I think I commented in the other thread when you bought it, that I've never been impressed by Omnisphere because of what Reason is capable of doing natively. For the most part Ableton sounds are not the best and I probably should have gone with buing basic version and adding sounds from other manufacturers anyway it's to late now. I thought maybe I missed something. Just the library ensembles and fx in Reaktor alone equal a world of sound and potential. Finding something in library of 80 thousand sounds by browsing would be a nightmare. You just bought the wrong tools for the job, pal. I kept all my pianos from K9.
You could argue that just Kontakt and Reaktor combined gives you more possibilities than Omnisphere, never mind all the other synths packaged. Linking to piracy-centric subs also prohibited. Later add trilian and last add stylus. From the outside looking in what has attracted you guys to grabbing Omnisphere if you already have Komplete? For example, the Symphonic Series essentials or even the upgrades only have 4 round robin samples for each velocity range which is absolutely ridiculous. If your post is calling someone out for something, it's probably not appropriate here.
To me ,its not even close. But lol, I don't know how the Hip Hop guy decided Omnisphere was perfect for his type of music. Only if the price was ridiculous would I be able to justify having all that stuff that I wasn't using regularly. Please notice that I'm only refering to the synth aspect of Komplete and Omnisphere, although I know they both contain samples as well. If your thread is only tangentially related, it is probably considered off-topic. But I get where you're coming from. There are some truly awesome patches inside, and as a preset-tweaker guy, I appreciate them.
I don't make that much money, so if I can afford it I think about anyone investing in gear can. Always a good idea to check your specs. It's a matter of priority. If you're a producer or composer whose work spans a range of musical genres, Komplete 10 continues to offer itself as the ultimate sonic toolkit. But the Session Horns Pro and Strings Pro, plus the many varied other libraries, synths, etc. This type of philosophy would work much better for me. If you plunked down that much money on a synth, I imagine you must have done your research before you bought it.
No flame wars, disrespect, condescension based on level of experience, or tactless posts stereotyping any group of people will be tolerated. And now that I can get basically everything else inside Reason for a few sub bucks any month I decide to concentrate on Reason as the tool of the hour, it feels like I already have all of them, too! That is bad philosophy because it will cause lots of piracy. I'm still confused about that. A sort of list of priorities to gauge what I'm going for is: - Pianos and synths first. No way is it overrated. Psuper as well I haven't quite figured out how to multi quote yet Well I bought the packages because I needed some new Synth sounds the Kontakt sampler was just a plus as my beats tend to take on a cinematic vibe and read that Omnisphere delivered the goods.
I have no experience with Alchemy either, but I just skipped through a demo video on youtube that sounded fantastic. Reaktor is beast though if that's your thing. Arthur digitalgeist wrote: Just remember you need to have an external drive because the sample libraries are ~350gb. I think heavy Reason users are harder to be impressed by it to the same degree that most are. Spectrasonics added excellent hardware synth support in the latest version of Omnisphere, perhaps that will encourage you to use it more.
There's enough material in there where if you can't make something cinematic, you have to look in the mirror and not at your library. The latter is on test here. Some free some paid, but the paid ones are to expensive to upgrade one by one. I use it along with Toontrack and Heartbeat. Komplete also comes with reaktor and kontakt which are both versatile and have alot of free third party packs you can get.
External drive for samples is common practice. Years ago that was an issue, but now it's ok. Kontakt, however, is my choice for sampled sounds, such as pianos, electric basses most recently, even over Trillian's basses , and third party Kontakt libraries for orchestral and electric guitar sounds are high quality. I have Komplete 9 standard and I feel like I have everything I need to make music. It's an amazing tool but Omnisphere had everything I'd need including several solid guitars, choirs, synths, pads, textures, endless sound sources, etc. Also, I have no use for things like Guitar Rig and Massive, and have heard that the piano add-ons in Komplete are pretty bad. Add the reverbs and pianos and it's no-brainer for me.
Omnisphere, on the other hand, is not a complete solution that will get you up and running if you have nothing. If you disagree with something, make your case politely. Essentially here's where basic synthesis knowledge and sound design come in. Specially crafted and designed by Spectrasonics, the company was immensely thrilled to release Omnisphere 2 for the first time into the market. After checking just few samples it feels like everything else is a crap! It could be that these two packages are so widely used that I've already heard most of the sounds before and that could be why they sound so lackluster. Honestly, most of the factory content is pretty mediocre, probably since most of that stuff was recorded like 10 years ago. In fact, if Omnisphere was a hardware workstation, it would probably cost as much as the F-08 almost 2k.
I tried copy pasting and it didn't add the quote matrix to the text. Additionally, Omnisphere 2 provides the audio import capability, allowing you to use your own audio file as a soundsource in the software. I've experienced far fewer cpu problems with Spectrasonics products than u-he, but even Diva in Divine mode runs pretty well. Komplete 10 and Omnisphere 2 are available in a similar price range. For me the buy in to the Spectrasonics world started with Stylus. Dan, that makes sense to me, kind of where I was leaning. Is it better than what is available in Komplete? Basically you have thousands and thousands of sounds so if I had to keep one single plugin for all my synths, I would go with omnisphere.