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  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   6 weeks 13 hours ago

    Jailbreaking very much seems a thing of the past now yes, especially seeing iOS gives one no choice but to update to the latest version now, at any opportunity.

    Annoying? Yes, but in reality when we are already paying next to zilch for every new app that comes along, jailbreaking as well as the possibility of a few nice cracks here and there on free downloads is too much of a turn-off for many a developer.

    Then there is the corporate sector, who Apple want so badly, and also of course the banks. My iPhone 5 won't run any banking app at all, because the previous fuckwit owner went and jailbroke it, then didn't apply the original jailbreak to the phone before he/she sold it to CEX (that's 'KECKS', as in underpants, not 'SEX' as they'd prefer you read it at!)

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   6 weeks 16 hours ago

    That's good to hear. I heard from another developer friend who said his company had a right pain with implementing IAP. The extra server validation stuff (from the glance I took at it so far) did look a bit scary. My experience with networks and servers mainly involves uploading the odd file and viewing webpages!

    Is jailbreaking not a thing now? I'm way out of touch with that too - I rooted my Android device so I could use it for general experimentation, but I've always kept my iOS devices legit as they're basically my 'professional' dev hardware.

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 16 hours ago

    UIKit's crap. Very slow and resource heavy - but the main thing is it's iOS only (even its API uses a stupid language which no other platform understands). So I still use my own C++ UI renderer, which means I can write it once and it potentially works on all platforms. It costs me more time up front and means that things which would be 'easy' in UIKit I have to code from scratch. But it'll pay back in the long term if (for example) I want to bring the app to Android.

    I may bring out macOS and Windows versions once the app's development has stabilized a little, but one person maintaining/testing three platforms (two of which are a free download) when the app is changing a lot isn't a good mix. A potential Android port would probably be at least a year away for the same reasons.

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    This'll be more than a bike.... More a control panel to nuclear power station! Now imagine being a kid in one of those? ;-)

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    I’m looking forward to this like a kid who knows he has a new bike for Xmas! :-)

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    10 Matts would be a great band too. They all play MIDI controllers with NS2. Awesome.

    I think eventually porting NS2 to PC/Mac would be an excellent move. I’d buy it again just for PC use.

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    'Will it be OSX compatible also?'

    One can only hope. But yes, I too would love this to be a possibility!

  • Nearest you'll ever get to a blog   6 weeks 1 day ago

    If you "took short cuts" and "most bang for the fewest bucks" on NS1 (which is the sole reason I even started to make music), and it still stands out as the best DAW on iOS eight years later, I can´t imagine how good NS2 will be!!
    Talk about a "magnum opus"! (No pressure Matt ;)

  • Sample pad screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    So many knobs to handle... WOW!

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   6 weeks 1 day ago

    IAP is very seamless with StoreKit these days. it actually takes longer to set up the products in iTunes Connect than to implement the store :)
    If you do plan on implementing receipt validation, well you do need to spin up a server and put a plain PHP script that validates with Apple whatever receipt binary you feed it.

    But since jailbreaking is not a thing anymore, you can bypass this step :)

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    I'm curious, is the UI still written in a separate library? or it's UIKit?
    Which leads me to the next question :D
    Will it be OSX compatible also? Honestly I haven't used it that much on OSX but it sure was fun to play around with it while at work.

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    Solution is simple - matt should sign in into some experimental cloning research .. imagine 10 matt's working simultaneously !!!

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    SMPTE? Ooo-err! Looks like that release date may now be extended by another couple of months.... ;-)

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 2 days ago

    Slate’s pads will be essentially unlimited length, so using a pad as a guide track would mean no cutting up the file into chunks. Once audio tracks are available, I would assume one audio track could be used as a guide track. And I’m assuming that you aren’t asking about something super accurate like SMPTE, right?

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 2 days ago

    @pipstyles since NS2 will support Link, I wonder if you could load the stem into an AUM File Player and have it stay in sync while NS plods along it's timeline? I've never really tried long file sync like that over Link.

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 3 days ago

    > Idea (possibly silly/inappropriate) but any chance of editing the resulting rendered files' ID tag from this page? You set the title, album, artist, etc - and if it could include the cover art emebed in the rendered file that would be perfect. Then the finished track can be uploaded "complete".

    Yes that would be cool. I'd have to change the note text so it has some proper 'fields' for these values. Not gonna happen for first release though.

    >Linked to that: could we have a basic music player? A way of playing the completed music files properly without having to import back into itunes?

    Yes, NS2's file viewer now supports full auditioning of lengthy wavs, oggs, mp3's, m4a's etc. and takes you to the list of of completed mixdowns, so you can play them back straight away.

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Yeah, find the DVD box set. It's 100% worth it, and you'll laugh your socks off!!

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 3 days ago

    @Tom_tm: I hope you'll understand that I've been busy the last few days, but I have finally got around to watching the Father Ted link you sent. Funny stuff. I can't see how anyone would be offended by that show, but I know how easy it is for some people to get their panties in a bunch. I do think the crown of religious comedy still has to go to Python for 'The Life of Brian'. To me that one still holds up after all these years since the topics of religious fanaticism and terrorism are so pervasive. Anyway, thanks for the introduction. I'll have to find a source to watch the series. The YouTube link had a weird multi-colored background which I am supposing is used to defeat the YouTube copyright algorithms, but the episode was pretty dimly lit, so a DVD source will be a thing for me to look out for.

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 3 days ago

    .. my imagine of ns2

    double row keyboard as ns1 {midi receiver}

    direct recording to pad / keys {iaa & ns2 to ns2 channel recorder}

    select region - loop style - autofades - trim region

    hah ;)

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Oh. Maybe BeepStreet is like Blip Interactive re-writing a completely new version of an app. I guess we can’t complain there. Sunrizer would be an Instabuy for me, esp. if it supports AUv3.

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Idea (possibly silly/inappropriate) but any chance of editing the resulting rendered files' ID tag from this page? You set the title, album, artist, etc - and if it could include the cover art emebed in the rendered file that would be perfect. Then the finished track can be uploaded "complete".

    Linked to that: could we have a basic music player? A way of playing the completed music files properly without having to import back into itunes?

    Sorry - wish lists before it's released......

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Arghhh!!

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    Doesn´t Sunrizer use .tun files as well (i only have an iPhone so i can´t tune Sunrizer anyway) and you have to import them via that crap called i-tunes. Also not sure if it is saves it inside the preset.
    Sadly there is no synth yet on iOS which makes that easy. Maybe Synthmaster One will be the first?
    But Beepstreet seems anyway to work on Sunrizer 2 as well as an awesome modular drum sequencer. So not sure if the old but great Sunrizer get any love.

  • Sequencer screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    Well, I need big a glass of water now, as I've been sat here literally salivating at these screenshots. This looks incredible!

    (Minor, but probably, actually quite tricky feature request for V1:
    I've mentioned elsewhere that even though audio tracks will be an IAP, a very simple, single stereo guide track would be a *super* useful feature for some workflows. When a friend or client sends a track with singing and playing an acoustic with vocal (for example) that they've played to click, then to drop that on a track which just plays along would be very liberating. The current workflow is to slice the recording up into chunks and playback on TRG (now Slate). A guide track would need nothing other than mute, solo, volume and (optionally) balance/pan.)

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    Uhh... I don’t think Sunrizer is AUv3. Do you have any info from the BeepStreet? Maybe an update? It would sure be nice to have Sunrizer as an AUv3.