Welcome to OD2 (beta!)

It sure feels good to be back online! It’s been a long, hard slog to get things refreshed, and technically we’re still in beta mode – hey, if it’s good enough for Google it’s good enough for us!  We’ve revamped the studio, something you’ll see in upcoming videos, we’ve redesigned the site, but the important thing is our entirely new focus. We want to be your favourite place online to come and learn about music and how to make music at home, read the best reviews, get tips and tutorials, and hang out in the brand new forums!

As we mentioned we’re still ironing out the odd crease here and there, and that includes migrating all the posts and putting everything into our brand new categories, but if you see anything out of the ordinary please let us know. It’s a bit of a funny time to relaunch, as I’m about half a day away from jumping on a plane to Frankfurt for Musikmesse, the show where new and exciting equipment is guaranteed to be unveiled. We’re going to update over the course of this week with our pick of the pack from Messe, and then starting next week we’ll be jumping head first into our brand new posting schedule. Suffice to say, you’ll have something new to peruse every day.

We’ll also be launching our brand new, totally free course soon after returning from Frankfurt, OD-101! We’ll start with an ebook that’ll take you through everything you need to know to get started, and follow it up with a video course that’ll make things even more clear!

So, without further ado why not register now and jump into the forums – grab your alias before someone else does!

All the best – and please, get in touch with anything at all you want to say,


  • r3dn4l

    Congratulations are in order!
    I am enjoying the changes and also a drastic speed improvement. it looks like somebody has done their job right :D

    One thing strikes me as odd: I’ve registered to your site and am currently logged in but to post a comment I have to login as guest or with disqus/google/yahoo/facebook. Could this be more streamlined? Let me know what you think.

    I will let you know if I see/find something else out of order, and in the meanwhile enjoy the Messe. Cheers.

  • r3dn4l

    Oops… my bad :(
    It’s kinda streamlined already :) – I post as guest with my e-mail and then my post in the frontend has my avatar and you can see my profile. 

    • Chris

      Hey r3nd4l, cheers for getting in touch – we’re happy with the speed improvement too. The commenting system is up in the air at the moment, we’ve been happy with Disqus in the past but I’m inclined to agree with you in that a single sign on would be a better way of doing things. In the coming week we’ll figure things out and get it a little more streamlined!

  • Christopher James Austin

    Hey guys. love the new site and some of the concepts. obviously it’s a beta and has a lot more that needs to go in there however, i keep getting a failed login after taking all of the correct steps. (user djchezeberger if it doesn’t show up when i post this)

    • Chris

      Hi Chris, thanks so much for the compliment. We’ll look into this as a point of priority – have you activated your account through the email link that gets sent out?

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