Posts Tagged ‘minimonsta

24
Jun
09

Minimonsta review by german magazine Amazona.de

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German music production magazine “Amazona” has posted an in-depth review of the Minimonsta:Melohman, which you can read here, automatically translated by some Google robots. But any german ohmfriend could help? Because we’re quite intrigued with the first phrase, that says that “Once the name appears, get all glassy Äuglein and wet hands.” ? Glassy “Auglein”? We are even afraid of imaging what body part they could be talking about. Anyway, 4 pages later, we’ve well understood the last words: “It says only one thing: If already a virtual-analog plug-in, then you should GForce / OhmForce MiniMonsta with the final choice.” No need to say that this article has made our day, thank you german Amazonas!

11
Jun
09

Moog Voyager vs. Minimonsta:Melohman

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“Can the pupil overcome the master?”, one may ask. You’ll now be able to see with your own eyes and – specially – listen with your own ears: rhythminmind from the “Signal to Noize” blog posted an in-depth comparison between the real Moog Voyager hardware synth and our Minimonsta:Melohman virtual instrument. Listen to the 24bit samples of each waveform then take a look at the graphs….

07
Jun
09

A GreenWizzard’s Minimonsta Video Presentation

Seventh and last cohmpetition submission comes from Portugal, from the cave of the GreenWizard, who shares with the whole ohmworld how he prepares his Minimonsta:Melohman wizardry. In this ‘more like a tutorial’ video you’ll be able to see how he tweaks each parameter section of the synth, and specially finally understand  – seeing how it actually works – that the Melohman preset morphing feature is indeed MUCH easier to use than one could imagine, and obviously one of the most powerful synth tool you’ll have in your sonic arsenal.

23
Mar
09

Minimonsta + M-Tron Pro : be aware when swallowing these together!

Could the ingestion of a “M-Tron Pro + Minimonsta:Melohman” be dangerously psychedelic? It seems that yes, it could, and if after watching this video you start to see flying diamonds coming from your studio monitors, leave a comment to the author

04
Dec
08

Penguins on Fire helped human to save the world

Second french submission at the cohmpetition! Madlab aka Penguins On Fire comes with a soundtrack called “cOhm to us”, wich is, by their own words, “the definitive solution to all the crap going on around the world !”. Intro is digital, its IDM and it’s dry and cold, as if Ellen Allien had woke up a little bit sad on a rainy wednesday. Then there are some cool cynical dialog excerpts (french just love that!) talking about the fail of the peace conference (we won’t translate everything, it will be a good opportunity for you to practice your french skills). The psychedelic delay effect on the voice…. it smells like OhmBoyz, don’t it? Melodies from the middle to end are also nice, you’d better click here to listen…

03
Dec
08

A jazzy submission for the cohmpetition

Miro from Slovenia brings us a jazzy soundtrack for Minimonsta’s world salvation, called “Gray GForce”, with a slap bass that immediately made us think on some 80’s movie soundtrack (or even the Seinfield theme), and with organic sounds such as a the drumkit and the brass-like sound that quickly takes the song in a freestyle psychedelic jazz solo, click here to listen and then checkout his MySpace profile

02
Dec
08

Some ‘world music’ to the world saving soundtrack

A third swiss submission: Alexandre Borcic aka Krakatau made a tune called “World Music” as the soundtrack for the illustrated novel. Expect a little of everything: it starts with a cold and windy ambiance, then we have some 80’s synths, as other different instruments show off, each one making its ‘solo’ moment. At the second half of the track we’ve some 70’s synths, so we’re not only talking about ‘world music’, but also about some kind of ‘trough the decades’ music..  At the end we feel as if we are in a sunny spring garden, close your eyes and you’ll see it… Click here to listen..

01
Dec
08

Gritty melodies in the cohmpetition

Harrison’s track begins with a terrific dark industrial ambiance, that made us think on Matrix’s dominated-by-machines world, when the creepy robots fly surveilling humans-being-use as energy production cells. Then it cuts to a groovy breakbeat with gritty distorted melodies: “Via a series of your machines i have made a little ditty to accompany your story of the world today. I’ve broken it down into “early dark days”, “attacking monsta times” finished with “happy dance moments” – clearly the way out of global crisis.”, explains Robin with his own words.Click here to listen…

28
Nov
08

Japan joins the Minimonsta army

Being the second world economy, Japan is indeed already suffering the consequences of the global crisis. So nothing more natural that a japanese guy had joined our Minimonsta salvation army. When it starts, we think that it will be a Daft Punk influenced track, but not at all: with a puzzle of little sonic pieces, Hideki Takimoto goes in the IDM path, sometimes reminding us Akufen, but with a psychedelic middle part that leaves no doubt that we’re talking about his own original style. Click here to listen…

28
Nov
08

Loosing his musical “virginity” showing his soundtrack for the Minimonsta cohmpetition

“I wanted the track to follow along with the structure of the novel’s narrative if it is read at a fluently paced standard and also complement the image aspects in great detail.  I wanted to take you on a sound-walk through the images starting in a state of robotic mind control where we are then imprisoned in a so called “credit crunch”  caused by human greed; debt entrapment and inexplicable governing techniques resulting from corruption and back-seat puppet masters whispering in the background; while their puppet people stand around being photographed and making a mockery of the world. The track starts to gradually build into a great big explosion of deep minimonsta:melohman bass (probably from a top secret beer friendly location) and the rehabilitation of all greed struck peoples of the world who are everted by the ultra low frequencies of the globally resonating minimonsta:melohman waves. Eventually they start to be free and play there own sounds and the world is amass with minimonsta:melohman frequencies circulating through the airwaves and renewing humankind’s creative and innovative characters. The people of the rejuvenated world dance and cheer and minimonsta:melohman frequencies ring until the end of time.”

Kylo Alexander from UK started his career with the right foot, as he told us that it’s the first time he shows his music to a public audience. Well Kylo…. I’m afraid our blog is not exactly what we could call “massive audience site”, but if a half dozen guys come to know your work, it’s already a “debut”, isn’t it ? 😉