OMNI TR MAIN - Introduction
The Main page mirrors Omnisphere’s unique Live Mode offering 8 patch slots with latching and trigger modes, individual mute and solo, and mixer faders. In this page alone, Omnisphere becomes a new performance instrument with the iPad sitting at the user’s controller keyboard. By choosing "Live Mode" from the Omni TR Operation Mode menu, Patch names can be simply touched to be enabled, one or more at a time for layers and stacks. It's also possible to add sounds by holding down the ones already chosen and touch the ones you wish to add.
Users can also browse and select Multis and Patches directly from the iPad to instantly change sounds for a new song or live set.
Used together, the features on the MAIN Page give you a tremendous range of creative performance, live-remixing, and inspirational compositional techniques to discover and explore.
MAIN - Multi Function Sliders
The vertical row of sliders on the right side of the page provides control of many of Omnisphere's important mixing and Patch-editing parameters.
From the pull-down menu above the sliders column, it is possible to select which parameters they control (the default setting is LEVEL).
The options are:
Filter Cutoff Layer A
Filter Cutoff Layer B
Coarse Pitch Layer A
Coarse Pitch Layer B
Layer Level A
Layer Level B
Filter Resonance Layer A
Filter Resonance Layer B
MAIN - Mute and Solo
MUTE and SOLO buttons for each Part can be found along the right side of the Multi-Function Sliders.
Selecting the “M” button mutes the audio output for that Part. However, the Part is still playing in the background when muted, and will continue to use CPU resources.
Selecting the “S” button will Solo a Part. When the Solo button is selected, only that Part will be heard and all other Parts will be muted. It is possible to Solo multiple Parts by selecting additional Solo buttons.
MAIN - Latch and Trigger Mode
The Latch Mode and Trigger Modes extend the multi-timbral performance capabilities of Omnisphere, especially when used together with Live Mode or Stack Mode. They enable real-time creation of complex, multi-Part performances which synchronize with other Parts and clocked sources without the need for traditional sequencing techniques.
The Latch and Trigger Mode controls can be accessed directly to the left of the Multi-Function Sliders.
Latch Mode causes notes to be held when played (or toggled off when played again), allowing quick triggering of repeating arpeggiated phrases or sustained sounds, while freeing the hands to play additional notes for layering, or for switching to other Parts to play new phrases on top.
Using Trigger Modes, incoming MIDI notes can be quantized in real-time, making it very easy to experiment and improvise along with other Parts and clocked sources without losing synchronization.
These features are a lot of fun to use for jamming and building up ideas quickly!