Cohmmunity Report #114 Jun 2012

 

Hello everyone! The Open Beta started two weeks ago and we felt that a kind of update about how things have been going so far would be of interest to most of you. The present bulletin is an opportunity to give you useful hindsight about what we're planning to do.

 

First, figures. You, people of the Ohm Studio universe, have now capped the 10,000 residents. It's less than a MMO, but unlike some MMO users, you guyz actually have real talent, which can be found using the search engine. To give you an idea, there are currently:

...whom you can all contact via private message, show your track to and ask for a mighty hand.

 

And if you're seeking to join some ongoing project, there are already some:

Projects as well. A good deal of the mare public, meaning that the door is open and that you can join right now.

 

Of course, members of the proud "cohmmunity" come from everywhere. Although the vast majority (6,000+) chose the tag "English", you can as well find 1,000 French speakers, 425 Japanese, 212 Swedish, 5 Italians, and... ok, just 1 Greek. For now!

 

Also for what it's worth, the most used mood tag is "Dark" (300) versus fewer "Bright" ones (106). Even worse, there are 250+ "Agressive" projects versus only 67 "Romantic". Death Metal, anyone?

 

Second, quality. In fact, creating thousands of "Just testing" accounts doing nothing except uploading a mixdown and running away would not really fuel a big firework of collanboration, would it? That's why it's good to see than in two week of a beta version - and from a crowd already owning top rated sequencers - emerged already plenty of pretty impressive projects. Some examples:

 

  • Take four experimented musicians, remove distance- and time constraint, and in a few days... rock happens. This is work in progress, but still, what a proof of concept!

 

  • In the meantime, Harry and Jamie never seem to stop adding one great pop song after another.

 

  • And, of course, we have plenty of digitalish sounding music too. Here's another power duo, Tank Head and Smash_Atoms, with an ode to Mr. Neumann.

 

We also tried to organize our very first cohmmunity event. Not a public success, we must admit (lots of subscribers didn't show up at all, grr!) but the few here had a good time widly composing with strangers. More importantly, we took good notes of everything that went wrong. We will try to improve things for the next one.

 

Oh, and obviously, beta being beta, there have been already 3 updates in the last two weeks. Check the latest release note.

 

That's enough for one day and we'll make it shorter next time. If you want to submit relevant info for the next reports, just send a message to Red_Force.

mbrhamburg
mbrhamburg

go ohmies! Nice first report. Caused by so many other things i did not notice that so much music - and so much people rocking - is to find in this cohmmunity. Means not only electronix and synths. Will do my best to contribute in future.

CD-Songs
CD-Songs

Hi! I aim to try to redress the imbalance on the romantic front. Hehe! See if you can pick out the 'Love Theme' from my medley of songs from 'Main Line' - The Musical !

Red_Force
Red_Force
@ profdaper : we'll do weekly update on the specific cohmunity matters. Not only about figures, but what's going on, what are the project, the people, etc. @ griels : we'll announce the next event on Monday. That should give you a chance to make up for it ;-)
griels
griels

Yeah, really sorry for the Trolololo-no-show... Something urgent came up and I should have let you guys know.

Thrilled by the huge influx of users since the beta went public. Go Ohmies!

profdraper
profdraper

Good first post on this topic. Would like to see much more about how to best use the unique social networking aspects of Ohm studio, rather than the present FAQ & instructions about how to operate another DAW. Please expand on the points of difference, especially in terms of 'Open', 'Share', collaborate, versioning, etc. All good, be nice to see some more on 'scenarios'.

yellow_force
yellow_force
Indeed! Welcome back!
harry2611
harry2611

Ohm Studio Rocks!!!!!
go Harry and Jamie !!!!! he he