Archive for July, 2008

31
Jul
08

OhmBoyz interface’s creatures become ALIVE !

“OhmBoyz Arpeggiator”, by Ducho from Argentina! Last hours of the cohmpetition submission period and it seems it’s time for the cherish over the cake: the Ducho collective from Argentina really kicked ass with this funny – yet very useful – OhmBoyz tutorial, showing how the use “the boyz” as a creative arpeggiator-like delay tool. It’s great to see all the OhmBoyz interface creatures becoming alive and guiding us through this wonderful delay journey. Big robot’s voice and style are priceless! Ducho is a collective made of members of the LuquidArgentina, a music production house for advertisements, take a look at their site if you enjoyed the tutorial.

31
Jul
08

10th cohmpetition entry is for the Frohmage!

“FrOHMage tutorial”, by Mitchell Kehoe from Canada

Cohmpetition’s 10th entry comes from Canada: Mitchell makes an overview of our free plug-in Frohmage filter, not only explaining each feature and each knob – all the time with audio examples going on – but also showing nice tricks about tweaking more than one knob at the same time (wich could be manually or with automation) achieving nice filtering results and ideas, ready to be used in almost any kind of contemporary music.

31
Jul
08

New cohmpetition submission for the OhmBoyz!

“OhmBoyz Tricks and Threats”, by Andrea and Veit

Andrea (from Macedonia) and Veit (from Germany) are audio-related students at the Graz technical university, in Austria. These friends have done a very well job showing the world how to creatively use the OhmBoyz delay to process beat loops and percussion in general, sometimes just adding some life and spices, other times entirely changing beat’s soul and character and very often finding very exciting ways to process beat loops in order to achieve accompaignment parts for other drum loops or any instrumental arrangement. What those rabbits mean? A kind of a provocation concerning Ohm Force’s long cat supporting tradition? Rabbits are so cute, but you blink your eyes and where it used to be just two, there’s already a third one. We actually bet there’s a third one hidden in Veit’s superstylin hair cut! 🙂

30
Jul
08

Their opinion…

Our mothers always used to say we’re nice…. and modests. Should we believe them? Well, it’s true we have waited some years until updating our “They Opinion” page, where we show some comments – from a few names we like in the music scene – about our plug-ins. So during these several months we had time to receive tender words from a brand new bunch of artists that made us proud to be music production geeks. It’s wonderful when you see artists you enjoy embracing the Ohm side of the Force, and we’re talking about The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Groove Armada, The Prodigy, Peter Kruder, among others. Our moms will just love it !!!

29
Jul
08

Cohmpetition eighth submission straight from Serbia!

“OhmBoyz tutorial”, by Branislav Pakic from Serbia!

Branislav turn an melodic house loop on and during a few minutes makes an overview of all main functions and features of the OhmBoyz delay, in this “audio-don’t-stop” tutorial. While he tweaks here and there, he explains the basics of its tap configurations, feedback, feedback filtering, two tap effects and much more!

29
Jul
08

New video tutorial: how to programme the Symptohm:Melohman!

Seventh cohmpetition submission is “Symptohm:Melohman programming”, by James Brinkhoff.

From where in the world could come a video tutorial about the ferocious – yet always so smooth and organic – Symptohm:Melohman? From Tasmania, of course – the little island separated from Australia by the bass strait! Tasmanian James Brinkhoff takes us in a delightful journey beyond the filter nature of this synth – or the incredible synth capabilities of these filters – showing how to start from scratch then tweaking the existing presets in order to get “the” sound you wanted so much…

24
Jul
08

New cohmpetition submission, this time for the OhMyGod!

“Ohm Force OhMyGod!”, by Steve Mandelbaum from the USA…

Cohmpetition sixth submission is an overview of one of our plug-ins we enjoy the most: the OhMyGod! comb filter, wich comes for free at each monthly edition of the “bible” Computer Music magazine and also as a gift for the most of our bundles. Steve explains all the knobs and controls of the plug-in interface, in a kind of a visual “Quick Start Guide”. 

22
Jul
08

“FEEDBACK FUN”: new cohmpetition submission from Sweden!

The fifth submission for the Video Tutorial Cohmpetition shows some very interesting aspects of the Ohmicide:Melohman, such as the feedback control and several midi tricks concerning auto-bind, DAW automation among many others. Sven Engdahl, from Sweden, shows nice examples with electric guitar sounds, showing why Ohmicide:Melohman could be the best guitar pedal your instrument have ever had. If you like it make some noise and leave a comment at youtube video’s page!

21
Jul
08

New cohmpetition submission, this time from Germany!

“Ohm Force Ohmicide:Melohman”, by Colin Stark from Germany!

Cohmpetition fourth week brings its fourth submission, again a nice video about our beast Ohmicide:Melohman, this time from Germany, where lives our ohmfriend Colin Stark. Expect from this video tutorial not only sound examples but actually also loads of oral explanation wich help a lot to understand what role or weight each feature is having over the final result. Take a look and don’t forget to leave you comment at video’s page on You Tube if you think Colin deserves an Ohm Force ALL-ALL Bundle…

17
Jul
08

We must have fun when making music!

 

All the geeks and techie heads of the world are following the news coming from Los Angeles during this week. Why? Because of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, nowadays formerly know as “E3 Business and Media Summit”, but still the most important event for everything concerning having fun with electronic devices. And if when you think about having fun and about electronic devices you automatically think about music, you’re not wrong at all. Ohm Force always tried to create plug-ins that have an entertainment approach to its state of the art technical features, with our funky skins interfaces (who said technical excellence must be boring or cold?) – so we’re know excited to see that this mindset became a huge entertainment trend, and that the game market is finally  realizing that making music could be one of the funniest activities ever. Take a look at this interesting review about this musical gaming trend…