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  • NS2 - another example track   1 hour 46 min ago

    I originally had plans to make it backwards compatible, but it was starting to get limiting and I had to make the decision to drop that idea.

    The new sample pad instrument will import TRG kits, but the new synth has so many differences that useful conversion isn't really possible.

    One route to get an NS1 project into NS2 would be to perform a per-track mixdown and then import as audio tracks. Obviously there will be limitations to this approach - mainly the lack of further MIDI based editing and the extra storage space required for the audio files. On the flip side, maybe this will lead to new creative ideas re-using and chopping old projects (he suggested hopefully).

    The bottom line is that it would definitely be worthwhile archiving the projects you care about in the form of nsp files. If all else fails, you could load these up in the desktop version and export mixdown files, since the desktop platforms are much less vulnerable to the imposed obsolescence of the mobile platforms.

  • NS2 - another example track   12 hours 50 min ago

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  • NS2 - another example track   16 hours 17 min ago

    Hi Matt, will NanoStudio 2 be able to use nsp files from NS1?
    Otherwise I will finish all my projects before the release!

  • NS2 - another example track   1 day 1 hour ago

    > (...amazing amazing amazing...) but I do have to put the buffer latency up to 11ms.

    If I was drinking coffee, this woulda shot it out my nose. "But I do have to..." instead of "and only have to...!". Those numbers are incredible. Have we just witnessed the biggest Borstel, or indeed iOS developer, humble brag ever? Because, with those sorts of numbers, fair enough!

  • NS2 - another example track   1 day 7 hours ago

    Sounds like NS2 will be a very efficient app. That's the Blip Interactive standard right there.

  • NS2 - another example track   1 day 13 hours ago

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    Already done my friend :)

  • NS2 - another example track   1 day 13 hours ago

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  • NS2 - another example track   1 day 13 hours ago

    > I wonder how NS2 will run on my a7 iPad mini 3

    As a rough guide, I've got an NS2 project set up this like:

    - 4 sample pad tracks, each playing around 8 samples simultaneously
    - 8 synth tracks using a range of typical patches, all set to 8 note polyphony and playing at the same time
    - An EQ, compressor and reverb insert on each track

    So that's 12 instruments @ 8 notes each = 96 voices and 36 effects, 12 of which are reverbs.

    I can run this without issues an iPhone 5 (32 bit A6 @ 1.3GHz) but I do have to put the buffer latency up to 11ms.

    On an iPad Air 2 (64 bit A8X @ 1.5GHz) I get around 37% CPU with the same buffer latency or 50% CPU with a 2.9ms latency.

    Bear in mind that the quality of the instruments/FX is a step up from NS1.

  • NS2 - another example track   1 day 21 hours ago

    The only thing that sorta bugged me in the NS color palate was the beat/measure counter turning red during record. The red is harder to see clearly than the blue, and during recording is when you really need to quickly see where you're at. I also like the idea of changing the colors/skins for times when I'm uninspired/bored. I don't expect that feature in NS2, and don't need it, but it would be cool.

  • NS2 - another example track   2 days 5 hours ago

    I wonder how NS2 will run on my a7 iPad mini 3........it's getting longer in the tooth but I have to get another year out of it.

    It has to be said you got it right from the first bat. The interface is the best thought out of any sequencer I've used. So logical.

    I wonder what kind of look NS2 will have. Beatmaker 3 looks like Fruity Loops Mobile 3 to me.....the colours do anyway. Will Nanostudio 2 be blue and orange with the same logo?
    I am imagining grey and silver for v2 in my head.......the blue logo going grey!

    The logo is very distinctive. Another thing you got right! :D

  • NS2 - another example track   2 days 9 hours ago

    I've been using NS since iPad 2 came out. The best thing about NS is it is still the most accessible music app available for iOS. It lets your ideas flow and has brought things out of me I never knew were possible. Such a great app.

    I have been waiting patiently for NS2 for many years; lurking on the forums. I just recently upgraded to an iPad Pro 2 in preparation for the eventual NS2 release. I am so looking forward to it. The samples you've posted sound great.

    Thank you for staying the course.

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   3 days 3 hours ago

    Excellent news, now I have something to look forward to tomorrow when my work starts again! Congrats Tom, this is awesome and I am so happy that competition paid off!

  • NS2 - another example track   3 days 6 hours ago

    Alpha-Beta-Tango-Barbecue! 8-)

  • NS2 - another example track   3 days 6 hours ago

    Smart thinking Matt. I support that rationale entirely.

    Oh, and yeah, sign me up. Waiting on NS2 to get an iPad Pro.... Keeping old iPad on iOS 10.3 to perserve a lot of 32 bit apps. Will Dave be leading the Beta test group?

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   3 days 6 hours ago

    Cheers guys! I really owe it to all of you because it was that wall of sound competition where I thought, no I could have some fun with this again. That track has made it on to the LP, just as an even bigger wall of sound!! But then, I guess it just had to be? ;)

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   3 days 6 hours ago

    I like everything about the sequencer, however the automation could be a bit tricky, especially the controller values that never seemed to correspond to actual settings in Eden, or the annoying 1000 note limitation, which made stuff like pitch animation tricky, unless I lowered the resolution, with far courser quantisation. Also undo could be a tad ugh confusing, as could putting in swing.

    But I really hope that microtuning gets a look in! I've since purchased a Korg Monologue and have just finished building a PreenFM2 (I can't begin to describe just how brilliant both of these synths are!). Hopefully though all will have been addressed.

    All in all, I just can't wait to get my paws on Nano2.

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   3 days 6 hours ago

    Congrats on the new release!!

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   3 days 6 hours ago

    What Jeppan74 said.

  • NS2 - another example track   3 days 7 hours ago

    Same here :)

  • NS2 - another example track   3 days 10 hours ago

    Needless to say I will only be too happy to help with beta testing when the time comes :-)

  • NS2 - another example track   3 days 15 hours ago

    I only have imaginary friends these days, I find they're the only ones I can keep for any length of time. My current one's called Dave and he said it uses less than 1% CPU on his iPhone 14, but I'm beginning to suspect he exaggerates to get attention.

    I will be inviting you loyal forum regulars into a beta test group when the time's right. I'm keen on the beta test being about user experience, not just a bug finding exercise (although I'm sure bugs will be found!). The beta test will be a chance to introduce the app to some fresh pairs of eyes (and maybe even some fresh brains!), but I'll only get one chance because that 'freshness' doesn't last. Therefore I want to feel that it's close to my best shot before I put it out there, and I don't feel that's the case quite yet.

    In terms of big things remaining, the sequencer's fairly complete but I'd estimate I've only finished about 30% of its UI. I also want to do a second iteration on the mixer UI and some areas of the instruments before it gets to a wider audience. I haven't done anything on the sample editor yet, but this is fairly 'stand alone' and so could theoretically be introduced after the first beta release.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   3 days 15 hours ago

    'During development of NS2 I experimented with different ideas for the sequencer but more or less came full circle. The net result is that NS2 has the same linear tracks/parts you're familiar with from NS1'
    This made me cry of relief... The workflow of the ns1 sequencer is unprecedented in any music making tool I've used. Why fix something that's not broken :)

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   3 days 15 hours ago

    Well done Tom! Perseverance, determination and talent, an unstoppable force! ;-)

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   3 days 15 hours ago

    Nice one Tom!! Congrats!!

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   3 days 20 hours ago

    Surely whether it's delicious or not, depends on what plug in one uses?

    ....okay. I'll stop being a smartarse! :D