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  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    > ... sorry - somewhat boring day at the office, I feel ill, and I'm stuck here for another 2 hours and 30 minutes

    Can you write code? I could do with a hand ... :)

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    So for Dogs 1 year = 7 Human years (or whatever....) - how does that equate to Apps? 1 App year would be like, what, 11 human years?

    Which makes NS1 77 human years old.

    I suspect we could, if we wished, get bogged down with questions like "is NS1 male or female" and "what is the social group of NS1" and so on to get a more accurate figure of the relationship between App and Human years....

    ... sorry - somewhat boring day at the office, I feel ill, and I'm stuck here for another 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    NanoStudio 1 will not be updated for 64 bit iOS.

    It's true that a lot of apps can easily be recompiled for 64 bit with a flick of a switch, a few tweaks and an overall test but NS1 was written with lots of 32 bit hand optimised assembler code in order to make it possible on hardware of that era.

    Presumably NS1 should carry on working fine on devices which can't update to iOS 11 such as my trusty iPhone 5. I say presumably because I can't predict how Apple will play this. I hope they will leave it in the store for older devices (in the same way that you can download older versions if you don't have the latest OS) but maybe they will remove all versions completely so that if you delete it from your (older) device, you can't get it back again.

    It will be like waving goodbye to an old friend, but NS1 is 7 years old and it's time to make a clean break and move on to a new era of NanoStudio 2.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Not only that .. also developer on his site confirmed that immediately after he finish new synth, he will add AUv3 support to Sunrizer.. so Sunrizer is definitely not abandonware, guy is just hard working currently on new synth ..

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   3 weeks 1 day ago

    I hope that is true! Is that rumor from the developer?

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Nanostudio won't be updated. As a 32 bit app, it's going to not work in iOS 11 or beyond.
    Nanostudio 2 will be a new app, not an upgrade. This is a small but important disctinction. NS2 will be available sometime after iOS 11 spreads like a virus. How long after we don't know for sure, and if we are super lucky it might even be before. ...unless it's after.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Sunrizer (and xs) is supposedly going to be updated to 64bit soon

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Doesn’t open on iOS 11 Public Beta as expected.

    Should I just delete the app? If NS2 will be listed as a separate app I’ll delete this, otherwise I’ll keep it around so I see when the update appears.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   3 weeks 4 days ago

    New one inspired by my latest vacation!!!

  • Hardware   4 weeks 2 days ago

    Ah, I see. Yes, you're right. I bet the buttons are configurable/programable, but not as nice as dedicated transpose buttons.

  • Hardware   4 weeks 2 days ago

    This looks interesting too http://www.islainstruments.com/. Totally different from the sort of multi-dimensional touch stuff above but an awful lot of functionality for ~$250.

    I got a Keystep a few weeks ago. Really digging it.

  • Hardware   4 weeks 2 days ago

    I meant that on the "Music Production" layout (http://guide.sensel.com/morph/#music-production), it has that handy "piano keys" area on the lower left but it's missing octave buttons like the piano layout. Would make that pretty hard to use in practice. Maybe two of the buttons up top can be remapped to octave though? And have it only affect the little keyboard keys, not the pads?

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   4 weeks 4 days ago

    iPad mini mk1's won't run iOS 11. Nor will this iPad 4. Worth bearing in mind as these will be very cheap to buy soon. And of course Apple will back off in the nagware department.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   4 weeks 4 days ago

    I updated my iPhone to 10.3. Now I can see them. Thanks for that tip.
    Looks like I have quite a lot of apps that will not be working in iOS 11, including:
    Sunrizer
    NLogSynth
    MorphWiz
    gruvtron
    Modular Synthesizer
    Alchemy
    Nanostudio

    I am confident in the release of NS2, so the last one isn't too painful, but I fear the others may be abandoned. OK, I know Alchemy is abandoned, but what about Sunrizer? That's a great little synth app. Has the developer given up on it? Anyone heard any rumors of an update to 64 bit?

  • Hardware   5 weeks 13 hours ago

    Octave Down and Up buttons are on the upper left of the piano layout. Is that what you were referring to?

  • Hardware   5 weeks 1 day ago

    Funny. Looks like you can map left/right movement but not up/down. :) http://guide.sensel.com/morph/#piano

    The Music Production layout looks fun but it's, critically, missing the transpose buttons for the mini keyboard.

  • Hardware   5 weeks 1 day ago

    I like the Sensel Morph concept a lot. There's no iOS app config app, just like every other controller hardware I know of!

    Looks like it sends regular old MIDI. Should work with most any app that supports MIDI.

    I'm interested in the new mini seaboard too. Might prefer the sensel though because it's modular and the squishy key feeling on the Roli's don't really sit well with me. Wonder if you can assign CCs to the X and Y axis ala Roly with Sensel Morph keyboard overlay. Keys might be a little too narrow for meaningful x control though.

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Haha, congrats Tom!

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 3 days ago

    HA! I've neber thought of it that way, but I suppose SoundCloud can be quite time consuming as well. I've been less active on it recently.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   5 weeks 4 days ago

    If you have 10.3 on another device, and they have the same apps, you can go to Settings>General>Applications and it will show you a list of apps that need to be upgrade.

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 5 days ago

    "If I do Facebook, I'll never do NS."

    I found the time to do both. The NS LP that I spoke about yonks ago is finally making it out next month (it has taken bloody years- literally!!). First on very limited edition 7" promo then in September via either vinyl or cassette (probably the latter- cos it's cheaper than vinyl, but you still get a download to the LP). I just can't do Soundcloud and still have time for NS. Maybe that makes us equal? ;-)

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 5 days ago

    NS definitely deserves proper fanpage !! At least it will be good place to announce NS2 release :-)

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 5 days ago

    Fine by me if you want to set it up :)

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 5 days ago

    Nope. Facebook is a black hole that sucks all you time away. If I do Facebook, I'll never do NS.

  • NS2 - a few early example tracks   5 weeks 6 days ago

    LOL! Do any of you nutters do Facebook? I've been toying with the idea of setting up a NS 1&2 FB page- just so you lot can laugh at my ugly face! And I can laugh back. What do you reckon?