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  • AUv3 for NS2   5 weeks 6 days ago

    @syrupecore: sound advice, but that doesn’t help my AAS, which replaces my GAS. These apps look so bright and shiny!

    I have tracks that need help, but I don’t bother until NS2 comes out. All my tracks will need to be tranferred to NS2 files anyway, so I’ve just been gathering a few apps that look cool. Since I don’t know much about the technical aspects like a sound engineer would, I don’t know if I am missing critical apps. I get things like reverb, delay, flanger, basic EQ, etc., but not the surgical EQ and Mixing-Mastering process. Some of my tracks seems a bit to harsh on the high end for example, and I don’t have anything like the desktop tools to visually trim specific trouble spots. I’ve done the best I can with NS1’s built-in FX, but when I reach a certain limit I just set it aside and go back to composing a new track, adding to my backlog of unfinished.

    @jwmmakerofmusic: Nice plug! Nice rate too.
    But on a more serious note, a lot of people (myself included) come from a more music composition background and not a sound engineer background. The technical aspects of mixing and mastering are daunting, so I can see why some people prefer to hand that off to other people. I’m hoping that NS2 will not only provide great built-in FX and allow for AU versions of whatever else might be needed, but also provide an overall environment to make the process easier. I’m not sure what that means, but I don’t like the idea of 3rd party mastering services changing the sound of my tracks, even if the result is better than what I can achieve, because then the live version will always sound crappier than the CD/MP3 version. If you offered mastering services in the NS2 environment, so that ‘mastered’ ‘.nsp’ files were returned so one could also use them for live performance... now that would be cool.

  • Windows download virus?   5 weeks 6 days ago

    The download seems to work now but I still have an issue where every time I try to save anything it give me a messages that says "failed to save song file" https://imgur.com/a/7jDg3

  • AUv3 for NS2   5 weeks 6 days ago

    @Horngalore

    F*ck Landr. You can buy Grand Finale and use that. If you need an AU workflow in AUM, go FAC Transient, 6144, FuxEQ, and Maxima. If you’re pretty knowledgeable and have deep pockets, Auria with Fabfilter plugins (at least Pro-L and Pro-Q if not Pro-C and Pro-MB too) will get you what you need. If you need someone else to handle the mastering, what does Landr charge, like $9.99/uncompressed track, and CD Baby starting at $45/track?

    Yeah, you could use CD Baby, suffer with Landr, do the mastering yourself, or you can buy me some Starbucks with something like $8.99/uncompressed track through Paypal and I can master your stuff quite easily and to your expectations, do extra adjustments to your tastes in case the first pass wasn’t spot on, and give each track (or entire EP/album) a nice natural flow and all that. No robotic automated mastering, and no questions about sound sources asked. Cheers mate.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   5 weeks 6 days ago

    Nobody knows. Hopefully this spring will be magical musical.

    Fixed it.

  • AUv3 for NS2   5 weeks 6 days ago

    @slam-cut Unless you have a need for a particular AU effect right now, I'd just hold out until we see what Matt includes with the app.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 2 hours ago

    If you guys aren’t aware, LANDR is an automated mastering service. They aren’t really in a position to determine who should be using samples and who should not. If it was a YouTube issue, then I might be concerned. I think Horngalore might be better off mastering his own tracks if it’s just going to be a couple of MP3s put up on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. And if looking for a more Pro quality, then definitly go to Discmakers/CD Baby. Here’s an article that compares the mastering services of their own SoundLAB vs LANDR:

    www.discmakers.com/SoundLAB/LANDR

    I agree with Matt. It would be interesting to find out which samples were of concern to LANDR.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 5 hours ago

    That's shocking. Truly shocking behaviour. As a rule, I never use other's samples- unless I'm sampling from something that was never a 'sample' in the first place. But to hear a company licensing stuff in this manner, I think calls for a boycott of the company involved.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 6 hours ago

    @Horngalore - There should not be any problems with using the samples supplied with NanoStudio.

    I would be helpful if they actually told which samples appear to be the issue. Can you get this information from them?

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 8 hours ago

    Yes that is worrying - and I've never heard of anything like this. At lot depends on if you used some third party samples - either from a sample pack, or sampled from "elsewhere". Would be a bit worrying if you only used bog-standard NS1 samples and loops.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 15 hours ago

    Very interesting. First time I have heard of this. For one, you don’t need to use Landr. Secondly did you use any 3rd party samples? NS originally had some freebie sample packs from Loop Masters made available, but I think those samples were only a special promo, not part of NS original sounds. Not sure where Matt got the drum samples from that came with the original factory presets and trg banks... Nonetheless, Landr shouldn’t be blocking your tracks, in my opinion. If you can’t get around that warning, ditch Landr.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 17 hours ago

    Nobody knows. Hopefully this spring will be magical.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   6 weeks 1 day ago

    NS vs ABLETON

    https://soundcloud.com/feellowmusic/feellow-calmax2016

    when NS1 (yes... I kept into 32 bit just for it) and Ableton Live get in touch, wonderful things could happen
    Please listen and share if you like

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 1 day ago

    Any ideas when we’ll get this awesom new NS???

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi guys. I’m not sure how to start a new thread on here. I can’t seem to find the option for it.
    Anyway people, for a laugh I’ve decided to put 2 of the tracks I’ve made on NS up on iTunes, spotify etc, via Landr. But I. Had a email saying this :-

    It seems that you may have used samples sourced from a sample pack in your release with UPC code 800739398863.
    LANDR cannot release unauthorized samples to monetized stores.
    Can you clarify where these samples were sourced from?
    Please reply with a link to the terms and conditions of use for the sample pack as well!
    If you have purchased it -- please attach proof of payment with your reply.
    We want to make sure you have the rights necessary to distribute this track.
    LANDR does not want you running into any issues

    How can this be. I thought NS was all royalty free?! How do I get around this. Hellllllp x

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 1 day ago

    Those surgical EQ sound like they could be quite useful.
    I’ve heard of FAC Transient, but I’m not sure what that actually does. I’ll look into it and the Maxima as well. Thanks for the tips.

  • AUv3 for NS2   6 weeks 3 days ago

    -FAC Transient for some solid transient processing that you only thought you’d ever get on a PC. (Seriously, after adjusting volumes and EQs, transient processing is that one step that takes a good mix to GREAT!)

    -FAC Maxima for a maximizer plug close to Pro-L.

    -Given the fact I have no clue what kind of parametric EQ we’ll be getting in NS2, I’d also opt to get FuxEQ and zMors EQ. NS1 has a simple parametric EQ (similar to Gadget’s), and it excels at shaping sounds. FuxEQ and zMors EQ are for the “surgical” procedures should the need arise.

    That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. :)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    Nice watery video! Now I just want summer to arrive.

  • Windows download virus?   6 weeks 4 days ago

    which antivirus do you use ? If build in Defender in Win8/10, that's a dogshit ... it gives many many false reports... try use something more reliable (Kaspersky or Eset)

  • Windows download virus?   6 weeks 4 days ago

    It sounds like you are using NS on Windows PC only, not on an iPhone or iPad, right? I can’t help you with the PC virus, but I would recommend that you look at getting a used older model iPhone or iPad. These can be gotten really cheap these days. Look for something that has iOS 10, not iOS 11. Then you will have multiple platforms and devices on which to save your music.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    “Oh, you just gotta switch their polarity and you get a polar opposite bear.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
    That’s great! Finns are funny! That made my day!
    I don’t even want to know where the polarity switch is located...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 4 days ago

    .. i think it is coming ..

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    "it's Elk that pose the main problem"

    On a family trip to Canadian Rockies, we arrived at our holiday cottage thing in the woods (by a lake, near a mountain or two) and noticed a big deer like thing just out front - obviously a mother but with a couple of young ones (fawns? Dunno what a young elk is called....). It was wonderful - took photos, got quite close, called my family and watched them disappear into the woods. It was only later when looking at the guide book I found out that these things were actually more dangerous that bears. Or so the book said.

    And on the subject - here is the video/music made during that stay (including sections from Patricia Lake where we had the Elk encounter)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7kY0mK5ARQ&t=27s

    All Nanostudio on an iPod Touch.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    BTW, how did you get the polar bears to stop eating your reindeer?

    Oh, you just gotta switch their polarity and you get a polar opposite bear.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   6 weeks 5 days ago

    SO when is this actually released then, athe anticipation is killing me...

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

    I thought bears were the least your worries in Finland? Or at least and according to Norwegians, it's Elk that pose the main problem- simply because Elk are so stupid. Like for instance getting their heads caught in trees...

    This is Sweden.. but it's near enough?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w-eLx9IksQ