FAQ

Website

I can't login.
I've lost my password.
How can I update my plug-ins?
How can I register my plug-ins?
What are the alternative payment methods?

Plug-ins installation

When I try to install the plug, the installer tells me me that my key is invalid.
I've lost my plug-in registration key.

Products

What's the hell is Melohman?
Which standard are supported?
My host does not let me automate some parameters. What can i do?
My plug-in does not seem to receive MIDI.
When I load a preset from the "load" button, the sound does not change.
What's the best way to save my presets?
I'm finding that the VST-AU wrapped versions (using FXpansion's VST-AU wrapper) of the plug-ins seem to change presets when I do a save in Logic 7.1 and logic 6.4.3 - usually to some extreme setting that creates a horrible noise and endangers my speakers!
How can i get the Muse Receptor version of the plugins?
How do I send these mysterious NRPN MIDI commands to adjust LFO phases?

Macintosh specific

Will the plugs work for PPC processors?
The plug-in does not pass AU validation.
The plug-in crashes validation.
The plug-in crashes the host
I experience cracklings and CPU spikes using Melohman synthesizers
I have bought Ohm Force Experience boxed version, and the AU plug-ins won't work.
The plug-ins make Digital Performer crash while using them in mono to stereo mode.
The installer reports an error while installing.
When I double click the installer .bin file, it opens Toast.
Minimonsta Mac stand-alone quits on launch.
Minimonsta Mac stand-alone still quits on launch.

Hosts related questions

Under Tracktion, the plug-ins settings change when i save my project!
My plug-in installed fine, but Cubase SL3/SX3 does not recognize it (the plug-in is not in the plug-ins list).
I experience clicks in EnergyXT while morphing presets.

OhmBoyz

Can i synchronize one of the LFOs to my song?
How can I use OhmBoyz as send effect and mute the dry part?

Quad Frohmage

I experience clicks in EnergyXT while morphing presets.

Ohmygod

The plug-in makes no sound.

Melohman synthesizers and effects

The plug-in uses too much CPU when morphing using the Melohman octave.

Website

I can't login.

Make sure that your username - not your email! - is correctly entered. If you think that password is wrong or if you can't remember it, there is an option to recover it (see below).

I've lost my password.

You can have your password sent to your email using the "Forgot password?" option in the Login box.

How can I update my plug-ins?

First of all, make sure that your purchases are registered. Log in to your site account and register all your Ohm Force products. Then click on your username to go to your products'page. Here you will find available installers (pack license offers all existing formats and free upgrades) for registered products.

How can I register my plug-ins?

Open the plug-in to register, and select 'register' in the setup menu of the plug-in. You can also register here.

What are the alternative payment methods?

The standard way to pay on our web store is by credit card or Paypal. But if you don't want to pay this way you can pay us direct bank transfert.

Bank transfer:
Account: Ohm Force
IBAN: FR89-3000-2023-3100-0007-0329-S61
BIC: CRLYFRPP

Please specify:
what is your web site account,
what is your address (for billing purpose),
and which version of the plugin you want.

Plug-ins installation

When I try to install the plug, the installer tells me that my key is invalid.

Be sure to enter both username and keycode as they were sent to you. If you received authorization by e-mail, please copy/paste those two informations. If you are using a boxed version, check for letter 'O' and number '0', as well as letter 'I' and number '1'.

I've lost my plug-in registration key.

If your plugin is already registered, then just log in and go to the list of your products. You will be able to have it sent to your email. If you never registered your product, please contact us giving us as most details (invoice number is perfect) about your purchase as you can.

Products

What's the hell is Melohman?

Here is a good definition.

Which standard are supported?

We sell and provide customer support for the following formats:
VST for Win(32-bit)
VST for Win (64-bit)
VST for Mac Intel (32/64-bit)
AU for Mac Intel (32/64-bit)
RTAS for Win (32-bit)
RTAS for Mac Intel (32-bit)

My host does not let me automate some parameters. What can i do?

Some host limit the number of automatable parameters but you can reorder them so that the most important to you are shown. Please read the section about reordering parameters in the plug-in manual.
Also the file easy_vst_automation.cfg.txt is an example of basic configuration (and most likely the one you'll need). This file will work on VST, AU and RTAS.

My plug-in does not seem to receive MIDI.

In the plug-in setup menu, check the MIDI input device. It should be set to VST (or AU) MIDI in if you want to receive MIDI from the host.
You can choose any other MIDI device as long as it's not used by another application (or the host).

When I load a preset from the "load" button, the sound does not change.

Our preset files are in fact bank presets files. Use the 1-8 buttons to activate a particular preset.

What's the best way to save my presets?

Using the Ohm Force sytem to save your presets will allow you to :
- save them by banks (so that you can then morph between related presets)
- use them on any other platform (be it AU, VST, DirectX, Mac, PC...)

I'm finding that the VST-AU wrapped versions (using FXpansion's VST-AU wrapper) of the plug-ins seem to change presets when I do a save in Logic 7.1 and logic 6.4.3 - usually to some extreme setting that creates a horrible noise and endangers my speakers!

Use the native AU versions.

How can i get the Muse Receptor version of the plugins?

You can buy those on the Plugorama website. In case you already own a Pack version of some plug-ins, or a bundle with multiple platform support, you can get those for free, also on the Plugorama website.

How do I send these mysterious NRPN MIDI commands to adjust LFO phases?

Let's suppose you want to send the NRPN command number "k". NRPN data are actually specific Control Change (CC) commands. You have to send at least 3 of them to constitute one NRPN command, in this order :

  • First, send the "coarse" part of the NRPN number. CC 98, value xx. If k is less than 128, xx equals 0. If it is greater or equal to 128, xx equals the integer part of k divided 128.
  • Second, send the "fine" part of the NRPN number. CC 99, value yy, where yy is the NRPN number k you want to send. If k is greater or equal to 128, yy equals remainder of k divided by 128. Said differently, it is k minus < xx times 128 >.
  • Finally, send the "coarse" part of the NRPN value. CC 6, value zz, where zz is the LFO phase in range 0 - 127.
To know the NRPN-LFO associations, check your product's manual.

Macintosh specific

Will the plugs work for PPC processors?

No, we stopped offering them a while ago. Customer support is no more available for these versions.

The plug-in does not pass AU validation.

Please download the latest version of the plug-in. If it still does not pass validation, please send the validation report here.

The plug-in crashes validation.

Please download the latest version of the plug-in. If it still crashes validation, please send the validation report and the crash log here. The crash log can be found in your ~/Library/Logs/Crash Reporter/ folder. The file to send is the file which name contains something about auval.

The plug-in crashes the host

Please download the latest version of the plug-in. If it still crashes the host, please send the crash log here. The crash log can be found in your ~/Library/Logs/Crash Reporter/ folder. The file to send is the file which name contains the host name.

I experience cracklings and CPU spikes using Melohman synthesizers

Open the Energy Saver options panel, and set the CPU to "Highest". Contact the mac support if the problems persist.

I have bought Ohm Force Experience boxed version, and the AU plug-ins won't work.

Please download the latest version of the plug-in. You will have to create an account on our site, and then register your OFE on our site here: register.

The plug-ins make Digital Performer crash while using them in mono to stereo mode.

Please download the latest version of the plug-in.

The installer reports an error while installing.

Search for the installer log, open it with a text editor.

  • if you find "error -47" this means that some application is opened (probably your audio host), and the plug-in cannot be written. If you still have the problem, simply reboot your mac and relaunch the whole installation process.
  • if you find "error -5000" this means that you don't have enough rights to install the plug-in. Please install with an administrator account. If it still fails, please check the folder path above the error, and check folder permissions.

When I double click the installer .bin file, it opens Toast.

Please drag'n'drop the installer .bin file on Stuffit Expander.

Minimonsta Mac stand-alone quits on launch.

Please delete the folders "Ohm Force" and "GForce" in your ~/Library/ folder. This will also reset your Ohm Force plug-in preferences. If you want to keep your plug-in preferences, please contact the Ohm Force mac support.

Minimonsta Mac stand-alone still quits on launch.

Please delete the folders "Ohm Force" and "GForce" in your ~/Library/ folder. Then open the standalone, and choose a playback buffer length compatible with your audio card.

Hosts related questions

Under Tracktion, the plug-ins settings change when i save my project!

This may happen when two Ohm Force plugins are following each others in on a track.
This is because Tracktion connects the two plug-ins via MIDI. When you save your project, the upstream plug-in sends MIDI controls to the downstream plug-in, changing it's setting! So, what can you do?
Disable the MIDI output of the plug-in by default. First select 'None' as MIDI out device in the setup menu, then save your configuration (settings -> save), and set this file to 'auto-load'.

My plug-in installed fine, but Cubase SL3/SX3 does not recognize it (the plug-in is not in the plug-ins list).

It seems that Cubase does not always scan properly the VST plug-in folder, and 'forget' some plug-ins.
Re-install the plug-in in a new folder (for example 'tempVSTPlugin'), and in Cubase register this directory as a VST plug-ins directory. This is done in the 'Device'-> 'Plug-in information' menu of Cubase. Then restart Cubase and check the plug-in is correctly listed. Otherwise, contact us.

I experience clicks in EnergyXT while morphing presets.

Disable the plug-in MIDI output in the plug-in setup menu (select none instead of VST). This happens only with Quad Frohmage as far as we know.

OhmBoyz

Can i synchronize one of the LFOs to my song?

Yes, this is possible by sending a specific MIDI NRPN to the plug-in. It's also possible to change the MIDI mapping, and assign a Control Change for this.
Refer to the documentation for more information.


How can I use OhmBoyz as send effect and mute the dry part?

Unfortunately there is no good way to achieve this. If your OhmBoyz setting is not multi-tap and the unique tap is not delayed, you can lower and mute the Predelay level.

Quad Frohmage

I experience clicks in EnergyXT while morphing presets.

Disable the plug-in MIDI output in the QF setup menu (select none instead of VST).

Ohmygod

The plug-in makes no sound.

Check the playing mode of the filter. If it's set to 'MIDI poly', it will only output something if you send it MIDI notes. Set it to 'Classic' or 'MIDI mono' to hear something without playing.

Melohman synthesizers and effects

The plug-in uses too much CPU when morphing using the Melohman octave.

Lower the Melohman density in the setup menu of the plug-in.

Liam Howlett

Oh shit! These fellas are the shit!

The Prodigy


Rick Wakeman

There's simply nothing out there that comes close to this little beauty [Minimonsta:Melohman].

Yes


Tom Rowlands

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The Chemical Brothers


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I'm a fan of your twisted Ohm minds.

Depeche Mode


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Synth guru w/ Eurythmics, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder...


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Skrillex

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I started with Frohmage [...] and then gradually bought the rest. My favourites are OhmBoyz, Predatohm and now Symptohm, but I use them all...

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Nine Inch Nails


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