CONTROLS - Introduction
CONTROLS - Selecting & Linking Layers
The Layer Selection Buttons toggle between the controls for each Layer in a Patch. The Layer selection controls will highlight to indicate the selected Layer.
The LINK Button in the center makes it possible to lock the controls of both Layers together. When enabled, any parameter changes made in one Layer will be exactly mirrored in the other.
The LINK Button will highlight when enabled, to indicate that the Layers are linked.
When the LINK Button is disabled, changes made to Layer parameters will only affect the selected Layer.
CONTROLS - Touch Sliders
The Controls page features 8 touch sliders assigned to groups of the most useful performance/editing parameters for each Omnisphere layer. The different groups can be chosen from the drop-down menu above the sliders to set which Omnisphere parameters you wish to control.
Select MIXER (the default template) to set the sliders to control Level, Pan, Filter Cutoff, Filter Resonance, and Aux Sends 1-4.
Select FILTERS to set the sliders to control Cutoff, Resonance, Filter Envelope Depth, Filter Gain, and Filter Envelope ADSR.
Select ENVELOPES to set the sliders to control Amplitude Envelope ADSR and Filter Envelope ADSR.
Select COMBO to set the sliders to control Pitch, Level, Aux Sends 1 & 2, Filter Cutoff, Filter Resonance, Layer Level and Amplitude Envelope Release.
CONTROLS - Pitch Ribbon & Octave Shift
The pitch of a Patch can be expressively bent and manipulated from the Pitch Ribbon Controller, which is located along the bottom of the page. This works in a similar fashion to the ribbon controller on a Yamaha CS-80. It can be set to Absolute Mode, where the null point (original pitch) is in the middle, or Relative Mode, where the null point is wherever you place your finger.
When you select Absolute Mode, you can cause the Pitch to jump up or down, depending on where you place your finger along the ribbon, in relation to the null point in the center. When you are playing a Patch and touch the Pitch Ribbon, he pitch will change as soon as you touch the ribbon. As soon as you lift your finger, the pitch will return to center. This can be useful for creating trilling effects or to jump up or down before you start bending the pitch.
When you select Relative Mode, you can begin bending the pitch from wherever you place your finger. You can constrain the Pitch Bend range to either +/- 1 Octave, 2 Octaves or 4 Octaves.
The Octave Shift Menu is located in the upper-right. The Patch keyboard range can be set from this menu by raising or lowering the overall pitch in one-octave increments. There is a total range of five Octaves.