A stand-alone desktop app for Windows and Mac
Being cross-platform and VST-compatible, Ohm Studio allows most people involved in music production to make music together. Many services labelled as collaborative music applications run within a web browser and at best offer the ability to sequence loops or record audio. Unlike its competitors, Ohm Studio is definitely closer to industry-standard applications used for composition, recording and production, while being coded from the ground up as a real-time collaborative application.
Work as usual, alone or with partners
Even if you are a newcomer in the world of music production, you will quickly feel at home in Ohm Studio. Log in to the Ohm Studio server, talk with people online, create a new project or join an existing one upon invitation. Start adding tracks and notes. Invite one or many friends to create an account on Ohm Studio and join your project. Time to sleep? Quit and resume a few hours later; marvel at the second verse that was completed during your absence. And if you like the idea of collaboration but would rather work alone at the beginning, use private tracks or private flags for projects and then unveil your contribution only when you deem it ready.
State-of-the-art document sharing algorithm
The software’s collaborative architecture is based on Flip, an innovative algorithm developed in-house that is far beyond today's standards of collaborative technology. Every member of a project can perform actions on any element of the project with no risk of generating conflicts. Undos are particularly well managed even in the most complex situations. Click here to get more detailed information.
Quick bounce to make sure everybody hears the same song.
If you work with a third-party instrument or insert an effect plugin that only you in the project have, your partners will hear no sound from their outputs. However, all you need to do is quick bounce, which will render an audio file shared across all the members.
Every move auto-saved and backed up to the cloud
The slightest change in the project is uploaded to the server and synchronized across every member in real-time. At the same time, project data is also stored on your computer in a cache folder that you don’t need to backup, because Ohm Cloud does that for you. If your computer crashes or if you buy a new rig, just reinstall Ohm Studio, log in, enter your project and get everything in its latest state... or choose a snapshot taken manually or automatically to go back to an earlier version.
Complete control over admin rights
Get admin status for each project you create. Make them private or public, hidden or visible, clonable or not. Change status later if you want. Invite a collaborator to act as admin like yourself or a collaborator that can be let go of if it need be.
Note that admin rights are completely distinct from copyright. Ohm Studio doesn’t decide any more than a physical studio or a traditional DAW who owns what lawfully, so ultimately, it’s still up to the people involved to reach agreement about this. Note, however, that Ohm Studio does provide a powerful way to establish who did what and when.
Take advantage of the cohmmunity
Browse people and projects using tags. Fill in your profile and present information about your level, the instruments you play, the genres you like. Bounce your projects to relative pages and even your profile for playback, whether they are completed or not. Mention what kind of skills you need and hopefully you will find the right collaborator to record a part or fine-tune the global mixing.