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  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    A few songs in and very much digging it @pezzerdotcom. As we all drool over NS2, a perfect reminder of just how much we could get done in NS1 (if we were all you, that is!).

  • Back to the future with an iPhone 3GS and Synthstation 25..?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    > I also got the Korg electribe 2 to compare these both solutions directly. A dock like the Synthstation 25 with a Nanostudio-powered iPhone is by far a better setup for songwriting. electribe is good for live performances.

    Impressive endorsement. I imagine the E2 is better for quickly banging out patterns of a particular type but for building up *songs*, linear timelines and piano keys are mighty useful.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 1 day ago

    If I remember correctly, Matt said that iPad release is the focus, and that iPhone release would be sometime shortly thereafter. Not sure what real world measurement of time that would mean, but I would guess it to take a lot less time to change UI to fit iPhone than to code a whole app. So... my guess is a couple of months...? We'll see, but I am betting that it doesn't take very long.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Is it still going to be iPad only on release?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Sounds amazing! Really looking forward to playing with this new toy!!!!!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 2 days ago

    “a sample editor which can efficiently handle samples of an hour or longer.”

    Holy Crap! I almost missed that. Hour-long samples?! That blows away TRG’s 30 seconds.
    Over-achiever!

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

    400 Drum Samples!!!!!
    That sounds awesome.
    iOS 12 does not sound awesome.
    I also hope iOS 12 does not screw up anything for NS2...

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

    That demo sounds good. cant wait!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 3 days ago
    :)

    :)

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

    Yes, new iOS updates are normally good for tech commentators and often bad for devs who just need stability!

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

    Ha ha. Apologies. Sep 12th is the date of the Apple event, not the blessed day of revelation. Though it sounds like that day approaches (thanks Matt for the update). I was being sincere that I hope Apple hasn't done any Apple things to set back Matt or N2. Cheers.

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

    My ongoing apologies for the lack of updates. I've just had my head down getting on with it - the current battle is a sample editor which can efficiently handle samples of an hour or longer. That battle's almost won but the war's not quite over as I need to wrap up some IAP stuff.

    I'll start making noise more once I'm certain there's a concrete reason for more noise to be made. I recently improved the production on one of the demos, have a listen:

    It's all done using the built-in effects/synths and a few of the 400 or so (single hit) drum samples which come as standard. I'll be including it as one of the demo projects.

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

    %$##&*@$ ##%@!+!!

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

    There is no official nor unofficial on any other release date till yet .. i'm pretty sure we all will know it lot sooner than 2 weeks before it happens so that sounds just like gr1m's hallucination :-)

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

    "Best of luck to Matt and our beloved unborn baby Nano 2 on Sep 12. Hopefully Apple hasn't done anything to f-up the birth of our little bundle of joy."

    Wait! What?

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

    Best of luck to Matt and our beloved unborn baby Nano 2 on Sep 12. Hopefully Apple hasn't done anything to f-up the birth of our little bundle of joy.

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

    Just checking to see if it is still coming along? I see the comments are getting further apart timewise.
    Thank you Blip for all the hard work you are putting into this project.
    Will keep waiting until that magical day......

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   4 weeks 2 days ago

    It’s good to have the PC/Mac skills. Hopefully NS2 will enable you to get much more done in iOS then ever before. I can see a day where all the features of desktop, iOS, and hardware will merge into one big smooth workflow.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   4 weeks 3 days ago

    Absolutely!

    I still draw the line somewhere to continue the production on a PC/Mac DAW, although that has changed dramatically in the meantime.
    On the iPad 1, my work was not much more than writing simple beats, melodies and chords using NanoStudio, Beatmaker 2 and Cubasis 1, while today, with Korg Gadget and its MIDI master/slave sync, Stockholm (Dr OctoRex from Reason, playing all my RX2 files), a nice wavetable synth and the ability to record audio tracks and having a simple guitar amp and cabinet simulator, I go much further on the iPad and iPhone than I did a few years ago, now together with my hardware gear.
    It's only a matter of iOS software :)

  • Back to the future with an iPhone 3GS and Synthstation 25..?   4 weeks 6 days ago

    Latency is not an issue with iPhone 4s and the lOS 9, i was surprised. Same for iPhone 3GS!
    Maybe anyone who has such problems should try to reset the OS, i made a fresh install of iOS and it runs perfect.

    I also got the Korg electribe 2 to compare these both solutions directly. A dock like the Synthstation 25 with a Nanostudio-powered iPhone is by far a better setup for songwriting. electribe is good for live performances.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   5 weeks 1 day ago

    Agreed. Jinxpadlok's stuff on Spotify is quite a nice listen. Very creative and a nice retrospective.

    @Jabadavai: nice remix.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   5 weeks 1 day ago

    Jinxpadlocks been around sinne the beginning. Making the best damn techno ever made on an iPad. He also won the only (I think) ever official competition Blips made and won a huge keyboard (together with the mighty Stiksi if I'm not mistaken). He was (and is) a great guy who's always willing to help or collaborate on tunes and was a huge help to me in the beginning. So go and listen to his tunes and see what can be done on NS1. It'll make you certain of that NS1 is all that we need.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   5 weeks 4 days ago

    “Some people are fine with doing complete productions on the iPad only, but the workflow doing this on the iPad is still a PITA imho compared to PC/Mac”

    I’m one of those ‘some people’. PC DAWs can also be a PITA. I suppose it’s all a matter of what you get used to doing. On PC DAWs I found all the options, sub-menus, connections, tools, etc., which Pro users understand and ‘need’, got in my way of just trying to compose music. I could never get over the learning curves, because spending time in my music room with desktop & hardware got more difficult with the demands of life. With iDevices I can work in short amounts of time whereever I am, so the learning curves were easier. And of course Nanostudio made the whole thing a lot easier to actually create complete pieces of music. Were I a Pro, it would be easy to take NS projects into a desktop DAW and use really expensive sound libraries to make a project sound entirely awesome, but since I don’t get a paycheck for making music, I can’t afford those high-end libraries. Therefore I am content with the best I can do on an iPad.
    Also I noted last year when I saw JMJ in concert that he used an iPad (Animoog I think) on one song. To me that says a lot for the potential of the iPad as a musical instrument.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   5 weeks 4 days ago

    @dendy: Yes - I work on a PC all day, so making music "not on a PC" really helps.
    @stiksi: I picked up a Push for Ableton as well - really did help in using Ableton - I was more focused somehow. Still not actually achieved anything (i.e. finished) in Ableton mind you - don't think I ever will :-)

    I find I like just messing with devices - so I've been experimenting with a Bastl Kastle (lo-fi grungy cheap modular synth) passing through a Korg Monotron Delay (lo-fi grungy cheap delay) then into iOS for processing, and a Novation Circuit. Its all a bit improvised-twiddle-the-knobs-see-what-happens kind of thing, but it was definitely fun. And DEFINITELY more fun than trying to work out what to do next on one of those unfinished Ableton tracks.....

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   5 weeks 4 days ago

    Honestly, I get more done in Ableton because of Push. Software keyboards are still horrible to play on and connecting controllers to the iPad is a big hassle. That's my main issue. On the other hand, I keep my focus better on the iPad because, ironically, I can't be distracted by the iPad.