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  • Awaiting the Return of the Magic   7 weeks 5 days ago

    Bought iMono/Poly .. it sounds mindblowing, together with Wavestation and Oddysei one of best iOS synths.. Korg did outstanding job with emulating their old HW .. Some guy on ipad musicians group who owns priginal Mono/Poly wrote that it is predy damn close to real thing .. i believe him - i had Karp Oddysey HW and iOddysey unbelievable close to original ..

    but no AUv3 support, just IAA/AB :-/ Looks Korg didn't noticed AUv3 standard till yet..

  • Awaiting the Return of the Magic   7 weeks 5 days ago

    Case in point: Korg iMono/Poly. A nice new shinny app. I would certainly buy a vintage one for $20-30, and although I'm trying to resist, I'll probably end up buying the app and be irritated at myself for doing so. No, I don't need yet another vintage synth emulation. I have plenty of synth apps. But if I could use it as a AUv3 in NS2 with MIDI and audio tracks... that would be exciting!

  • NS2 - another example track   7 weeks 5 days ago

    Haven't been here in a million years it feels like but glad that NS2 on the horizon :) was gonna get some Korg stuff for Gadget but really would rather get Matt my cash. Keeping eyes peeled!

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 4 days ago

    Huh. Must be some sort of Existentialism.

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 4 days ago
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  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 5 days ago

    Looks like that will be in a drop down menu style, which I think might be easier for me than the separate screen on Eden. But maybe I'm just getting to be lazy...?

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 5 days ago

    Just because nobody seems to have noticed in that UI leak… LFO 5, ENV 5! 5 LFOs, 5 ENVs

    Good eye and top 'garden' reference!

    Also revealed in the screenshot: Individual LFOs and Envelopes can point at multiple destinations.

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    12 unfinished tracks you say? My project folder in Live has 252 projects. I finish 1–2 tracks a year…

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    I like to work under pressure. I did a 'track a day' project a few years ago and that was great fun. I'm in the process of making an album called 'scraps' which is another excuse to get all those half finished ideas completed.

    I miss my room of records, it is the best insulation :)

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    "It's an album a day around here!"...

    You are a lucky sod. An album? Vinyl? In my day it was a 12 hour ambient epic, or no food.....

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    You only have 12 unfinished tracks?! HA! You Lucky Bastard! When I was a kid I had to have 12 tracks finished or I'd get no supper. "Unfinished tracks don't put food on the table"' me old dad used to say. "It's an album a day around here!" That's when being a musician meant something. I built my first house from the old vinyl albums, I did. That'll show you what hard work is all about! Hrumpf!

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    > At least it gives me the emphasis to finish "untitled" 01-12!!!

    I think I must be working on the same track then :-)

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    > At least it gives me the emphasis to finish "untitled" 01-12!!!

    I really like this way of thinking !

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi, I'm a newbie to the forum (but long time user of NS).

    The new synth sounds amazing, I'm looking forward to the NS2 release. I'm thinking I might just back up all my projects to an old phone/ get them finished for when IOS11 is released just to be on the safe side. At least it gives me the emphasis to finish "untitled" 01-12!!!

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    In my experience synth comes first. If synth itself (oscillators, filters) dosn't sound good, only in rare cases FX's will save it .. on other side, if you take great sounding synth, even if you put it through avarage FX's, it's still sounds great :))

    But.. is there abybody in doubt than NS2 FX's will be great too ??

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    I learned synthesis on moog modular in college and my instructor would strongly disagree. He emphasized getting a good sound prior to using effects and held the opinion that just jumping to the effects section too soon was sloppy. However I agree that the quality of th effects are just as important as the quality of everything else, so I only half disagree with you, and my other half agrees with you.

  • NS2 - another example track   8 weeks 6 days ago

    Yup. This all sounds pretty good to me. But a synth is a synth, and I know that it's he FX section that turns a synth into an altogether different (and better) animal. Looking forward to hearing what juicy goodness is going to be dealt to us on that level.

  • Korg Gadget   9 weeks 12 hours ago

    I use it a lot! But usually to make a synth loop, then i audio-copy it and paste it in to a trg in NS :)

  • NS2 - another example track   9 weeks 14 hours ago

    Holy hell, it's better than I could have imagined! It sounds like obsidian will have the abilities of pretty much every synth I adore; FM synthesis, phase distortion, and the NanoSaw will keep my vintage whistle whet.

    I bought an iPad Pro 12.9 the other day, primarily because of NS2, and now this makes the purchase so worth it. And with the addition of audio tracks, this may require one of those audio interfaces for a mic.

    Imagine what else he's holding back for fear of not being able to deliver...

    Let the HYPE ensue.

  • NS2 - another example track   9 weeks 23 hours ago

    This is amazing.....I can't Wait

  • NS2 - another example track   9 weeks 1 day ago

    I think that strategy was wise.
    I'm blown away by the listed features of Obsidian. Holy Crap!
    I was secretly hoping for wavetable synthsis, so I'm happy to hear about that. And I had missed a comb filter on Eden. Hurray!

  • NS2 - another example track   9 weeks 1 day ago

    Now, the H.Y.P.E. can begin.. Cause this deserves pretty huge hype ...

  • NS2 - another example track   9 weeks 1 day ago

    I haven't given a lot away with regards to what NS2 will (or won't!) have, because I didn't want to start any hype over what I couldn't deliver.

    NS2 will support AUs, and this will be an excellent method for bringing in capabilities that its default instruments won't have. However, NS2's new synth, Obsidian, has come on a long way since Eden. I think it's pretty safe now to disclose that it will have 3 oscillators, any of which can be:

    - Analogue (all the basic waveforms with the choice of sync)
    - Wavetable (for interpolating between a range of new waveforms on the fly)
    - Phase distortion (similar to 80's Casio CZ range)
    - 3 Operator FM with many different waveforms
    - NanoSaw (8 detuned saws, similar to Roland supersaw)
    - Noise (a range of different noise spectrums with additional LP/HP/Band/Notch filter)
    - Sample (including multisamples with crossfades etc).

    All of the osc types are mono/pannable, and the NanoSaw and Sample types can also be stereo. The sample oscillator also has a 'spectral loop' mode in addition to the usual time based looping, which can make some pretty interesting effects. Each oscillator can be assigned to a velocity range (with variable crossfades) or used in the usual layered mode.

    Additionally there are 2 filters which can be:

    - LP/HP/BP/Notch with a range of different slopes and the choice between 'digital' or 'analog' (the latter has a drive control and much more resonance).
    - EQ peak or shelf
    - Comb
    - Formant
    - Waveshaper

    The 2 filters can be configured in parallel or series, or switched to stereo mode to become a Left/Right pair.

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   9 weeks 1 day ago

    Nice observation Stiksi! I hadn't noticed. I am hoping for much more than an every day "garden variety" (nice reference Stiksi) synth in NS2. Secretly I am hoping for a Garden of Eden, although I'm telling myself that it'll be the same old Eden so that when Eden 2 comes out I will be blown away by the unexpected new features.

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   9 weeks 1 day ago

    Just because nobody seems to have noticed in that UI leak… LFO 5, ENV 5! 5 LFOs, 5 ENVs – this is not your everyday garden variety synth (in case someone was still suspecting). Wow.