But still a scene wouldn’t automate FX in Omnisphere and assign controllers to each separate effect...
Well, in a sense it would. The beauty of a VST host is that, at least in the case of Forte, but I assume in all of them (Gig Performer, Cantible, Mainstage, etc.) a scene can take the input of a control message and reroute it to whatever controller you want. In that setting, you don't change your controller setup, you just let the host decide what each slider / knob / pedal is assigned to per patch. However..... most people I know (including me) that use a Laptop live subscribe to the idea of loading samples when you set up & not loading during the show. On an old Core2Duo machine, I ran two instances of Omnisphere with all 8 parts filled up in each. The idea of calling up a scene between songs that starts loading samples (or patches in Omnisphere) would make me a little nervous. YMMV.
Makes perfect sense. If I ever ditch the K4, which I doubt, I would definitely go that route.
I’m really liking Omnispheres 2.6 update.
I just made a multi using all 8 patches, and each patch is made up of dual layers for a bigger sound.
Using waveforms I managed to get a fantastic Jon Lord sound that I could just never nail on my soft B3s or even the HX-3.
I like making my own key click attacks that are only on one patch out of 8.
It’s crunchy and finally I can add the volume I want to it.
The Analog Vibrato Effect can be used on 4 parts so it’s not too overwhelming. And each part has separate speeds and depths to get that Scanner type of chorusing and Vibrato.
It won’t do Uriah Heep but Booker T and Jon Lord it does better than my other options.
What makes this work is the effects.
You add them to the footages you want instead of applying them globally, so the Distortion is never overwhelming but authentic, just like the Vibratos getting dialed in on the right footages makes a big difference.
Still won’t replace a great 3 Oscillator Monophonic like the SE-02 but it sure does polyphonic synth patches like never before.
I just have to load a Multi now for each song. Then the MIDI Learn Assignments are saved with the Multi.