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  • Awaiting the Return of the Magic   1 week 4 hours ago

    I've been working for a couple of months on a project that requires some specific sounds. I tried creating some presets in Eden, but I have been missing the mark. The project also requires a convincing sax - my iOS sax app was missing the mark so I decided it was time to delve into some other DAW with which I could use some hardware (i.e. Roland Integra's sax preset).
    What a flipping nightmare it has been! Getting MIDI & audio to flow through to Auria Pro on my iPad has been massively frustrating, and I still have no audio. Plan B - I tried to use my PC & Reaper. Seems like a decent DAW, but same problem. WTF! It's almost 2018 and I can't get audio into my laptop? Not wanting to quit I have ordered yet more gear to help control the audio path. I pass this on just to comment on how ready I am to get to work with NS2. If this new gear doesn't help enough, I may have to put the project off until after the release of NS2, or as it will be known in my new dating system: AN 2018. Yes that's right, Anno NS2.

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 1 day ago

    'there is very low chance that apple's iCloud or dropbox (or any other big player in cloud storage business) will die :-)'

    You'd hope so. However Apple did kill off Me dot com and every bit of storage associated with it. But at least we did get plenty of warning about this.

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

    dendy is right about the .trg files, and I think there will be no time limit on those in NS2.

    The hard part is getting files back out of iOS 11. I'm not an expert in operating systems, and
    it would be helpful if someone who had some expertise could figure out a way around this issue. I think there has to be a way to get at the last iTunes backup. If it were me I would buy an older iDevice that did not have iOS 11 on it, reset it if it were used, and set it up as a new iPhone from your last iTunes backup. Then it comes down to how good a person was about backing up.

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 1 day ago
    HA!

    HA!

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 1 day ago

    I don't know, some of those backups might be mockups like I found out…

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

    Well that would of been easy. I've acquired an old IPad but can't use iOS 11 back up. Is there any way into back up files? Where are NS1 files stored in iTunes sync back up on computer? Thanks

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

    > From there transfer tracks to NS2 as audio tracks (once that IAP becomes available)

    I believe there will be still TRG alternative in NS2 so you don't need wait for audio tracks IAP, simply export stems from NS1 and import them to NS2 "trg v2" pads - classic way to work with wav's same like in NS1 :-)

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

    @digital midgets: no you cannot load .nsp or .prj files into NS2. However, if you were wise and backed up your .nsp files to a computer then you can still open them on said computer's version of NS. From there transfer tracks to NS2 as audio tracks (once that IAP becomes available) and your old projects will live on. Or just keep an old pre iOS 11 iDevice around for NS1. That's the safe bet.

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

    I didn't know about iOS 11 and Nanostudio. Gutted. If I had known I would of recorded all my unfinished tracks into cubase before upgrading. Will it be possible to load old projects in NS2??

    Ps - Thank you for NS1. It really has been wonderful. No other DAW has the same fast creative workflow :)

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

    Thank you for the hard work. I'm looking forward to the extra joy and cheer NS2 is going to bring this Christmas. I echo the other sentiments. IAP is the way to go and I'm excited about the prospects of expansion with future IAP's.

    Pinch me, I still can't believe it's almost here!

  • Does writing NS2 pay the Bills   1 week 3 days ago

    Hi and thanks for the trick. I was wondering how I would keep my old projects once all my Apple ithings would be on iso11. Now i am keeping an old iphone 5c to run Nanostudio.
    To Matt : I will try to promote you on facebook but at the moment, i am only a FB beginner. Cross fingers, you will earn your ham!

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 4 days ago

    Yeah, iCloud & Dropbox certainly shouldn't be overlooked as options, but you still had to use Nanosync with a computer. Unless I'm missing something there? One could have backed up entire contents of an iPhone to the iCloud, but since they only give 5GB free I just backed up to my computer. I don't think there was a way to use Nanosync directly to iCloud or Dropbox. I think the problem was that people started to drink the Kool-Aid and believe they didn't need computers anymore. Apple would be their mommy and back up everything for them. Oops!

    I like Stiksi's idea of six degrees of back up (separation). Does that mean that your backups know backups that know backups... that eventually know my backups?

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 5 days ago

    The problem with trusting the cloud is that if you lose internet connectivity, you lose access to your file history. And it's super slow. For work, I use Time Machine running constantly and CCC doing weekly backups and daily for my main drive, and my work folder is in my dropbox folder, so it's being synced to all my computers, which all have active backups. Time machine is great for single files, but you wouldn't want to rely it for all your backups.

    I have six degrees of backup and still I get burned by loopholes like using shared creative cloud folders for one project – those aren't backed up by creative cloud (also not mentioned anywhere) and weren't on my main drive, so they only got weekly backups.

  • Where's the GEAR?   1 week 5 days ago
  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 5 days ago

    best way to backup data is cloud .. there is very low chance that apple's iCloud or dropbox (or any other big player in cloud storage business) will die :-)

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   1 week 5 days ago

    I agree with you tom_tm, and old iDevice is worth it, and people should have been backing up all along. I heard a security expert once say that if it doesn't exist in at least three places it doesn't exist. I'd recommend that people have a copy of all files/presets on a computer and an external hard drive that's kept in another location in case of theft or fire. iOS 10 gave plenty of warning about apps that won't work in iOS 11. Still it is sad to hear cases of people loosing years of work because they didn't pay attention.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 5 days ago

    one of most positive posts on this forum ever... thumbs up !

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   1 week 5 days ago

    Thank you for all your hard work! Over the last 7yrs I’ve made music from my iPod Touch 3rd Gen and iPhone 4 using Nanostudio and Figure.

    scottwray.bandcamp.com and aetherinvader.bandcamp.com

    I have created 20 full length albums in that time. I just got an iPhone SE and am hoping Nanostudio 2 supports iPad and iPhone SE on OS11 and above, eventually. I know it seems silly to have such a tiny mobile DAW but it has been my therapy for stressful days since the app’s beta inception. Thank you to Matt and the Nanostudio community. I have played live shows and released songs for radio stations from LA to UK to Germany. I’ve met with Clark of Warp Records and discussed his thoughts on mobile DAW. I have even gone so far as to present lectures in Portland OR USA at hospitals, advocating this medium of music creation to electronic music beginners and sharing the holistic benefits I have experienced making music while on the train or bus or even while long boarding haha. I mostly use Nanostudio. The Garage Band app has improved quite a bit but it still seems to create cookie cutter techniques rather than promote the creation of original content. Thanks again!

    Cheers everyone! -Scott Wray

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

    Over the last 7yrs I’ve made music from my iPod Touch 3rd Gen and iPhone 4 using Nanostudio and Figure.

    scottwray.bandcamp.com and aetherinvader.bandcamp.com

    I have created 20 full length albums in that time. I just got an iPhone SE and am hoping Nanostudio 2 supports iPad and iPhone SE on OS11 and above, eventually. I know it seems silly to have such a tiny mobile DAW but it has been my therapy for stressful days since the app’s beta inception. Thank you to Matt and the Nanostudio community. I have played live shows and released songs for radio stations from LA to UK to Germany. I’ve met with Clark of Warp Records and discussed his thoughts on mobile DAW. I have even gone so far as to present lectures in Portland OR USA at hospitals, advocating this medium of music creation to electronic music beginners and sharing the holistic benefits I have experienced making music while on the train or bus or even while long boarding haha. I mostly use Nanostudio. The Garage Band app has improved quite a bit but it still seems to create cookie cutter techniques rather than promote the creation of original content. Thanks again!

    Cheers everyone! -Scott Wray

  • Current state of Nanostudio with audiobus...   1 week 5 days ago

    Like I've stated before, Nanostudio works really well still on older devices that won't run iOS 11. And I've seen iPad 1 going at stupidly low prices. iOS 11 is really good imo, and it's as if iOS is joining ranks slowly with MacOS. Instead of losing sleep by not updating, I'd say it's better just to buy an old iPad, then you've future-proofed your set up.

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   2 weeks 3 hours ago

    I'm not going to get on my moral high horse, but honestly if you don't ever back up, you can hardly expect sympathy when everything goes tits up. It's a lesson I've learnt the hard way, after losing over a years worth of work a while back. Now I keep two copies of everything by backing up via Carbon Copy Cloner. It just isn't worth the pain otherwise.

    And my suggestion to all those bemoaning the fact that iOS 11 has killed NS1, just buy an iPad 1 which are so cheap these days. I recently just missed one going for £30. Surely £30 is worth it for a copy of Nanostudio?

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   2 weeks 1 day ago

    iFunbox works now so long as the app has "itunes sharing" of some description. Which is useful for managing apps that support it, but useless in this situation. It looks like if you upgrade to iOS you lose all the NS data.

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   2 weeks 1 day ago

    I thought Apple put paid to apps like iFunbox post iOS 6 or something? I certainly had no joy with it like I did before, and exchanging preset banks D through to G all of a sudden became a complete nightmare. All this *because of* Jailbreaking, and Apple being complete security control freaks.

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   2 weeks 1 day ago

    I didn't take an itunes backup prior to the test upgrade (never used them really) so can't test that. I was under the impression that the backup doesn't contain everything - just the apps not necessarily the apps data. But very much worth trying.

    As for iFunBox (or similar) - I believe they all work in the same way by accessing the apps "share with itunes" storage. What they can't do is access an Apps private storage - that is what jailbreaking the device gets you. However I will try a couple of alternative iFunbox apps to see.

  • Updated to iOS 11 without knowing the consequences - HELP !   2 weeks 1 day ago

    I just knew this was going to be a big subject on the forum. Hmm.
    I wonder if iFunbox or any other app/program can access the files from the most recent iPhone back-up on a computer? Perhaps an old iPhone (5, 6 or 7) that isn't on iOS 11 could be acquired and be reset to factory 'new' state, then set up that iPhone from the most recent iTunes back up (prior to iOS 11 update).
    Just spit ballin' here.