How to Use Omni TR with Mainstage in a Live Setting

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In this video, Ryan shows us how to use the Omni TR app, by Spectrasonics, in a live situation, along with Omnisphere and Mainstage.

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Tr Omni

you were saying u load one instance per patch in mainstage of Omnisphere, is it not the same loading time
for changing a ms patch instance of Omni as changing multis w/o mainstage , say standalone?
If not would it not be cpu heavy ?

Perhaps gig performer and mainstage have the ability to switch instantly between multis, which would be faster than unloading / loading multis in Omnisphere standalone

Omni TR

That's correct. I load one instance per mainstage patch. Mainstage then loads all of the omnisphere instances into RAM although all are not active at the same time. Only the instance for the specific mainstage patch that you have selected is active. When you change to the next mainstage patch, those sounds have already been loaded and are now active while the prior patch is deactivated. It can be CPU heavy at times depending on how many sounds you are using at once.

Up to this point, this has been the only way of seamlessly transitioning from song to song, while maintaining patch holdover and eliminating load times. If you find a better way, I'm all ears.

Thanks for reaching out.

Multi Browsing

It isn't necessary to close and re-open Omni TR for each song. If you pre-load the Multis in the Omnisphere browser, the TR app is able to browse the top 75. Switch the song in MainStage then simply browse for the correct Multi in TR and you're good to go.

Multi Browsing

So I tried what you recommended, and unfortunately I was unable to get it to work. Even tho the Multis can be 'pre-loaded' in the Multi browser, the patches themselves are not pre-loaded. When you click on another multi, it cuts off the sound of the prior multi and begins to load the one you have selected.

If you have, for example, 2 Mainstage patches loaded, and you change from patch 1 to patch 2, you still need to close the app and select the second omnisphere instance. Changing the multi itself will only change the sounds for patch 1 because that is the instance that it is still currently tied to.

If you find a better, please let me know.

Thanks

Ryan

Tr not ideal for live

Bottom line is spectrasonics tr needs the ability to connect with how many omnisphere instances are used , right now it’s optimized for standalone , maybe one day,

Response !, yay!

I thought I was alone in this, ...,after rewatching your video Ryan, I gather even Gigperformer has the same methodology as mainstage , and doesn’t reset tr Omni per patch automatically , ppl are stuck in this , also have you tried lemur to operate Omnisphere within ms?

It’s really too bad Omni tr is so outdated, to sync it up to reflect a chosen mult in Ms ( or Gp ), would be an advance.

Referenced Omnisphere sounds

Hey Ryan,

This post doesn't necessarily apply to the video above; however, I have watched several of your "walk through" videos for songs and many times can't locate the particular voices you reference in them. Are most of your voices ones that you have created and sell?
Loop Community is fantastic but honestly their sorting system for sounds is horrible.

Thanks for your time and help.

Chris

Ryan’s omniessentials volumes

Chris , I can’t answer for Ryan, but at loopcommunity I bought Ryan’s omniesstial bundles, as they’re programmed well and he uses many in his lessons, your right , u have to press info on the patches and track down the bundles yourself and he sells the the omnisphere ones sometimes per song at worshipinstitute