is the same, only the entry price is more, but with better factory sounds (currently at around 13,000 presets) AND a beautiful sounding engine and effects that can make great sounds with basic samples. Well worth the price IMHO.
     
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    Garry Senior Member

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    Yes, I know what you mean, but I was trying to make the analogy that if you were only interested in a specific 3rd party Omnisphere library, having to buy the whole Omnisphere engine in order to access it is a pain. Just as if you were having to buy Kontakt, only because it was a requirement to access certain libraries. That said, this thread has convinced me that in response to my first question the included presets are themselves reason enough to buy it, even if that wasn't my initial reason for being interested in it.

    I must admit I'm still hesitating though: of those 13,000 sounds, they may be amazing for particular genres, but potentially not really applicable to my interests (cinematic, orchestral, drama, atmospheric) - I'm coming to realize that's probably not the case, as there's seemingly near universal approval for Omnisphere, but again, that was the purpose of asking the questions.

    I'm still intrigued by the 3rd party developers as well though, hence the poll. I'm blown away by libraries from The Unfinished, so was wondering which other developers I may have been unaware of until now.

    Lots of good information on this thread for anyone, like me, who hadn't really understood the potential of Omnisphere.
     
  5. Jaap

    Jaap Yes, that's an alto flute

    Another good thing about Omnisphere, beside all the great 3rd party sets is that you get a lot of new things with the updates and they are always free. It was recently updated to version 2.5, which added 2 more layers to the synth and a thing called hardware integration (you can control Omnisphere with certain synths). At NAMM they also announced a new update with 2.6 with even more hardware synths and their corresponding sounds added and as well a nice overhaul of the ARP.
    To get an idea check this video:

    And though they don't do sales and maybe not all the patch content is up to all it's liking, you get a lot of options back.
    The developer Pluginguru hosts a lot of good video's about Omnisphere - https://www.youtube.com/user/thepluginguru
    Watching some videos should also give you good starting points if you want to create your own or tweak existing sounds up to your liking and you can go really far with Omnisphere.

    There are tons of other synths out there and a lot can do certain things better, but the great thing about Omnisphere is that it is a really good alrounder and hence it's also the reason why it's so popular.
     
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    If you're still hesitating after everything that's been said, I got nothing for you.

    You mention your interests (cinematic, atmospheric, drama, etc) and Omnisphere is precisely that.... so if you want to hold out it's really your loss.
     
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  7. Mystic

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    Here's my problem lately. I buy a lot of preset packs to save time and be inspired. There are a few really great designers out there: The Unfinished being my favourite followed by PluginGuru (though I know he wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea on this particular forum since he focuses more on EDM style synths rather than scoring) and a few others who I constantly buy from, but there are also a lot of newer and even some older designers who I'm finding don't have near the quality yet are asking quite the price on their packs. I'd go as far as to call it a new fad where people say to themselves "I can sell presets too!" after seeing good designers making money without actually having the skill to justify charging for them. The problem is a lot of these people are hard to find out until after you've bought their product. Many of them don't even add descriptions or proper tagging to their sounds. This is one of the reasons I love detailed walkthroughs now.
     
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    Many of the third party libraries are using soundsources included in Omnisphere as the base. With Omnisphere, you're paying mostly for the engine. It's a synth, not a sampler like Kontakt so everything you hear is crafted through the engine and a few wavetables which are usually part of the Omnisphere package though there are a few who include their own wavetables, it's not common.
     
  9. Andrew0568

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    I just picked up The Unfinished's Amara and it's fantastic. Maybe a little off-topic, but what's everyone's other favorites libraries by him?
     
  10. whiskers

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    Ferox is great. As is Pangea, for two libs at either end of the spectrum.
     
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  11. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

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    Looks like they were 79$ over a summer sale this last year
     
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    I also came across this great 3rd party omnisphere soundbank by https://www.tomwolfe.co.uk/
    Purchased and used in my current project, great stuff!
     
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    was pleasantly surprised by this one too, especially for the intro price.
     
  14. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    Link takes me to Bundle, (4) Libs, did not see any Intro. ????
     
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    Sorry, should have specified. Oblivion was 10 quid on intro sale
     
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    PlugInGuru’s my absolute favorite. The guy’s so dedicated and such a musical mind. I’m particularly fond of his MegaMagic series.
     
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    Garry Senior Member

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    Thanks, I added it to the list in the first post and to the poll.

    Wow, The Unfinished is proving to be a popular chap in this poll! Current leader at 77% with 54 votes.
     
  19. Not so with my patch collections. It's rare that I use the internal sound sources (they ARE amazing soundsources, let's be clear on that!). Most of what I do is either waveform based or my own imported samples (particularly in Robotica, which is a patch library like no other). For the film score guys, I recommend that one and, of course Ascension was one of the first ever patch libraries for Omnisphere and still very relevant today. :)

    Cool to see ILIO on the list! Thanks guys! Oh, and you can download my free patch sampler here:
    https://www.ilio.com/freepatches.html

    Check out each collection, here:
    www.ilio.com/patches
     
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