GETTING STARTED - Omni TR
The Omni TR iPad app introduces Spectrasonics ‘TR’ (Touch Remote) concept - combining the tactile advantages of the iPad as a performance-oriented touch surface, with the company’s powerful computer-based virtual instruments – creating a true hands-on experience for musicians. One of the big differences between software and hardware synths is the hands-on aspect - the immediacy of being able to grab a knob or a fader and achieving instant results versus moving a cursor with a mouse. The iPad and the new Omni TR app bridge that gap and bring the sense of touch to state-of-the-art virtual instruments like Omnisphere.
Omni TR brings Omnisphere’s interactive features closer to the music creation process with the ability to create setups and sound modifications very quickly. The user’s fingers can activate patches, tweak filters, re-mix, bend and spin amazing performance possibilities from the innovative new ‘Orb’ circular controller. With its high contrast interface, Omni TR is perfect onstage for live performance or even in the studio where the iPad sits at the controller keyboard located away from the studio computer. Best of all, the Omni TR app is extremely easy to use, offering full two-way communication with Omnisphere with just a simple wireless connection to the computer running the plugin.
Omni TR is a four-page app. Each page can be accessed by selecting from the icons on the top-left. These icons appear on all pages.
The Main page is designed to give a rapid overview of all 8 parts in Omnisphere. From this page, it is possible to browse and select Patches and Multis, latch and set the trigger mode for individual parts, as well as mixing and editing with the multi-function faders.
The Orb is a unique circular controller that intelligently modifies Omnisphere's sounds in realtime. Pressing the Dice button will give new variations and starting points. It is possible to record your modifications and realtime movements as part of the patch.
The Controls page offers fast access to some of the most useful performance parameters in Omnisphere and a has a fun and useful Pitch Ribbon.
The Jumbo page provides a large view of the Patch selections (ideal for use on stage), along with easy access to multi-touch Patch selection.
There are controls that are common to all four pages. For more information, visit the Common Controls section.
Now that you're free to move away from your computer, inspiration and creativity can happen anywhere!
NOTE: In addition to this reference guide, there is a quick and handy Omni TR manual, accessible from all pages via the "i" icon in the top-left.