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  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   22 min 17 sec ago

    .. a ye ..

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   1 day 9 min ago

    OK, so iOS 11 is most likely to be released in September. When it comes out, if you choose to update your device to iOS 11 then I fully expect NanoStudio will no longer run on that device.

    I'm aiming to get NanoStudio 2 out before that date, so I still have something to sell and keep Mrs Blip in the style to which she has become accustomed. However, NS2 will not support the old NS1 synth presets since the synth has moved on considerably. NS2 will have basic support for importing TRG kits and it will support audio tracks, so you could do a track mixdown in NS1 and bring the rendered tracks into NS2 - although I appreciate they're no longer editable in the same way.

    If you utterly depend upon NS1 then you need to future-proof yourself with one of these alternatives:

    - Don't update to iOS 11
    - Buy a (or keep your old) device specifically for this use and never update it beyond iOS 10. Pre-owned iPod Touches are fairly cheap ...

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   1 day 3 hours ago

    So how long before nanostudio is pulled from app store? I'm devastated that there will be no updates for a long time. Nanostudio is the crux of my live sets and ive put so much time into presets (about 200 at this point).

    What the hell am I gonna do? There's no good synth daw replacements on the iPhone!!

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 3 days ago

    .. ;) ...

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Well, all I want for christmas are horizontal knobs.

    But they have to stay horizontal in all positions, you might need to tap into the accelerometers.

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 4 days ago

    A new wishlist? What now?? Arghhhhhhh!!!!

  • Confirmed hardware/idevice/iOS/NS combo thread   2 weeks 4 days ago

    How's it going everyone?! I wanted to share a recent discovery. I'm sure it's been mentioned somewhere but I haven't seen it here so far... I've had Akai RPM3 speakers for ever, well today I decided to plug them into my cck I just got (PinPle otgusb189 Otg Adapter). To my surprise the speakers played the song on my iPhone 6plus. Then I wondered if I could use the inputs in the back of the speaker. To my surprise again audiobus and GarageBand detected 2 inputs that could also be selected as 1 stereo. Pretty cool! That's a pretty nice portable solution for instruments or even a turntable for sampling. Alesis released an identical speaker set that probably works too!

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    That reminds me of how popular the Wishlists thread was (second only to Nanostudio Songs thread), but it's now on the second page of Gen Chat.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 5 days ago

    As syrupcore recommends, I've been backing up .nsp files. I'm cleaning out my iPhone and iPad of old unfinished projects and will be focusing on finishing those up or trashing them. When NS2 is released I'll want to focus on that and not NS1 projects.

    I hope to have working iDevices with NS1 for quite some time, and of course there is the desktop version. It may be useless to speculate now, but I'm willing to bet there will be a way to convert projects to NS2, even if just manually saving stems and creating a new version of a project in NS2. Not sure how the overlap period will look, or how much I will use both apps (although I like the idea of that), but I like having old iDevices to fall back on. Just in case.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 6 days ago

    I'm suddenly grateful for my ageing iPad 3, which won't go past iOS 9. I've learned everything I know about synthesis from Eden. I got my first physical synth on friday (microbrute) and being able to play it instantly out of the box and understanding every knob and function thoroughly is something that I shouldn't take for granted. Yes it's basic stuff, but it took a long time to really understand.

    I hope Eden will live on in some form or another because it has definitely been the perfect mixture of easy accessibility and depth. If NS2 has everything but the kitchen sink, I hope it will also have something that is as rewarding as learning the Eden.

    But yeah, thank you Blip.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 6 days ago

    > My advice is not to get iOS 11 until after NS2. Even then there is an issue of preserving our past work on NS1. Some will be content with just a .wav file, but if NS1 disappears, then there is no easy way to go back and finish up or re-work projects.

    Indeed. This is a bummer. Was looking forward to sequencing NS1 from NS2! Hopefully the desktop app will continue to work for a while. Definitely a good reminder to get our collective NSP on.

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Disconcerting. As is this sentence from the article:
    "By October, it was reported some 50,000 apps had already been removed."
    The article didn't say if the apps were removed from devices or just removed off of the app store. I was assuming the later.
    I realize music production apps are small potatoes on the app store, but I shudder to think how many games will disappear. Sounds like a customer service nightmare.

    My advice is not to get iOS 11 until after NS2. Even then there is an issue of preserving our past work on NS1. Some will be content with just a .wav file, but if NS1 disappears, then there is no easy way to go back and finish up or re-work projects. Yeah you can spit out stems and MIDI files, but sometimes a track falls apart without specific presets. On the other hand maybe it'll be a glass half full and it will be an opportunity to re-synthestrate those old tracks. Everyone should think about it though and have a plan before getting caught unprepared.

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Loooks iOS10 is last iOS version for me .. maybe i should buy some new iPAd now, until they are still available with iOS10 preinstalled ..

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

    looks they will be even more close oriented to "akai-mpc-sampling" paradigm than BM1/2 , pads everywhere you look :-) .. + again no build in synth, just sampling, so synthesis will be clearly NS2 big advantage :-)

    i'm quite interested if they fix weird LFO>FILTER and ENV>FILTER modulation, where, if active, CUTOFF stops doing anything :-))) I reported this more times and they even didn't admint this is major bug :-))) Also intereseted if they finally learned after those years how stereo delay should be implemeted correctly :-D

    also saw somewhere info by some Intua guy that at least first release will be iPad-only, so no phones ..

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    They changed the message to "This app will not work with future versions of iOS…" for 10.3 Beta so best guess, iOS 11 will not support 32 bit in any form.

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/31/32-bit-apps-wont-work-on-future-ios...

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    iOS appearently has already started showing a warning dialog each time you launch a 32-bit app on a 64-bit device ("This app may slow down your device, the developer needs to update it"). To be honest I can understand them, as supporting 32-bit apps is a large burden on the OS, all the libraries etc. need to be shipped in two versions, so... yes, let's get rid of that legacy stuff.

    (I know, this forum has lots of people with smartphones carved out of stone, but hey, I'm more on the modern side and all for progress ;))

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Rather than an update, Nanostudio is being completely re-written from the gound up to be a new 64-bit app. It should be available sometime in 2017.

    The following is just conjecture:
    The future of 32 bit apps is an interesting question. Lack of support will likely not mean that suddenly one day all 32 bit apps stop working, but that they are no longer able to be downloaded from the app store. If when you get a new iPhone you set it up from a previous back up, the 32 bit apps should still be on your new iPhone. If you set up a new iPhone from scratch, you won't be able to download the 32 bit apps from the app store.

    Nanostudio is 32 bit and runs in 64 bit iOS 10 just fine, so I don't see any reason that 32 bit apps can't run in the near future, but doubtless one day Apple will find a reason to meddle with things and break 32 bit compatibility in a future iOS. They have gotten really obnoxious about pushing us to update iOS 10. I didn't notice that before 10. I would be very careful about updating iOS so as to avoid getting caught by Apple's changes to iOS, in case they make an iOS change that won't allow 32 bit apps altogether. Once NS2 comes out, we should be OK with new iOS, but I have kept old iPhones with old iOS just so I have a back-up of 32-bit apps like NS and Alchemy, but those pieces of hardware will not last forever. Soft synths & DAWs are temporary - hardware can last a lifetime if taken care of properly.

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    It isn't now. That's all I can say for certain

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

    I agree with Jim about not wanting to learn another DAW. I have too many unused apps as it is. Maybe once NS2 provides a useful workflow for getting sounds out of other apps and in to completed projects, then maybe I'd get extra apps if they had some good sounds that I liked.
    That's my two pence.
    "Out!"
    [drops mic and walks off his imaginary stage]

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

    HA! Good catch Stiksi! I've never dripped a mic before, nor dropped one. Could be quite a plumbing disaster.

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

    [picks up mic and assesses the extent of the water damage] "Dang, that's cold."

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

    A lot of toys in that box. Not sure I want to learn yet another DAW though when I'm still learning Cubasis and NS2 is just around the corner #sarc #wishfulthinking

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Woohoo!!! I knew it!!

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   3 weeks 5 days ago

    Awesome! Thanks Matt! :o)

  • ** nanostudio songs **   4 weeks 23 hours ago

    Nice tunes Major Lee.

    I'll just leave this here. Track 12 is the only one mixed/produced in NS1 but it was involved in at least 3 others:
    https://jimhanks.wordpress.com/purchase/album-the-ookanewi-project-volum...