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  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Sure - thanks :)

  • iPad compatibility!   7 years 46 weeks ago

    The other advantage to making the thing universal is exposure. As it stands right now, the app store on the iPad itself won't even show your app under its featured "Music Creation" section, simply because it isn't universal. Such a full-featured and elegant app as Nanostudio would certainly be a top featured app. That kind of exposure alone would result in the extra sales that would more than cover the cost for your time, without having to upcharge the existing user. I bought Nanostudio exclusively for use on the Pad, although I knew it would have to be used in 2X mode, because serious musicians know that the iPad is a far superior workspace over the phone. Why not just let the extra sales and gleaming reviews cover the cost for your time?

  • Ipad   7 years 46 weeks ago

    100% is a winner then! I bought this app just before coming away, as I said I would and yes it's great. The 2x function on the ipad is ok, but not good enough! Any time frame on when an ipad version will be ready? Don't want to rock the boat, but I'm impatient! Oh, and just signed up for a £10 celluar data account to make myself heard, so don't let me down! Thanks for bringing such a quality app to the I devices. Just like the I devices themselves, someone has to set the bar a bit higher to make everyone else realise what is actually possible. If you continue to improve this great app even further, you should be able to retire quite comfortably :) Cheers.

  • Audio Copy/Paste (ACP)   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Well the answer seems simple: anything that drags down performance will ultimately squeeze out other desirable features, so it isn't worth it. Ultimately, all it would mean is everyone needing a bridge app like AudioView, ReForge, etc to accomplish some goals. (But not all/most/common goals.)

    Go for efficiency!

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Nice - I took the liberty of embedding it for you!

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Bought NanoStudio two days ago, and I've been playing around with it, getting used to it, etc -

    Really quite impressive, thanks for an absolutely amazing app!

    Here's a first attempt at putting something together. Done while I was sitting around being lazy in bed. It's a it less than 2 minutes and is fairly done-ish unless I decide to turn it into something more.

    Now if only Amplitube With iRig would let me RECORD my guitar and then if I could PASTE it into NanoStudio - well, let's just say I'm looking forward to that day :)

    Make Like Kings by karmamole

  • Please suggest/list your "essential" sample sources   7 years 46 weeks ago

    You know, the thing about sample libraries is that they tend to be same-y (as you've probably experienced), so you end up with a big collection with loads of repetition and the (re) usable stuff tends to be 'generic' drum machine and synth sounds. If it does sound original and cool, that's a problem in itself, in my opinion. Who's making the music? You. If you use someone else's cool-sounding sample, you've set the whole tone of the track there and then from another guy's idea. You said it yourself...The loops you get aren't re-usable because they only work on a certain track and have the "vibe" set already, that you didn't create.

    I suppose that's OK if you're only making, say, TV ad or library-type music, but otherwise it's going against the whole idea of being a musician. Sample CD's kill creativity.

    I say - make your own! Get those standard samples that you have already and put them through loads of effects, or chop them up and re-order. Make little riffs of your own and re-sample them until they sound totally different. Do you see what I'm getting at? You've then made something unique and original and your own and that's what music needs!

    You're better off using VSTs (loads of free ones available) to create from scratch, then sampling "yourself", so to speak. You will learn so much more than just taking "dark piano riff No. 546" from a sample CD or sample site.

    Also, I've been using Nanostudio to make samples - mess about then re-sample. Got loads of cool stuff from doing that.

    I really believe in this - there's too much generic music out there! I used to buy sample CD's and then decided it was pointless and expensive.

    Hope I'm not being too preachy...:-) All the best with making music.

  • Audio Copy/Paste (ACP)   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Well this is controversial but after some research today I'm still falling down in the Intua camp. Intua format - two source files, Sonoma format - two full on libraries including networking, image handling, large amounts of Apple specific UI code etc.

    What I like about the Intua one is it just lets you take files to and from the clipboard. The Sonoma one wants to control the entire UI flow which a. Doesn't fit into my vision for how cut and paste should work in NanoStudio and b. is far too Apple centric for a cross platform app developed using OpenGL for efficient, lightning fast display rendering (this giving more memory and CPU for audio).

    I also feel that 'doing the right thing' with splitting stereo tracks out to two monos etc. should be down to the destination app rather than the copy/paste standard it uses. After all, only the destination app has the context to treat it intelligently.

    Is tempo metadata a massive issue? Isn't it only a case of manually setting the tempo in the dest app to the same as the one you've just used? It's only one number to remember and set once.

    I can't seem to find a way in the Sonoma UI to select a group of files and copy them at the same time - which to me is essential.

    Finally, I don't like the way it goes off and launches another app without at least a warning dialogue - you could be in the middle of a performance.

    Feel free to challenge any of this!

  • Eden sample patch not saving?   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Yes. in V1.0 you must always write the changes that you make to any Eden Synth before you quit the app or open another project, etc. Blip's looking at making this more seamless in the future, but for now, any time you fiddle with a preset and you like what you hear, hit WRITE and save it as a new preset in your project bank. Or save it to one of the global slots if you prefer, but you can alway save the current project as a new project to effectively copy the project presets to a new project.

  • Wishlists   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Drupal is a stubborn beast. On the bright side, you seems to have fixed the perms to show the rest of us the "Full HTML" input format now, so it looks like we can now paste in those soundclould embed codes.

  • Wishlists   7 years 46 weeks ago

    I made a deliberate decision not to look at too much stuff (hardware or existing iPhone apps) - sometimes it clouds the design. The best thing about doing the design, art and code simultaneously is that you're free to change any one or all of them to get the desired result, and you don't have to arbitrate or convince someone else. Sometimes what looked initially like a design or code issue ended up being solved with an easy (but not immediately obvious) art change. I still think all of it could be better!

    Your suggestions have been noted. Subscribe to thread - will check out. I've been trying to make various improvements to the forum and it's getting there slowly. I wish I knew how to make it put page numbers at the top and bottom of a thread.

  • Wishlists   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Hi Blip,
    I'm surprised you haven't used an mpc because you really nailed it with the TRG autobeat. Speaking of which, it would be great if there were a couple of other realtime knobs there for sample start, pitch or perhaps even attack/decay. That would just be soooooooooooo very nice!

    Re: MPC pitch pads, I think the advantage on the pads would be convenience, keeping the rhythm programing in the same area, and being able to combine other TRG features like the autobeat. It could be a 2nd bank for instance or even open as a separate TRG?

    I absolutely agree that Recycle-like chopping would be the way to go for the phone. It actually would open up even more creative possibilities since one could reprogram the loops, perhaps edit individual slices (reverse, fades, levels?). Maybe the original midi groove could go to the sequencer and one could edit, apply groove/swing quantize and so on. Speaking of swing, is it possible to add an mpc groove template? They have them on PT, Reason and it just grooves so hard. Although I must say, NS timing feels really good.

    Oh my, just thinking of the possibility of these features being added to NanoStudio is, well... VERY exciting indeed.

    On another note (no pun intended), would it be possible to add a subscribe-to-thread option on the forums?

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Yeah I liked the fact that even if you uploaded a big fat wav, you were still only limited by time (not file size), and you could download the original 'unmolested'.

    In general it's probably only the uploader who notices the recompression and takes it personally having heard the original time and time again. No one else will know!

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    I was going to upload the wave file but decided not to for speed's sake. Converted it to V1 Lame VBR MP3. Yeah, not sure what Soundcloud does with them. I think the version that appears in the player is compressed to their own standard format, whatever that is, for the sake of player decoding speed. It's clearly not too rubbish just from listening. If you download the track though, it is in the original format as uploaded (just tried it).

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Nice work! Did you upload the wav directly? I uploaded the mp3's for NanoStudio's demos because I had them to hand but I have a feeling that SoundCloud's recompressed them.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    What, like this?

    Grub by scubapig

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    OK 'tis noted.

    ..and 'Input format' should now work for people so they can embed SoundCloud player links too (it's just above the Save and Preview buttons). A reminder of how to embed a SoundCloud link:

    1. Go to your waveform view in SoundCloud and click on the 'Share' button in the top left corner.
    2. Copy all the 'embed code' text it gives you and paste it into your post.
    3. Before you submit your post, click on 'Input format' (just above the Save and Preview buttons) and choose 'Full HTML'.

    I'd enable full HTML by default but I don't want spam sites hitting it with a load of flashing viagra adverts and shit like that!

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Yeah, the last bit...Probably goes too low for most purposes, I reckon.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Ah yes I know what this is. To improve CPU performance during playback, certain values are interpolated over an interval of about 10ms or so. During render (where realtime CPU performance is not necessary), this is tightened up to about 5ms.

    The one you hear during mixdown/resample is closer to what it should be, but obviously you don't know that because you've only heard the realtime playback version.

    Maybe I should limit the mixdown/resample interpolation frequency so it behaves the same in all cases?

    ... or limit the release control so it can't go so low (which I'd thought I'd done but obviously not!) ?

  • Ipad   7 years 46 weeks ago

    I bought this sitting in Narita (Tokyo) airport waiting to come back to the US. Worked on two songs on the way back - what a great way to spend the time cooped up in a little seat! The guys sitting behind me and beside me kept asking questions about the app and wanting to listen as I completed some of the sections. It works great on the ipad now and can't wait to see what the future holds! Tremendous app and so worth the $$.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Also, while I'm here, spotted an issue with the release on TRG-16. After you told me about how it only works in "hold" mode, I tried it on a couple of sounds with success - works like decay in a way. So I used it to shorten a shaker sound that was already quite short and it worked fine - nice fade off and achieved the desired effect. But when I mixed to wave and played it back, the shaker sound had almost disappeared from the mix. It was really short, like a tiny tick and very quiet, probably more to the shortness of the sample than volume. Also, it did nasty things to a bass drum. Instead of shortening and fading, it just cut it with some crackling noise. That was while playing it in Nano, before any mixdown. Thought I'd let you know anyway.

  • Wishlists   7 years 46 weeks ago

    In my experience, most DAWs require you to touch the keyboard on the left side of the editing area. some also play the note if you drag a midi event up or down on the grid, but not if you keepmthe note in place. Bear in mind that most of my experience is with DP and Ableton Live.

  • Need help with nanosync!?   7 years 46 weeks ago

    I think the first thing would be to see if your firewall is blocking connection. Try briefly disabling it to test this out. Not sure what version of OS X you're running but try this:

    - Go to System Preferences and select Security.
    - Click the Firewall tab.
    - Click Stop to turn the firewall off

    If it now works, you should turn it back on and add NanoSync as an exception.

    If it doesn't:

    - Try rebooting everything (particularly your router) - sounds desperate but it does often work
    - Then come back to me and I'll see what else I can do.

    I gather you are using a router rather than an Ad Hoc network?

  • Production Newbie   7 years 46 weeks ago

    Hi joechurch,

    Ah you can move from mixing dnb to creating it :) I've done a few dnb tunes, Buzzard & Chop-Chop both done with NanoStudio - The other tracks in that list are done with renoise tracker on a netbook btw.

    NanoStudio really is a great introduction to sequencing, it is very well designed for quick workflow and easy learning curve in my opinion. Sit down and read the manual, youtube a few videos, and most importantly, get playing with the app :)


  • Need help with nanosync!?   7 years 46 weeks ago

    I'm having an issue with my ipad to mac wifi transfer

    wifi is enabled and I'm getting an ip address as well. When I open nanosync on my laptop there is no device found. When I enter the ip address I'm given it times out while trying to perform a search.

    I love the app but i really need the files on my laptop to add other instrumentation. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for your time