Troubleshooting & Questions

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1) Is Mjölnir Drums a bunch of loops or can I create my own drum tracks with it?
Mjölnir Drums is a drum sampler which allows you to program virtually any drum part you want. It is not a bunch of loops.

2) Is Mjölnir Drums mix-ready?
Generally, mix-ready is a frowned upon term. Every mix is different and thus you may always need some kind of processing to fit your overall song.
With that being said, these samples are as mix-ready as possible and will fit most metal and rock mixes without any special tricks.

3) Are the examples on the site the raw drums without any processing? 
The metalcore example on the site has some compression on the drum bus, but has no processing beyond that.
What you hear is what you get.

4) My download has failed. Now what?
In case your download stops after a while, try a different browser or more ideally; try a different internet connection.
If that doesn't work, try using the "FOR SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION" labeled downloads. These are smaller packages and should solve the issue.

5) I used up all my downloads. Now what?
If you've downloaded Mjölnir Drums on multiple occasions and used up all your downloads, simply contact support through Facebook Messenger or e-mail and we will refresh your download link.

6) I can't find Mjölnir Drums inside my DAW.
Make sure you installed the correct plugin format that's compatible with your DAW. (for example: Pro Tools 12 is only compatible with AAX plugins)
If you still can't find it, feel free to contact support on Facebook Messenger or through e-mail and we'll swiftly assist you.

1) Does The Odin come with a clean DI signal or an amped signal?
The Odin creates a clean DI signal, which you can reamp in any way you like. This means you have the freedom to use your favorite amp simulators, an Axe FX, a Kemper or even real amps together with Odin.
If you don't own any amp simulators, check out the Solemn Tones YouTube channel for a tutorial on how to use Odin Deluxe together with a free amp sim.

2) I'm using midi from tabbing software and it seems to miss notes when going through Odin. Why is that?
Midi that came from tabbing software can be in a different octave than what plugins and DAWs are used to. Make sure you click the "Octave Drop" button inside Odin Deluxe so Odin uses the same octaves as your tabbing software.

3) The program only plays weird sounds/slides on my end. Why is that?
This means you have a keyswitch activated other than alternative picking or down picking. Refer to the "active keyswitch" pane on the top right of the plugin to see which keyswitch is active.
If it says anything other than "down picking" or "alt picking", play the C0 note inside your piano roll or on your midi keyboard. If these (slide) keyswitches are being activated without you wanting it, you may be putting notes in the wrong octave.
Try using the "Octave Drop" function or transposing all notes up one octave, play the C0 note and see if the problem persists.

4) How low does the Odin go? I always play in low tunings on my 7 string guitar. Can The Odin do this? 
Odin goes down to drop F. (almost 1 octave down from standard) It should definitely be able to handle the low tunings you throw at it.

5) My riff doesn't sound human enough to me. How come?
Make sure you're randomizing velocities. A human being can't play every single note in their riff at the exact same strength. Therefore, The Odin can't sound natural if you tell it to do just that.
Highlight your notes and use the "Randomize Velocity" function inside your DAW to randomize the velocities of the notes between 70 and 124 (for fast riffs) or 100 and 124 (for slower riffs).

6) Can The Odin do clean guitar?
Whilst The Odin was definitely made with heavy riffing and chords in mind, you could use it in a clean atmospheric setting as well. Make sure you randomize velocities, use lower velocities than you would in a heavy riff and use enough effects to give it that atmospheric feel.
The Odin will never be an acoustic guitar, however.

7) Can The Odin do bass?
No. The Odin is made for guitar sampling.

1) Does The Odin come with a clean DI signal or an amped signal?
The Odin creates a clean DI signal, which you can reamp in any way you like. This means you have the freedom to use your favorite amp simulators, an Axe FX, a Kemper or even real amps together with Odin.
If you don't own any amp simulators, check out the Solemn Tones YouTube channel for a tutorial on how to use Odin Deluxe together with a free amp sim.

2) I'm using midi from tabbing software and it seems to miss notes when going through Odin. Why is that?
Midi that came from tabbing software can be in a different octave than what plugins and DAWs are used to. Try transposing the whole midi 1 octave up.

3) The program only plays weird sounds/slides on my end. Why is that?
This means you have a keyswitch activated other than alternative picking or down picking. Refer to the yellow-orange screen on the bottom center of the UI.
If it says anything other than "down picking" or "alt picking", play the C0 note inside your piano roll or on your midi keyboard. If these (slide) keyswitches are being activated without you wanting it, you may be putting notes in the wrong octave.
Try transposing all notes up one octave, play the C0 note and see if the problem persists.

4) How low does the Odin go? I always play in low tunings on my 7 string guitar. Can The Odin do this? 
Odin goes down to drop F. (almost 1 octave down from standard) It should definitely be able to handle the low tunings you throw at it.

5) My riff doesn't sound human enough to me. How come?
Make sure you're randomizing velocities. A human being can't play every single note in their riff at the exact same strength. Therefore, The Odin can't sound natural if you tell it to do just that.
Highlight your notes and use the "Randomize Velocity" function inside your DAW to randomize the velocities of the notes between 70 and 124 (for fast riffs) or 100 and 124 (for slower riffs).

6) Can The Odin do clean guitar?
Whilst The Odin was definitely made with heavy riffing and chords in mind, you could use it in a clean atmospheric setting as well. Make sure you randomize velocities, use lower velocities than you would in a heavy riff and use enough effects to give it that atmospheric feel.
The Odin will never be an acoustic guitar, however.

7) Can The Odin do bass?
No. The Odin is made for guitar sampling.

8) Does The Odin work with Kontakt Player?
Kontakt Player is the free version of Kontakt and thus it creates some limitations for third party software like ours. There are no restrictions to its actual functions or sound, but it will force you to refresh Kontakt Player once every 15 minutes. Because of that, we do specify "Kontakt 5.6" as a requirement for Odin. If you prefer not dealing with this, please buy Odin Deluxe instead. This version of the plugin does not require Kontakt or any software like that. It will simply run in your DAW.

1) Why do my keyswitches turn off when they're not pressed in, unlike with Odin?
We noticed that some people got confused when certain keyswitches would remain active on Odin and suddenly people's tracks started "sounding funny". That's why we opted for "non latching" keyswitches. This means that in order for a keyswitch articulation to stay active, the keyswitch needs to stay pressed in.

2) Why is Loki Bass an octave higher in my DAW than other basses?
This is so people can copy Odin midi straight into Loki Bass and have them work together more easily.

3) What does Crank do?
Crank will turn all your velocities to 127, regardless of the note velocity that's being played.

4) What does Enforce do? 
Enforce will high-pass the bass samples so they lose their fundamental sub frequency and then replace said frequency with a clean sine wave. This creates a more consistent low end in your mix.

5) What does Humanize do? 
Humanize will randomize the velocities of your notes for you.

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