Ohm Studio is the first real-time, pro-grade collaborative digital audio workstation. Record seamlessly with distant friends and meet other Steam musicians. Learn from them, teach to them, get inspired with them...
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Mixed (221 reviews) - 67% of the 221 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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“Ohm Studio now frees us from the previous limitations that we may not have even been aware of. The future is here.”
9/10 – MusicTech

“Ohm Studio is a fantastic tool for producers and non-producers alike. It’s native and natural workflow allows collaborative creation to be a breeze.”
8.6/10 – EDMProd

“Ohmstudio 1.0 succeeds entering the world of online-music-production with an effective, interesting approach.”
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About This Software

Ohm Studio is the first real-time, pro-grade collaborative digital audio workstation. Record seamlessly with distant friends and meet other Steam musicians. Learn from them, teach to them, get inspired with them... or just invite your band to get that demo/commercial production done without the usual time & space constraint you’ve been striving for until now. Ohm Studio is a dramatic change in the way music is created and developed… and a wonderful place to hang around for every musician!

Key Features

  • Pro grade audio engine (low latency, up to 24 bit 96kHz audio, MIDI, VST plugins)
  • Pro grade features (full audio routing, unlimited tracks, automation, etc.)
  • State of the art UI providing unmatched edition in context, very fast project navigation and composition
  • Landmark FX and instruments from the Audio Industry + partner plugins (Voxengo, Poulyn)
  • Extensive sound library provided by UVI workstation "Ohm Plug"*
  • You are the most important feature of Ohm! Musicians sound better than machines and skill & talent are the key to making good tracks. Inspiration comes with emulation. In Ohm Studio like in a real studio, people matter most!

Free version is limited to compressed audio export and 16 bit audio recording. It features basic FX and UVI Ohmplug instrument. It still can use 3rd party vst plugins and you can make complete song with it (within the limit of 10 projects).


Ohm Studio Pro:
Record in 24-bit. Export to WAVE format.
Includes Ohm Studio Plugins: OhmBoyz Delay + Minimonsta Synth*
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Ohm Studio Pro XL:
Get the ultimate Ohm Studio version!
Includes Ohm Studio Pro + ALL the famous Ohm Force plugins*
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Ohm Cloud:
Ohm Cloud subscriptions for adding up to 200 cloud based tracks can be purchased HERE.

* Included as native Ohm Studio plugins only. These plugins will not work in 3rd party DAW software.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or Athlon 64
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 9 years old graphic card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX/MME compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or Athlon 64
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3 years old graphic card or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: ASIO compatible sound card
    • OS: MacOS 10.5.8
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Intel graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated sound card
    • OS: MacOS 10.5.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Original graphic card or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: CoreAudio compatible sound card
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186 of 206 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
I don't understand the other 2 bad "reviews".

I've been in this kind of business (recording music or sounds) for 8 years (i've recorded the demos of to many bands and musicians) and i can say that Ohm Studio Free Version is very good way for all the people who can't buy a SONAR or Pro Tools or a Fruity Loops Software. It includes a short tutorial for every single button you point with your mouse. It's a good way for beginners or people with a little experience with DAWs. I highly recommend it to people who wants to try to record their own demos or ideas and who doesn't want to download piracy programs or spend to much money in DAWs yet. However, everyone have different hardware so i still recommend to check your own hardware and search for it's limitations.

Take in mind that this product is oriented to people who are not professional at this kind of software but want to record their own things without spendig to much money.

Another thing, the Free Version doesn't have any plug ins and effects, BUT there are a lot of FREE plug ins on the internet and Virtual Instruments. I recommend the DSK Vsti.

This software is just great for you! At least you have a free version, so give it a chance and try it.
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160 of 240 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Music is the way I've made a living for over 10 years now. I have been fortunate enough to make it my job. I am admittedly a Pro-Tools snob. It is still an industry standard for a reason in my opinion. Though I will say that many other DAWs have closed the gap significantly and the arguments can certainly be made for a few DAWs being better for electronic or VI based sequencing. Anway, my opinions should be taken with this in mind.

My initial impressions of Ohm Studio have left me disappointed. My hope was for a fully functional DAW with a sharing feature and solid work-flow. Sadly though, the i/o options are limited, the interface is clunky, editing/mixing is slow, and the few options for customization are buried in a menu system with non-standard terminology. It bears a striking resemblance to Reaper at a glance, but lacks much of that DAWs functionality. (on a personal note, I wish that they had used a different design, Reaper has never felt right to me)

Ohm Studio is compatible with 32-bit VSTs, but not 64-bit, which is an odd choice considering that most DAWs are making a shift to a 64-bit environment. I have also heard complaints of some extremely popular VSTs not functioning correctly. Certain releases from Native Instruments, Toontrack, and Waves have all been reported. (though it is my suspicion that most of the complaints are coming from users who do not have "legit" versions of these, I have Superior Drummer and Kontakt both working fine) The most frustrating issue I've run into is the way it has handled errors thus far. BSOD has been a common occurrence for me. It is incompatible with my digi002 (my interface of choice). UPDATE: Since this review, I have it functioning with the DIGI002

In theory, Ohm Studio could be a adequate entry-level DAW for the amateur masses if they can fix some of their compatibility and stability issues. The tutorials seem thoughtful and clear. Ultimately, as it stands, you will need to pay for a premium version if you plan on creating music regularly. And it is that point where I recommend putting your money into a full-featured DAW (Pro-Tools, Reaper, Sonar, Studio One, etc). The professional applications of this software are limited at this juncture. It works as a basic music creation/recording software and while the sharing feature is a nice touch, the clunky editing and automation will leave most producers/engineers ripping out their hair.

I will be watching Ohm Studio closely though, as I hope it can be improved to become a legitimate player in professional music production. The developers seem to be driven and capable so I look forward to checking out future releases. But for now, I do not recommend Ohm Studio for audio professionals. It's just not on that level yet.
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Alright this program is amazing, let me just say that right now.

It is rather difficult to find performers for that piece/song that you want to write. I know this from personal experience as a composer... especially as one who can't seem to find a string quartet for one of my pieces.

This software, whilst I'm not positive that it's a substitute for something as good as Cubase, is decent at least as freeware. I've yet to purchase it, but the free version still allows for all of the basics that one needs from DAW software.

When you log in, you'll be immediately put into a general chat that consists of all of the other signed in users of this program. From there you can ask for advice, or ask for someone to help record or mix for a project of yours.

You can also have your friends download the free version of this software if you'd like to record them, but perhaps they live rather far away so you don't get to see them often. Maybe they live on the other side of the world and therefore are awake when you are asleep, but that won't matter with this program.

So yeah, I would definitely recommend this program. I don't know about paying for it yet, but I'll update this review if I do upgrade or get more information otherwise.
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
This is an amazing software that lets you do a ton of things. Like work with other people while your in the program, you can also mix all your tracks right there in the program so everything is easy and ready to go. Also since it has the free, pro, and pro xl you can use it if you have the money to get extra features or if your on a budget you can get the basic version.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
It has easy to use interface. Good for beginners as it has simple tutorial that allows you to start to play with it, even if you didn't had any experience with audio editors before. If you really want to you can upgrade to pro version or buy some extra adds that you prefer. I like the idea of share of projects between users and it is just fun to see what you will end up with as you continue to develop your idea with others.

I don't understand haters and any negative comments directed to new and fresh products like this software. If you don't like it then don't use it.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
A bit confusing at first, but a very unique music development software. What makes this special is that you can work on the same songs together with people all over the country. For example, I can record a guitar part and then post it, then somebody can record drums from anywhere in the world and post it over it, then bass, keys, vocals, and so on. You never know what to expect, and there's an in-app chat that lets you talk with musicians anywhere. The community is very helpful, and because of it's endless creativity, i recommend Ohm Studio to musicians of all skill levels.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
This software is pretty neat for being free. What I find the most enjoyable (or frustrating cause you cant jam in person so material can change if you are not using it, basiclly friends being ^@*@s) is that you can colaborate with a steam buddy on a music project and record and listen from seperate computers. Had some fun with this. I suggest it if you play rocksmith and actually like playing your guiar or keyboard or bass. Just dont expect anything way to fancy for free but its worth what its costs....you know nothing. Try it you might just have some fun teaching yourself something about recording software. Warning not for the faint of heart. So i only recomend if you want to dedicate the time to using it. I dont have that kind of time. Thats why you colaborate on a project :meaty:
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
10,827.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2014
Ohm studio's is the coolest recording software I have used yet.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
I want to note here and now that I have almost zero experience with audio related software, and as such this review should be viewed as a beginners opinion of the software.

Ohm Studio looks nice, and has a "slick" ui. The biggest issue I have with the ui would be that it can get complicated/ cluttered with stuff pretty fast. Overall though I think Ohm Studio does a good job with its introductory tutorial, and gives you a pretty decent idea of where to "start" using the software. Ohm Studio to me feels more focused on community projects, and the "fun" side of making music, than the "business" side, you will find alot of basic features and fun things to do with open projects that you can work on with strangers/ friends but you will find less "serious" or complicated features that more professional music/ audio tools incorporate.

Overall I like Ohm Studio, and think its a pretty good music software. The fact that its free is also a pretty big positive considering its good enough to charge for. The Majority of the above review is based on my initial opinion, I may be missing something important but overall I think I described Ohm studio accurately. You should give it a try, you may like it. Especially if your "good" at, well, pretty much any musical instrument.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Fantastic place to collaberate with felow musicians, definetly a must have!
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
When it comes to digital audio workstations, Ohm is a perfectly acceptable piece of software in the way that Fruity Loops (ahem, I mean, ~FL Studio~) is competent. In other words, if you know its limitations - and aren't expecting to be impressed past a certain degree - Ohm certainly will not fail to impress with the few core functions it has to offer.

Main perks? It's certainly more intuitive, and has a shorter learning curve than some of the heavy-hitting DAWs like ProTools. If you've ever been turned off by overwhelming arrays of synthesizer configurations and mixing boards (looking at you, Cubase), Ohm may be the program to start with. In addition, it's one of the only programs that features a live collaborative option. If you've ever attempted to integrate a project with a collaborator across multiple platforms, DAWs, or even DAW version numbers, you'll know what a MASSIVE pain in the ♥♥♥ it is to try to synchronize anything. This is what makes Ohm exceptional - and especially so because it's basically freeware.

TL;DR - Ohm is good for creating basic arrangements and experimenting with sounds, but if you're planning on doing any analog recording or serious mixing/mastering in the future, prepare to move over and invest in something with more soulpower, like third-party plugin compatibility. I've been using DAWs like Ohm for about five years, from everything from integration with live sets to full-suite mastering for commercials, and can say conculsively: Sure, Ohm is not as set-ready or reliable as Ableton Live, or mix- and recording-friendly as Apple's Logic Pro X... but it certainly does the job.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: July 21
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0.3 hrs
Posted: June 3
Don't waste your time with this garbage!


I have uninstalled multiple times, hoping that that would work.


I have also read the forums to try and find some kind of clue as to what the problem is with no results!

♥♥♥♥ this trash!
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Crysis Contained
96.9 hrs
Posted: May 15
Dont buy, very dead program was fun while it lasted just turn around and walk away there is no support at all sent 4 emails in the last week and not one of them responed to
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2.2 hrs
Posted: April 26
Dead program.
Empty promises.
Can't save your songs on your hard drive.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: March 29
I cannot attest to the paid version but the free version of this is garbage,it has no external VST compatibilty as it states and every item but 3 they are trying to sell you, if you want a great pro DAW that has a free addon to contact and even jam with others get STUDIO ONE 3 its studio one prime their free version, you need artist and a paid plugin to use external vsti but it has a plethera of instruments and capabilities attached to it, even MAGIX music maker 16 which is on steam is more friendly than this...to me as a musician who uses many DAW softwares daily this seems like a cash grab for very little, I personally wouldnt waste my time on this there are too many free DAW softwares that are better and their paid versions are even better than anything in these offerings, (QI-BALL) is my musician alias ....

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3.7 hrs
Posted: March 8
It's a good program for a price of nothing but I'm used to the workflow of ableton.
It starts like really ♥♥♥♥ing fast and all my plugin's are working
The only mayor problem I have with this daw is that there is no offline mode
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2.1 hrs
Posted: January 3
Not as functional as industry standards such as Protools and FL Studio but its a multi-user DAW nonetheless which is a handy concept. Personally, I do all my composing, processing and engineering in external applications and then load everything into Ohm purley for the sake of collaboration. In saying that, as far as DAW's go, you could do far worse for a lot more than $0.
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562.3 hrs
Posted: December 8, 2015
Ohm studio is a simple but complete DAW with a music community integrated.

Its a amazing concept for people to make music solo or together on distance and share projects both for casual and professional use. The community is a great place to meet other enthusiasts.

And also it is free for limited use (ogg compressed audio) and easier to use than more complex DAWs.

Full version includes lossless uncompressed wave file support.

Here is a guide to get you started.

-The setup needs a bit of work, with no VSTs included in the install, follow the guide^
-Lacks a integrated virtual midi keyboard for anyone without a external midi controller or someone who likes to use the computer keyboard as the central control. It may be do-able with a plug in.

I will update this review as i learn more.

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0.1 hrs
Posted: November 6, 2015
i dont really like this software because they do not give a good tutorial, and i ave no idea how to use it
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