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  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Depends on what you are doing. For Techouse subgroups and sidechain is essential.

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 4 days ago

    @Slam-Cut: Yes and I wasn't meaning to offend anyone or anything, it just reminded me of that in that moment... I have lots of respect for NanoStudio and Matt, and NS1 is still the only truly useful "all in one" music production environment for iOS even in 2018. All other options (and believe me, I've tried them all) have some kind of weird showstopper problem.

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Certainly there is room to joke about such a long delay, but I am really confident that NS2 will be released this year based on the screen shots and the sample tracks created with it. There were likely issues that came up that Matt decided to fix before release and in so doing assumed the headache on himself and saved us from dealing with headaches. Or something like that. I'd guess sometime this summer we could see the launch.

    I do agree with you Yentz that NS2 will solve nearly all the issues I am having with iOS music production as well. I anticipate that it will be a ‘game changer’ for me.

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 5 days ago

    The Duke Nukem Forever of Music apps ;)

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Well if this was released at one point it would probably solve all issues I am having with IOS music production. But who knows when this is going to happen....

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 5 days ago
  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 5 days ago

    files by apple OR any file manager with document picker

    swipe down to create folder ...

    long tap on file OR empty space = menu

    http://soho.43936.n8.nabble.com/ios-music-apps-tp269p286.html

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 6 days ago

    Sorry for maybe just being dumb. I don't really get it.
    Using a file manager I can copy files and folders to cubasis audio folder which then are accessible but all in one big list.
    So you say I can save a file then add samples (in folders) in this file and have the folders accessible when opening the project in cubasis?
    I know about audioshare but was wondering how for example to map a couple of sounds to a sampler. Is this possible or do I have to do it one by one?

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 6 days ago

    cubasis project > save as = export as zip
    " now you can jam "
    return to " saved as " = import zip (audioshare-on my ipad-cubasis)
    crazy , but ok .. ;)

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 6 days ago

    Nice, gonna try this later.
    Thanks :)

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 6 days ago

    you can manage ..
    files app > on my ipad > cubasis files

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   2 weeks 6 days ago

    yeah just found out that cubasis doesnt allow using directories for samples. not sure how anyone would be able to use it properly.
    checked auria but somehow i didnt get how to creat midi tracks, choose instruments etc.
    going back to ns1 for now i think. very limited but working well.
    hopefully ns2 will be released at one pont.

  • I'm done with iOS.   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Your synth idea sounds really interesting indeed Matt.....some people have been doing interesting things with Raspberry pi's as well....like Zynthian.....
    Once you have NS2 out of the way maybe you could do it for fun...and have a tinker

  • NS1 Updates for 32Bit Devices   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Hmm. Well my knowledge of Cydia began with your post, so I will trust that you are right. I think it might be that one can ‘revert’ to an older version of iOS (I assume that was already on the iDevice?), which is still quite useful. On Wikipedia it says of Cydia:

    “Cydia's storage mechanism enables users to downgrade a device to a prior version of iOS by means of a replay attack.“

    This might be a way for people to get their devices out of iOS 11 and regain the ability to use NS1. I dunno. I have zero experience with it.

    Thanks for the links. I will look into those and see if jailbreaking is something I might want to try in the future.

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   3 weeks 3 days ago

    I haven't tried Cubasis. Some people here on the forum have tried it and not had much good to say about it. Still, it probably could be useful in a quilt-work style iOS workflow, where you get various different sounds and FX from many different apps and stitch them all together. It depends a lot upon the individual preferences and the style of music. Good luck with it. The only other iOS DAW that seems to be complete enough as a 'desktop equivalent' is Auria Pro. It's expensive for iOS apps, but still a good value compared to PC/Mac. It requires a pretty fast device though, so you may check the requirements of the app before purchasing to see if it will work on your device. Some people also really like Korg Gadget. I think it has some nice modern synths but the loop-style composition is less intuitive for me (I prefer linear sequencing) and it is really not easy to get sounds out of Gadget to use in NS1, which is still my default 'DAW'.

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Thanks for helping. Would be awesome to have ns2 at one point. Until then I might givve Cubasis a try. Seems quite good except not being able to sidechain and create subgroups.

  • NS1 Updates for 32Bit Devices   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Well, we can do community support, as before, here on the forum.

    Cydia is just a UI for APT, a package manager, with an add-on for paid packages (i.e. app-store).
    You can't install older versions of iOS with it, but you can install applications that way. To use Cydia, your device needs to be jailbroken.

    You can also sideload applications by using impactor (from the same guy, who created Cydia: Saurik), that means you pose as a developer and "test your app on your device" [in this case, it's would be NS1 supplied by Matt]. There are some limitations with this method, e.g. you have to reinstall every 7 days, unless you have a paid Apple Developer account, but you don't need to be jailbroken to use this method.

    I apologize for the lacking explanation (it's 4am here) but You can RTFM yourself over at the following links:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/wiki/faq
    https://www.modmy.com/jailbreak-guide
    https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Up_to_Speed
    https://reddit.com/r/jailbreak

    If Matt agrees, I'd be willing to write up (or adapt) a step by step guide for the sideloading-variant.

  • NS1 Updates for 32Bit Devices   3 weeks 3 days ago

    This sounds interesting, but I will wager that the biggest issue will be the lack of time to support NS1 any further. However if NS1 doesn’t really need to be supported.... I don’t use Cydia nor have a jail-broken iPhone, but this might be a viable route to explore since using Cydia people can load older versions of iOS. The 32/64 bit issue is one of the critical limitations of NS1 in the future... I’m guessing that NS1 is no longer available on the App Store, so it would be an interesting experiment. Good question!

  • Back since a long time - Audiobus and Midi   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Welcome back Yentz!
    Rule #1: DO NOT UPGRADE TO iOS 11!!!!!

    Upgrading to iOS 11 will make NS not work on that device. With iOS 11 all apps are now required to be 64 bit instead of 32 bit, so since NS1 is 32 bit it can’t work on devices with iOS 11. Keep your iPad on whatever iOS it had.

    NS2 is real and although delayed it will come out this year. My guess is some time this summer. NS2 will have MIDI out, but NS1 does not. NS1 has MIDI in, so you can use a MIDI controller. NS2 is supposed to launch without audio tracks, but these will be added as an IAP a handful (?) of months after the initial release of NS2.

    The iOS platform has been maturing as a music production environment over the last handful of years that you’ve been gone, but it is still behind the desktop DAW platforms, so there are various work-arounds and a variety of apps needed to acomplish things that are perhaps easier on PC/Mac DAW. iOS 9 broke the functionality of Audiobus with NS1. If you still have an older iOS, keep it. It is a little easier to use AB with NS (iOS 8 or earlier I think), dumping audio into TRG pads right from AB. I’m using iOS 10 on my iPad Air, and what I do is record some audio using AB and another synth app recording audio into AudioShare, then in AudioShare copy the audio (lower left button) to the General Pasteboard, go to a NS TRG pad and press load/paste and then (important!) immediately rename the General Pasteboard file to something unique (like name of preset & app it comes from) before finishing the load into a TRG pad. This is a bit tedious, but it works well for things like pads. I might set up a TRG with 16 separate one note evolving pad notes (if I need 2 octaves) and then play it like an instrument or just draw notes in the piano roll editor. This will work well for other instruments as well. And if you want to play phrases into a single TRG pad, then press play in NS so your sequence starts and then switch to an app in AB to play the part, which is recorded into AudioShare (or similar app), then copied into a TRG pad. You can easily trim the phrase inside of NS TRG audio editor. There is no real sync between NS and AB, but having the NS sequence playing while you record takes is helpful.

    NS2 will be much closer to full function DAW. MIDI out will be a big help, as well as AUv3 versions of synth apps from within NS2, and for non-AUv3 apps or hadware/Desktop synths one can re-create a synth/instrument with the multi-sampling possible in NS2’s Obsidian.

    I don’t have NS1 with me now, but as I remember it is possible to save the audio as separate stems, either all in one big batch of single audio tracks or just one at a time. You can also export the MIDI file to use in another DAW. Check out the thread on NS2 with screen shots and discussion of its features. Hope that helps!

    PS: DO NOT UPGRADE TO iOS 11!!!!!

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

    Just in case this app will ever be released I might buy a new Ipad actually. I never used the ipad for anything and don't like the concept but the idea of having a complete daw with me is awesome. Nanostudio 1 features everything I need already so I can do the mixdown in Live or Logic but if there was more features like audio, sidechaining etc it would be absolutely awesome.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 5 days ago

    Hi Matt,
    I am a 7 years old user of Nanostudio (but i am 46) and wonder if NS2 will only fit on ipad for the first release as you told us before ?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 6 days ago

    My bad!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 6 days ago

    @syrupcore: Do you take your tea with sugar? One lump or two...?

    With syrup, obvi.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 6 days ago

    i asked only for a three in a row on trg board , hm

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   3 weeks 6 days ago

    ^^^ What Slam-Cut said ^^^