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  • ** nanostudio songs **   6 days 3 hours ago

    After long months of creative dryness, this one popped out yesterday :D

  • I'm done with iOS.   1 week 22 hours ago

    Yelp, I am back on iOS. I got the iPhone SE 32gb. $399. I will miss alot of Androids customization and Micro SD expansion. But, won't miss the weak battery life on the Android phones and lack of security updates. Downsizing from an Android 5" screen to this iPhone 4" screen is not as bad as I thought it would be. I really like the small phone vs. a larger phone. I hope I can stretch the life of this iPhone for 5 years. We'll see.

  • Projects sound different on OSX than various iPhones through the years   1 week 5 days ago

    Thanks for these ideas! I'll check them out.

  • Projects sound different on OSX than various iPhones through the years   1 week 5 days ago

    I would check that you're using the exact same version on the mac and iOS. Also, if you're using global presets in your projects (not in the project bank), and you've changed the preset in another project only on one device, they might well be just different presets now. Crosscheck your settings to be sure.

  • I'm done with iOS.   1 week 5 days ago


  • I'm done with iOS.   1 week 5 days ago

    Attaching photos has been in iOS since probably 2009. What it didn't have was a universal file storage option that could be extended by third parties (eg Google, Dropbox) but it has now had this since 2014.

    You should be able to tap the paper clip and see this:

    The line that says "Drive" is Google Drive as shown by the icon, Google hasn't set the description properly. So mail supports saving/attaching files from anywhere, Gmail app only supports doing the same from Google Drive. The Google Drive app DOES support the system wide file picker though, so you have to open that app, add the file into Google Drive from wherever else it is, then you can use it in Gmail app. Works but a bit annoying, hopefully they add proper attachment support to Gmail for iOS.

  • Projects sound different on OSX than various iPhones through the years   2 weeks 2 days ago

    I'm not a Mac user, so I can offer no advice on the hardware/software issues. Have you tried using the exact same headphones/speakers that you were using with you iPhones?

  • Community NSP and TRG files   2 weeks 3 days ago

    I'm trying to have a backup synth for when nanostudio disappears

  • Community NSP and TRG files   2 weeks 3 days ago

    So I've been trying to reproduce this preset and so far I haven't been able to remake it in any other synth. I've tried in magellan, caustic, sunrizer xs and gadget but no luck. Maybe someone else can figure it out

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Hi, I just asked a question in a new thread so I figure I'll chime in on this recent thread to be friendly. All I can offer is commiseration. I've been burned too. I lost three years of important work data using iOS Numbers. It was a cascade of Apple errors, including forced upgrade of my iOS when I tried to restore to a locally saved iTunes backup. That taught me that, even though I thought I was smart and had myself backed-up and covered, my gear isn't really my own, anymore. So, I recently upgraded my Phone after two years, even though I wanted to put the funds elsewhere, because Apple will run us over like road-kill if we're caught lagging. Good lucK!

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 4 days ago

    @ darwiniandude: yes NS is old, however it does have 'open in' for important music related things, although I don't think it covers everthing but it does at least work with .nsp files. There will not be any updates to NS, but NS2 is scheduled to drop around the time iOS 11 hits us upside the head.

    The Gmail app has a paper clip icon in the upper right hand corner of the email you are composing. Press that and you can add photos from the iPhone photo app. The attachment pop-up window at the bottom can be scrolled down to My Drive where you can select PDFs or Word Files, and whatnot. I use Gmail on PC so for me the app is perfect, and I like that it doesn't follow the iOS conventions too closely.

    Hope you are having a better day.

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Apologies for my snarkiness above. Not having a good day - and I am looking forward to paying for NanoStudio 2 should it appear :)

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Did you backup/restore using iCloud? iTunes backups can fail for many reasons. Which password is the problem? If your backup is encrypted with a password, you can't backup/restore without that password. Tried the pin code you use for your phone? The one you used to use?

    Gmail app is a Google silo, it's useless. I can't attach files to emails, I can't email photos from the photos app, attach files from iCloud Drive, drop box etc. Gmail app doesn't use the iOS document picker for opening of saving. I can't save attachements locally. It's just a little window into Google's world. Which is fine if that's what you want, but if you do, just use Android.

    My wife was writing an email in the gmail app (she uses mail normally but her work account is setup in the gmail app) and wanted to attach a PDF stored in the Good Reader app. In the mail app, you just tap and hold, Add attachment, and browse to the app name (Good Reader) and pick the PDF file stored in that app to attach. Gmail app doesn't support this, or any iOS conventions.

    Neither does NanoStudio either, as it's so old now. It doesn't support the iOS document picker either.

    iOS document picker was added to iOS 8 back in 2014... save and open files between apps and any cloud service that has support (eg drop box) doesn't have to be iCloud Drive.

    Fair enough iOS has it's faults but using software which doesn't support basic open/save anywhere functionality that Apple added 2.5 years ago is the problem. Your NanoStudio files should have been automatically synced to iCloud, except that option isn't offered by NanoStudio, or the ability to save elsewhere in the document picker.

    I just came here today to see if NanoStudio was going to get an update before it doesn't work anymore in iOS 11 later this year.

    Meanwhile I was sequencing music on the C64 last night using MSSIAH cartridge and MixSID dual sid 8580 boards... just in case you think I only use recent stuff :)

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 5 days ago

    You are clearly correct - iOS does take it to a new extreme. The thing that makes it less irksome on iOS is the relatively cheaper cost of apps. I can see your point of not relying on iPads for professional work (in your profession), but for music as a hobby I think iDevices have a lot to offer. Pro music might be a bit different. It may be that a musician cannot play live a song he wrote 10 years prior because the apps have died. The idea of future-proofing our music compositions is a tricky one to solve. Fortunately, most electronic music is not played live. :o/

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 5 days ago

    I agree that obsolescence is a problem on every OS but I still think iOS has taken it to a new extreme. With Windows and MacOS, you can stop updating and lock your system for maybe five years after updates stop, not to mention programmes tend to work better with new systems – they are not requiring new formats of apps every two years like on iOS. And if you lock your system, you can back it up and you can mostly even clone it to another computer when the old one dies. But iOS goes behind your back and deletes stuff that you have on your device as a matter of convenience. Basically, we are talking about a year-to-year existence of apps. It can be gone in a couple of months. This is new and a little bit scary. It's also the reason I can't consider an iPad a professional tool – nobody will take the responsibility of continuing support of a client base.

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 5 days ago

    I agree that it sucks, but the problem exists on Windows as well. New operating systems make your software not function or function poorly so you must buy new updated software. I think we really only ever rent our software. The situation with Alchemy is why I have several old phones with old iOS, but this only delays the inevitable. Hopefully with NS2 I will be able to easily sample Alchemy to death before my old phones die. I still have no idea if it is possible to get around this issue with jail-broken iDevices, but I'd like to think someone is working on it.

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Wow, that does suck.

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 5 days ago

    There's a feedback page for iOS, but in this case Apple is not going to do anything.

    Alchemy is no more because Apple bought them. Apple removed Alchemy from the appstore, so it or its IAPs can't be redownloaded. You can save a copy of the app on your computer but IAPs are gone forever when they are gone from the appstore. Apple also designed iOS so that it removes IAPs and downloadable content from apps without user input if device space gets low. Now, Apple has included a stripped down version of Alchemy player into Garageband for iOS, which in their view absolves them from any criticism.

    Basically you can consider appstore purchases as rentals until further notice.

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 5 days ago

    That's a shame. So, where can us customers go to let our voices be heard on our app, iOS, devices complaints?
    We need to flood them with all these issues and actually be heard. Not buying their devices will not make a dent on getting our voices heard.
    Itunes reviews? I don't think Apple reads them. Only the App creators do,right? I assume only the appointed moderators read that site and doesn't go any further.
    Tim Cook's Twitter? Hmmmm, maybe he would read our complaints there.
    I just want my apps to live for, well, give me a decade of life on each app. Start from there. Not, 4 or 5 years and it's useless.

  • Alchemy   2 weeks 6 days ago

    @Stiksi Damn! That´s cold :(

  • Alchemy   3 weeks 1 day ago

    I just started Alchemy on my iPad 3 to this message: "It appears iOS has cleared all installed sound banks…" I'm basically in The Shining mode right now. I will never, ever invest more than 15 € in an iOS app again. Unless NS2 costs more.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    "I'm hoping nanostudio 2 can save my musical life as far as the ios goes."

    I think that many of us share that sentiment.

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    "The only reason to don't recompile NS in 64 bit is announce as soon as possible NS2"

    NS2 is expected sometime around Sept 2017, or so.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    A fancy sampler and good midi sequencer is Cool but it doesn't really help me much. It's hard to find a solid stable iPhone (not ipad) synth with a good sequencer. Recently got gadget and caustic 3. Theyre both amazing in ways but gadget had a really awkward interface that feels like it was ported and not made for ios. Caustic is rad and has tons of customizing but also the synths seem very old school and not very modern. I'm hoping nanostudio 2 can save my musical life as far as the ios goes.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   3 weeks 3 days ago

    OK - it's pretty much my sixth musical birthday (sometime around now in 2011 I first got Nanostudio) - so I thought I would upload the tracks I have recently been working on. One of my pleasures is to do a load of field recordings then make some tracks out of those recordings (and sometimes actually and literally IN the field) - I call them the "Real World Sketch Books". This is from a recent trip to Porto in Portugal. All location sounds were recorded using an iPod Touch 6G and are a mixture of Caustic (3 tracks), Nanostudio (2 tracks) and AUM (2 tracks) - you try and work out which is which :-)

    So thank you Matt and the other developers for 6 years of pleasure. It means a lot to me that I can actually do this.