TRICKS & TIPS

How to Master Omnisphere FX Rack

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ADRIAN EARNSHAW, Musician and Composer
10 October 2022

Hey everyone, hope you are all doing great. In this short blog post, we are going to take a look at the FX rack within Omnisphere. This is a quick way to take a bland patch and twist it into something very different, and ultimately, interesting to the listener of your next opus.

Omnisphere allows you to add FX to each individual layer. This gives you a great way to manipulate your that particular layer without effecting the other layers within the patch. However, if you want to add the same type of reverb or delay to the whole patch you will need to use Common channel. Any effect that you drop into there will be used by all four layers, or as many layers as you are using.

How to Master Omnisphere FX Rack
Tutorial video by Adrian Earnshaw

For more control, you can use the AUX channel. This allows you to put effects in that channel that will immediately change your sound. A great example is, you may want to add reverb to just the tail of your pad sound. If you put a reverb on the AUX channel and assign the mod-wheel to the AUX Send, you can just add reverb as and when you require it. There’s nothing to stop you stacking effects either. You could have a main reverb for the whole patch, and then just add additional amounts for the tail of the sound.

“This is a quick way to take a bland patch and twist it into something very different, and ultimately, interesting to the listener of your next opus.”

We have only just scratched the surface in this blog post. In a future blog post and video we will be delving deeper into the FX rack inside Omnisphere. You are not limited to just using the mod-wheel to adjust the amount of effect you add to your sound. It is possible to modulate all sorts of different sources to adjust the effects as you play. So you don’t miss the next post, sign up to the newsletter below and be amongst the first to receive news, tips, reviews and music releases direct to your inbox.

If you haven’t already watched the video about how to master the FX rack inside Omnisphere, you can grab it by clicking on this link.

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