I recently sent a few emails to Spectrasonics re: an issue with Omnisphere. I work as an assistant for film composer John Ottman (superman returns, valkyrie, orphan, atc)
John is a big fan of Omnisphere, and uses it a lot in his films. In fact, there's a lot of Omnisphere in his film, Orphan, which came out last year.
Due to RAM issues, we run Omnisphere on a slave PC computer, which is part of a larger MIDI over LAN setup. The machines were all built by Vision DAW. He runs Digital Performer on a Mac pro. We run the instances of Omnisphere in Plogue Bidule on the slave machine. He is running the latest versions of Omnisphere, as well as plogue. He currently runs DP 7.02.
He is having a LOT of difficulties with Omnisphere notes "sticking". Basically, he gets many patches that consistently get stuck playing a note, beyond the assigned note length. This happens a lot with the Adagio String patches, for instance. So the patch plays on, and on, and on. If he sends a NOTE off signal from Digital Performer, a global kill switch command, then the instance of Omnisphere stops playing the stuck note. But obviously, this is far from ideal- we're trying to avoid it happening in the first place.
This question is kind of geared towards Spectrum- but if anyone else has advice or suggestions it would be much appreciated.
Just to be clear- we can kill the note, so solutions for killing MIDI notes aren't that helpful or needed. We're really trying to get a preventative solution for this issue to avoid it in the near future. There are a couple of projects coming up very soon that we want to use Omnisphere on, hopefully without the sticking issues!
Thanks, in advance, for your help and consideration.