NAMM 2018: Spectrasonics’ Virtual Instruments Now Standalone

Fans of Spectrasonics virtual instruments will be pleased to hear that Mac and PC standalone applications of Keyscape, Omnisphere 2, Trilian and Stylus RMX are now available as a free update for existing customers…

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The move from Spectrasonics means that users will no longer need a DAW to play Spectrasonics instruments, enabling live musicians to switch to a laptop-based setup. Here’s all the details from Spectrasonics:

A new remote control loading feature has also been added to the new Omnisphere 2.4 and Keyscape 1.1 updates, which allows any patches or multis to be selected using MIDI Program Changes, CC messages or even by triggering Notes on the keyboard. This new feature makes it easy to create a custom setup for quick patch changes from a controller during a live performance, or from a DAW within a song. This is an especially useful feature for the visually impaired community who can now easily access the sounds via physical buttons and controls.

Omnisphere 2 and Keyscape now also include Spectrasonics brand new “Smart Update” system which makes it much easier to keep a user’s collection of Spectrasonics instruments up to date. With these latest versions, clicking the “Get Updates” button in the Splash Pane will take you directly to the new Smart Update page where any updates needed to any instruments and libraries in the customer’s User Account will be automatically compiled into a single download. Running one installer will then get your entire Spectrasonics system up to date!

“In Music, sometimes keeping it simple is the most important thing! We are really thrilled to add a long-requested standalone version to each of our plug-ins, and to be able to make these professional instruments accessible to an even wider group of musicians”, said Eric Persing, Creative Director of Spectrasonics. “We are really happy with how easy they are to use, and are especially proud of how they sound!”

The updates include the following new features and improvements:

Omnisphere v2.4 features

  • New Standalone application
  • Smart Update system enabled
  • Remote control loading of patches and multis via MIDI Program Change, CCs or Notes
  • “Enter Parameter Value” feature to set parameter to a specific value
  • Up to 2X GUI magnification options
  • Added Keyscape Velocity Curve Presets
  • Tagging/Library organization improvements
  • New Modulation sources: “3-Step” and “4-Step” and Unipolar sources
  • Numerous other fixes and enhancements
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Keyscape v1.1 features

  • New Standalone application
  • Smart Update system enabled
  • Remote control loading of patches and multis via MIDI Program Change, CCs or Notes
  • “Enter Parameter Value” feature to set parameter to a specific value
  • Up to 2X GUI magnification options
  • Numerous other fixes and enhancements

Trilian v1.4.3f features

  • New Standalone application

Stylus RMX v1.9.8f features

  • New Standalone application

Pricing and Availability:
The new updates are free to all registered users and are available now as a download from the Updates area.

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