Spectrasonics Omnisphere v2.8.5c + Library macOS

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Spectrasonics Omnisphere v2.8.5c + Library macOS

Release Notes:

Omnisphere Software version 2.8.5c

Adds “Any” MIDI channel routing option to the MIDI Channel menus on the MIXER page. When “Any” is selected, MIDI Channels 1-16 are sent to the Part (aka MIDI “Omni Mode”).

Fixes issue where the plugin output could become muted after loading multiple DAW projects in a row. This fix was added specifically for Cantabile (a Windows-only Host), but the error is likely reproducible in other Hosts.

Fixes note playback timing issues when Solo mode or the Arpeggiator were enabled and the host buffer size was large.

Fixes issue where the “Modulate with Orb” option in the right-click contextual menu did not work.

Fixes issue where the Patch dirty indicator (asterisk) could incorrectly disappear after using the UNDO command.

Seismic Pump effect: Improves TRIGGER button behavior when MODE = “Triv. Inv” and LOOP is Off.

Seismic Pump effect: Fixes issue with “Triv. Inv” mode where the envelopes were retriggered by incoming MIDI note events.

Mac only: Fixes issue on macOS where folders/files in STEAM could not contain a backslash character

Standalone app: Fixes issue where the Flow Capture feature did not record Metronome Tempo changes into the MIDI file correctly.

Omnisphere 2.8 – Endless Possibilities Omnisphere® is the flagship synthesizer of Spectrasonics – an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. Top Artists all over the world rely on Omnisphere as an essential source of sonic inspiration. This award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will spark a lifetime of exploration.

Hardware Synth Integration

Omnisphere is the only software synth in the world to offer a Hardware Synth Integration feature. This remarkable innovation transforms over 65 well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive hands-on controllers that unlock Omnisphere’s newly expanded synthesis capabilities. Simply put, this ground-breaking feature makes using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth! By bridging the physical experience gap between software and hardware, users gain intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their supported hardware synth. Virtual instrument users can now experience the joy of the hardware synth workflow and hardware synth users can fully expand their capabilities into the vast sonic world of Omnisphere!

List of Supported Hardware

Roland JD-XA

Roland JD-Xi

Roland JP-08

Roland JP-8000

Roland JU-06

Roland JUNO-106

Roland JX-03

Roland SE-02

Roland SH-01A

Roland SH-201

Roland D-50

Roland GAIA

Roland Super Jupiter

Roland System-1

Roland System-8

Roland VP-03

Korg microKorg

Korg Minilogue

Korg Minilogue XD

Korg Monologue

Korg MS-20ic

Korg MS-2000

Korg Prologue

Korg Radias

Moog Little Phatty

Moog Minitaur

Moog Sirin

Moog Slim Phatty

Moog Sub 37

Moog Subsequent 37

Moog Sub Phatty

Moog Voyager

Dave Smith Mopho

Dave Smith OB-6

Dave Smith Pro 2

Dave Smith Prophet 6

Dave Smith Prophet 8

Dave Smith Prophet 12

Dave Smith Prophet X

Dave Smith REV2

Nord Lead 1

Nord Lead 2

Nord Lead 3

Nord Lead 4

Nord Lead A1

Nord Stage 3

Nord Wave

Andromeda A6

Novation Bass Station II

Novation Circuit Mono Station

Novation MiniNova

Novation Peak

Virus A

Virus B

Virus C

Virus Indigo 1

Virus Indigo 2

Virus TI

Yamaha Reface CS

Studiologic Sledge


Greatly Enhanced Arpeggiator

New Humanity and Life controls!

New Presets Library

New Strumming Modifiers

Chord Voicings

Pitch Slides

Step Dividers

Capture MIDI Files!

New Hardware Sound Library

Omnisphere includes a stunning new “Hardware Library” with over 1,600 new patches created by Eric Persing and the renowned Spectrasonics Sound Development team. Each hardware profile has a corresponding set of sounds in the Hardware Library which were specially designed using that hardware synth as an Omnisphere controller. These inspiring new sounds feature a wide range of categories and many have a distinctly ‘classic’ flavor! Notably, this update takes Eric’s classic sound design work from the original 1987 Roland D-50 into completely new sonic territory with Omnisphere’s vast synthesis capabilities. Best of all, the new sounds are available for ALL users, regardless of using the hardware or not!

Vastly Expanded Synthesis Engine

Four Layers per patch!

New State Variable Filters

Over 500 DSP Wavetables

Powerful Granular Synthesis

8 LFOs, 12 ENVs, 34 Filter Types per part

Doubled Mod Matrix

Full FX Modulation

Audio Import

You can use your own audio file as a soundsource in Omnisphere, simply by dragging it onto the interface! Go wild with using the new Granular Synthesis, Harmonia, Innerspace and many other creative tools inside Omnisphere!

High Resolution Interface

Omnisphere supports a newly redesigned, high resolution interface with support for HiDPI displays. The modernized GUI is now easier to use and resizable to fit comfortably into your workspace.

Includes over 14,000 sounds!

Since the beginning, Omnisphere has been the sonic weapon of choice for creative players and producers in search of next level sounds on hit records, bestselling games and Oscar-winning films. Omnisphere’s amazing sound library is constantly growing and being pushed in fresh directions by the award-winning Spectrasonics Sound Development Team.

58 FX Units


Quad Resonators

Thriftshop Speaker

Classic Twin



Rock Stack




Stompbox Modeler

Metalzone Distortion

Toxic Smasher

Foxxy Fuzz

Analog Phaser

Analog Flanger

Analog Chorus

Analog Vibrato

Solina Ensemble

Vintage Tremolo

Envelope Filter

Crying Wah


Precision Compressor

Studio 2-Band EQ

Vintage Compressor

Modern Compressor

Gate Expander

Vintage 2-Band EQ

Vintage 3-Band EQ

Graphic 7-Band EQ

Graphic 12-Band EQ

Parametric 2-Band EQ

Parametric 3-Band EQ

Formant Filter

Power Filter

Valve Radio

Flame Distortion

Smoke Amp

Ultra Chorus






Chorus Echo

BPM Delay

BPM Delay X2

BPM Delay X3

Radio Delay




Spring Reverb


Tube Limiter

Tape Slammer


Additional Highlights

Standalone Application now included

Enhanced Orb interface with Attractor mode

Satellite Instrument support for Trilian and Keyscape

and more!

Sonic Extensions

A new brand of innovative products built by Spectrasonics, that introduce a completely new experience for Omnisphere by extending its capabilities with special features, effects and sounds. Find out more about the incredible Sonic Extensions at the special website!


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