REALM OF OMNISPHERE II is a patchbank for Omnisphere 2.5. This bank is the follow up of the popular Realm of Omnisphere patchbank. Realm of Omnisphere II is a very versatile patchbank which is aimed at ambient, new age, Berlin school, epic, cinematic soundtrack and filmscoring music. Nearly all the patches can be modulated via velocity, modwheel and aftertouch which makes these patches very expressive. This patchbank is also highly inspired by artists like Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and others. All the patches were meticulously crafted using the internal sound sources from Omnisphere.
THE AMBIENT sounds are very atmospherical, great for filmscoring and ambient oriented music. The ambient sounds are making extesive use of Omnisphere's orb and the many lfo and modulation capabilities, which gives these patches an omnious and scary character perfect to be used for sci-fi, thriller and horror movies.
THE ARPEGGIO sounds will give you instant inspiration. Most of the arpeggio patches use three or four layers in comparison to Omnisphere's 2 two layers With the help of the envelopes, filters and velocity capabilities of Omnisphere, these patches are perfect for craeting rhythmic tracks. The arpeggio patches are making use of controller messages like modwheel and aftertouch extensively.
THE PADS are very lush and thanks to the Orb, which is turned on in some of the patches, gives them a lot of evolving motions, which is great for soundtracks, new age and ambient types of music. We can describe these sounds as epic, omnious, mysterious, magical and weird in some cases. These pads will give you instant inspiration.
THE STRINGS sound section contains acoustic type strings, luscious synth strings, old style strings, plucked strings and guitar sounds. Guitar sounds layered with voice and string sounds sound fantastic and will give you instant creativity. The vintage strings will throw you back into the 70's and 80's eras. The analog synth type strings will enhance any sound when layered with other sounds but they can sound very lush when used on their own.
THE SYNTH sounds are more synth oriented and contain less evolving moods like the ambient and pad sounds. Also epic polysynth sounds, with or without resonance, agressive synth sounds which cut through the mix like a knife through butter, are also present. The granular synthesis system is also used sometimes to give the sounds some 'bite'.
Realm of Omnisphere II only works in Omnisphere 2.5.1d or above.
Realm of Omnisphere II is also part of Synthesizer Bundle 2.
Follow the installation instructions as stated in the manual or the Installation tab above.
For Omnisphere 2.5.1d or higher
Only Omnisphere's soundsources were used
A total of 172 patches of which 139 are single patches and 33 are multis
The patches are organized via sound category
The patches can be modulated via velocity, modwheel and aftertouch
2.4 GHz or higher processor
Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
OS X 10.11 El Capitan or higher
AU, VST 2.4 or higher, AAX host software
First unzip the file you have downloaded after purchase. Open Omnisphere and click on the UTILITY button and elect Install omnisphere as shown in image 1 below.
Locate the CL-Projects - Realm of Omnisphere II folder you have just created and open the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II.omnisphere file to install the single patches and subsequently the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II Multis.omnisphere file to install the multi patches.
In case the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II bank isn't active in the left window after installation, you can access the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II single patches by clicking on the DIRECTORY tab on the top left of Omnisphere’s main window, select the User entry and then select CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II as shown in image 2 below..
To access the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II multis, open Omnisphere's MULTI BROWSER by clicking on the multis name box on top of Omnisphere’s main window. In the MULTI BTOWSER, click on the DIRECTORY tab on the top left, select the User Directories entry and then select CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II Multis as shown in image 3 below.
If you still can't see the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II single patches and/or multis after installing, click on the Refresh circular arrow button on the bottom left of Omnisphere’s main window as shown in image 4 below. . If the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II and the CL-Projects Realm of Omnisphere II Multis entries are not visible after refreshing the database, either close Omnisphere and open a new instance and if even that doesn’t help, restart your DAW.
I recommend installing the patches via the standalone version of Omnisphere 2.5 since this seems to give less problems.
Image 1 : Installing library
Image 3 - Open multis
Image 2 - Open single patches
Image 4 – Refresh database
Sample Library Review
"CL-Projects is back with Realm of Omnisphere II, the follow up to the original ambient and atmospheric Omnisphere soundset, Realm of Omnisphere I. This soundset offers 172 ambient sounds that should fit nicely into ambient or new age music.
With arpeggios, pads, strings, synths, and ambient atmospheres, CL-Projects is back with Realm of Omnisphere II, 172 patches for Omnisphere 2.5+. With an ambient tone that tends toward optimism, Realm of Omnisphere II would be a nice addition to an ambient or new age composer’s toolkit.
Inspired by artists like Jean Michael Jarre, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis, Realm of Omnisphere II offers rich, layered, and evolving sounds with an optimistic, bell-like quality. As I played through these sounds, I found myself imagining scenes of protagonist awakenings or a sunrise on a distant alien planet.Realm of Omnisphere II has been divided into five categories: Ambient, Arpeggios, Pads, Strings, and Synths.
I think I enjoyed the Ambient sounds the most. There are some great atmospheres and drones here with lots of evolving textures. Pressing a single key can lead to a ton of texture and depth, with some great surprises in store for those who have the patience to allow each sound to unfold. The modwheel and aftertouch offer subtle changes to the sounds, as well as some FX. This can be both a strength and weakness of this soundset; the subtle changes can be nice but underwhelming at times. I always appreciate sounds that change significantly via the use of the modwheel, but that is not the ethos of this soundset. Subtle, gradual changes are most of what you will find here. However, the Ambient sounds are rich and layered and beyond your standard presets.
There are several good Arpeggios on offer within Realm of Omnisphere II. Most of these sounds tend toward a brighter, bell-like tone which can be really great. I would like to have seen a little more variety in the tone of the sounds here (possibly some darker, more moody sounds), but again, the focus here is on sounds with a more bell-like, even hopeful character. There are some complex arpeggios here that I enjoyed, as well as an excellent “Big Taiko Drums” patch. This rhythmic loop was a nice unexpected find amid more atmospheric arpeggios.
The Pads continue with a bell-like and hopeful overtone and some really cool and unusual evolving FX (swirling whistles, alien-like vibes, etc.). There are also some choir pads. The modwheel and aftertouch controls are used a lot for pitch-shifting and opening/closing filters. These pads would be perfect for a dream sequence or a scene with a layered, complex, but hopeful tone.
The Strings continue the theme with a more ethereal, heavenly quality. These strings tend toward a bright and sometimes crystallized character. There are several synth string sounds here that are typical of what you would expect to find in a synth strings patch. The two standouts in this group are a patch entitled “Burning Strings” and another called “Distorted Strat.” “Burning Strings” is an analog string pad that includes the sound of bouncing grains of sound that utilizes the modwheel to slowly transpose the sound up by one octave. This can lead to a great climbing pitch-shift effect. “Distorted Strat” was a real surprise here. It is a processed combination patch that sounds as if a distorted guitar was placed in a blender with an ethereal, ambient pad. This leads to an unusual and beautiful ethereal distorted guitar that would perfectly fit into atmospheric and cinematic music.
The Synths continue the mood by offering bell-like tones, with the modwheel providing the ability to add subtle pitch-shifts on the fly. I would like to have seen more innovative implementation of the modwheel in this the soundset overall, as I did find myself wanting to hear how some of these sounds would have reacted to more creative modwheel use instead of the redundant subtle pitch-shifts, slight filter changes, etc.
As always, make sure not to overlook the multis on offer here. The multis are broken into the same five categories: Ambient, Arpeggios, Pads, Strings, and Synths.
The Ambient Multis offer 4 solid patches with lots of evolving textures. The modwheel adds interesting FX and character here. Unlike most of what you will found within the single patches, some of the sounds here have a darker quality. The Arpeggios Multis over several Berlin School-inspired patches. The Pads Multis carry over that bell-like and hopeful tone from the single patches with some FX and a bright tone. The Strings Multis have some Vangelis-inspired patches, the highlight of which is “Laws of Motion” – an atmospheric guitar pad sound that offers a beautiful atmosphere coupled with a great sounding classical-style guitar. This patch is an inspiring song waiting to happen. Lastly, the Synths Multis continue with the theme of an ethereal quality.
Realm of Omnisphere II would make a nice addition to the toolkit of a composer in need of hopeful, inspiring, and ethereal patches. There are some rich and evolving sounds here that could serve as the inspiration for some beautiful tracks.
Facts Realm of Omnisphere II includes 172 patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5+. You can purchase Realm of Omnisphere II from Sampleism for £24.99 or Synthmob for $31.99."
Sample Sound Review
"When I heard Sound Designer Frank Dierickx of CL-Projects was releasing 'Realm of Omnisphere 2' for the updated Omnisphere 2.5 I got extremely excited. This new soundbank contains a total of 172 patches and 33 of them are multis. This soundbank is a sequel to the successful 'Realm of Omnisphere' which I also had the pleasure of reviewing last year.
This first thing I would like to point out about Realm of Omnisphere II is that it is a perfect companion to the original Realm of Omnisphere. What I mean is, if you do not own the first library, then I would buy the Realm Dyad bundle, which contains both libraries containing 330 patches at a discounted price for the 2 library bundle. In my opinion, these 2 libraries work hand in hand together. However, this is a review of the second installment, so I will continue.
The sound design in Realm of Omnisphere 2 is simply put a crowning achievement. I was instantly hooked when I began recording a patch walk-through video that can be found below. The video is 2 hours and 20 min but to be honest, did not feel that long. I even ran into some problems where my capture device was not picking up the audio because of a setting issue. I was almost an hour in and had to start it all over, I should have tested it first but that's a side issue. The point is, I spent plenty of time with this library and was able to perform a thorough deep dive. I feel I can give you a clear understanding of what I like about Realm of Omnisphere 2.
These patches can be used in almost every type of electronic music. Cl-Projects states this library is inspired by artists like Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and others. Being a huge fan of these artists, I can affirm that the sound influence of this library shines through. The layers of evolving motion are thick and compelling. There are beautiful pads, haunting atmospheres, and an array of rhythmic presets. This library uses the soundsources found in the mighty Omnisphere 2.5 and is modulated via velocity, mod-wheel and after-touch.
If you would like to hear how powerful this library is, you can watch the video below and listen with a set of headphones or some good speakers. I think you'll be sold the first few minutes.
There is nothing I can say that can depreciate the value of this soundbank for Omnisphere 2.5 by Spectrasonics. The mood landscape is abundant, and the sound palette is vast. Don't pass this one up! Realm of Omnisphere 2 by CL-Projects is a must buy for 2019 and earns a 5 Out of 5 Stars!"
Steve Montgomery (Sample Sound Review)
Jean Kops: "EXELLENT SOUNDS. Actually, I already mentioned everything in the title.Wonderful sounds that can be used for many music styles."
FMicheal White:"FAVOURITE REALM OF OMNISPHERE.. Wonderful amount of awesome patches. CL-Projects has put into omnisphere. Epic goodness and definitely in my top 5 of all my 40+ omnisphere sound sets."
Jawad A.:"Realm of Omnisphere II. Brilliant set. It was an automatic purchased having used Realm Vol I for the past two years. I have found them to be extremely inspiring and I am excited to explore these new patches and their unique timbres. I’m sure they will continue to inspire me for years to come."
Dino L.: "Awesome! Thanks CL-Projets for this awesome patchs for Omnisphere!"