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Spectrasonics Announce Major Omnisphere Sound Update

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2000 New Patches from Renown International Sound Design Team

ANAHEIM, CA - NAMM - JANUARY 15, 2009 - Spectrasonics today announced a new release of their award-winning Omnisphere(r) synthesizer that adds over 2000 brand new patches from top international sound designers, improved library organization and an expanded reference guide with instant search capability. The new Omnisphere 1.0.3 update is free to all registered users and will be available as a download from the Spectrasonics website on January 26, 2009.

"We're excited that these thousands of new Omnisphere patches we've been developing are starting to demonstrate the vast and diverse sonic potential of this instrument," said Eric Persing, Founder and Creative Director of Spectrasonics. "Our amazingly creative team of sound designers has created a wide variety of really inspiring sounds that really highlight the power of Omnisphere's rich synthesis and modulation possibilities. The much improved organization and tagging of the patch library makes it far easier to quickly locate the kinds of specific patches you need too."

Omnisphere Sound Library Update Features:

• Adds over 2000 new patches across every type of category
(Total Omnisphere factory patch library now over 4000 Patches)
• Improved patch organization system and tagging
• Lots of new aggressive and punchy synth sounds
• Added "Dance" genre to the entire factory library
• Hundreds of evocative new 'Psychoacoustic' and "Hybrid Organic" patches
• Traditional and Vocal/Choral patches greatly expanded
• Created by the renown international sound designers: Diego Stocco, Scott Frankfurt, Ignacio Longo, John Lehmkuhl, Tobias Marberger, Stephane Bonvallet, Hans Jorg Scheffler, Tolga Gurpinar and Eric Persing
• Includes Expanded 70,000 word Omnisphere Reference Guide with instant search capability
• Pricing: FREE for all Omnisphere customers!
• Available for download January 26th, 2009

The culmination of many years of development, Omnisphere is an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. Omnisphere brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will inspire a lifetime of exploration. Omnisphere offers a host of hybrid synthesis and new control capabilities including Variable Waveshaping DSP synthesis, Granular synthesis, Timbre Shifting, FM, polyphonic Ring Modulation, high-resolution streaming Sample Playback, Harmonia(tm), Dual Multimode Filter structure, Chaos Envelopes(tm), an advanced Unison mode, and the innovative Flex-Mod(tm) modulation routing system - to name a few.

The huge core library of Omnisphere is filled with years of creative sampling experiments and thousands of inspiring patches. Spectrasonics has pioneered several brand-new types of sampling for the core library of this instrument, including unique "Psychoacoustic" sounds and soundsources created with a new Composite Morphing Technique (CMT) - which morphs the harmonic characteristics of one instrument to another. Omnisphere is also the successor to Spectrasonics' popular Atmosphere(r) instrument, and contains enhanced versions of all the classic Atmosphere sounds.

Omnisphere has an MSRP of $499 US. Omnisphere is cross-platform compatible with Apple Macintosh OS X 10.4 and higher as a native Universal Binary and also with Microsoft Windows XP/Vista. Audio Units, VST, and RTAS plug-in formats are supported for compatibility with all major host software.

To find out more about Omnisphere visit the product page on the Spectrasonics web site: http://www.spectrasonics.net/instruments/omnisphere.html and also view the Omnisphere videos at: http://www.spectrasonics.net/omnisphere_teaser/explore.html

At NAMM, Spectrasonics also announced Trilian(r) the long-awaited successor to their award-winning Trilogy bass instrument, release is set for March 2, 2009. In addition, the company announced Stylus RMX(r) version 1.7 featuring an innovative and completely new software capability called 'Time Designer(tm)' - which intelligently transforms RMX audio loops in real time to different time signatures and features the ability to instantly "Groove Lock" the feel of any groove to another. RMX v1.7 will be available as a free update for all registered RMX users to download on March 2, 2009.

About Spectrasonics
Founded in 1994, Spectrasonics is a leading innovator of world-class, award-winning virtual instrument software plug-ins, used by the top recording artists, producers, remixers and film composers on the planet. Key Spectrasonics products include its flagship synthesizer Omnisphere(r), the upcoming Trilian(r) Total Bass Module, and the Stylus RMX(r) Xpanded Realtime Groove Module.

For more information visit www.spectrasonics.net

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