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  • Synth screen shots   10 weeks 14 hours ago

    great news about sumrizer AUv3 ... Giku posted at facebook screenshot of Sumrizer inside AUM, and info that it will be released approx 3 weeks from now !!!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 20 hours ago

    I remember to read here that you even can use an own envelope per operator for the FM.
    What i would like to have would be MSEG´s since normal envelopes can´t do a lot things for certain tasks.
    Oh, what i forgot to ask if there will be a capture recording feature. One of my most used things now.
    Means when you just jam around and think you have a good one....just push a button and everything is saved as midi without you having to record actually. Because 90% of what i do are happy accidents i lost otherwise :)

  • IAA for NS2   10 weeks 2 days ago
  • IAA for NS2   10 weeks 2 days ago

    Turnado is a solid example of the sort of effect app we're still missing as AUs but really it's only a matter of time. New AU effect apps are landing regularly at this point.

    And while it wouln't be real time, you can always bounce a NS2 track and then use it in AUM/Audioshare/AB to send it through still-IAA-only FX like Turnado.

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    I think Gadget, Caustic and BeatMaker 2 or 3 are some common "all-in-one" alternatives. There's also BeatHawk and Sunvox. I'm a fan of Rozeta and AUM and random AUV3s these days. All of the other all-in-ones eventually piss me off because they're not Nanostudio.

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    My suggestion would be to buy an iPad 1 for around £25 and get a £2 version of NS1.

    Alternatively, just go through all the apps you're purchased over the years, but ignored because Nanostudio was so ace, but so closed to anything else (yes, I know, there was no time for all the other stuff..), and rediscover them. You'll be way on your way to sample-city, just in time for when Nanostudio 2 arrives. :D

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    As Slam-Cut has said - I like just setting up some "stuff" in AUM (usually 3 synths, FX loop, either live microphone to capture the ambient sounds or another audio loop, FX A (Reverb) FX B (Delay)) then going with it. I have a Korg NanoKontrol and NanoKeys attached via a CCK - so what I often do is split the AUM on screen keyboard with the lower notes controlling the Arp in one of the synths, and the rest doing pads or "held" notes, and I play the Nano Keys, swapping to an onscreen keyboard sometimes (if Im using Animoog or TC-11 for example). The Nano Kontrol is mapped to AUM and I control some key AUM FX parameter using the rotary knob. Of course this is a "single take" way of working with no sequencing beyond the synths Arps, and apps like Fugue Machine and xsynthezier. I like it because its all in the moment so I do a few takes and keep the one I prefer - and of course its often out and about using the ambient sounds. This is a very recent result from a couple of pleasant hours sat on a bench in a Park in Paris (on my birthday as it happens - had hoped Matt would release a little "something" as a present but as he didn't I had to make do with a AUM session :-) ).

    It is a good way of getting to know different apps and a different way of working (at least for me).
    (If you want to compare/contrast NS1 with AUM the music to "Paris Metro Cloudburst" video is actually 100% Nanostudio and made on the same trip to Paris - neither audio tracks have been mastered by the way).

    Other sequencer alternatives - Caustic is worth a look, sounds are nice but personally I dont like the sequencer and it just feels clunky. Some people really swear by it though (you can try this free on Android and the PC version). Also you have Cubasis which I tried briefly but didn't get on with, and Auria Pro.

    I'm thinking about trying Rozeta Sequencer - as that is designed to give a load of Midi tools in an AU setting so could be a good companion to AUM. However its iOS11 and I've retains iOS 10 to use NS1 - so it would mean leaving behind NS1..... Not quite ready for that yet :-)

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    Try Beat Maker 2 .. it has a bit similiar workflow to NS1 (obviously, because they steal half of UI from NS1 :-))).. it's a bit old app so have not for example AUv3 support, some "not so great details" (those which were NOT stealed from NS1 :)), but you can still use AB and IAA, it has build in decent multisampler, drumsampler, audio tracks, set of basic FX (they are not great but they works) - so lot of possiblilities .. i did a lot tracks in BM2 (on other side, after i spend 3 weeks with BM3, i completely gived up on it, unusable crap for me) ...

    Also good alternative is Gadget, lot of different interesting synths, some clones of famous HW synth (korg polysix, oberheim ob-x, korg m1, oddysey,.. etc etc)

    For me problem in Gadget is too much limited sequencer, not ideal for long linear music structures, it's better for more or less loop (or pattern) based music . I finished one complete track in Gadget, but it was pain (because of sequencer)

  • Whats a good alternative until Nanostudio 2 comes out?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    Good question but hard to answer. ‘Good’ being subjective, it really depends upon the genre and personal workflow. I’d say use what you have. What I did is use Garageband, since it’s free, and I mananged to create one track with it, even though I don’t really like working with it. It was a good lesson and really made me appreciate NS1. I also created a couple tracks in Music Studio, which is easier for me than GB, but like GB also doesn’t have a built in synth. Both apps are just romplers, but they have the ability to use other synth apps via either AUv3 (GB) or IAA (Music Studio & GB). I’m not big on loop-based music production, so even though I have some of the loop-based apps I never use them. I like the sounds on Gadget, but I have never actually been able to make a track with it. So use what you have and just consider it a limitation project.

    Another good tip was made ny Kitejan who suggested using various synth apps in AUM to create the building blocks of future tracks in NS2. Really you can jump into any of your favorite synth apps and create some cool presets to use later. Since NS2 will be able to host AUv3, emphasizing some of the AUv3 apps will get you a good jump start when NS2 launches. If there are synths you like but are not AUv3, you can make samples and store them in AudioShare, retrieving them later to make sample-based presets in Obsidian. Collecting your favorite drums samples or creating new ones now will be handy when you want to create drum kits in Slate.

    There is a lot that can be done right now.

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

    .. hm ;)

  • ** nanostudio songs **   10 weeks 3 days ago

    would be glad for any feedback :)

    have in mind that this is without the vocals that are supposed to be in the verses and bridge

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


    If you look very precisely at this screenshot, you get answer to your question :-) There is (obviously) LFO in stage of selecting WHAT should be modulated (mesage "select a mod destination" at bottom). And you have that (+) icon on almost all knobs. You see there is active just OSC2 and you can map LFO to any of OSC2 controlls. From this screenshot is obvious that LFO/ENV are free to assign to any parameter which is possible to modulate..

    There are hidden answers to LOT of curious questions in all published screenshots, there is hidden more info that it may look at first sigh.. one just need precisely look and screenshots :-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   10 weeks 4 days ago

    .. there is osc 1 2 3 ..

    is it :

    ( 1 2 3 ) -> one global adsr , filter , lfo ... ) -> to channel ( + fx )


    ( 1 ) -> adsr , filter , lfo ... \
    ( 2 ) -> adsr , filter , ufo ... ) -> to channel ( + fx )
    ( 3 ) -> adsr , filter , lfo ... /


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

    NS1 was a super bargain and I know I got far more out of that app than the small amount Inpaid for it. Don’t dispair. NS2 is coming! ...or was that Winter that was coming...?

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   10 weeks 6 days ago

    You’re right about that Mr. Jinx Padlock!

    I wondered what was going on with you. I stopped by your SC page recently. I assumed life just got crazy, as it does. If you don’t have an iDevice on iOS 10.3, you may consider getting a cheap used one. You certainly have a large body of work - that would be nice to access with a functioning version of NS1. NS1 still does everything it ever did.

    Good to see you drop by the forum. I have a feeling things will get quite busy when NS2 launches. I can’t wait.

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

    Seems like all you wanted was my money no new program nowhere in the future sound like you’re greedy American

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   10 weeks 6 days ago

    Nano was the reason I started making music again, and I was fully addicted to it.
    I've tried to get on with "The Others" but its just not my bag.
    Nothing wrong with a break, waiting this out has been a little nerve-racking!
    Thanks for the kind words kitejan :)

    I don't haunt forums much, but wanted to just say I'm TOTALLY in when Matt drops it.

    The iOS community needs a kick in the balls, and I have faith that the tools to do that are being lovingly crafted!


  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   10 weeks 6 days ago

    @pezzerdotcom: I certainly hope so - I still play some of your "oldies" ("The Sky is Falling" still a personal favorite of mine :-) )

  • Is Nanostudio 2 still happening ?   10 weeks 6 days ago

    I have actually stopped making music since i accidentally installed iOS11.
    I miss making music. I miss Nanostudio.
    I have a lot of bang left in me. Jinx Padlock will ride again....

    GodSpeed Matt! May the force be with you!


  • Bought myself a time-machine   11 weeks 1 day ago

    Fantastic! I kept my old 4s for just the same reason.

  • IAA for NS2   11 weeks 3 days ago

    I really think the AB & IAA workflows that people have created will still work for some time to come. AUv3 is poised to be the way most of us work in the future, analogous to how it works on PC/Macs. I hope that devs will give us the opportunity to get their apps as AUv3, and most of us will be happy to support those devs with getting AUv3 as IAP. I have not heard anyone speaking out against this model, so hopefully it gathers more steam and devs get paid fairly to bring AUv3 support and we all live happily ever after with rainbows and unicorns. (Just checking to see if anyone was still reading)

  • IAA for NS2   11 weeks 3 days ago

    You lot... ;)

    Maybe it's time for some changes. I did think Kosmonaut looks interesting. Might get it. Cheers for other tips too.

  • IAA for NS2   11 weeks 3 days ago

    Fast and bulbous...

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  • IAA for NS2   11 weeks 3 days ago

    Actually guys, Dough is Doug’s brother from a different mother. He runs he Sound TASTE room.
    Wine I believe.