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  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 4 days ago

    Hurrah!!!! Unlimited tracks! You go Matt! Stick it to Intel and Arm. They can't limit your genius with their technological limitations! Screw them.

    Right. Anyway, fantastic news on the more realistic concept of "unlimited" tracks, FX, instruments, patches/presets! NS2's features are sounding fantastic thus far, and today's news really whets my appetite for NS2.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 4 days ago

    True, the sidechaining of a compressor is not possible I think. But I don't know if Cubasis has it... Maybe I missed it until now.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 5 days ago

    @devvy: What's missing for me is a proper stereo / cross delay (can be "fixed" via an AU plug though), and sidechainable compressor (cannot be fixed via AU I think? Or can AU plugs have multiple inputs?)

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 5 days ago

    I tried Garage band for a bit but I can't get on with it. I like the ability to record from other synths again without going via audio share though :)

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 5 days ago

    Unlimited? Yeah I just deleted a number and I've been sitting here for the last year or two waiting for a technological breakthrough in terms of infinite RAM. I mean, what do Intel, ARM and the like think they're playing at? Constant tea breaks it would seem.

    But to answer your request - NS2 generally won't have limits on things like the number of tracks, instruments, number of effects in chains, number of patches etc., or those limits will be so high as not to be a problem.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 5 days ago

    I bought Cubasis just before this update of Garageband, and I would not have bought it if I knew before what was in the update of GB.
    To me, this update really brings GB where it should be. The only thing lacking at the moment is better automation control.

    I have played around a bit with what Instinctive calls the 'Scenes stuff', and it is certainly very useful for building up little pattern snippets, something that is not as easy in Cubasis, but you have to get used to how it works and the limitations.

    GB still lacks a decent programmable synth; the Alchemy patches are not more than heavily customizable sounds, not a full synth. But the synth of Cubasis also is not very great. I have good experience with iSem though.

    The "problem" of GB is the price. For what it currently offers, it is extremely cheap and as such hard to beat. I for sure can not justify the price difference between Cubasis and GB, although indeed Cubasis is more focussed on the professional with proper import/export facilities, and midi. But it also lacks a lot of stuff that is present in GB (looping of patterns, for instance...).

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 5 days ago

    Turns out, that's all Matt's doing. He couldn't be bothered with the rest of the Wish List. :o)

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 5 days ago

    I've been pretty well hooked on Cubasis for a couple months but I have hit some bugs to work around - mostly when dealing with IAA and AU stuff which is the main reason I got it in the first place. Hmm, might be time to give GB another look.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 5 days ago

    @Slam-Cut: Well, GarageBand is in effect a linear sequencer, but with the ADDED benefit of the scenes stuff etc. which I didn't yet explore. I also find rubberband selection and note editing etc. pretty similar to NS, even though it doesn't use handles, which is a negative. But for not using handles, they nailed the editor pretty well!

    I've only "seriously" used it on a 4" iPhone so far, and I'm really impressed by the UI. The way they put things, hide things, show things depending on the situation / editor etc. is really quite brilliant. Or the "magic" way the Stop (or was it Rewind?) button works. Like for example, when you're in the piano roll, it returns to the beginning of the current PART, but when you're in the song view, it returns to the beginning of the SECTION, etc... they really put some thought into it.

    Or the fact that when you add an insert effect to a channel, you can add it between any two existing effects, eliminating the need to move it around AFTER the fact like in other DAWs... good!

    Of course, I'm waiting for NS2 like everyone else, but I've tried Cubasis, Auria Pro, and pretty much everything else, but since the last few updates, I'm hooked on GB. It's also extremely robust, I haven't yet spotted a single bug. (Auria and Cubasis, anyone? :D :D :D)

    Also the fact that Garageband files are compatible with Logic Pro X... (because, you guessed it, GarageBand IS Logic Pro X ;))

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 5 days ago

    I just want unlimited Eden tracks and I'll be happy lol :)

  • ** nanostudio songs **   17 weeks 5 days ago

    Damn PhATTz-DominatioN. Swagger and heat. Fantastic.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 5 days ago

    I'm the same. I can tell it's a nice app but I can't ever seem to make anything in it I wind up liking. I'm probably approaching it wrong or always in 'test mode' or something.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 6 days ago

    @syrupcore: figures they would lock users in to an i-Tunes based workflow. It may be worth a try to get some samples out of it. Wow, what a contradiction to mobile music production: GB has to be used while connected to my laptop, and then only at home so I don't risk my identity being stolen by being on a public wi-fi such as at Starbuck's. Buzz kill.

    @Stiksi: I agree with you, but I wonder when Alchemy will stop working with a future iOS upgrade. GB version is like a zombie version, but not a cremated version. Is that a weird analogy or what?

    @instinctive: I have tried. There is something about it that i just can't get to grips with. Every time I go in to GB I feel like I end up just messing around with sounds but can't get any music produced. Maybe if I spent months trying to crack the GB workflow I could use it, but I think I am just too attached to a linear sequencer style like NS. What I really don't like about GB is the Apple Arrogance, which is they don't bother to participate in the community of iOS developers/music producers and don't care if their app doesn't play nice with other apps. It's like their message is that we shouldn't bother trying to use all those other apps and just stick to making music inside of their sandbox. That turns me off to trying to learn to use the GB workflow. I'm not so stubborn that I won't try to make use of some of the cool sounds in the app, but it is such a hassle to get the sounds out of it that it destroys any practical workflow I can come up with.

    I think I may just have to bite the bullet one day and hook up two iOS devices and make some samples by going digital to analog out and back to digital. That seems so last century.

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 6 days ago

    Thank you both, Slam-Cut & Stiksi! I will try anything to keep working with nanostudio. The music I create is mostly sample based, so the TRG for me is the main fundament in effectively trying sounds and selecting + flipping samples. And that all in combination with the superb sequence program and eden synth ;-) Just hope I will find workarounds and 2017 will not pass without the long awaited ns2. The past 4 years the release has been announced more than once. But hell yeah, I will keep the faith bro's!... when Matt says 17, it will be 17 ;-)

    Thanks for feedback

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 6 days ago

    @Slam-Cut: You should consider trying GarageBand as an all-in-one DAW. It really has lots of stuff by now. Real inserts with a relatively good palette of effects, including any Audio units, automation, extremely good sounding (even if not very tweakable) synths / real world instruments, works on iPhone, and its UI is really extremely effective and well thought-out, even on the phone. It clearly has left "toy" territory with the last few updates.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   17 weeks 6 days ago

    All done in nanostudio.(drums were, of course, imported.)

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 6 days ago

    Meh, the Garageband version of Alchemy (iphone) is like Alchemy for babies, it's a very very limited soundboard.

    I love Alchemy, this is not it.

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 6 days ago

    And if you're desperate and Nanosync just won't do it, you can copy stems individually through Audioshare (iOS app) and from there to the computer. It's a lot of work but if you're in a pinch, it can be a saving grace.

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 6 days ago

    Don't dispair Dogman! Keep the faith!
    NS1 can't be updated because it is a 32 bit app and Apple now requires all apps to be 64 bit.
    It took Matt 3 years to develop NanoStudio the first time. NS was last updated at the end of Aug 2014. That's about 2 years and 5 months, so he's on par with his previous development time even though he's adding in a whole crap load of new features.
    Matt recently said that NS2 will be released in 2017.

    I don't have any problems with Nanosync on Windows 10. I transfered dozens of files this morning. However I'm not a computer wiz and can't trouble shoot your situation. You may want to try other programs for PC such as iFunBox or Syncios. Let us know if you find a solution.

  • Alchemy   17 weeks 6 days ago

    I think you can mix a project down in GB and copy it to the clipboard or something. I've never tried it.

  • Creative Sampling project - uke drum kit   17 weeks 6 days ago

    What a great write up.

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   17 weeks 6 days ago

    Hello nano fam!

    I'm producing music with nanostudio for 6 years now. I'm a total fan of this app, but more and more I'm losing confidence NS2 will be released. Hope so, ...but year in year out release dates pass and nothing happens. I'm checking this forum a couple of times a year, searching for statements about the release of NS2. Nothing, just wishes. I really want to stick working with nano, but I find it worrying that the blip-company/Matt, doesn't provide solid information about the status/timeline of NS2. NS1 is not being updated anymore and now the trouble starts with nanosync. Tonight my pc did some software updates and now I get the message "this app is not being supported anymore". Can't get mixdowns from the ipad to the pc.... I'd really like some honest information, even if the release will take 3 more years, I'd like to know. This mail is not intended as mean or mad, just a cry of despair out of complete love for nanostudio. Big up!

  • So is this app no longer being updated?   18 weeks 1 day ago

    WERD !!!!

  • Creative Sampling project - uke drum kit   18 weeks 1 day ago

    My first button!!!!!!
    Gentleman, I have now ARRIVED! :-)

  • ** nanostudio songs **   18 weeks 2 days ago

    Latest track - dub meets shoegazing experience... Used Garageband for the live recording that I then sampled and put into NS.