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...
User reviews: Mixed (195 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013
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"At this price point (or lack thereof), Ohm Studio is THE bang-for-buck DAW on Steam. Innovative both in sound and design, Ohm is a complete package."
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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).

Upgrades:


Ohm Studio Pro:
Record in 24-bit. Export to WAVE format.
Includes Ohm Studio Plugins: OhmBoyz Delay + Minimonsta Synth*
More info HERE

Ohm Studio Pro XL:
Get the ultimate Ohm Studio version!
Includes Ohm Studio Pro + ALL the famous Ohm Force plugins*
More info HERE

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX/MME compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: ASIO compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS 10.5.8
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Intel graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS 10.5.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Original graphic card or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: CoreAudio compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
great
people are really open to help you good software i rate it it a ten
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is the best daw I have ever used in my life, once they get that skype like feature where you can actually cam with the other person it will be so awesome! I cannot wait for that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
I love it, even better with VST plugins!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
a great social program for all music lovers
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166 of 184 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.2 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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129 of 194 people (66%) found this review helpful
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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36 of 43 people (84%) 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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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.4 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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19 of 25 people (76%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,783.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Ohm studio's is the coolest recording software I have used yet.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Interesting ideas but very buggy. Piapro Studio for Hatsune Miku V3 English would not run in it, it wouldn't sync even manually. Useless to me if it won't host my Vocaloid. And it's a big shame too because the collaborative features of Ohm are absolutely perfect for Vocaloid music because so much of it is collaboratively done. I hope things will be improved but for now I'll stick with Studio One. Also, not having any, or not many, bundled virtual instruments, makes it difficult for biginners to get started unless they are using something like an external electric guitar or singing.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Amazing collaborative recording studio, from far the best in its cloud category.

Since I started to record on Ohmstudio, I now feel lonely on other DAW's like Cubase or Logic ...
Fun and creativity guranteed !

PS: I just started to log in from steam but I have an account since almost 2 years there, so my stats won't show a lot of use from steam.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Meh. I suppose it's ok for free, but it's so difficult to come to this from Ableton 9. Very clunky, limited functionality.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Fantastic place to collaberate with felow musicians, definetly a must have!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Ohm Studio is by far the best and easiest recording software I've come across for windows so far, not that I've tried them all.

I would highly reccommend this for those who enjoy playing your music with others, as well as for the loners among us.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Great design, Great tutorial, Great music software
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
It's a great program. There are some flaws, but hell, It's better than those other free music creation tools.

Pros:
-Making music with others
-Plugins c:
-Slick UI

Cons:
-I tried using my turntables, however it's not scratching.
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