The new version 1.3 updates offer real-time performance sync capabilities, which allow all three of Spectrasonics virtual instruments to be used together in new ways. The new Latch and Trigger modes are geared for electronic music performers as they allow real-time creation of complex, multi-layered performances with full synchronization between multiple Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX parts without the need for traditional sequencing techniques. New performance and live remixing techniques are now possible as any incoming MIDI data to these instruments can now be quantized in real time.
Spectrasonics has also taken its Groove Lock™ technology further in V. 1.3 and applied it to the multi-stage envelopes in the STEAM engine. This advancement allows all of the envelopes in Omnisphere and Trilian to be "groove-locked" from external sources and will automatically create rhythmic envelope patterns simply by dragging standard MIDI files from Stylus RMX and dropping them on the Envelope displays.
Spectrasonics is including new patches from its sound design team that use and show off the new features of V. 1.3. The team is also including a special new V.I.P. Omnisphere Library they've created for users who own both Omnisphere and Trilian. The library uses the core libraries of both instruments with Omnisphere's advanced synthesis to create new sounds.
Specifically for Trilian users, the sound design team has created new “produced” multis for the electric and acoustic basses in the 1.3 update, which are designed for instantly cutting through heavier rock and pop mixes.
The Omnisphere and Trilian version 1.3 updates will be released on April 20, 2010, as free downloads for all registered users. Omnisphere has a retail price of $499 U.S.; Trilian has a retail price of $299 U.S.; and Stylus RMX Xpanded has a retail price of $399 U.S.