Ohm Studio F.A.Q.

What are minimal requirements to use Ohm Studio?
Is it possible to download a copy of my project on my computer?
Is there a storage and/or bandwidth limit per account?
Where are the built-in plugins stored in my computer?
Can I use plugins other than VST?
Why are some MIDI Patterns greyed out?
Will there be any new Ohm Force plugin in the future?
Is it possible to jam online?
Is it possible to communicate via a Skype-like tool from inside Ohm Studio?
I’m already using a DAW which I’m satisfied with. Why should I switch to Ohm Studio?
How does copyright apply to songs created in Ohm Studio?
I want to uninstall Ohm Studio. How should I do?
I want to delete my account. How should I do?
I have an Ohm Studio account and a Steam account. Can I merge them?

 

 


What are minimal requirements to use Ohm Studio?

 

Mac
Intel Processor
OS: 10.5.8 or later
RAM (Gb): 2 or more
Hard Disk Space (Gb): 1 or more depending on usage
Fast Internet connection recommended but not necessary

 

Windows
Minimum Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 (SSE2)
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
RAM (Gb): 2 or more
Hard Disk Space (Gb): 1 or more depending on usage
Fast Internet connection recommended but not necessary

 

 

Is it possible to download a copy of my project on my computer?

 

While your samples and other project data are locally available as cache on your computer, it's currently not possible to download a user-friendly back-up, but such feature will be available in the future along with offline mode.

 

 

 

Is there a storage and/or bandwidth limit per account?

 

Currently there is no limit, but we reserve the right to set some in the future. Note that all subscriber accounts will be limited to no fewer than 200 Projects as soon as offline is implemented.

 

 

 

Where are the built-in plugins stored in my computer?

 

You won’t find them in your VST folder because they are not standard VST plugins and can only be used in Ohm Studio.

 

 

 

Can I use plugins other than VST?

 

Unfortunately, no. Please keep in mind that Ohm Studio is both for Windows and Mac and allows for real-time cross-platform collaboration. This implies a lot of constraints and issues, which makes the most widespread plugin format a sound choice in our opinion.

 

 

 

Why are some MIDI Patterns greyed out?

 

If you see grey Patterns that don’t play, it’s because they command a Plugin you don’t have: a frequent collaborative case, actually. Yet, a solution exists and it’s called collaborative freeze. This will let you listen to how it’s supposed to sound like.

 

Note that you can still access the MIDI notes and information contained in those Patterns. Just copy and paste them onto a Track that can make sound. Et voilà!

 

 

 

Will there be any new Ohm Force plugin in the future?

 

Who knows?

 

 

 

Is it possible to jam online?

 

No (not yet?). By real-time collaboration, we mean a bit of audio recording or MIDI notes being uploaded immediately onto the server and being available to other members for playback as soon as they are created, which is not absolutely equal to while they are being done. As of today, we don’t know of any technology that allows for real-time jamming with satisfactory latency, neither is it our immediate purpose to offer such service.

 

 

 

Is it possible to communicate via a Skype-like tool from inside Ohm Studio?

 

Not yet, but running a Skype/Google Hangout conference in parallel with an Ohm Studio session has proven comfortable and is already a common practice.

 

A more integrated solution is on our wishlist but like every other feature implementation, it’s a matter of time and... demand. So let us know if you tried Ohm Studio and think this would truly improve the experience of music collaboration

 

 

 

I have an idea for improving the software. Whom should I contact?

 

We are of course open to ideas and suggestions, although we can’t implement all of them. You can write us at contact@ohmstudio.com or share your ideas on the forum.

 

 

 

I’m already using a DAW which I’m satisfied with. Why should I switch to Ohm Studio?

 

You can keep your DAW! There’s no rule dictating you must use only 1 DAW. Many people use more than 1 for various reasons: one excels at mixing, another one is best for quickly capturing ideas on the fly, etc. Ohm Studio, we think, has the most advanced collaborative solution out there and will change the way you work with other people in music production. Plus, the Ohm Team is working hard everyday to improve it feature-wise so as to meet the current standards. 
You may also want to read our "Shall I Buy ?" page.

 

 

 

How does copyright apply to songs created in Ohm Studio?

 

As with any other DAW or any other physical studio: it's not because people can access what you create that they have rights to do anything with it. As indicated in the Terms of use, it is not our business to manage copyright. We only provide tools. Use project rights wisely to protect your projects where copyright is at stake. Now while it's obviously easier to steal IP in a collaborative context, it shall also be noted that Ohm Studio also works like a registration system for IP creation thanks to the snapshots. Once you've recorded something in Ohm Studio it's time stamped and you can prove anteriority if it ever comes to that - in a way that is unhackable. 

 

 

 

I want to uninstall Ohm Studio. How should I do?

 

  • To uninstall the Mac version of Ohm Studio, please click here to download a utility program that will help you remove all files associated with Ohm Studio
  • To uninstall the Windows version of Ohm Studio, please use the Uninstall utility available in the Windows Start Menu (All Programs > Ohm Force > Ohm Studio > Uninstall Ohm Studio)


More information is available here.

 

 

 

I want to delete my account. How should I do?

 

Please write us at contact@ohmstudio.com. We will meet your request as soon as possible.

 

 I have an Ohm Studio account and a Steam account. Can I merge them?

 

Yes. Please check our how to.

 

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