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  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 2 days ago

    That reminds me famous motto of all procrastinators - Move all work you can do today to day after tomorow - and you get 2 free days !

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 2 days ago

    > Anyways. It's probably a day of work at most.

    Getting up is a day's work at most. :D

    If not, there's always tomorrow.

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 2 days ago

    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    - Douglas Adams

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 2 days ago

    I'm speaking from my own experience.
    Time may vary slightly :)

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 2 days ago

    Thanks For this detailed Matt,
    It was just a question out of curiosity, till there, i am on ios.
    As far as hardware is concerned, I am on iphone 8 and ipad pro 10.5, but this latest item is used by the kids as I was quite a good marketing target. I should have bought an ipad mini 4 and it would have been a better compromise for size, weight (but as i draw a bit, I was curious to test the pencil too). So now i'am waiting for iphone version of Nano 2 while still using the original on an old iphone 5c. Considering the latest screencopies you have shown us, I am wondering if a 6 inchees or more display would be more comfortable. The smartphone is always in a pocket, ready to help me compose and Nanostudio is the absolute best piece of software I have ever owned. Beeing a one man software, it is incredibly inspiring,handsome, coherent and moreover, very optimized. On one side, i sometimes wonder if you made enough money to live on it for the last 8 years and how you could afford 3 years development on Nano 2, on the other side, if you did it , you probably could. On android, did you consider a version with month paying as there is much more software illegal copy ? Thanks again. Olivier

  • Nearest you'll ever get to a blog   1 week 2 days ago

    @syrupcore: Deep, profound truth !

  • Nearest you'll ever get to a blog   1 week 2 days ago

    What syrupcore said.

    I still need a button.

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 2 days ago

    I’m guilty of that too.

  • Old stuff   1 week 2 days ago

    I am all for old iDevices and using them. I have a lot myself. I was comenting on how there were so many iDevices being “found.” Were they hiding? Were they forgotten about? What’s going on in Pixelblip’s house? Are there iDevice’s waiting to be found everywhere like some useful new version of Pokemon Go wherein you find iPods and iPhones if you just look hard enough?

    It would be nice to the world like that.

  • Nearest you'll ever get to a blog   1 week 3 days ago

    Creating music? pfft. The whole point of NS2 is to give us something new to talk about on the forum, isn't it?

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 3 days ago

    > It's probably a day of work at most.

    I erroneously think that about most tasks I start :)

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 3 days ago

    Well they probably validated the receipt by unpacking / decrypting the binary receipt file. Which is a kick in the nuts.

    Apple offers a JSON endpoint where you pass the receipt and a key and you get back a JSON response with the purchase info.
    You can theoretically do it from the iOS device itself, but of course it's not secure. If someone is sniffing your HTTPS traffic... well.. you're busted:)

    Anyways. It's probably a day of work at most.

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 4 days ago

    I haven't been following it closely. For the first few years of NanoStudio, latency was bad on Android despite various announcements that it had been improved. Then a couple of manufacturers managed to solve it, but they were proprietary solutions and I felt it wasn't worth the risk as they could disappear within one hardware generation. Since then things have got better, see the graph at the bottom of this page:

    https://source.android.com/devices/audio/latency_measurements

    ... however, it's not very clear to me the actual proportion of devices out where which would be suitable. The absolute best round trip latency according to that graph is 18ms (on only the most modern devices). If we assume half is input and half is output, that gives a 'play' latency of around 9ms, which is pretty reasonable.

    For a more in depth explanation, this is a good skim read:

    http://superpowered.com/androidaudiopathlatency

    ... these guys seem to have engineered a low level audio driver which is lower latency than the standard Android audio drivers. It's something I'll probably check out at some point.

  • Nearest you'll ever get to a blog   1 week 4 days ago

    Thanks for all your hard work. Looking forward to creating music with NS2.

  • Old stuff   1 week 4 days ago

    "I am however intruiged that your place has so many old iDevices laying about waiting to be found."

    You're not looking at this in the correct perspective! It's like playing with records on turntables. Where normal people would just sit down and play one record at a time, those who have a brain like John Cage (or Kool Herc if you like...), would be more likely to want a whole load of records all playing at the same time, in order to create a wonderful racket.

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 4 days ago

    Hi Blip,
    Should we understand that the latency in Android is no more a problem ?
    Kind regards
    Olivier, 7 year user of Nano and still happy

  • ** nanostudio songs **   1 week 4 days ago

    Really nice track axphin. Enjoyed that (and listening to the others on your SC page).

  • Old stuff   1 week 4 days ago

    You make some good points. If the iDevices still work, keep using them.
    I am however intruiged that your place has so many old iDevices laying about waiting to be found.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   1 week 5 days ago

    Thanks! Hoping to have some more soon.

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 5 days ago

    Jailbreaking very much seems a thing of the past now yes, especially seeing iOS gives one no choice but to update to the latest version now, at any opportunity.

    Annoying? Yes, but in reality when we are already paying next to zilch for every new app that comes along, jailbreaking as well as the possibility of a few nice cracks here and there on free downloads is too much of a turn-off for many a developer.

    Then there is the corporate sector, who Apple want so badly, and also of course the banks. My iPhone 5 won't run any banking app at all, because the previous fuckwit owner went and jailbroke it, then didn't apply the original jailbreak to the phone before he/she sold it to CEX (that's 'KECKS', as in underpants, not 'SEX' as they'd prefer you read it at!)

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   1 week 5 days ago

    That's good to hear. I heard from another developer friend who said his company had a right pain with implementing IAP. The extra server validation stuff (from the glance I took at it so far) did look a bit scary. My experience with networks and servers mainly involves uploading the odd file and viewing webpages!

    Is jailbreaking not a thing now? I'm way out of touch with that too - I rooted my Android device so I could use it for general experimentation, but I've always kept my iOS devices legit as they're basically my 'professional' dev hardware.

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 5 days ago

    UIKit's crap. Very slow and resource heavy - but the main thing is it's iOS only (even its API uses a stupid language which no other platform understands). So I still use my own C++ UI renderer, which means I can write it once and it potentially works on all platforms. It costs me more time up front and means that things which would be 'easy' in UIKit I have to code from scratch. But it'll pay back in the long term if (for example) I want to bring the app to Android.

    I may bring out macOS and Windows versions once the app's development has stabilized a little, but one person maintaining/testing three platforms (two of which are a free download) when the app is changing a lot isn't a good mix. A potential Android port would probably be at least a year away for the same reasons.

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 5 days ago

    This'll be more than a bike.... More a control panel to nuclear power station! Now imagine being a kid in one of those? ;-)

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 6 days ago

    I’m looking forward to this like a kid who knows he has a new bike for Xmas! :-)

  • Sequencer screen shots   1 week 6 days ago

    10 Matts would be a great band too. They all play MIDI controllers with NS2. Awesome.

    I think eventually porting NS2 to PC/Mac would be an excellent move. I’d buy it again just for PC use.