Yes..yes, I know we've only seen the tip of the tip, ...
..but I feel so glad that Eric and company have defied all of the otherwise "self appointed intellectuals" who've snarled that everyone is "getting away" from "synthesized" sounds and moving into more "real sounds".
Excuse me for being so brash......what are "real sounds"?
Ya big pussies!
Thank you Spectrum for being true to yourself and your passion!
As the preemminent sound developer for all of the synths that I've loved so much over the years, I am grateful to see that you,.... of all people have said,... f*** it!! There will never be any substitute for truly innovative sound... whether synthesized or not!!
Rock on Spectrum!!!!
With the type of music that I (and many others have come to adore over the years), none of it would be possible without the "outside of the box" thinking that you have employed time and time again for the last twenty years or so.
Make no mistake about it, Orchestral is great and awesome,... but it is confined, restrained and subject to empirical evaluation against static (though beautiful) instruments that require one to move further "into" the box , than outside of the box in order to attain greatness.
I had no idea what was coming, and I saw all of the posts regarding the guesses and the hopes, and it seems that many people had it right in fact!
Kudos to them..(for knowing the core from which you came)!
But I shuddered in my boots wondering if you would stray soooo far away from that which made you great.
I feel relieved and happy that Omnisphere is exactly what it is. A sound creation tool!!!
Justifiable or not, it seems that Spectrasonics has (for the moment) decided to let the "Orchestral" developers be the orchestral developers, and has leveraged their unrivaled talent for "sound development" to guide their destiny.
I for one am grateful, as I will never be able to compete with the "higher ups" of orchestral purity. But,... there are no boundaries or limitations for those who's audiophilic aspirations are not dependant on a "source" composite of sound that can be measured against.
So, in a big sigh of relief, I say, thank you Spectrasonics for continuing to lead the charge into the realm of new and yet unexplored sound creation!!!
You, (and a select few others) are my heroes!!!!