Spectrasonics has announced a major update of their flagship software synthesizer, Omnisphere 2.5. With the new version, Omnisphere becomes the first software synth in the world to offer Hardware Synth Integration, which transforms over 30 well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive hands-on controllers that unlock Omnisphere’s newly expanded synthesis capabilities. This promises to make using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth. The extensive new update also features a newly announced hi-resolution interface, new Granular Synthesis capabilities, and a new sound library of over 1000 brand new sounds, bringing the total number of included sounds to over 14,000.

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5 is available now for $499. Version 2.5 is a FREE update for all registered Omnisphere 2 users. Version 1 users can upgrade for $249. Omnisphere 2.5 requires macOS 10.10 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.