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  • ** nanostudio songs **   14 weeks 5 days ago

    Thank you @syrupcore.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   14 weeks 6 days ago

    Great work Lee, Kitejan and MindsEye. Kitejan, really enjoyed trolling around on your Bandcamp.

  • ** nanostudio songs **   15 weeks 1 day ago

    Really nice sounding tracks @Kitejan. Some great synth work and very nice sounding mixes to my ears.

    My latest track made with Nanostudio and mastered in Final Touch. Basic video recording of the screen for the video.
    Lee B - Elektrik Orkestra
    https://youtu.be/9uS-nLBbhUA

  • ** nanostudio songs **   15 weeks 2 days ago

    Well - possibly my last Nanostudio only release. I took the time to finish a large selection of the unfinished tracks I had. Some dated back to my first experiments in Nanostudio back in April 2011, and others very recent indeed. Maybe there will be some pure Nanostudio tracks in the future - who knows? But its been a great 5 years learning to use this amazing piece of software - thanks Matt!

    First - because this completes the "Experiments" the Nanostudio .NSP files can be downloaded from here (along with a number of others):
    https://sites.google.com/site/jangilhooley/mymusic/experiments-3

    Just let me know & credit me if you do something with them.

    Second - a selection on soundcloud here:
    https://soundcloud.com/acollectionofnotes/sets/experiments-3-1

    Third - if you *really( like it you can download all the tracks for free from bandcamp here:
    https://acollectionofnotes.bandcamp.com/album/experiments-3-free-download

  • The future of nanostudio   15 weeks 2 days ago

    I wonder if Matt plans any special treats like a Random Preset Generator (which would join the list of other RPG acronyms). Crystal Synth has a version of that, and I think a couple other apps as well. It's kinda fun to see what happens and if your lucky it might just be a spark of inspiration that leads to something. I hate to add that suggestion to the Wish List thread. I think if one more item is added then it will be the final card that makes the whole house of cards come falling down. :o(

  • FL Studio Mobile 3 is no competition   15 weeks 3 days ago

    Funny? I say sad.

  • FL Studio Mobile 3 is no competition   15 weeks 3 days ago

    :D competition is good and all that, but still funny.

  • FL Studio Mobile 3 is no competition   15 weeks 3 days ago

    NS1 for the win, really.

  • The future of nanostudio   15 weeks 3 days ago

    Yeah, the random wave sequence feature is worth the cost of admission.

    > And I note only 3 User cards! Those should be unlimited. OK maybe I haven't read the section on User cards in the manual, so maybe there is more than 3.

    Exactly. Just goofy, really. You can export and import though so it's not a real limit of 3. Just three addressable in memory at any given time. When you import sysex into the app, it automatically overwrites card one (and card two if the sysex dump is too large). So use card 3 as your default and back it up/export it on the regular.

  • The future of nanostudio   15 weeks 4 days ago

    I agree. I hope that Korg updates the app eventually to address SYSEX compatibility and to add modern features to the app like those you suggested. It does seem weird that they are so tied to the limitations of 1990 technology. I like the Cards for the sake of staying organized with the hardware, but they should not be limited by the original number. Release new Virtual Cards (maybe they will?). And I note only 3 User cards! Those should be unlimited. OK maybe I haven't read the section on User cards in the manual, so maybe there is more than 3. But yeah, adding sample import and full MIDI would seem obvious choices. Those would make a better app, but put the nail in the coffin of backward compatibility. I do enjoy the instant gratification of the Random Wavesequces. That's fun!

    I would love to see NS2 have lots of IAP synths a la Gadget. (This is me trying to stay on the thread topic - which can be really hard to do sometimes.) Right now I'm trying to use Gadget and I just can't get my head around the 'scenes'. Seems awkward to me for creating long compositions. I guess I'm just an old fashioned linear sequencerist. But for getting samples out of iWavestation, Gadget is somewhat helpful. I use Gadget as a scratchpad to get a piece started, then record samples via AB into AudioShare, select 'Open In' to NS. I can use Gadget's sequencer to record single notes of a precise length (anything to save me from counting) which is great for pads. This workflow is slow and tedious, but I can get the sounds in to NS where the rest of the composition process is easy, in terms of the app side of things (not counting my own creative blocks). Gadget is slow and awkward for me, but I am sure that it works really well for those used to working with loops and may prefer some improvization in their looping. Anyway, the multi synth environment in Gadget is cool, and I'd love that in NS2, but it may not be necessary if the MIDI out/Audio tracks are set up to make other apps easier to use.

  • The future of nanostudio   15 weeks 4 days ago

    Since it can import WS sysex and has it's own export format, I'm guessing (and only guessing) that it's probably not a big jump for it to export sysex. The app is also only a shiny UI on the exact synth engine. There are no new features, sonically (so nothing that would break the hardware's sysex format). In some ways it feels hamstrung by old hardware limitations like 32 performances per "card", or using cards at all or no sample import or only 2 MIDI CCs for external control.... Most of that is just goofy in 2016. UNLESS you were trying to keep it 100% hardware compatible! So I'm at least a little hopeful. I doubt they worry much about eating into hardware sales; I reckon it has more to do with only having 24 hours in a day and owners of hardware they discontinued 20ish years ago not being a top development resource priority. Understandably. It would be super effing sweet though to use that lovely UI to make sounds for the hardware.

    The software is actually missing a few features from the hardware like step copy within the wave sequencer. And it's mono-timbral vs 16 part multi-timbrality on the hardware.

    Looking forward to the NS2.5 Wave Sequencer Synth IAP. :)

  • The future of nanostudio   15 weeks 4 days ago

    Yay!! I got a button!

    I too was wondering about compatibility with Wavestation hardware. It would be super sweet to be able to create patches on an iPhone and send them to the Wavestation via SYSEX. I'm not sure what would have to change in the app to make this possible, but maybe it is a feature that can be added in the future. It would seem to be a natural thing to us consumers, but maybe there is too much difference in the code of the iOS app and actual SYSEX. About th iM1 Korg says, "We’ve also designed the iM1 so that programs and combinations are entirely independent – a capability not possible on the original unit." Maybe changes like these to the iOS versions make compatibility with hardware impossible?

    Also I wonder at Korg's strategy overall. They make apps (and VST/AU) of hardware they no longer manufacture. Obviously it's a chance to make a little bit more money off of technology they already own, although I don't get why the Korg iM1 is not universal like the iWavestaion.
    Since they no longer make the hardware, and in the case of ARP Oddesei never did), why not make the apps compatible? Does that potentially harm the sales of their current line of hardware? Maybe they think if they add features to old hardware (via iDevices) that musicians won't buy their top of the line keyboards anymore. I could see that possibility since I doubt that I would buy a new keyboard from them (but maybe a synth if it was a very good synth that focused on being a synth instead of emulating instruments - something that Roland seems to be better at doing).

    For now it seems that the apps are in a separate little universe and I'm just trying to work out a new workflow to make use of them while I await NS2. Let me know if you come up with any decent workflow tips.

  • The future of nanostudio   15 weeks 5 days ago

    @slam-cut I have an SR as well. When the app was first released, the app store description said "Interoperability with Wavestation hardware" which I took to mean "Edit with pretty app, send to hardware for multi-timbral glory". Alas, 3 hours later they took that line down. You can import hardware sysex into the app, which is very cool, but not what I was hoping for. No matter, great synth, great app. Easy 25 bucks.

    As soon as I can use NS2 to tap into all the other iOS synth apps (MIDI & Audio tracks), I will have a perfect workflow. I think the future of NanoStudio will be a bright one. I think NS will make all the other apps, the ones that I never really use, truly useful and make the iPhone/iPad a true joy to compose on.

  • The future of nanostudio   16 weeks 1 day ago

    Does jail-breaking an iPhone/iPad allow one to install apps like NS once it's kicked off of the App Store. Is there a way to safeguard/future-proof our workflow and catalog of work with NS?

  • The future of nanostudio   16 weeks 1 day ago

    Just not reinstall it, right?

  • The future of nanostudio   16 weeks 1 day ago

    "The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility."

    Apple have started removing 'older' apps from the store. It's difficult to be certain, but probably includes apps which have not been updated to include 64 bit support. They said they would notify developers on an individual basis. I haven't heard anything yet, but when I saw this message I wondered if it's a question of time.

    Of course, if you were to buy NanoStudio today and Apple decided to remove it from the store tomorrow, you'd still be able to use it.

  • The future of nanostudio   16 weeks 2 days ago

    Email Sent.

    I'm not usually Johnny-on-the-Spot buying apps the first day they come out, but I happened to stumble upon iWavestation, which I had to immediately purchase since I have a Wavestation SR and was contemplating trying to get some of the old ROM cards to complete the collection of sounds for the Wavestation. Now I don't have to. $20 for the app (currently on sale) and $5 for all the ROM cards presets. That's a lot cheaper than one old card.

    Yeah, all of that should have been on one of the 'app threads' but the point I realized was that there are currently plenty of great synths and ROMplers on iOS, but there is still a need for that one app to "...rule them all and in the darkness bind them". It's been over 3 decades for me, so if I didn't get that quote quite right, please forgive me. Nanostudio is for me the best music creation software. The ease of use of the sequencer makes it still my number one app. As soon as I can use NS2 to tap into all the other iOS synth apps (MIDI & Audio tracks), I will have a perfect workflow. I think the future of NanoStudio will be a bright one. I think NS will make all the other apps, the ones that I never really use, truly useful and make the iPhone/iPad a true joy to compose on.

    One humorous side note, when I updated my iPhone to iOS 10 I got a pop-up notification from the new iOS 10 when I turned on NS for the first time:

    "Nanostudio may slow down your iphone The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility." With no NS updates in 2 years and 3 months, Nanostudio runs great on iOS 10. Nanostudio should have a pop-up warning along the lines of "Warning, iOS will eventually slow down the performance of this app because they constantly piddle around mucking up the platform with stupid changes."

  • Nanosync on iOS 10   16 weeks 5 days ago

    It's just that I haven't been using NanoStudio much lately, at least not for full projects. I have used NS for some utility work - MIDI editing for example - but NS isn't working as well for my flow right now combining MIDI and audio and pulling in other apps.

    Anyway, the port is a standard TCP protocol thing. All "web" connections use a port. Standard services have an assigned port. For example, web browsers/servers typically talk over port 80. Non-standard services have to pick something else and hope no one else is using it. I'm guessing 10240 is just a number Blip picked at "random" as the NanoSync/NanoStudio port to talk over.

    I suppose it's possible another service on your computer is using that port, but that's not very likely either.

  • The future of nanostudio   16 weeks 5 days ago

    Stop dreaming and send them an email. Takes two minutes and maybe we'll get a universal port.

    info@beepstreet.com

  • The future of nanostudio   16 weeks 6 days ago

    Sunrizer XS is working fine on my iPhone 6+ w/iOS 10. Must've been your headphones.
    I think I'd like the full version on the iPhone too. And as long as I'm dreaming, Nave on iPhone would be super great too.

  • Nanosync on iOS 10   16 weeks 6 days ago

    I'll have to check that there isn't something amiss with a firewall. I was surprised by the extra numbers, and wonder why that port is being specified and how to get around it. I'm on WIN 10. I'll have to look into it a bit more. What do you use instead of Nanosync to back up your projects?

  • Nanosync on iOS 10   16 weeks 6 days ago

    Hmm, seems to be working ok for me. Windows 7, NanoSync from 2011/version 1.3.0.0, iPad Air 2 on iOS 10.1.1.

    You could have a firewall blocking access to the port, but that would be on the PC side, and if you're saying it worked prior to the iOS upgrade, then that theory doesn't really make sense.

  • Nanosync on iOS 10   16 weeks 6 days ago

    The extra numbers are a port number. I just upgraded my iPad to iOS 10. It haven't used NanoSync in ages. Let me see if I can get it to work. Stand by...

  • The future of nanostudio   17 weeks 5 hours ago

    Still want to use the full version on my iPhone tho. It would only add one more UI page (tops)

  • The future of nanostudio   17 weeks 5 hours ago

    Actually I think the problem was mostly related to the 4400 4800hz headphones or not issue on iphone 6 phones. Seems to be behaving with headphones in now