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  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   4 days 13 hours ago

    Nice one Tom!! Congrats!!

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   4 days 18 hours ago

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

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

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   4 days 18 hours ago

    AUs in NS2 sounds delicious!

  • NS2 - another example track   5 days 4 hours ago

    And it´s made by a friend you say... That means that someone is beta-testing ;)

    On an iPhone 6!!!

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 6 hours ago

    Cool will check this out

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 6 hours ago

    > NS2 does support Audio Units, so there would also be a solution there if there are some good multi-band processing AUs around.

    yesh, for example Klevgränd pressIt ... they have also multiband distortion ...

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 9 hours ago

    "Not only that but it will also make you look 10 years younger and 23% more attractive whilst doing so."
    .... S### , my face is not compatible because it's 32-bit. :-(

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 11 hours ago

    Happy days! :-)
    What sort of timescale after the iPad release will it be universal?

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 16 hours ago

    *insert [what Slam-cut said] button here*

    Same!

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   5 days 16 hours ago

    It's like good wine. You can drink it when it's young, but it always improves with time.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 21 hours ago

    Thanks Matt! I'm loving the sound of the "next level sequencing".

    I tried BM initially and its lack of 'ease of use' left me desperately wanting something better.
    With NS I got a healthy dose of 'ease of use' that fostered completeing compositions rather than just tinkering in apps, and now NS is certainly "comfortable and familiar". Those two aspects together are an addictive combination, and I'm confident that with the new features of NS2, I'll be committed to the Blip Interactive Institution for life.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   5 days 22 hours ago

    Well that post from Blip should keep everybody from jumping ship to BM3. :-)
    Looking forward to 'the next level'!

    Also *insert [what Slam-cut said] button here*
    I've no intention of trying to learn another new DAW at this point.

  • Nanostudio being played on BBC Radio 6   6 days 2 hours ago

    Sweet, congratulations must be in order! I know all about things taking bloody years ...

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

    "I could do with 20 years younger and 23% more attractive..."

    No, you have just been reborn... We're all old farts here. Or at least I am. :-/ ;-)

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

    "NS2 is super-optimised so you can run 10's of synths and over 100 effect instances on newer hardware. This has taken a fair amount of development time but I feel it's worth it (and perversely, I always enjoy optimization work)."

    ---PLACE 'DROOLING' PIC HERE!---

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

    "During development of NS2 I experimented with different ideas for the sequencer but more or less came full circle."

    Very happy to hear this.

    Had me grinning!

    Viva NanoStudio2(017)!

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

    Wow cool, to be honest just a 2 band would be good just to separate a sub from my basses for mixing purposes. I currently double up pads on TRG and send out to different busses. Most of the multiband stuff is all ready done

    I could do with 20 years younger and 23% more attractive... will this be an in app purchase :)

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   6 days 4 hours ago

    .. nanostudio je najlepsie :)
    .. to je jak gitara ci co ... to je navzdy
    @
    .. youtube.com/watch?v=xsKAs-k-HqU
    @

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   6 days 5 hours ago

    > will there be a chance to frequency split?

    There's always one :) I wanted to get multiband processing in for the first version but I also wanted it to be linear phase with a low processing overhead. So right now I've decided to reserve it for a future version so I can do the job properly. At a stretch, it would be possible to send to two tracks and put complementary filters on each, but changing the crossover frequency would be a bit 'manual'. NS2 does support Audio Units, so there would also be a solution there if there are some good multi-band processing AUs around.

    > Will NS2 let me take 2 Apple Pencils and bang them on the screen like I'm playing the drums ?

    Not only that but it will also make you look 10 years younger and 23% more attractive whilst doing so. Unless you're less than 20 years old - then it will automatically make you look 10 years older.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   6 days 5 hours ago

    Will NS2 let me take 2 Apple Pencils and bang them on the screen like I'm playing the drums ?

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

    .. hm ? .. ;)

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

    I'm liking the sound of custom chains :) will there be a chance to frequency split?

    I really love NS 1, the only things that got in my way was the ability to sample other apps when that broke, and the restriction on tracks ( I know this was due to the technology of the time )

    Coming from a drum and bass background I pre make a lot of my sounds with lots of processing in my main Daw so I have lots of samples stored on Dropbox ready to drop straight into tracks. Eden is great at making sounds even dirtier ( with the aid of the wavshaper ) but I always wished I could chop to pads / keys as my pre made samples were often a few bars of me messing with filters etc.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   6 days 7 hours ago

    I think I must have institutionalized you all! Maybe you're interpreting NanoStudio's 'ease of use' as comfortable and familiar, like your favourite pair of dog-eaten slippers you can't bear to throw away :)

    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. What I've tried to do instead is relax certain restrictions, such as no limit on the number of tracks, effects, parts or events (up to your device's CPU/RAM naturally). NS1 also had the restriction that only one part would play if there were overlapping parts on the track but NS2 will play overlapping parts, automatically sorting them into lanes on the UI.

    Tracks in NS2 will be familiar when used in their simplest form, but NS2 also lets you go beyond a linear list by allowing you to drag and drop tracks into a hierarchy and add audio or MIDI send/returns so you can form groups, buses, custom chains etc. It latency compensates the audio graph so that any effects, instruments or Audio Units which introduce latency will all stay in time relative to each other.

    Being limited by CPU usage is another (often overlooked) restriction. NS2 is super-optimised so you can run 10's of synths and over 100 effect instances on newer hardware. This has taken a fair amount of development time but I feel it's worth it (and perversely, I always enjoy optimization work).

    So the bottom line is that I'm mostly trying to build upon what's there but provide 'the next level' if you want to go deeper, with heavy consideration towards CPU efficiency. As always, the main challenge is trying to get the UI/learning curve right so that the more advanced stuff doesn't get in the way of the day-to-day stuff. I'm not sure I'm quite there yet with that but fingers crossed.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   6 days 8 hours ago

    I brought this today and really liked it until I ran out of tracks at 8.... WTF????

    I know I can treat the tracks like groups and then use different samples on the pads but it's messy and I like to see all the different tracks laid out.

    Bring on Nanostudio 2, I'm hoping this will answer all my needs otherwise I'm giving up on iPad music creation and go back to sitting at my laptop!!!

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   1 week 1 hour ago

    I should have added that I do think I'm a bit spoiled by the ease of use of NS. Those with experience in Ableton and other DAWs on desktop will no doubt be thrilled with BM3.