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for Soundsource or Synth waveform selection and tuning,
Amplitude and Filter envelopes, two multimode Filters in
series or parallel, and a Modulation Matrix. Most of these
subsections can be expanded by clicking on the magnifying-glass icon to go into their respective Zoom modes,
which themselves often offer multiple subpages... the
Oscillator Zoom alone has subpages for FM and Ring modulation, a multimode Waveshaper, Unison detuning/drift,
the Harmonia harmonized waveform multiplier, and
Granular Synthesis!
The Patch is then fed through a user-configurable set of four
FX racks-one global per Patch, one each per Layer, and an
Aux rack. Each of these racks can have up to four effects
modules, chosen from a list of dozens of high-quality single
and combination effects ranging from the conventional to the
bizarre. Naturally, once you set up these effects to your liking, you can save presets and entire racks for use in other
Patches. As a final touch, each Patch can be controlled by a
customized Arpeggiator on its own subpage.

If that's not enough to completely blow your mind, you can put up to
eight Patches together in a Multi, each with its own level and pan, plus four
Aux sends for global effects. Multis also support Stack Mode, where multiple Patches can be split and layered across the keyboard, and Live
Mode, where up to eight Patches can be quickly selected and loaded via
MIDI control without cutting each other off. What's most surprising about
all this power is that with STEAM, Spectrasonics has created a sound
engine that can not only do all of this, but do it efficiently enough so that
an 8-Part Multi in Stack Mode can still be played on a dual-core laptop!
So with all of that in hand... what precisely is new in Omnisphere 2?
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