Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere 2.6 is compatible with more hardware synths and has a pumped-up arpeggiator

The freshly minted Omnisphere 2.6 sees Spectrasonics building on the hardware synth integration that landed in version 2.5.  There’s also a revamped arpeggiator, along with new sounds.

To recap, Omnisphere 2.5’s hardware synth integration enables you to use a range of classic synths to control Omnisphere. A selection of new profiles has been added in version 2.6 (see below for the full list), bringing the total to more than 60.

The arpeggiator, meanwhile, gets new creative tools, a new preset library and more. You can also capture the MIDI data of the arpeggiator’s current state and drag it into your DAW so that it can be tweaked to perfection.

Finally, those new sounds: these feature in the expanded Hardware Library, and take inspiration from Spectrasonics’ Eric Persing’s sound design work on instruments such as the Roland D-50.

The Omnisphere 2.6 update is available now as a free update via the Spectrasonics website.

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.6 new hardware synth profiles

  • Roland Juno-106
  • Roland D-50/PG-1000
  • Alesis Andromeda A6
  • Behringer Deepmind
  • Access Virus Indigo 1
  • Access Virus Indigo 2
  • Access Virus C
  • Access Virus TI
  • DSI/Sequential Pro 2
  • DSI/Sequential Prophet 08
  • DSI/Sequential Mopho
  • Roland JP-8000
  • Roland JP-8080
  • Roland Gaia
  • Roland JD-Xi
  • Roland SH-201
  • Nord Wave
  • Nord Lead 3
  • Nord Lead 4
  • Nord Lead A1
  • Nord Stage 3
  • Moog One
  • Moog Minitaur
  • Korg MicroKorg
  • Korg MicroKorg XL
  • Korg Minilogue XD
  • Korg MS-20i
  • Korg MS-2000
  • Novation MiniNova
  • Yamaha Reface CS


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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.