just purchased Omnisphere after seeing the vids for version 2. Installed and ran through the distortion patches first and the sound blew me away. There are similar base sounds on other synths but Om just has so much depth and movement in the patches. Synthetic patches are excellent and there are a mountain of them. I keep getting lost in the GUI as i dont think this is layed out very well. The thing I found and i have not fully explored is that I could not find any usable piano, I would rate the piano as very poor but i could be wrong as like i say not fully explored.
I have Halion 5 which has pretty good natural sounding pianos and variants so I am not too bothered.
I have quite a few add ons and so was originally looking at getting the very expensive Access Virus Ti2 Desktop.
When i lost out on a couple of bids I took the plunge and went for Om and dont regret it at all.
Also there are No drum kits at all, certainly none worth using. As I have also just purchased Groove Agent 4 I am kind of happy that I am not duplicating synths etc.
I have new inspiration to knock up some dance tracks now, Prodigyesque sounds as the distortion sounds are very good.
With V2 being a free upgrade and the promise to import samples plus more I would recommend this to anyone with £280 to spare. No I dont work for Spectrasonics, I am quick to critise when things are not good (Cubase 8 issues for example) so by the same token I am happy to publish positive comments.
One thing that did put me off before buying was the lack of demo’s on youtube showing the standard patches.
There are a few video’s but none that do it justice with regards to the standard supplied sounds.
If i get time i may post a vid showing off say my fav 30 patches.