Spectrasonics Omnisphere – Traditional and Acoustic sounds


Yo what’s good fam!

So, I wanted to show off some stuff from Omnisphere but not in a traditional “review” sort of way.

I have had this instrument for a few years….and I use it often.

I will preface this by saying I’m FULLY biased when it comes to Omnisphere.

I think it’s the single best instrument a person can have…so it goes without saying I give this 5 out of 5.

But what I want to do instead, is explore different parts of the instrument, from the sounds, to the editing abilities.

One thing I notice when Omnisphere is the topic of conversation, many think it’s JUST about “synths and floaty pad stuffs”

This is not true….though it does that stuff VERY WELL.

So today I want to show some of the more traditional and acoustic presets inside of the library.

let’s get it on!

What is Omnisphere?

It’s a super duper, mega awesome, bring a tear to your eyes orgasmic sound workstation….

Ok…I got a little carried away

Spectrasonics calls it a “Power Synth”…which it is, and more.

I will call it an “Exploration-Station” (thanks to Spectrasonics for this term)…it’s got synths, it’s got samples, it’s got oscillators, it’s got modulation, it’s got filters it’s got performance features, and it’s got fx…its even got it’s own Orb….yes….an Orb (more on that later)

Very often I use only Omnisphere to complete tracks…outside of adding my own drums.

But what I REALLY dig about it, outside of the awesome sound design by Eric Persing and his team of ninja sound manipulators, is the fact that this powerful synth is really simple to use and tweak.

Quick Specs

  • content: 40+ GB of pure awesomeness!!!
  • format: vst, au, rtas
  • price: $499

Stay tuned for more videos showing the various parts of Omnisphere, more sounds, controls, and whatever else cool stuff I want to show off.

Also, make sure you check the Spectrasonics website, they have a ton of great videos and information: http://www.spectrasonics.net/products/omnisphere.php


  1. I see all of these great reviews of all these great products, yet I can’t afford ANY of these. I think the latest one that you posted recently the Rolodecks one is probably the only plugin/instrument I can actually validate purchasing. Being as this is a hobby of mine and I don’t make money with this.

    I wish I could get something like this as it would be a pretty solid addition to the growing library.

    Thanks for sharing none the less

  2. Dammit! I was like YES!!!! I’m buying his today!!! Then I seen the price and was like NO!!! I guess I’m not! Lol I think it’s worth it, just can’t do it right now. Booooo.

  3. Great sounds, a nice high end product. Not that expensive if you live using this stuff, but as a hobby…well, it’s a different perspective. I didn’t realize it has some acoustic sounds, reminds me a bit of dimension (Of course, omnisphere sounds far better out of the box).

    • @Angelinni, yeah it’s all a matter of perspective and what you want to invest. I mean, not too long ago, the only option even for hobbyist was to buy a workstation keyboard, at 3 times this amount. I know…because I had a few lol.

      So that alters my perspective a lot on the price of these programs, I’m used to paying no less than thousands on new workstations and modules…so when I got into the software world…I was loving it 🙂

      But I agree, it’s not cheap, but for what you get, it’s totally worth it.

  4. SJ,I have to agree with you on the quality this vst gives you. The diverse sounds are simply amazing. “This Is A Professional Studio” all within itself. Thanks for giving all a peep into this one…

    • @Baddboy2000, yeah bro, I usually tell people starting out and looking for a bunch of sounds, it’s either this or NI Komplete off top.

      Depending on what you need. Like if you need drums and stuff too, then Komplete would be first, then this. But if you have drums and junk and just want a bunch of dope sounds…Omni is where it’s at.

  5. Nice review bro. I have Omnisphere but haven’t used it in a while its just sitting in my closet. Another musician I know that works at Guitar Center told me I need to reinstall it and dig deeper into it especially for designing my own sounds. I definitely like the sounds in the app but the reason I couldn’t get use out of it was due to my old XP system, storage space limitations, & memory but now that I’m running Windows 7 with 12 TB & 24 GB ram it may be time to reinstall those 5 DVDs again and pay around with the app when time permits.

  6. wow this is serious man i really need a dope synth , i don’t know what to take between this and nexus 2 , i have read some review saying omnisphere is better because it’s more flexible and better to develop his own sound and nexus 2 is kinda ready to go but dope also and some are saying for hip hop it’s nexus 2 but this omnisphere blowin my mind .i really need this and trilian lol

  7. And I’m right back here where I started. Zzounds you say? Lol I think I’ll pay for the MiniBrute cash, and put this on the payment plan lol


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