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  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 14 hours ago

    It will be a noble gesture. Plus releasing posthumously can be a great sales hook.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 14 hours ago

    Dammit. Well, if it means getting NS2 before Christmas [sound of chainsaw starting]

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 14 hours ago

    You know what this means.

    You might have to turn the chainsaw on yourself for the good of humanity.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 15 hours ago

    Well I would, but I’m indy, so I’m writer, publisher and marketer rolled into one. I pay for external editing, though. That’s why I thought it was a fair race. We're both one-man bands. Next challenge, I get to #1 in my genre, you get to #1 in music apps. We can make it happen!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 15 hours ago

    > Novel finished. 115,000 words. Cover agreed. Editing, Author’s Note and blurb still to do. Looking good for pre-Christmas. I’m hoping Matt will pip me to the post...

    Congratulations and well done! Might be worth arming yourself with a zombie knife when you next see your editor/publisher though. Or if you're in the habit of carrying a big sports bag, a small chainsaw does the work faster.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 15 hours ago

    Well done pianoyan :)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 15 hours ago

    Novel finished. 115,000 words. Cover agreed. Editing, Author’s Note and blurb still to do. Looking good for pre-Christmas. I’m hoping Matt will pip me to the post...

  • Midi interface recommendation for Nanostudio 2 and iPhone X   2 days 18 hours ago

    As syrupcore says, you should be able to buy a bog-standard 'class compliant' device and connect it via the USB adapter. 'Class compliant' just means that it's an agreed standard which doesn't need a special driver.

    If you want to go up-market (and less portable), I've been using the Steinberg UR-44 and it's pretty good. It also supports multiple audio in/out channels (which NS2 also supports), has mic pre-amps with balanced XLR and phantom power plus instrument level inputs and two independent headphone outs. Plus, if you flick a switch on the back it changes it from iOS mode to PC mode - so I also use as my main desktop audio interface too.

    Man, this is starting to sound like an advert. But it's rare to find something that 'just works' and doesn't give you grief 20% of the time so I'm happy to recommend it.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   2 days 22 hours ago

    "Ok Blip, we'll get a new Wishlists thread started!"

    Don't. Even. Start.
    We're finished with Finnish humor.
    ...until NS2 drops.
    :-) :-) :-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 36 min ago

    I bought a first gen iPad Pro earlier this year just for ns2 but the release has been delayed so it has sat waiting for one app, the only app that matters. I just picked up a locked iPhone 8 for next to nothing (under 30 usd) for the same reason ns2. It’s the only app that justifies using iOS for me. I am beyond excited even though I’m going through major writers block right now. I’m working over time to make sure I have enough money for ns2 when it drops. I don’t know if you are aware of how much your app means to people Matt but ns1 brought a lot of joy to the masses and I’m sure ns2 will continue to do the same.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 3 hours ago

    > Ok Blip, we'll get a new Wishlists thread started!

    Trolling level 9000 :-D :-D :-D

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 3 hours ago

    Ok Blip, we'll get a new Wishlists thread started!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 17 hours ago

    Excited! :)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 17 hours ago

    Matt,
    Please don't:

    -Shave
    -Bathe
    -Ride your Bike
    -Run with Scissors
    -Cross the Street
    -Talk to Strangers
    -Eat Blowfish
    -Use Cutlery, Ladders, or Rollerskates
    -Try to Fix the Toaster
    -Tug on Superman's Cape
    -Mess around with Jim

    If you'd like, we can all pitch in to get you a handler who will wrap you in bubble wrap daily for the next couple weeks.

    Love,
    The Forum

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 17 hours ago

    This is so so so cool. I refused to update on iOS 11 because of NanoStudio. Since I accidentally upgraded (the overnight update is just one thoughtless Touch on the screen) I have been living in darkness (well, there is this forum at least). I’m so looking forward for this to be released and I am sure it will be great fun making music with. I have been using NanoStudio on an iPod 4g and got my first iPad just to have bigger knobs and keys. Right now, i am on iPad mini 3 and i wonder if NS2 will be fun on this one. Otherwise I have to convince my wife and get a new one...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 17 hours ago

    Standing ovation! Sniffing the goal line now Matt! What a fucking effort and achievement! I don’t even worry about arriving zombies...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 21 hours ago

    WTFM !

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   3 days 22 hours ago

    I have tried them all and the only other one that has a smooth workflow (for me) is Caustic. Since that's getting a little long in the tooth this update to NS2 is perfectly timed.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 22 hours ago

    @pianoyan: HAHAHA!! So true.

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   3 days 22 hours ago

    I agree with you Jim, except that I never tried Cubasis. I'm not quite sure what is the secret ingredient of Nanostudio, but it was just so easy to use. This is the one thing that I hear everyone say, one way or another. Especially for me I think the sequencer is at the heart of it. Great synth patches (using presets or creating your own), drum pads, effects, mixer - all of these things are great to have but you can not complete full pieces of music with just those (unless you improvise live). The sequencer helped me to actually be productive and finish pieces of music. The sequencer opened the door for me to get to know the other functions - creating presets and applying effects and balancing it in the mixer added up to something because I could sequence it in a composition. Why is it that other DAW are so 'unfriendly' in this regard? I suppose the answer will vary with each person, but I think the balance of functions vs. ease of use is a big part of the equation.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 22 hours ago

    I was about to ask when, precisely, a zombie apocalypse might be referred to as 'conveniently timed', then I checked twitter. Uh-oh.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 22 hours ago

    "unless there's an inconveniently timed zombie apocalypse - but don't worry, I've built in a special factory sound which scares zombies should this happen."

    Great! I am glad to hear that there are some dope DubStep drops in NS2! Should be fun.

    It's also really cool to see more and more of the old forum members sniffing around again. I look forward to all the forum posts. There used to be so many that I couldn't read all of them.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 days 23 hours ago

    @blipinteractive - We don't need you to go over the edge at this point. After release maybe...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   4 days 1 min ago

    Great news Matt.

    Hope it’s smooth sailing to the finish line for you.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   4 days 18 min ago

    Current news is that it's still looking good for release in the first week of December unless there's an inconveniently timed zombie apocalypse - but don't worry, I've built in a special factory sound which scares zombies should this happen. Can't be too careful.

    I'm currently wrestling with the user manual, which is lots of fun. Not. I should be shot of this particular nightmare within a day or two and then I estimate (ha!) a heavy week of tidying up and fixing some remaining niggles prior to submission.

    Thanks once again for the offers of beta testing. Ideally I would say yes but I think it's best not to open it up any further right now. All these new people coming in with all their new fangled good ideas could tip me over the edge right now, sorry!