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  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 1 day ago

    Has Blip Interactive decided upon a new strategy for the forum? A new NS2 section perhaps? Or let the threads fall where they may in a hopelessly tangled mess of confused NS1/NS2 crosstalk?

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 1 day ago

    What the...? That's all I've ever wanted...
    (Rushes off to abandon all the useful 32 bit apps to memorialize his face as a 10k file, then stops as he realizes there already is an old man emoji in the existing set. Disappointed again.)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 1 day ago

    Thanks for the tip dendy! I have MIdiBridge & MidiBus but never used them since NS1 didn't have MIDI out. MIdiFire looks like a really useful app for the new year, which will henceforth be referred to as Year 1 A.N. (anno nano2). I would love to see a PC version added, but just iOS is all I really need. Now I'll start planning a way to hook up all my old iDevices via MIDI a la a future/retro mad scientist that I've always aspired to become.

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 1 day ago

    Emojis based upon your facial expression, or something like that.

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 1 day ago

    NS3 will be released when iOS 22 goes 128 bit.
    I haven't been keeping up in iOS 11. What's the appeal to upgrade? Are there any benefits for iOS musicians?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 1 day ago

    stiksi, slam-cut: sync multiple devices or even idevice and desktop app (but works only on mac) using CoreMIDI : https://audeonic.com/midifire/

  • NS2 - I've uploaded another little demo   8 weeks 1 day ago

    lol, just realized I referred to NS2 as NS3, getting wayyyyyy ahead there, I meant NS2, anyway, updated to IOS11 this week, sooooo...R.I.P. NS1 :( Well.... I updated my Air2 , I still have an Ipad 2 so Ill just run NS1 on that and use Eden as a synth and record audio to my Air2. But its kinda a bummer not having it on my Air2, IOS11 is running great, actually better than expected. I feel like there should be some kind of memorial for NS1, lol.

  • Export help   8 weeks 1 day ago

    I never thought of that detail, that my own presets aren't available elsewhere for other projects! That's a cool idea. I guess I could make my own personal preset collection folder, if I dive that deep. Thanks again for the responses!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 2 days ago

    this looks amazing!

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 2 days ago

    The "through Wi-Fi" part sounds dodgy. It is worth looking into though.
    I haven't searched yet, but I hope there is a useful lightning cable splitter to allow charging & MIDI at the same time, because I'd really like to be connected via cables when possible.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 2 days ago

    Weren't there a couple of apps that specialized in MIDI syncing multiple iDevices through wifi?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 2 days ago

    Good point dendy! Almost forgot about the desktop version.

    Kitejan: are you moving projects to Abelton Live on a PC or Mac? If on PC you could just use MIDI out in NS2 to play Eden presets in PC version of NS1, a la dendy. You make a good point about the unique sonic character of synths (hard or soft), and I think a VST version might make sense, but I think the best way for us to guarantee use of Eden is to invest in used iDevices. Now that the new iPhones have been announced, I bet prices on used or even new iPhone 6+ or 5 would be super cheap. The question will be how to hook up two iPhones/iPads: will male to male lightning plugs work to transmit MIDI? I doubt it will be that simple.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 2 days ago

    What Dendy said!

    I've got my hands full enough right now. Maybe one day if there's enough interest in it then Eden could be made an IAP in NS2. But personally I feel that by then everyone would have moved on. Also, releasing an IAP synth which would basically be a crapper version of Obsidian probably wouldn't make sense to many buyers.

    You never know, maybe a new synth from Eden's developer might be OK.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 2 days ago

    it would be nice, but because Blip Interactive is small company with limited resources, i prefer invest all time to NS2 developement ;-)

    maybe later when we will have universal version, with audio tracks, and few another goodies.. then maybe Matt can hire some other coder and give him task to convert Eden code to AUv3 :-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 3 days ago

    Is good to have a choice, plus every synth have his own thing, plus I have a bounce of presets bank ready done for it...

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 3 days ago

    My thinking about an AU version of Eden "as is" (and the legacy NS1 effects) is that both have a character of their own that is (I think) hard to get with other synths. That to me was always the strength - Eden had its own character that worked. I fully expect Obsidian to be much much better - but I have my doubts that it will sound the same as Eden even when configured the same (but I could be wrong - what do I know? :-)). I've been moving some NS1 projects over to Ableton Live with a view to performing live so mostly its been transferring the rendered NS1 channel WAV files then chopping them into the clips for the session view. However I want to play certain key parts "live" and I thought I would try and recreate some sounds in Ableton (the included analog synth - whatever its called). I would have thought any dual oscillator synth would sound similar to the "primitive" Eden - but I couldn't even get close.

    Hence thinking that just having Eden as an AU (and who knows offered as a VST/AU for desktop DAWs) plus the Effects means we can use our old NS1 projects in the new world of NS2 (and even in the wonderful world of Desktop DAWs) with minimal change or re-engineering.

    Personally I would be happy to pay for the AU version of Eden and I would be very interested in the VST version for the reasons above. not that I know anything about iOS or VST programming but I would have thought the technical challenges of just the sound engines would be a lot less than the whole sequencer package.....

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 3 days ago

    Plus you still can use desktop version of NS1 to export (or even finish!) your projects after you upgrade your iDevice to iOS11 ..

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 3 days ago

    antrabbit probably already knows what's in this thread, but for those who don't, maybe these thoughts will help.
    There will likely be a huge thread on the forum about how to convert old NS1 projects to NS2 projects. Unless I'm missing something here, the main way to transfer old project to NS2 projects will revolve around 3 main functions:
    1) create Obsibian sample-based presets from samples of Eden presets. This will work well for a lot of presets, but not all.
    2) re-create Eden presets in Obsidian as synth presets. I imagine this route to be useful for those presets that require modulation during a performance. This may not sound exactly the same, but really close enough by the time you get the sounds in to a mix.
    3) the new TRG (have I really already forgotten the new name...? Man I'm lame at remembering names) can be used to record parts that aren't 'performed' by a person when live. If you're not performing a part/pattern, just getting an updated NS2 version in the studio, then this is the easy route. Use the new TRG tracks like audio tracks (time limit having been basically removed in NS2). Of course this method won't be necessary once audio tracks are available.

    Then it is just a matter of transferring MIDI files from the old NS1 project as well as stems (either in new TRG or audio tracks). Once your individual tracks are rearranged, then you'll have to re-mix it in the mixer, but the NS1 mixer will be a good guide so this shouldn't take too long. Stems in the new TRG will help a lot in recreating the song and get all the MIDI synced nicely. It will be a whole lot easier if you don't upgrade to iOS 11 so that you can have NS1 & NS2 on the same iDevice.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 3 days ago

    The main reason I would want Eden is the sound presets. Have these been recreated in Obsidian?

    Some of my songs use these presets and I'd like to be able to continue using these in live performances.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   8 weeks 4 days ago

    I could spend a long time on that hut.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   8 weeks 4 days ago
    :-)

    :-)

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 4 days ago

    Obsidian is pretty well a superset of Eden - anything Eden can do, Obsidian can do it too, with a few differences here and there.

    So why would you want Eden? Simplicity of use? Or scared of change?

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 4 days ago

    I will continue to use Eden on my pre iOS 11 devices, but I bet that when we get our hands on Obsidian we won't miss Eden too much. However an Eden2 as an IAP for NS2 would be an automatic purchase.

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 4 days ago

    ... or Eden as an AU.......

  • NS2 - Progress report and screenshots   8 weeks 4 days ago

    Hi Matt,
    why you don't still maintain the EDEN synth as second choice in NS2?
    Would be cool to have the new one as well the old one which is light for the system I think...