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

    unforget.io .. good online bookmarks ;)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 44 min ago

    Hmm. Polar Bears! HA! When I was Finnish in a past life, we had to ride reindeer to school up hill both ways in the snow. Well of course it was in the snow... It’s Finland. You young wipper snappers had it lucky! Polar Bears! Hrumpf!
    BTW, how did you get the polar bears to stop eating your reindeer?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 1 hour ago

    "I really can't stand anything 'chiptune'! It hurts my ears!

    You know, when we were little, we thought they were called "zip tunes" because we got similar sounds by opening small zip files in an audio editor and looping them.

    I'm finally over 40, so I have an official licence to regale all people with these superbly interesting little stories from back when we rode polar bears to school.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 5 hours ago

    sticky notebooks by tewks ;)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 8 hours ago

    'High quality FX'? I really love the existing FX (they're high quality enough for me!). NS1 has a certain lo-fi charm that no other iOS DAW reaches in terms of sonic quality- I see Eden/FX as a kind of 'Waldorf Blofeld'. I even like the existing reverb, even though it sounds like a metal bunker. If the reverb had more control rather than just presets. And those distortion algorithms, those are simply unique and really fun. I hate for those to disappear in NS2. And microtonal really needs to be microtonal, where every single note can be retuned, not just this 12-note octave cop-out which seems popular in DAW's such as Logic, and also in quite a few iOS synths. In fact the only iOS apps I know of that really do handle microtonality correctly are Shoom and Dhalang. Ribbons maybe too- although since getting my mitts on Shoom, I haven't bothered with Ribbons. There are a few more quite esoteric apps which are really cool, but they offer very limited synthesis capabilities- like Wilsonic (which is actually amazing, if you mind only have sinewaves to play with). And maybe Virtual ANS too, but I find the latter too 'chiptune', and I really can't stand anything 'chiptune'! It hurts my ears!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 19 hours ago

    nobody nowhere

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 2 days ago

    It would only be logical, Mr Stiksi, if all minor hits were in major.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 3 days ago

    MPE and microtuning would be my biggest wish since it´s lacking in the iOS world here.....plus finally great high quality FX.
    :D

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 3 days ago

    *On. :)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 3 days ago

    Screw modern pop muzak.... Here's the Commadores before they too went all minor scales on us... Check out Lionel Richie in Arp 2600!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVoMJSMgsUM

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 3 days ago

    It's because over the last 30 years, popular music has been declining slowly into being more and more depressing.

    I still want NS2 to have microtonal capability. However I didn't push Matt for it in the end because I just wanted him to get on and finish NS2. I'm nice like that you see.... ;-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 3 days ago

    On the subject of scales, I find it illogical that most major hits are in minor. Some even reference minors, which is most of the time, also morally reprehensible.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 3 days ago

    “but if there was ever a synth to make complete tracks with and from which i could say it was always the secret source of most of my Galaxyexplorer times it was Alchemy.” - Cinebient

    I was thinking about this, and while it wouldn’t exactly be the same, I do think that there are some really nice possibilities creating multisampled sample-based presets in Obsidian from Alchemy presets. It may be super hard to achieve the ‘morphing’ between variations of a preset (we won’t know until NS2 launches) but there is some life still for that ‘Alchemy sound’ if one has either an iOS version on a device not on iOS11, or the VST/AU version. This is one of the big tasks that I will have when I finally get to work with Obsidian: re-creating the Alchemy preset banks.

    “So you’re utterly incapable of figuring out the “very complex” chord progression to something rubbish like Post Malone’s “Rockstar” innit? ;) You’re gonna pay a subscription fee for that type of service?” - jwmmakerofmusic

    On one side of scale: minor fee for Hit Maker service
    On the ither side of the scale: income from pop hits
    Yes! I’m pretty sure I could swing that sort of deal.
    ;-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    almost there , but always something wrong :

    apps with " do not stretch " viewer (found)

    keep everything (ouch)
    sticky notes by tewks (hm ;) only " in " (resizer)
    fileapp (black hole)
    notebooks 8 (brrrr)
    files board (pinterest style , no viewer)
    folder plus (black hole)
    inkpad 2 (painter with gallery)

    need nanostudio to get " i do not care " status

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    Lol hey!.... The "wheels on the bus" coukd be a shocking symphany if done right... Now someone needs to do this...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    "having something that recorded the music in your head would be sweet"

    I don't know how many recordings of Jinglebells, Oops I did it again, Smoke on the Water, Believe, Baby Got Back and Wheels on the Bus you need but sure! :D

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    Photo Manager Pro 5 from Skyjos looks pretty good. Have you tried that?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    ;)

    cannot find good app to browse and manage camera roll ..
    i mean ipad landscape ..
    @
    fullscreen caramel background , photo in centre
    original size view (do not stretch to fullscreen)
    tags , zoom , quick info (size , name , type )
    sharing (copy to pasteboard , open in)
    search , rename , delete ..
    @
    hm ;(

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    Any update on a possible release date? Not rushing, just asking...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 4 days ago

    I know it would be creepy, and probably a very bad thing (because someone could hack your brain), but having something that recorded the music in your head would be sweet for NS3! Sometimes you can have a symphony going on in the head, but no way to capture every part :(

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 5 days ago

    That’s the spirit! A Wish List for NS3! HA! I bet that sends shivers down Matt’s spine. I wonder what the Life Expectancy of NS2 is realistically. How long until iOS changes to 128 bit and no longer runs 64 bit apps?

    “realtime spectral multiband pitch shifting” I’m not totally sure what that is but I want it. Especially if it will allow my bad singing to sound like a pop star or even a rock star based on presets.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 5 days ago

    @Slam-Cut “Hit-maker”

    So you’re utterly incapable of figuring out the “very complex” chord progression to something rubbish like Post Malone’s “Rockstar” innit? ;) You’re gonna pay a subscription fee for that type of service?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 5 days ago

    You know, Galaxy/Cinebient is right. We COULD stop waiting for NS2 and just skip ahead to waiting for the next one. That way there's no "oh god, please let it be tomorrow", but rather "fingers crossed I live long enough". Unless of course, both apply, in which case this might be in poor taste.

    Anyway, I'm not expecting realtime spectral multiband pitch shifting in the 2.0 version. Save it for the 0.1.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 5 days ago

    I already have a large wishlist for NS3 :)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   7 weeks 5 days ago

    Ah yes. That’s the old impatient Galaxeyexplorer I remember! Fear not my friend. NS2 is coming. I think it is not a case of the project being too big or it being bought by Apple (they feel they already have the perfect Apple-esque app in Garage Band, and NS2 is not going to be like an Apple-esque app). No, it is just that Matt is being a perfectionist on the one hand and on the other he is ironing out all the possible bugs to save headaches and more work that would come after the launch if he doesn’t get them now.

    I am already wondering at what items will be thrown at Matt on a new Wish Lists thread once NS2 launches. Who will be the first to come up with some niche feature that is ‘essential’ to NS2? Personally I feel that NS2 absolutely needs a preconfigured chord arranger that updates weekly with the chord progression that is in vogue due to that week’s top pop hit. It should be called the Hit Maker, and with that activated it will make all of our tracks sound like the current top pop hits. Which is what is really important, right...?