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  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 days 19 hours ago

    As in ‘no tears’?
    I think I might shed some tears if one of my iDevices was suckedninto the iOS 11 blackhole.
    But with a solution to retrieve .nsp files, there would at least be a solution. I have 2 iPhones and 1 iPad on iOS 10, yet I worry that may not be enough one day when those devices die. Transferring projects to NS2 will take up a lot of my time in the near future.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 days 19 hours ago

    And the solution is completely moisture-free too!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 3 hours ago

    It works.
    Thank you!

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    "‘Rocket Summer’ is dedicated to love, sex and adventure" Seems like you have a much more adventurous life then me mate :)
    As I wrote up there: Really looking forward to listen to it!!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 1 day ago

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 1 day ago

    FINALLY!!!

    Thanks Silca Gel! I’ve been hoping somoeone would figure this out and post a solution here for others in the same predicament. I knew there had to be a way, but I didn’t want to use my iDevices as guinnea pigs. This needs a separate thread, which Matt will hopefully make into a Sticky.

    Hurray for Silica Gel!!!!
    (...and there was much rejoicing)

    P.S. next time don’t wait so long before joining the forum. :-)

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    I’m liking Bandcamp a lot too, although I’ve never actually released anything.
    I really dig CDBaby the most however. Again, not from any real world experience, just looking at websites and daydreaming.

    Nice one nano!

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    You can sell CDs (etc) on Bandcamp as well. I've purchased a few records there. Nice that you can get the digital and the physical versions at the same time.

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    Yup. It'll be turning up on Bandcamp at some point very soon I hope. The limited 100 editions is only because Static need to order more sleeves from the States. Britain is a bit shit when it comes to goodies such as this. A plastic CD bag usually means a shopping bag with a CD in it. ;-) But unlike Bandcamp, there's real artwork involved, and I like that sort of frugal DIY thing. We did everything super cheap.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 1 day ago

    Follow-up to previous comment about extracting NS data from iPhone:

    It's possible using the free version of a tool called iBackup Viewer. After creating a backup with iTunes, run iBackup Viewer. Click the...button that sort of looks like a tree or file browser?...for Raw Files. On the left, choose "AppDomain-co.uk.blipinteractive.NanoStudio", then highlight everything on the right (tip: click first one, scroll to the bottom, shift+click last one) and hit Export, Selected. That'll suck out all the files there onto a folder on your computer.

    Now....as far as how to get those back into Nano Studio, say, on another device...well, I haven't gotten to that part yet! :-) But I'll post another update once I have that figured out.

    Edit: I don't know if this is the most direct route, but it works:

    1) Use iBackup Viewer to extract NS files from a recent iPhone backup as described above.
    2) Install NanoStudio on your computer
    3) Locate the NanoStudio data area on your computer (for Windows, it's under ProgramData on your system drive). You'll notice the directory structure is exactly the same as the data exported from the iPhone backup
    4) Simply copy everything under "(your extracted data)/Documents/User" into the same place in the NanoStudio data area found in step 3.
    5) Launch NanoStudio on your computer and shazam, all your projects at your fingertips!
    6) Use the program to export NSP (the Manage screen), which you can then use with NanoSync to transfer to NS on a different device.

    There may be reason to copy over other parts of the data export; I haven't explored it fully, yet. I'll post a new thread about this later.

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    revolution

    sometimes before , cubase project circa 500 mb ..
    today , nanostudio project 500 kb .. :D

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 1 day ago

    I dunno if it's even possible, but a great thing would be a 64-bit app that could perhaps retrieve the data from NS, maybe just to transfer it out by way of NanoSync? iOS might not make that possible, I dunno. I foolishly updated to iOS 11 without doing a backup first (stupid) because of the Meltdown vulnerability, and of course now my NS work is locked away behind an app that won't start. If anyone already knows how to retrieve data from an iPhone app that won't run, I'd love to hear about it! I'll be researching anyway.

    Also, adding a "me too!" to the interest in some kind of update from Blip. Any idea on a release date? I work in software; I know they always slip, but any update at all would be terribly appreciated!

    Thanks!

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    Great news Mr. Tom! Will we see it here by chance? https://staticcaravanrecords.bandcamp.com/

  • Finally!   1 week 1 day ago

    go birmingham go .. :D

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    Congrats Tom! Is the limited edition CD a collector’s item or the entire run period? Will you press more CDs later that are more standard ‘less collectible’ but of course just as good sonic quality? I’m just curious about your release strategy.

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    Guys, very interesting stuff...

    ...But not as interesting as THIS! :D

    http://www.staticcaravan.org/item.asp?Ref=326

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    ok , lets talk about unlimited & free powders (trust included ;)

    https://youtu.be/4m3Zj9ksYpw

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    > 1TB $60/yr + unlimited photo storage (photos don't count against your 1TB)

    wow that sounds interesting ..

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    syrupcore @ we were talking about unlimited & free / one-time-payment clouds , trust is included ..

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    Stuff like Teambition and Pcloud are the sorta thing that makes me nervous about 'the cloud'. Why would I trust photos of my kid to a company I've never heard of? Apple is known to just kill stuff so it's hard to buy into iCloud (though the price is right). Dropbox and Google are big enough that I find it a little easier to trust that if they decide to stop the service, I'll know in advance.

    Amazon seems to have a good deal going for prime members. 1TB $60/yr + unlimited photo storage (photos don't count against your 1TB). Alas, most iOS apps only support Dropbox so not so good for samples and projects but perhaps perfect for everything else.

  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago
  • Finally!   1 week 2 days ago

    no experience with musicoin , but I know because of friend :
    https://twitter.com/miguelalcobiadj/status/949676408409911296
    all i know ..
    you will need twitter to tweet a song
    &
    they will verify you manually (soundcloud ...)

  • Finally!   1 week 3 days ago

    i’m really deep into cryptocurrencies last year and half.. Technology, trends, trading, mining, everything :-)

    i’m pretty sure it’s the future even through it is still in premature stage.. it’s improving day by day.. blockchain is technology comparable to internet in early 90’s .. definitely crucial tehcnology for next years

    but i’m very skeptic to each ICO coin (like this musicoin -it’s not independent coin it’s basically just smart contract build on Ethereum coin) - there are tons of such ICO’s and i’m sure most of them will sooner or later die, lot of them are just SCAM .. I do not suggest invest any money into them (with few exceptions where is reliable big company behind that ICO)..

  • Finally!   1 week 3 days ago

    I'll check out those cloud storage sites, but so far I am fine with the free version of Dropbox.

    Musicoin.org is interesting. Hadn't heard of that before. It sounds good 'on paper', so long as the contract ensures the artist owns copyrights 100%. It will be a difficult business model for them to pull off I think. No ads means a big source of revenue for the company is excluded. Perhaps they will add ads in the future, once they have a big audience. Crypto currencies - in general I don't trust them. People have gotten rich with Bitcoin, so it can work, but it seems like stocks. You have to sell at the right time and of course you risk loosing all of it. A bit of a gamble. Musicoin is worth looking into, as these days it seems musicians must try everything just to have a chance.

    For now it looks like this isn't open to all musicians. They have some requirements:
    "For now, Musicoin only accepts qualified musicians who can provide a proof of their musical history through their previous participations in social media channels. Linking more than one social media accounts to your profile will give our support team a clear picture of your work, and give you a better chance of getting verified."

    Musicians need to sign up via social sign-in (Twitter, Facebook, Google). I don't use any of those and certainly have no history of being a musician on those platforms. Is SoundCloud enough to fill their requirements? I don't know and they have no way of asking. I don't like that they don't have any contact information. That makes me suspicious.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 3 days ago

    It was better a fix to make Nanostudio work with iOS 11 ...
    At least in the wait, we kept on playing!
    :)