Introducing a collection of 204 new patches for Omnisphere™ consisting of risers and swells, presented in an entirely new way. Now you have the freedom and control to choose the timing of each riser and swell to meet your demands. Presented in 2, 4, 8, and 16 bar iterations (with a smattering of 1 bar versions thrown in for good measure), each riser will finish its crescendo at the right ending point, no matter the tempo, every time. Whether you need short transitions or anticipation-inducing builds, Ascension puts the control in your hands.
Also, unlike other riser and swell libraries of the past, each sound in Ascension holds and transforms intro drones or pulsations after the crescendo, allowing you to add beats and other elements on the downbeat, if you desire. Or you can release the keys after the final beat is completed to bring it to an end.
Ascension was designed for EDM producers and DJ's, as well as Film and Television composers. Each patch has been meticulously crafted, pulling from both Omnisphere’s powerful synthesis engine, and its vast arsenal of included sonic fireworks.
As an added bonus, Ascension gives you control with your modulation wheel to add a side-chain compression simulator that emulates the popular "four on the floor" pumping effect. Many patches are also optimized for use with The Orb, giving you even more real-time control on stage and in the studio.
These 204 Patches Feature:
- 183 Tempo-locked risers represented in up to 4 different bar lengths
- 21 Tempo-locked swells represented in up to 3 different bar lengths
- Registered customers are entitled to free updates and bonus patches when they become available
Requires Omnisphere version 1.5.8 or higher. Please read the System Requirements tab for more information.
It is required that you update Omnisphere to 1.5.8, and also recommended that you update your Mac OS to at least 10.7 for full support. (Mac OSX 10.6.8 may work, but it is no longer supported by Spectrasonics.)
If you do not have Omnisphere by Spectrasonics, click: HERE
Q: How do I load these patches into Omnisphere?
A: Please read the installation guide that came included in the zip file with the patches you downloaded.
Q: Why am I not seeing these patches in Omnisphere?
A: Please follow this checklist:
1. Make sure you have downloaded and installed all the latest updates from your Spectrasonics User account for Omnisphere. You can do that: HERE
2. Make sure you don’t have multiple "STEAM" folders. In some cases users have reported having multiple instances of the "STEAM" folder on different external hard drives. Only ONE path can be utilized so if you placed the patches in a "STEAM" folder that is not active, the patches will not be read.
Here is an example of the default installation path for the "STEAM" folder:
OSX: Macintosh HD/Users/Library/Application Support/Spectrasonics/STEAM
In most cases, you will have loaded all your Omnisphere data files on a secondary or external hard drive. The aforementioned paths will then include an alias/shortcut to the correct path.
One way to test which path is being utilized is to load any patch in Omnisphere, then save that patch by clicking the "Utility" icon at the top left, and selecting "Save Patch". You’ll need to select a sub-folder inside the "User" folder that is selected for you by default. For testing purposes, simply create a new folder called "TEST" and then save the patch there. Next, click the "Refresh" button (circle arrow), located at the bottom of the "Patch Edit" screen.
You should now have a "User" Directory in the "Directory" drop-down menu. Now, navigate to this directory in Finder/Explorer to locate the new "TEST" folder you created. If it exists, you are in the right place. You can delete the "TEST" folder once the correct path is confirmed.
3. Make sure you have restarted your DAW, along with Omnisphere. Again, try clicking the "Refresh" button (circle arrow), located at the bottom of the "Patch Edit" screen if you did not perform step 2 above.
4. Make sure you are clicking on the "Patch" screen and not the "Multi" screen. The "Patch" screen is located directly underneath the "Omnisphere" logo where the "Multi" screen is located above the logo.
5. Try restarting your entire computer as a last resort.
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