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  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    If NS2 supports AUv3 plugins (which I believe it does), then at least it'll be able to support Sunrizer as a plugin (which accepts Scala files). So hopefully and if we don't get microtonal support in NS2, at least we'll have Sunrizer.

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    I still wonder how that would work with scales which has 40 notes per octave if you like.
    Or when i use .tun files to tune my synths which can have different scales across different octaves etc.
    I even find Logic indeed too limited about tuning and anyway prefer it to save as part of a preset in a synth, sampler or whatever.
    One of the worst things that Apple removed that feature from Alchemy and i have to use V1.55 for it.
    .tun files seems to works best for me since all the mapping seems always works as expected etc.
    Otherwise .scl plus kbm works great too.
    However, Obsidian with .tun file import (and let me save, recall them per preset) would be the dogs bollocks.
    I think it´s a niche inside a niche, especially in electronic genres but i love to experiment with it and certain moods are just so much more interesting with microtuning. And having several instruments which play well together here would be awesome.

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    Thanks for the update Matt.

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 4 days ago

    HAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Nice one Stiksi! Not everyone knows that Cthulu is at the heart of Catholicism (he lives in the dungeon below the Vatican).

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 4 days ago

    Not at all, but you sure went on about Cthulhu… I had no idea Arundel was like that! What is Father Ted?

    Never mind, just found page 1 :D

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 4 days ago

    I once visited Arundel in West Sussex. It's a deeply [name of religion goes here- hint: begins with a C] place and in a charity shop there were the complete episodes/box set of Father Ted on VHS for about a fiver. Next to it was 'Men behaving badly' (which frankly, and compared to Father Ted, is shite), and that was £15. To the shopkeepers disgust I purchased the complete Father Ted, and he even had the opportunity to tell me how shit he thought it was. My mother then told me (who was baptised a [name of religion goes here- hint: begins with an R then a C>] that it was unsurprising seeing that Arundel was a deeply [name of religion goes here- hint: begins with a C] place, and that was probably the reason why.

    Oh, and my Mum loves Father Ted too (Bless!).

    (I hope I didn't mention CATHOLIC too many times? ;-) )

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    .. this is perfect , how harmonicdog daw can do that :

    {iaa} record to audioshare
    - monitor : {main out}
    - record : only (!) selected track

    good ;) ..

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    No it's posh and supports scrolling if the text is too long. No emojis though.

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    That sounds cool! So one could set up different templates for different albums? ... or genres? That would be an easy way to identify which songs belong to the Garth Brooks techno covers album that I am planning. I assume the project ‘notes’ written for that project have a character limit. 140 like Twitter?

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 5 days ago

    *Having said that, hope you're not Catholic....

    Parents turned me into a Catholic.
    ...But I got better...

    Another classic line. Couldn’t help myself.

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 5 days ago

    You just broke the most basic first dinner party rules - never bring up religion or politics.

    I did once but I think I got away with it (sorry, couldn't resist that quote in thread which also references Python ...)

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    > Question is: how editable will that picture be? Will it sync from my photo library?

    You can take a picture or choose from your photo library and then do a basic zoom/crop. By default it generates a random 'identicon' for new projects (you can see this in the images above - it chops and rotates bits of the NanoStudio logo, but I don't know if anyone will notice that).

    You can save a Default project in the templates folder with your favourite settings, which it will use as the normal template when you begin a new project. So you could set your default project up with your usual artist image/text, and then later change it to something specific if you make something worth keeping.

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 5 days ago

    *Having said that, hope you're not Catholic....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ybOCSqFco

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 5 days ago

    "Haven’t seen any of Father Ted"

    Then you're in for a treat!

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    I have a feeling that you won’t be held back by genre. I share your thought on “there isn´t anything earth shaking yet on iOS” regarding hits & impacts. I was thinking it was just a matter of how I was using FX, that is not doing the right thing to get a huge sound, but if you’re having problems with this too, there may be something else going on (in addition to my limited technical knowledge of sound engineering).

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    You got me at multi-sample string ensemble. What i always wanted in Eden, now coming to Obsidian.
    Some trailer like impacts, hits, subs etc. are wanted to here since there isn´t anything earth shaking yet on iOS.
    I guess NS2 will still be focused again more to the EDM/electronic side of things but i hope that won´t hold me back to go into other genres.

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    Good points Mr Blip! I totally agree with space saving and preventing piracy - I hadn’t looked at it from those points of view. I was more thinking about how the system zips up all samples (except factory & IAP) and how that would affect collaborations, but I think that you are right about the way things work in the desktop DAW world. If you don’t have the content you can’t collaborate until you get the content. I like pushing IAPs! Excellent.

  • Nearest you'll ever get to a blog   6 weeks 5 days ago

    HA! I’m ‘comfortable’ with NS1, but that’s about it - certainly not an expert. I spent the month of November just trying to get Audio & MIDI in/out of either my laptop or iPad. Fail. Was so frustrated I wanted to chuck the laptop & iPad and just use my hardware. But that’s not super convienient for me. So I felt like a complete newbie, not an Ultra Nerd. I really could have used some Ultra Nerd super powers. Still could! I haven’t gotten back to handling that problem, but I will need to once NS2 comes out. Wish me luck.

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 5 days ago

    Haven’t seen any of Father Ted, but I’ll take you word for it.

    I listened to the Carlos track - it’s not my cup of tea. Switch on Bach certainly is more to my liking. I guess microtonal stuff might be useful to me for cinematic uses (horror films & tension) or in constructing exotic Asian scales, but I personally don’t like chromaticism for regular listening Glad to know more about it though, so thanks for the link.

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    (c) haxx ' or skillz

  • Boring screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    Oh man, I want NS2 even more now. I've walked away for a bit, but these new screenshots got me all fuzzy on the inside. Adding album artwork to the project (at least that's what it appears to be) is a nice touch! Question is: how editable will that picture be? Will it sync from my photo library? I'll actually be able to use all those synthwave 'wallpapers' I always download. All those pictures I take of toilets will also come in handy.

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    Not sure if i ever saw a microtune piano roll.
    I don´t need that really but the instruments should be tunable for me.
    GO2 sounds nice as well as the new Tal-Mod for the same price and also tunable.
    But i´m so covered about synths on mac that i don´t think i will buy any new ones yet, even for 10 dollar not.
    I also have a lot tunable synths there (sadly my favorite is not microtunable).
    But a tunable Obsidian on iOS would sure fill a gap.
    I even would like to pay for it as IAP if that help the Blip Interactive machine.
    I´m ready to create some multi-sampled sound sets for it :)
    Now add an autosampler to NanoStudio and we can talk....... :P
    Oh and i also saw already a few old preset names like 7th Heaven. Does that mean it comes with all the legacy stuff.
    One of my favorite presets is still the octave arp thingie (forgot the name). Great for importing samples.
    So much fun with Eden presets to just load samples into it.
    Obsidian must be fun X fun = awesome

  • Synth screen shots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    "Not sure if i ever saw a microtune piano roll."

    You have now!

    http://sevish.com/2016/why-daw-developers-should-design-a-better-piano-r...

  • Best NS1 life raft device   6 weeks 5 days ago

    "Is it just to create unlimited scales?"

    Careful Mr Slam! I'm more Father Ted than Python! But having said that, would you prefer the 5 minute argument or the 15 minute one?

    Yes and no. Specific non 12-tet scales. I really believe that we have come to a dead end with the quest for a 'new sound', especially in terms of synthesis. However, and what we haven't done yet really is to explore non-western, non standard chromatic scales, and the scales I have in mind can evoke emotions, many of which can create a feeling of alienation and other-worldliness. Some even claim to have experience out-of-the-body effects while listening to non-western scales. A good place to start IMHO is with Wendy Carlos, and her microtonal masterpiece, 'Beauty in the Beast'. Here is a sample from that recording:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2j1gy2

  • Some more screenshots - starting with the mixer   6 weeks 5 days ago

    And to add...

    "In future I'd like to make some more adventurous FX as IAP - would like to do a nice tape delay and some multi-band stuff. Would make some nice fun self-contained mini-projects after completing this beast."

    Completely!

    A big thumbs-up for the tape-echo/delay and as I suggested before in a private email, multi-band stuff, or like a fixed filter bank for example- as seen in Moog Modulars would be most welcome.

    But also, some kind of pitch-shifter/delay too, or/with a frequency shifter/delay, as in Bode's frequency shifter (made with four ring modulators) or Sonic Charge's excellent 'Echobode' AU/VST plug-in.

    And BTW, a big thumbs up and thanks for the addition of the phaser! Let's hope it sounds more Schulte Compact Phasing A/ EH Small Stone than Boss Phaser pedal, which sounds more akin to a cat throwing up! ;-)