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Rev. 70727 released
12 October 2012
Note: this release introduced unwanted crashes that should be resolved by revision 70818.
 
  • NEW: Velocity Lane.
    You can now increase and decrease Note velocity with vertical bars.

    Toggle Velocity Lane via the Layer Menu.


    Click & drag upwards/downwards to edit velocity for selected notes.

     
  • NEW: Loop ON/OFF button in the Transport Bar

     
  • Improvement: Track freely resizable.
    Click & drag upwards/downwards the bottom of the Track Header. Track size is now a private parameter (i.e. per user) just as with Solo or Loop for example.

     
  • Improvement: Piano Roll freely scrollable
    Use the mouse wheel or the scrollbar over the Piano Keys of the Piano Roll.

     
  • Improvement: On the Dashboard, you can now choose to perform different actions for each Project by simply left-clicking on the little white arrow on the left.

     
  • Fixed: Sometimes Ohm Studio would not respond for a long time when closing a Project and coming back to the Dashboard.
     
  • Fixed: Moving a Plugin from one Rack to another and then undoing could freeze a Project.
     
  • Fixed: Bottom bar would not sync properly.
     
  • Resizing/shrinking/moving Rack- and Track Headers is now instant (no animation).

 

 

Download application here.

Previous release notes here.

Getting Better
10 October 2012

So here we are, going daily through the hoops of life with all the not so good or frankly bad parts of it. When it's too much it can be easy to lose track on everything that's actually getting better, as some put it so well (lyrics). Well, this week's theme is about that, celebrating that life actually can get better. It's pretty vague - lyrics or mood or being explicit are just options, nothing's forced - but the core of it is to picture something you want to get better, and imagine in that track that it's the soundtrack of a movie showing this thing actually improving. It can be someone's health, the state of a relationship, your bank account or your favorite soccer team. Each one her/his own, you don't have to tell others, just to make it live in the track on what you do. Hopefully well end up with something so pumped up with positive energy that the dead will rise from their graves and eat our brains with tears of pure joy :-) 


I know that I for once have a specific idea and hope all this voodoo will work ;-) So, how to be a part of it?

 

Install Ohm Studio if not done yet, set up audio, MIDI & VST path at your convenience, check the basics, then connect this Friday between 6 and at least 12 PM GMT (we'll try to get further with some help). This is the hour to be at the start of a project but you can complete on the project as long as you want. Find "Red_Force" (or if I am not here, Jamie57lp) in the chat list and send me/him this code phrase "happy sunshine!" (or scream it on the channel for maximum fun). Despite possible latency, we will quickly introduce you to a new project with other people who will all share our irreductible optimism.

 

If you can't be there, don't hesitate to prepare something in a project and invite me in (as owner, please), I'll clone it as a basis for at least one session.

 

Songs from the latest event (and their heirs) can be heard using the search box top right Energetic Event #1 to 3) . A timelapse of a collab can be watched here, or, if you're really intrigued, there's always this longer video

 

See you on Friday at the prayer!

Energetic!
4 October 2012

Energetic is a mood tag for Ohm Studio projects that sound like an expensive, awful tasting soda loaded with Taurine (unless you're French or cafeine applies much better where you live). It may sound like a bad thing but sometimes bad is good. Anyway, this week's theme is all about pumping calories into the music so we can all listen to it while working all day long in the sweat shop. All genres welcome as long as it can wake up a loaded yuppie in a Monday morning post-party!


So, how to be a part of it?


Install Ohm Studio if not done yet, set up audio, MIDI & VST path at your convenience, check the basics, then connect this Friday between 6 and 12 PM GMT (beware: it's two hours later than previously!). Find "Red_Force" in the chat list and send me this code phrase "I am the king/queen of the step" (or scream it on the channel for maximum fun). Despite possible latency, I will quickly introduce you to a new project with other people who will all share our unconditionnal love for calories per hour.

 

If you can't be there, don't hesitate to prepare something in a project and invite me in (as owner, please), I'll clone it as a basis for at least one session.

 

Songs from the latest event (and their heirs) can be heard using the search box top right One Key #1 to 3) . A timelapse of a collab can be watched here, or, if you're really intrigued, there's always this longer video

 

See you on Friday in the sweat shop!

Excuse Note
28 September 2012

Dear Ohmstudites,

 

I am writing you this to excuse my son Red_Force as he will not be able to organize the collaboration event this Saturday. I am taking him with me to see his grand parents who live in a region in France where they don't even have fiber Internet, which according to my son is mandatory to run a chat software. Also he'll probably be drunk with his grand pa's single malt before 4 PM anyway.

 

He asked me to tell you it could be an opportunity to "finish what's left in the fridge" and to go back to older collab sessions to give them some love. He also added that if someone painted his or her face in red and, pretending to be His Redness, decided to organize an improvised collab event with a silly theme, he or she would be more than welcome.

 

Anyway that's just for this week: my son will be back on Monday to organize the next official event that will take place on Friday. He wants to make it clear that Friday is now the official-that-will-not-move anymore day for the official collaboration events. That's because he's about to publish a new graphic novel, you see, so I assume he'll be invited in places to sign books and get drunk on Saturdays. Anyway I've got better thing to do than to write you a note each time so please remember: Fridays, not Saturdays.

 

One thing before I put him back in my Mercedes boot so we can hit the road : he told me he was doing a video trailer for those collabs and that he would hugely appreciate to get short web cam shots from you ohmstudites doing music in front of your computer, or at least doing nothing illegal. Please contact him via his page with a link to the file if you want to become (moderately) famous on youtube.

 

That's all, thank you for your attention. I don't get this whole Ohm Studio thing anyway.

 

Best regards,

 

Red's mum

One key
20 September 2012

 

Everybody loves music theory. Oh come on. At least some enjoy it. Well, I do. Wait. Actually I don't. I was mixing musical theory and leeks pudding, my bad. 

 

Anyway, now that we are here, here's the rule: make a project using one key that will use (at least but not exclusively) c#, f# and b in a scale of your choice (and stick to that key, I like monotony. For pitched instruments, that is. Drummers will have their usual "I don't give a damn about the key, dude" freepass for the day. 

 

So, how to be a part of it?

 

Install Ohm Studio if not done yet, set up audio, MIDI & VST path at your convenience, check the basics, then connect this Saturday between 3 and 9 PM GMT (beware of the summer time offset!). Find "Red_Force" in the chat list and send me this code phrase "you can pick my notes anytime, Red" (or scream it on the channel for maximum fun). Despite possible latency, I will quickly introduce you to a new project with other people who will all share our unconditionnal love for music theory.

 

If you can't be there, don't hesitate to prepare something in a project and invite me in (as owner, please), I'll clone it as a basis for at least one session.

 

Songs from the latest event (and their heirs) can be heard using the search box top right (Let's Dance #1 to 4) . A timelapse of a collab can be watched here, or, if you're really intrigued, there's always this longer video

 

See you on Saturday in the musicl class! No I am kidding. I am sure John Lennon would have taken the challenge any day of the week, and if he can, anybody can, right?