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  • "Failed to save song file" Can't save any of my tracks anymore   1 week 11 hours ago

    Check the usage on your iPhone/iPad. It sounds like you just ran out of space. Time to delete some of those cat videos. ;-)

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 13 hours ago

    I suffer from a form of Turrets Syndrome that makes me quote ‘The Life of Brian’, but fortunately it only flares up when I post online comments. How well people receive ‘taking the piss’ (or even wiz) probably depends upon which side of the pond one is on and how uptight the individual is. Life is too short to get upset over online comments, but I am really glad that the NS forum is small enough to not attract too many trolls. Probably because our bridges exist only in our songs, or maybe the subject matter is just too boring for the masses.

    Playing and composition do not come easy for me as I didn’t grow up playing music. I went from almost nothing to a music major in college - I left a lot of blood sweat and tears there, then forgot most of it after a 12-year hiatus prior to discovering iOS music. Never got proper mixing & mastering skills.

    IAA & AB are things I won’t use much since NS2 won’t support them. I want an AUv3 mixing/mastering solution so when I decide to gig live I can just play a NS2 project (that has the lead muted) and it will sound pretty much the same as a mastered CD version of the same music. It disturbs me just how bad live music can sound compared to the studio-polished versions, and I know it would bug me a lot with my own music. Maybe that’s why many musican’s do drugs? So that they don’t care if their music sounds like crap? Weathly musician’s can just hire a sound guy - I can’t.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 17 hours ago


    How dare you call me a bastard. ;) Wah wah wah, muh oversensitive thin-skinned feels! Drama drama drama, lolol. (Nah seriously, I tried to take the wiz out of this one chap over by AB forums, and by god did he go nuclear crybaby on me. x’D )

    Why yes, I am a lucky bastard after all, but mostly it’s blood, sweat, and some well-earned tears. The parts that came easy were piano and composing. What was actual hard work was mastering mastering and mastering mixing too. Are you following along so far? Good.

    Someday the chaps by Klevgrand will make Grand Finale AU compatible, even if it does use up a lot of resources. Hell, they should just make it IAA/AB compatible with state saving. It’d be very simple to slap it on the Master buss and make everything sound good.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 19 hours ago

    You lucky bastard.
    Oh, wait... You’re not Brian.
    I’m envious of the production background. There’s some useful skills! And you can play/compose too! Nice. Yeah, I got ya on the LANDR bits in your previous post. NS1 created a great environment for composing & creating synth presets. I hope NS2 will continue that and make a big leap in the ease of mixing/mastering, although I think that is not the main purpose of NS2. We’ll see.

    Thanks for the tip on Grande Finale. It looks like I could get some use out of it. I wish it was AUv3, but maybe it will be upgraded to that at some point.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 22 hours ago


    Now me, I have a background in piano performance (both Classical training AND Jazz training), composition, production (mixing and mastering), and recently singing (although I’m no Pop Idol, lol). Being able to offer a client their .nsp file back with the right settings would be a very unique mastering service, one I should have no problem performing.

    HOWEVER, above I was just simply spouting off that Landr is a shite service is all. I usually ramble on when on one of those late-night rants.

    Anyways, now that it’s morning and I’m actually thinking, I think the best solution would be to grab Grand Finale. It’s a VERY novice-friendly app that’s near impossible to make sound bad. If you overcompress your mix, it’ll be a more pleasing “Justice ‘Cross’” aesthetic rather than an “oversquashed rubbish” aesthetic. However, it’s got LUFS metering to boot, and if you keep it around -12dB or so, your mixes will always sound pleasing to the ear, Loudness Wars be damned. Ever since Klevgrand released Grand Finale in the appstore, I’ve used it for “quick mastering” of demos I bounce.

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

    March slowly goes away...

  • ** nanostudio songs **   1 week 1 day ago

    Nicely chilled track

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

    Same thing.

  • NS1 TRIBUTE   1 week 1 day ago

    Nice work! Really cool sound and some unique tracks. Nice blending of genres. I liked hearing tweaked versions of familiar presets. An enjoyable listen throughout. Well done.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 1 day ago

    @syrupecore: sound advice, but that doesn’t help my AAS, which replaces my GAS. These apps look so bright and shiny!

    I have tracks that need help, but I don’t bother until NS2 comes out. All my tracks will need to be tranferred to NS2 files anyway, so I’ve just been gathering a few apps that look cool. Since I don’t know much about the technical aspects like a sound engineer would, I don’t know if I am missing critical apps. I get things like reverb, delay, flanger, basic EQ, etc., but not the surgical EQ and Mixing-Mastering process. Some of my tracks seems a bit to harsh on the high end for example, and I don’t have anything like the desktop tools to visually trim specific trouble spots. I’ve done the best I can with NS1’s built-in FX, but when I reach a certain limit I just set it aside and go back to composing a new track, adding to my backlog of unfinished.

    @jwmmakerofmusic: Nice plug! Nice rate too.
    But on a more serious note, a lot of people (myself included) come from a more music composition background and not a sound engineer background. The technical aspects of mixing and mastering are daunting, so I can see why some people prefer to hand that off to other people. I’m hoping that NS2 will not only provide great built-in FX and allow for AU versions of whatever else might be needed, but also provide an overall environment to make the process easier. I’m not sure what that means, but I don’t like the idea of 3rd party mastering services changing the sound of my tracks, even if the result is better than what I can achieve, because then the live version will always sound crappier than the CD/MP3 version. If you offered mastering services in the NS2 environment, so that ‘mastered’ ‘.nsp’ files were returned so one could also use them for live performance... now that would be cool.

  • Windows download virus?   1 week 1 day ago

    The download seems to work now but I still have an issue where every time I try to save anything it give me a messages that says "failed to save song file"

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 1 day ago


    F*ck Landr. You can buy Grand Finale and use that. If you need an AU workflow in AUM, go FAC Transient, 6144, FuxEQ, and Maxima. If you’re pretty knowledgeable and have deep pockets, Auria with Fabfilter plugins (at least Pro-L and Pro-Q if not Pro-C and Pro-MB too) will get you what you need. If you need someone else to handle the mastering, what does Landr charge, like $9.99/uncompressed track, and CD Baby starting at $45/track?

    Yeah, you could use CD Baby, suffer with Landr, do the mastering yourself, or you can buy me some Starbucks with something like $8.99/uncompressed track through Paypal and I can master your stuff quite easily and to your expectations, do extra adjustments to your tastes in case the first pass wasn’t spot on, and give each track (or entire EP/album) a nice natural flow and all that. No robotic automated mastering, and no questions about sound sources asked. Cheers mate.

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

    Nobody knows. Hopefully this spring will be magical musical.

    Fixed it.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 1 day ago

    @slam-cut Unless you have a need for a particular AU effect right now, I'd just hold out until we see what Matt includes with the app.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 1 day ago

    If you guys aren’t aware, LANDR is an automated mastering service. They aren’t really in a position to determine who should be using samples and who should not. If it was a YouTube issue, then I might be concerned. I think Horngalore might be better off mastering his own tracks if it’s just going to be a couple of MP3s put up on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. And if looking for a more Pro quality, then definitly go to Discmakers/CD Baby. Here’s an article that compares the mastering services of their own SoundLAB vs LANDR:

    I agree with Matt. It would be interesting to find out which samples were of concern to LANDR.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 1 day ago

    That's shocking. Truly shocking behaviour. As a rule, I never use other's samples- unless I'm sampling from something that was never a 'sample' in the first place. But to hear a company licensing stuff in this manner, I think calls for a boycott of the company involved.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 2 days ago

    @Horngalore - There should not be any problems with using the samples supplied with NanoStudio.

    I would be helpful if they actually told which samples appear to be the issue. Can you get this information from them?

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 2 days ago

    Yes that is worrying - and I've never heard of anything like this. At lot depends on if you used some third party samples - either from a sample pack, or sampled from "elsewhere". Would be a bit worrying if you only used bog-standard NS1 samples and loops.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 2 days ago

    Very interesting. First time I have heard of this. For one, you don’t need to use Landr. Secondly did you use any 3rd party samples? NS originally had some freebie sample packs from Loop Masters made available, but I think those samples were only a special promo, not part of NS original sounds. Not sure where Matt got the drum samples from that came with the original factory presets and trg banks... Nonetheless, Landr shouldn’t be blocking your tracks, in my opinion. If you can’t get around that warning, ditch Landr.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 2 days ago

    Nobody knows. Hopefully this spring will be magical.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   1 week 3 days ago


    when NS1 (yes... I kept into 32 bit just for it) and Ableton Live get in touch, wonderful things could happen
    Please listen and share if you like

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

    Any ideas when we’ll get this awesom new NS???

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 3 days ago

    Hi guys. I’m not sure how to start a new thread on here. I can’t seem to find the option for it.
    Anyway people, for a laugh I’ve decided to put 2 of the tracks I’ve made on NS up on iTunes, spotify etc, via Landr. But I. Had a email saying this :-

    It seems that you may have used samples sourced from a sample pack in your release with UPC code 800739398863.
    LANDR cannot release unauthorized samples to monetized stores.
    Can you clarify where these samples were sourced from?
    Please reply with a link to the terms and conditions of use for the sample pack as well!
    If you have purchased it -- please attach proof of payment with your reply.
    We want to make sure you have the rights necessary to distribute this track.
    LANDR does not want you running into any issues

    How can this be. I thought NS was all royalty free?! How do I get around this. Hellllllp x

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 3 days ago

    Those surgical EQ sound like they could be quite useful.
    I’ve heard of FAC Transient, but I’m not sure what that actually does. I’ll look into it and the Maxima as well. Thanks for the tips.

  • AUv3 for NS2   1 week 5 days ago

    -FAC Transient for some solid transient processing that you only thought you’d ever get on a PC. (Seriously, after adjusting volumes and EQs, transient processing is that one step that takes a good mix to GREAT!)

    -FAC Maxima for a maximizer plug close to Pro-L.

    -Given the fact I have no clue what kind of parametric EQ we’ll be getting in NS2, I’d also opt to get FuxEQ and zMors EQ. NS1 has a simple parametric EQ (similar to Gadget’s), and it excels at shaping sounds. FuxEQ and zMors EQ are for the “surgical” procedures should the need arise.

    That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. :)