Weâve already briefed you on the basics of Spectrasonicsâ forthcoming Omnisphere - now the company has released a video that reveals how some of the synthâs more wild and wonderful sounds were created.
Omnisphere is a huge new virtual instrument that features not only enhanced versions of all the sounds from Spectrasonicsâ Atmosphere, but also a selection of new patches that are based on what the company is calling âpsychoacoustic samplingâ.
Many of these tones are genuinely different to anything weâve heard before. Ever wanted to play the sound of a filament in a lightbulb? Omnisphere lets you do it. Have you longed to know how a clothes horse connected to two acoustic guitars would sound? Youâll soon be able to find out.
The video runs for just over 15 minutes and provides an entertaining insight into some of the techniques used in Omnisphereâs creation. As well as the âinstrumentsâ listed above, youâll also see a musical typewriter, an orange being rolled round a Tibetan singing bowl and the spectacular burning piano. Itâs quite a ride.
The video (and others) can be viewed on Spectrasonicsâ Omnisphere preview website. The finished product will be released on September 15 2008 in VST, RTAS and Audio Units formats priced at $499.