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  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   18 min 22 sec ago

    Matt is busy to add some easter eggs......

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 hour 49 min ago

    Excitment Gone!?????!!! NEVER!!!! COME ON GUYS! LET'S KEEP IT GOING!!!!!!!!.......GUYS?.........HELLOOOOOO..............


  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   4 hours 41 min ago

    Looks like, all that excitement is gone now,will come back later this year then:D
    Thumbs up Matt, you are the legend anyway so take your time and I’m really looking forward to NS2.

  • A special day today...   12 hours 26 min ago

    house establised ... ;)

    2015 apple discovered (ive never heard about it before ;)
    2016 cubasis removed by nanostudio
    2017 nanostudio removed by apple (back to cubasis)
    2018 ... ?

  • A special day today...   22 hours 54 min ago

    Mine’s coming up soon, but I’m sure Matt won’t let me have NS2 until all my old NS1 projects are finished. I better get busy.

  • A special day today...   1 day 7 hours ago

    Yup, missed my B-Day too!

  • A special day today...   1 day 7 hours ago

    Thank you!! Haven´t got it yet :D

  • A special day today...   2 days 3 hours ago

    Happy Birthday. Good luck with that gift!

  • ** nanostudio songs **   2 days 5 hours ago

    Ive been using NS for a while and figured I should join the forum too, here are the 2 tracks i have made so far:

  • ** nanostudio songs **   2 days 5 hours ago

    Hello, Ive been using nanostudio for a while and figured that I should join the forum too, here are the 2 tracks Ive so far made and I would be happy to get any feedback or ideas to make them better. cheers

  • AUv3 for NS2   4 days 3 hours ago

    Nice use of the words there cinebient :)

  • AUv3 for NS2   4 days 8 hours ago

    Fuck....i get pissed if NS2 doesn´t come out soon :D
    It seems people here are too bored and i have now amazing 3 weeks of holiday and might get bored too. ;)

  • AUv3 for NS2   4 days 13 hours ago


    Here’s an example of using the word piss ( original meaning is to urinate)

    We were out on the piss (getting drunk), my mate was well pissed (drunk) when some guy started taking the piss (winding him up). This pissed my mate off (made him angry) so hit hit the guy so hard he pissed himself (actually wet his pants). We all pissed ourselves laughing at the guy ( term so say something is so funny it makes you pee). The guy was so embarrassed his pissed off quick ( ran off )

    The only worldwide word I know that has so many meanings for one word depending on its context is ‘Fuck’

  • AUv3 for NS2   4 days 13 hours ago

    Yes gr1m they could both be the same but in English language but stick could also mean given someone a hard time.

    Example: I gave him some stick because he was taking the piss out of my brother
    Translated: I had a go at him ( gave him a hard time) because he was bullying my brother.

    ‘Taking the piss’ can be either jokey or serious depending on how it’s said in context.
    So the above sentence in a jokey way:

    I took the piss out of him back as he was taking the piss out of my brother.

    But stick tends to lean towards having a go at someone like “my wife always gives me stick for coming home late”

    The nearest example in both in US language is ‘busting their balls’

    Ie stop busting the kids balls (taking the piss). My wife busts my balls when I come home late (gives me stick)

    Another use of taking the piss is as follows:
    The guy owes me money and he’s out Buying new things and not paying me back. Seriously is he taking the piss?
    Translated: he owes me money, hasn’t paid me back but spending loads of money, I feel stupid for lending especially if other people know I have lent him money and also know I haven’t been paid back. I look stupid ( being taken the piss out of)

    I would hate to have to learn English as a second language as all our words have several meanings depending on how they’re said in context. And one action can be described with so many words or sentences. Just the act of getting drunk, or being drunk has so many words or sentences to describe it.

  • AUv3 for NS2   4 days 14 hours ago

    Right?! You can get pissed while taking the piss! Gotta confuse the hell out of someone from someplace like Thailand, who just has a phrase book and a dictionary. I wonder what some of it sounds like when translated to another language. In the US (not sure about UK) ‘holy shit’ is a common expression, but that has to lose something in the translation to another language. “Sacred poop”? What are they talking about? Hell, I get confused in the store buying ‘Canadian Bacon.’ What do Canadians call that? And do Canadians call our long strips of bacon ‘American Bacon’? The English language need a reboot to v2.0.

    Thanks for schooling us TwistedGenetics!

  • AUv3 for NS2   5 days 2 hours ago

    hm , hm , hm , hm , hm , WTF ?

    i am telling you ..
    blip set nanostudio permissions " only for me " (only for him)
    and escaped to mexico (acapulco)

  • AUv3 for NS2   5 days 4 hours ago

    Would "giving someone stick" equate with "taking the piss out of"?

    Sorry, I learn all my English english from watching the EPL (BPL) on the weekends.

  • AUv3 for NS2   5 days 11 hours ago

    [Don't]'Take the Mick' is another. Or another, 'Pull a fast one'. All very English, dear chap. ;-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   5 days 15 hours ago

    Finishing up NS1 tracks is smart, and I have it on pretty good authority that Blip won’t release NS2 until all of our NS1 tracks are finished. Some sorta Pink Floyd thing I guess.

  • AUv3 for NS2   5 days 15 hours ago

    Maybe one of the forum Brits will jump in here and set us straight on our assumptions, but I find it humorous that Brits say “taking the piss” and Americans say “giving you shit”. The British slang seems less messy....

    The noise music you describe is probably a good limitation project, but I know I’d hate it. The things that drives me on is chasing the sounds and beats that float my boat, typically melody being prominent. Mostly that means I stick to a handful of genres, and one of my problems is usually having too much melody. Sometimes I try ambient tracks, but it is so hard for me to do ‘pure’ ambient and I will eventually succumb to the desire to have melody in the track somewhere. What I really need to get in my mixes is more cow bell!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 days 24 min ago

    I got a new iPad Mini and keep checking the app store every week or so to see if NanoStudio 2 is out.

    In the mean time, this is giving me a chance to try and finish all of my WIP NS 1 tracks. Thankfully the OSX version still works.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 days 1 hour ago

    “Quite a lot of Americans these days seem to have lost their sense of humor, which is one of many reasons why this country is so divided, but lets not go down that rabbit hole. This forum is enjoyable because we ignore that sort of crap.”

    Exactly. Only good folks with their heads screwed on straight here. ;)

    Very interesting what you said about British culture. I thought most folks over in the UK were pisstakers, because my mates on Facebook I’ve known for over 15 years are pisstaking types, and by god do we get really vile at time. x’D What I sometimes do on the AB forums is NOTHING compared to my mates and I.

    When making melodies becomes too complicated, the best thing to do to stay sane and creative is to make “noise music”. Don’t listen to Stockhausen. MAKE Stockhausen. Raid and slap some shit together in Auria, Cubasis, Multitrack DAW, or something else. It’s what I’ve learned to do. Making noise music with the purpose of making it sound as horrible and lousy as possible also frees up the mind from the inner critic. ;)

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 days 14 hours ago

    No, I suspected you were from this side of the pond, but pretty well knew it when you wrote “take the wiz”. ‘Wiz’ is much more American slang then British. Not all Brits like that sort of thing, and a posh uptight wanker will want to be taken seriously and not be made fun of. Then again, I’ve known hard Cockney lads that are more willing to fight that laugh at themselves. Just because ‘taking the piss’ is British slang doesn’t mean all Brits are down with that. Same goes for Septics, if they even still say that anymore. Quite a lot of Americans these days seem to have lost their sense of humor, which is one of many reasons why this country is so divided, but lets not go down that rabbit hole. This forum is enjoyable because we ignore that sort of crap. (Except for me not ignoring it right then.)

    I’m writing this at 1 AM, so I’ll have to check out the links later. The rest of that pragraph was over my head, but it sounds interesting. Your last paragraph was spot on! Nicely said. I’ve known people who were way more knowledgeable than me that just couldn’t overcome that classical training that makes one think that everything we try to create is just rubbish when compared to the greats, and therefore why bother. My 12-year hiatus made me forget most of the ‘rules’ and I made a conscious decision to not get caught up in complex BS, nor worry about how to properly resolve 7th chords or care that I can’t hear a chord and know right off the bat that it is a diminished dominant 7th chord sus 2 +1 special healing powers. I paint with sounds to enjoy being creative, often just using root notes instead of whole chords, and I don’t care that concert pianist will scoff at my compositions. My blissful ignorance prevents me from needing drugs, so that should be one point on the positive column.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 days 21 hours ago

    The insane part is, the guy I was taking the piss out of is UK born and raised and lives there! I thought he could take a joke. Indeed, life is too short to worry about dumb online comments, and that’s why I like joshing about. You’d be surprised to learn I’m an “ignorant yankee” and not a proper Englishman. x’D LOL. English mates will do that to a guy though. ;)

    Strange enough, the 3-4 year composer’s block I recently overcame actually fermented other abilities like fine wine such as the mixing, sound selection, mastering, etc. Now I’m back in action...

    That one’s entirely in Korg Gadget with mastering in Auria Pro. (I’d have preferred to use NS2, importing some loops made in Gadget, and Obsidian for everything else.) In case you wonder, I used two tracks for mastering in Auria Pro. The first track is where the unmastered demo mix is, but no effects. The second track has the effects. I went Saturn>Pro-Q>Pro-L. Then I automated the first track’s fader.

    Right, 96kHz on the project, because despite our not being able to hear above 22kHz, the plugins function more naturally at 96kHz for some reason. Also, that automation you see is why the demo sounds active despite being super maximised to “commercial” levels.

    LOL! I think musicians do drugs, because the more advanced and knowledgeable a musician becomes, the more that advanced knowledge strengthens the inner critic that hampers the musician’s ability to let go and just make some f-ing music. (Mine always warns me if/when something may be too cheesy/cliche, even if it isn’t cheesy/cliche.) I’ve never done drugs (unless you count caffeine and taurine), but I’ve heard they can expand the mind and silence the inner critic. In my case, I’ve simply learned how to tell my inner critic to toss off until it’s time for the refining stage.

  • "Failed to save song file" Can't save any of my tracks anymore   6 days 22 hours ago

    Fantastic! Many of us have the PC version of NS as a failsafe, so it’s good to know that this worled with the Vista ‘version’. Thanks for the follow up