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  • ** nanostudio songs **   9 weeks 1 day ago

    particularly this

    https://open.spotify.com/track/2RQ4JHzSUtG5kV6iL468UR?si=2X1nobsBRaSXIUf...

    keep it mobile, keep it real, keep the fucking faith xxxxx

  • ** nanostudio songs **   9 weeks 1 day ago

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1AZEGWWyXcwWMOPkOfVDxb?si=ejLGzatoQQ2P7c...

    Metropolitan Music 3.5 hours techno made exclusively on an ipad in Nanostudio.

    Keep the fucking faith xxxxx

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   9 weeks 1 day ago

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1AZEGWWyXcwWMOPkOfVDxb?si=ejLGzatoQQ2P7c...

    Thank You Blip / Matt

    Been a long road

    All of this 3.5 hours of techno made proudly on an ipad using Nanostudio

    Keep the fucking faith. Believe xxxxx

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   9 weeks 2 days ago

    Great news!!!!
    I’ve been getting into my Novation Circuit of late, nice to have some physical knobs to twiddle, and while it’s not as petite as carrying an iPad around, I took it on holiday.
    I’m looking forward to the new Eden synths, loved the immediacy of the touch pad functions on NS1.
    A few of us older boys who remember the late 80’s and 90’s rave scene have been getting together for some impromptu jams, so I want to use NS, my Novation Circuit and a 3 channel pocket mixer and a Korg mini fx Kaoss pad to create some instant live jams, while I’m loving the Circuit for its input of the box fun, and tweak ability, I want to be able to flesh out the grooves with NS synths, which I can loop and then work on at my leisure
    I’m not one for spending hours creating perfect mixes on NS, as I don’t have either the time or the patience, but I do love experimenting off the cuff.
    NS got me back into making music, so really excited to hear something wonderful is about to happen with NS2

  • Back to the future with an iPhone 3GS and Synthstation 25..?   9 weeks 3 days ago

    Good luck with that. The Synthstation 25 is really horrible. I got fed up with the latency and because the thing is so badly built, it eventually stopped working anyway, regardless of iOS upgrade. Some qudos to Akai for trying, but in this case they could have tried a bit harder, perhaps with a mk2 version, listened to their customer base and perhaps instead used actual core audiomidi rather than their own non-proprietry bollocks.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 4 days ago

    Thanks for the clarification. It’s hard to know what users are doing outside of NS. People with big PC/Mac DAWs and vast libraries may have a certain standard that may not be fair to try to hold as a standard for NS2 to reach. I’m optimistic that sampling in NS2 will handle my needs as an iOS musician, but I don’t have things like Kontact sample libraries. :/

    I also use bs-16i and I think it handles GM (and other) soundfonts well enough to tick that check box in an iOS workflow. It will probably all depend upon each project, but I imagine samples and soundfonts to mostly be a smaller percentage of my tracks. For me the combination of Obsidian, Samples, MIDI, and AUv3 synths/soundfonts/FX etc. is really pretty exciting.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 4 days ago

    @Slam-Cut:
    Yes, I meant "good enough" in a positive way.
    For sf2, there's bs-16i, the sample players in Audio Evolution Mobile, Caustic and Auria and certainly a few others I don't remember now.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 5 days ago

    I just happen to be all out of troll food.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 6 days ago

    Please do not feed the trolls.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 6 days ago

    It was the best then it went down hill The company is a no-show

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 6 days ago

    Wow nano studio is a great big NO SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 6 days ago

    here is a drum machine .. ;)

    10 keywait
    20 boom
    30 goto 10

    (c) all this could be so simple 2018

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   9 weeks 6 days ago

    [quote]10 keywait
    20 beep
    30 goto 10
    end[/quote]

    Hey - that's my next album there! :-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 3 hours ago

    Thanks dendy for the tip on VirSyn AudioLayer. I’ll wait until after NS2 comes out to see if I need more powerful sampling, but I’m guessing that Obsidian will be more than enough sampler for my needs.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 5 hours ago

    I don't want or need Obsidian to be the best at anything. I want it to be generally good/flexible and hyperstupidcrazyefficient—just like Eden. Can use AUv3 for anything else.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 5 hours ago

    ;) .. update 2.17

    10 beep
    20 export to youtube
    30 end

    - some bugs fixed
    - some new bugs added

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 6 hours ago


    10 beep
    20 goto 10
    end

    CODE BLOAT. Please remove the superfluous "end" statement before submitting.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 6 hours ago

    all this could be so simple ...

    10 keywait
    20 beep
    30 goto 10
    end

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 9 hours ago

    Oh that was just a question but it´s not a must have. For the huge things i indeed have Kontakt 5 and Falcon but still prefer EXS24 in Logic.
    While it offer also velocity layers i often still prefer just using one sample for the whole range. Or maybe just 1 per 1-2 octaves or so.
    Sometimes you get even more interesting sounds, especially at the low end then. But of course some samplers are better as others here as well. Hardware samplers from the past f.e. had that sample rate converter ver voice which gave sound more growl and gritty sometimes than the original even.
    For acoustic instruments i prefer multisamples but for synths i love to stretch them across a whole range.
    I´m a bit confused since there was mention of 32 sample zones and then later of 24.
    However, with 24 sample zones for the whole range (you need not even always) with up to 3 velocity layers (or more if you use multiple instances of Obsidian) would be enough for an iOS sampler for me.
    Especially if you sample with FX and mastering you can get some amazing results just with a few samples for a wide range of octaves and even don´t have to use cpu intense FX. So a dry sound can be a wonderful sound of wall.
    Example (i hope it´s O.k. to post here) just one sample for 3 octaves, just custom made presets from synths and FX:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-790535032/sampled-pad-one-sample-per-32-semi...
    So NanoStudio will do some nice stuff with the hybrid synth. Still my most awaited iOS app EVER!
    Not really interested much in iOS for music production.....beside Model D, Zeeon, Animoog and NanoStudio.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 11 hours ago

    for more complex sampled instuments with many velocity layers there is now VirSyn AudioLayer AUv3 sampler ;)

    i see Obsidian's sampling functionality more like creative synth-sampling tool than something for large sample-based instruments with many velocity sensitive layers... Up to 32 zones of (stereo !) samples and 3 velocity layers combined with powerfull modulation engine - that's for me lot more than i expected from Eden successor ;) A hell lot of creative posibilities..

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 19 hours ago

    I don’t have BM2 or 3 so I don’t know what the sampler is like.

    “With 32 zones and the option to layer up to 3 oscillators in 3 velocity ranges, I'd say that is just the minimum necessary to build "good enough" sample programs.”

    What is “good enough” is very subjective. The quote above sounds pretty awesome to me.
    If one is composing for big budget films, iOS apps might not be the way to go. Spending thousands of dollars/Euros for the huge VST synth/sampler libraries is something different than a iOS DAW for under $50. If my guess is correct, there really is no limit to how many layers of sounds can be stacked up to create layers of sound, either in the source of the samples or by using Obsidian to ‘bounce’ samples down and using more Oscillators for more samples. If you are desiring more velocity layers to replicate the dynamics of classical music then I think that is beyond the expectations of what NS2 will be, which is primarily catering to the creation of electronic music and not a full replacement for a classical musician’s skill of dynamics.

    Velocity layers in SF2 files: which synths play SF2 files and are they AUv3?

    I doubt Obsidian will play SF2 files, but who knows? Isn’t the point of AUv3 that every synth doesn’t have to do every kind of synthesis? With NS2 we’ll be able to make music using all of the synths: some directly via AUv3 and others by using samples and audio loops.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   10 weeks 1 day ago

    And it syncs to external MIDI clock nicely :)
    I actually like the pattern-based sequencer in Gadget very much, but yes, that doesn't help anybody who loves a linear timeline.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 1 day ago

    Judging from what I see in post #13, I would say we won't get anything like the sampler in BM3.
    I guess a "sample" will always be one audio file.
    With 32 zones and the option to layer up to 3 oscillators in 3 velocity ranges, I'd say that is just the minimum necessary to build "good enough" sample programs.
    Being able to load an sf2 sound font file as oscillator waveform like in some other synths would of course be fantastic and much easier, given that you can have lots of velocity layers and keyboard zones in an sf2 file :)
    I wouldn't mind even if it was a switchable mode like either OSC1-3 or SF2-OSC. The settings inside the SF2 could be overridden by Obsidian's envelope, LFO and filter settings. But who am I to request new features again ;)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 1 day ago

    “Now i read that again all.....are we going to get the option for velocity layers in the sampler or do we need all OSC then and could use just 3 velocity layers?”

    Looking at the photo in post # 439, OSC 2 is selected and the type is set as Sample. Does this mean that all three OSC could be multi-samples as well? That would be delightful. I don’t know what is normal in Logic Pro or any of your high-end AU, but I am delighted to have multi-samples even if only one OSC can handle samples at a given time. Re:VEL - I don’t see what VEL could be except Velocity, but between what? It would be nice to see a photo of the parameters for VEL. dendy is right, there are a lot of little details revealed in the photo

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 1 day ago

    Now i read that again all.....are we going to get the option for velocity layers in the sampler or do we need all OSC then and could use just 3 velocity layers?