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  • Audio copy/paste?   8 years 6 days ago

    I agree...in part! I think that you are right that copy and paste is not an ideal solution because it's difficult to to compose elements that will work together in different Apps and then try to combine them in a third. On the other hand there are a large number of specialist Apps, such as, Jasuto and Morphwiz to name but two, where the very way the App works effects the way you create music and therefore influences you to create content that you might not create without them. It's important therefore that what you create in these environments can be incorporated into the primary working environment of your choice. Currently the only way to do that is via copy and paste. ( roll on audio multi tasking!)

  • Okay. The question we've all been afraid to ask. Has it been submitted to Apple yet?   8 years 6 days ago

    The app is finished and 95% tested on all platforms (iPhone/PC/Mac). The manual is also finished (both as a downloadable PDF and HTML viewer embedded in the app). Still need to test iPad compatibility.

    Currently I'm in the content generation stage - that comprises the synth presets, included samples and demo tunes.

    Kieron Pepper is providing the drum samples and loops for the app. Kieron was the live drummer for The Prodigy from '97-'07 and is now Director of Volkano Productions and Head of Songwriting at BIMM Bristol.

    Still looking at mid July for the release.

  • Whoa! I saw mention of this at www.electro-music.com   8 years 6 days ago

    Line 6? Good question. I've just been recently returning to hardware, gear wise, after having moved to Reason only for 5 years. I'm still clued out as to tons of gear that's available. :O :)

    MIDI connection wise, my thoughts / hopes / desires, eventually - would be able to sync the unit with an external sequencer (Master / Slave, no matter. :) ) Ultimately - for being able to use your software in conjunction with the rest of my gear. :)

    True. Once I'm able to play with the PC version, that'll give me something more of an idea as to how well I may be able to work with it / as well as investigating it further, as well.

    As with many - I can't wait! :D

  • Oh man, can't wait.   8 years 1 week ago

    SynthStation has no reverb I bougt it today and just played with it a little bit... NanoStudio has verbage and probably going to be alot better.. can't wait for it to be released... keep up the good work Blip... Pretty sure yours is going to walk all over Akai SS...

    -John-

  • Audio copy/paste?   8 years 1 week ago

    I'm hoping that NanoStudio will negate the need for audio cut and paste in many situations - using the clipboard between applications it pretty clumsy and time consuming and I really think that people have got used to it simply on the basis that there's no app that does it all in one.

    That said, I will be adding it in the first update since I don't expect everyone to agree with me!

  • Audio copy/paste?   8 years 1 week ago

    Blip, its ok, i got this one. Sometime mid July!

  • Oh man, can't wait.   8 years 1 week ago

    Yeah, it seems like nothing more than an app to sell their keyboard, but I could be wrong. Anyhow, the reviews I read were just off of the iTunes Store, so nothing entirely official, but one guy wrote a pretty thorough review, giving it 2 stars and calling it unfinished. A few one stars too, but there's also a few 5 stars, but honestly the 5 stars sound like either fakes wrote by someone for Akai (One goes wayy to far into description, sending just a wee bit too much praise) or possibly inexperienced/overexcited buyers.

    I do actually like the pattern based sequencer, reminds me of Korg DS-10, which I had a lot of fun with. But your sequencer is definitely more professional and functional, and with looping and all that will be a blast too.

    Have fun on holiday, I'll definitely be looking forward to mid-July!

  • Oh man, can't wait.   8 years 1 week ago

    I've been wondering for some time how SynthStation was going to pan out. For a direct comparison against NanoStudio, it has one less synth (and I think 2 of them are monophonic), no sampling, and a simpler pattern based sequencer (which may appeal more to some people).

    My suspicion is that SynthStation is more a means to sell Akai's keyboard hardware, but I may be wrong. If they are opening up the hardware to other apps then this might confirm it.

    I would download it and try it out, but I'm on holiday at the moment. Where have you seen the reviews of SynthStation? I haven't found a great deal so far.

    I'm hoping to submit to the app store around mid July BTW.

  • Audio copy/paste?   8 years 1 week ago

    I generally have the line of thinking that if the app doesn't have audio copy paste that I don't buy it. You're app looks fantastic, and if it is planned, then it will be a day one purchase for me, any idea when that day will be?

  • Whoa! I saw mention of this at www.electro-music.com   8 years 1 week ago

    *tears* :'(

  • Whoa! I saw mention of this at www.electro-music.com   8 years 1 week ago

    Bah! I was replying to your post and I've gone and accidentally deleted the C:\ drive.

    Sorry looks like it's going to be another 14 months :)

  • Whoa! I saw mention of this at www.electro-music.com   8 years 1 week ago

    I demand you release this app now!

  • Whoa! I saw mention of this at www.electro-music.com   8 years 1 week ago

    Cheers!

    External MIDI interface would be wicked. Was it the Line 6 Mobilizer you had in mind? That's the only one I know of off the top of my head.

    Once NanoStudio's released you will be able to download the PC/Mac version free to see if it lives up to your expectations. I'd hate to deny you of the Blackberry's physical keyboard if it's not what you hoped!

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 1 week ago

    I'm away on holiday for the the first time in a very long time!

    I put a new demo on the Media page before I went. There will be some more news updates in the next week or so.

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 1 week ago

    Any updates? It seems to be taking a while.

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 1 week ago

    Aww, this is the first non-gaming app that makes me feel the deep urge to somehow just skip one month (but oh damn that would mean missing my birthday xD) to get this app instantly :-P I hope you also have plans for other apps (after some updates to nanostudio ;-D ), because if you keep doing this with so much polish, you're gonna write app store history.

    I really would like to know what the app will cost... Will it be something like 10$, 20$ or even more?

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 1 week ago

    Glad you like the app!

    The status is that the iPhone, PC and Mac versions are finished and tested and sitting here on my hard disk ready to go.

    Aside from some badly timed holiday on my own part, I'm still generating some content in the form of samples, presets and demo tunes.

    Looking at a submission around mid July.

    Still deciding on price but I think it'll be fair, particularly given the level of functionality the app offers.

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 1 week ago

    When will the app be submitted to Apple? I can't stop watching the video over and over again, it's one of the most amazing music making apps I've ever seen for the iDevice!

    What price will it be?

  • Wish list   8 years 1 week ago

    It's possible to edit pad velocities in the sequencer but not pitch or pan. This is because the pads work just like a MIDI drum pad does - the pitch (or rather note) determines which pad will be played, not the pitch as such. This also makes far more sense when working on events in the sequencer.

    Since the synths can load samples and use them just like oscillators, I was really seeing these as the route for more complex pitch/pan control (or indeed filtering, modulation and effects). The pads are best used for one shot samples and loops.

  • Wish list   8 years 1 week ago

    that sounds cool, look forward to future features too!

    it would be really good if in the sequencer if you could alter pitch, pan and velocity for individual notes from the trigger pads as well...

  • Wish list   8 years 2 weeks ago

    The performance pad has two output busses with a filter (including automation) but not an EQ as such. I was going to add an EQ to the mixer originally but found I didn't really need it. Will see how people get on with it.

    Distortion - each synth has a dedicated waveshaper with distortion presets. Not possible on the performance pad right now unless you put your sample through the synth, resample it and then assign it back to the pad (roundabout route but does work).

    Audio tracks - definite candidate for future features.

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 2 weeks ago

    Cool! KVR could do with a mobile section really.

  • Looking forward to the release...   8 years 2 weeks ago

    looks great, cant wait!.. it was mentioned at kvraudio.com as well.

  • Midi export possible?   8 years 2 weeks ago

    I had to make some tough decisions for what to leave out for V1.0 and unfortunately MIDI export was one of them - audio cut and paste was the other big one.

    I consider these features as essential so they will be the immediate priority for the first update.

  • more Tracks possible?   8 years 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your answer!