Omni TR (Touch Remote) is designed to turn an iPad into a performance-oriented, remote control surface for Spectrasonics Omnisphere software synthesizer running on a Mac or Windows PC.
Omni TR offers wireless two-way communication, multi-touch patch selection, remote browsing and editing of Patches and Multis, and an innovative feature called the Orb.
Omni TR brings Omnisphereâ€™s interactive features closer to the music creation process with the ability to create setups and sound modifications very quickly. The userâ€™s fingers can activate patches, tweak filters, re-mix, bend and spin amazing performance possibilities from the innovative new â€˜Orbâ€™ circular controller.
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 plug-in.
Omni TR has 4 pages for different types of real-time control:
The Main page mirrors Omnisphereâ€™s unique Live Mode offering 8 patch slots with latching and trigger modes, individual mute and solo, and mixer faders. Browse and select Multis and Patches directly from the iPad to instantly change sounds for a new song or live set.
The Orb Page
Omni TR was designed to make the iPad the ideal control surface for Omnisphereâ€™s innovative new â€˜Orbâ€™ feature. The â€˜Orbâ€™ is both a remarkable sound manipulation tool and an intuitive performance interface â€” it can be thought of as a â€˜circular controller.â€™ Now with a single gesture, the user can instantly customize the sound in Omnisphere. Best of all, the Orb automatically works with every patch a user has, thereâ€™s no setup necessary.
As the Orb moves and orbits around the concentric circles, it morphs between automatically generated parameter scenes in Omnisphereâ€™s STEAM engine in a highly intelligent and musical manner, all patch dependent â€” manipulating the sound in subtle or radical ways appropriate to that particular patch.
If the user doesnâ€™t like what the Orb has created, a complete new set of manipulations can be chosen by simply rolling the â€œDiceâ€ button, which instantly creates a brand new group of intelligent sonic modifications and effects to try. Thereâ€™s no limit to how many serendipitous sonic variations the Orb can create â€“ opening up the vast power of the STEAM engine to every user, regardless of synthesis knowledge.
The tactile experience of moving the cursor around the Orb space on the iPad with a finger to create variations in the sound is remarkably musical. Where standard controllers might change one or two simple parameters in a linear manner, The Orb morphs a host of parameters that are patch specific, and easily changed on-the-fly.
Users can also Record their performance movements directly into the Orb and play the performance back in sync with their controller or host. The Orbâ€™s movements and sonic results are saved within the patch, multi or the hostâ€™s session for later recall. The movement of the Orb can also be automated in the userâ€™s host.
The Controls page features a touch-based pitch ribbon performance controller and 8 touch sliders assigned to groups of the most useful performance/editing parameters for each Omnisphere layer.
The Jumbo page shows large patch names on all 8 parts, easily seen in a live stage performance situation.
The Omni TR iPad app requires iOS 4.2 and works with Omnisphere 1.5.1 or newer on Mac OSX or Windows systems. Windows users must install Bonjour from Apple.