Denis Klutch is an ohmfriend from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He’s a former chiptune/tracker composer, but there’s a piece of gear that made him come to the DAW+plugin side of the force. Beside kick and snare sounds, which have been created with his Waldorf Attack, all his tracks were made with Symptohm:Melohman Performer Edition. There’s a remix for Sasha’s Mongoose and another for Beastie Boys’ Body Movin’ – among some other lo-tek tunes..
Archive for October, 2009
You might have already seen the two official Ohm Force tutorials but, lucky you, until today you’ve never been able to watch these unreleased scenes. Candles, satanic rituals, external shooting and dance steps. With this “The Ohm Side of the Moon Vol.1″ you’ll understand that the Ohm backstage is actually frightening froody, despite the brain damage that coding plug-ins can make. Beware, there will be more never-before-seen footage during next weeks and months…
Zombies have always been excellent company for a weekend. A point of view that our ohmfriend John H. Van Eaton very probably shares, specially after his recent work on the FX and soundtrack for new Urbanchillers’ horror comedy movie “E-Discordia Dating for Zombies & the Undead” trailer. A lot of Symptohm:Melohman, several Ohmicide:Melohman spices, some Quad Frohmage sugar and a loads and loads of blood!
Being a Celldweller fan. It’s the kind of thing we think that happens only at other people’s families, until the day we surprisingly see it happening within our own kingdom. And what should we do, then? Well, if you think we’re going to lock a friend in one of Ohm Force cave’s abandoned dark rooms and feed him with a defrosted pizza, you’re completely mistaken! We’re open minded people and we do accept – and respect – our friends as they are. The proof is that we’re even sponsoring FIXT’s current Celldweller remix contest, which offers prizes from Ohm Force, Fabfilter and Cakewalk: if you appreciate his electronic-and-almost-trance-metal-rock, don’t miss this opportunity to have fun, show your skills and grab some gear. Nevertheless, Klayton/Celdweller is a first-time Ohmicide:Melohman user, what shows that he’s indeed a clever guy. And it’s true that he sculpted some very nice distorted landscapes in his tunes, which fits very well with his…. euh… we better stop here, otherwise you’ll start to think that there’s more than one fan here. Not at all, everything is under control!
One of Ohm Force’s most important goals has always been to deliver top quality audio plug-ins at attractive prices. That’s what we’ve been doing since the very first beginning nine years ago. Nevertheless, despite our internal Ohm values one external and global factor came to change these proportions. Last year’s financial collapse has been like a worldwide earthquake and, in addition of all its global consequences, here at the Ohm Force headquarter it made us think a lot about how we’ve been managing our own activity as plug-in makers. And which directions we’d want to take from now. We don’t aim to perform any in-depth analysis of capitalism’s current situation: as a music software company we’d just want to tell you what have been our thoughts. And specially the actions coming from them.
Even when talking about great effects, we do believe that audio plugins are not supposed to be something expensive, exclusive for those with big budgets. We don’t want to let Ohm Force’s effects become some more “plugins for rich people”, what started to happen specially from our American customers’ point of view due Euro’s recent big rise. A few marketing directors could say that there are still enough music producers with comfortable budgets in the world to keep the plugin industry going on but, at least for us, it wouldn’t be fun anymore. So why shouldn’t we go beyond the attractive pricing? Shouldn’t good software for make good music actually be affordable, still being a part of the huge revolution made by the computer based music production? Not only it’s time to ask ourselves these questions but also to take the initiative to answer them, instead of just waiting other people to do it.
So as an audio software company Ohm Force is doing its part and announcing: we’re globally reducing our advertised prices. And it’s not a promo: it’s for real and forever. We still do want to make money and be rewarded for our hard work: it’s still business, but let’s keep it reasonable.
High quality professional audio plugins. And still affordable.
When we say dropping prices, we really mean it: not only the plugin’s licenses are globally MUCH more affordable when purchased individually, the big ALL-ALL Bundle can now be grabbed by only 299€. By the way, we’ve benefited from the moment to tide up our bundle’s section and now live performers can choose the ALL-Live Bundle, containing the plugins from which features are specially suitable for live tweaking: Ohmicide:Melohman, Symptohm:Melohman and the Quad Frohmage – the three for only 199€. The first two, as the Melohman part of the name suggests, have extended preset morphing capabilities: it’s possible to morph from one preset on the fly to another using a midi keyboard controller, with a full set of configurable parameters. The latter is one of the most powerful and tweakable filter banks out there, with an advanced XADSR module, 6 midi controlled envelope followers, 6 event generators, among many other killer features.
The bottom line.
You already know Ohm Force’s mindset. It’s just about reading our mails or taking a look at our whacky website to realize that we have never had a corporate approach of what we do. We’re a 100% indie company, with no investors behind us, just a bunch of friends working on an old apartment office near a train station, trying to do everything by ourselves. Of course we’re glad to sell plugins forsuperstars, but we’re even happier when an indie youngster make the effort to invest in some Ohm Force plugins to pimp his home-studio. There are still so many new talents to be heard, so music heads of the world, let’s spend less, and produce more!
Onili is cool girl from Tel-Aviv, Israel, who makes a sound that mixes electronica, rock and a bit of punk. She’s a superstar there, and year after year the european audience is being aware of this pink girly live act. Which parisians will be able to see in 2 days, in her concert at Le Reservoir. Have we mentioned she’s a longtime ohmfriend, having already tweaked every knob and parameter of all Ohm Force’s plug-ins? If you’re in Paris don’t miss it, all info in the flyer below. If you’re far away from here, you can at least grab this free to download Mp3 she’s offering to the Ohm community…
The day after his concert in Paris our ohmfriend Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater came pay us a visit at the Ohm headquarter. Good organic coffee, plugins interface’s drafts on the wall, a wonderful view to a decadent square and a nice Ohm shirt. Thanks to him you’ll be able to take a look of some ohmies’ faces and we’ve been able to – during yet another afternoon – not be complicit in the inhuman productivity.