UPDATED on 05/22/2016 with 14 new patches!
ILIO introduces a diverse new patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.1™ that is sure to bring out your inner synth dragon-master.
Every virtue has its vice, and every yin its yang. Music production should reflect this universal truth, according to J. Scott G. (formerly of Deepsky) and MIDIhead. Together they’ve produced a new patch library for Omnisphere 2 called “Fire Water.” In it you’ll find ripping synth basses, powerful and funky leads, lush pads, ethereal and epic poly synths, interesting fx and textures, vocoder sound bites, and BPM-locked movers.
As the name suggests, every patch ranges from overtly aggressive to warm and serene. Fire Water is a professional producer’s toolbox of sounds that will help you construct any type of modern electronic music, such as Drum and Bass, Trap, Hip-Hop, Pop, EDM and even Film Score. Fire Water will take you from dark to light moods in a split second, and yield infinite options for blending them in new and unusual ways.
“There is a yin-yang balance and contrast with the sounds I use in composing electronic music. It’s a painting that requires a diverse palette of sounds. For example, I may want to begin my piece with a serene intro and build to an intense climax, or I may layer a dirty bass line with a soft poly synth and lush pad. Fire Water gives you that palette. It allows you to achieve that ebb and flow in a feng shui kind of way,” says MIDIhead.
J. Scott G. adds,
“I love sounds that have a specific, but unconventional playability. For example, many of the distorted bass sounds I created are mono synths with massive amounts of portamento time. That allows me to bypass the pitch wheel and play bending notes with one hand while controlling the sonic texture via the modulation wheel with my other hand, all in real time.”
Fire Water loads quickly and easily into Omnisphere 2.1 or higher. Each sound is optimized for use with your modulation wheel for real time control on stage or in the studio. Use The Orb for unexpected surprises! VIDEO
Fire Water contains 121 meticulously crafted patches, including:
30 BPM Synths, Bass, Leads, FX, and Vocoder Phrases
1 Tuned, Sub Kick
2 Vocoder Phrases
23 Synth Bass
20 Lead Synths
5 Synth Plucks
20 Polyphonic Synths
Fire Water is an Omnisphere 2 patch library like no other. Download this inspiring new set of sounds now from your favorite music retailer or online from ILIO.
About The Sound Designers:
J. Scott G. (formerly of Deepsky) is an electronic music producer who has released countless original albums and singles, and has written original music with Adam Lambert, Jes and many others. He’s also remixed artists such as Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, Johnny Cash, and Frank Sinatra (just to name a few). He’s written music that has appeared in major motion pictures such as Bad Boys II, Tomb Raider, and The Art Of War; television shows like CSI and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and numerous video games. He’s also an accomplished music teacher on lynda.com.
Michael (MIDIhead) Babbitt is an electronic music producer and songwriter who’s released an award-winning synthpop album and remixed songs from Kaskade and Late Night Alumni, has had original scores in movie trailers for The Matrix Reloaded, Silent Hill, and Mad Max-Fury Road, as well as television shows such as Dexter, CSI, Prison Break, Myth Busters, Miami Ink, America’s Next Top Model (to name a few) and many remixes and original songs appeared in Konami’s Dance, Dance, Revolution video game series. He’s also produced all of ILIO’s Omnisphere patch libraries.
Omnisphere version 2.1 or higher. Please read the System Requirements tab for more information.
Omnisphere 2 will need to be updated to at least version 2.1 prior to use. Registered users can update for free by logging into their Spectrasonics User Account.
If you do not have
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics, click: HERE
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL USERS
• 2.4 GHz or higher processor
• 4GB RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
• Dual Layer compatible DVD-ROM drive
• 64GB of free hard drive space
• OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher
• AU, VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS/AAX capable host software
• Audio Unit plugin requires host with support for "Cocoa" based plugins
• Native 64-bit and 32-bit on OSX
• VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS/AAX capable host software
• Microsoft Windows 7 and higher compatible
• Native 64-bit and 32-bit on Windows
Q: Why is there a .omnisphere file in the zip file I downloaded?
A: This is the new format for loading third-party patches into Omnisphere 2. Please read the easy-to-follow instructions, also contained inside the zip file you downloaded and you'll be up and running in seconds!
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 2. 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 2 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 2, 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 2. 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.