Some more screenshots - starting with the mixer

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Blip Interactive
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Thought it'd be a good time to chuck up some more screen porn to show what's happening. Some of the synth and sequencer stuff you've probably seen before as that was the area that I was fairly confident was final, but a lot of it's new.

I'll divide it into a few posts - let's start with the mixer:


Here's the main page going about its normal business:


The buttons at the top of each strip allow to to jump quickly to the instrument or sequencer track for that strip.

In NS2, all tracks are equal - there's no such thing as dedicated MIDI, Audio, Group, Aux, Output tracks etc. Any track may have an instrument, sends, insert FX, MIDI clips (and in future, Audio clips mixed with MIDI clips) and you can choose each tracks' I/O routing according to your requirements. You can drag tracks 'inside' other tracks to create groups, which enables you to apply insert FX, volume, pan and automation to a group as a whole if you wish. There's no limit to the number of tracks you can nest and no limits on the number of tracks, insert FX, sends etc. If you've used Reaper on the desktop, you may be familiar with this approach (although it's simplified for mobile/touch screen use). If you want to go crazy, you can create tracks to process a sidechain signal before it gets sent to a compressor on a different track, or a send/return track which uses reverb, delays and an expander to make an unusual gated reverb thingy.

Of course, you don't need to do any of this if you don't want to - for simple operation it's fairly similar to NS1 and you can just add a track and go.

Once you've created a nested group, you can collapse the 'child' tracks on the UI to get a better overview. This screen shot demonstrates this and also shows the extended option popup when you do a 'long press' on the Add Track button (a short press just adds a basic instrument track):




Same sort of thing, once again demonstrating an extended option pop when you do a long press on the Mute/Solo buttons. Any button you see which has a little triangle pointing down in the right bottom corner means it has extended options on a long press:




A double tap on mixer strip's title area brings up the detailed setup page for that track:




Here are a few examples of editing insert FX from the track detail view:










One final one, showing how sends are set up:

sch
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Joined: 06/20/2010

It all looks amazing, Matt, well worth the wait. Bring it on, Mate!

shimmy
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Joined: 07/22/2010

I agree, looks good!

jwmmakerofmusic
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Everything looks superb. I especially love the screenshot of EQ-3B, Compressor, and Limiter. Matt, any other effects you can post screenshots of? :D

Blip Interactive
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For the effects I decided to make all the 'workhorse' ones for first release:

- 3 Band EQ
- Multi-FX (chorus, phaser, flanger, ensemble)
- Stereo delay with few feedback options and beat sync etc.
- Waveshaper
- Compressor/Expander/Gate with sidechain
- Lookahead brickwall limiter
- Algorithmic reverb (small room, large room, dense room, plate and hall with various controls)
- Lo-Fi (bitcrush/decimate)
- Exciter
- Stereo filter (usual shapes with resonance)
- Stereo gain (gain, pan, width, channel swap, channel phase invert etc)

I've also got an extremely efficient convolution reverb which took several months of development, but I'd like to improve its UI a little so I might hold it back for a month or two as an IAP release for a few extra quid (considering the desktop ones can go from anything like £50-1000!).

In future I'd like to make some more adventurous FX as IAP - would like to do a nice tape delay and some multi-band stuff. Would make some nice fun self-contained mini-projects after completing this beast.

.. and there's always the option of 3rd party Audio Units of course.

jwmmakerofmusic
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SWEET! Looks like I’ll have more than plenty to work with. So, I wonder, does the middle band of the EQ-3B have the span of the entire spectrum (like from 20Hz-20kHz)?

And, when you release each IAP, I’ll have money ready to send your way. :) Make sure you don’t undersell your work. Like a tape delay would be about $5-$10 IAP, anything multiband would be $10-$20 IAP, and a super-duper 10-band EQ with linphase mode, mid/side processing, spectral matching (where the sonic thumbprint of one track can be applied to another, much like Pro-Q 2 does), etc would be $15-$30 IAP easily. I’ll pay $10-$20 IAP for that convo reverb.

Slam-Cut
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This is all very impressive, and on top of it all the graphics are sweet! This is going to be a joy to use.

Harisonzamperla
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I would love to help test the iPhone UI when it's available. I've tested zeeon and other apps before. Let me know if you want any assistance Matt! Looks brilliant btw

TwistedGenetics
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Joined: 07/27/2016

Looking good, can’t wait ;)

tom_tm
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Summer has finally arrived!

tom_tm
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And to add...

"In future I'd like to make some more adventurous FX as IAP - would like to do a nice tape delay and some multi-band stuff. Would make some nice fun self-contained mini-projects after completing this beast."

Completely!

A big thumbs-up for the tape-echo/delay and as I suggested before in a private email, multi-band stuff, or like a fixed filter bank for example- as seen in Moog Modulars would be most welcome.

But also, some kind of pitch-shifter/delay too, or/with a frequency shifter/delay, as in Bode's frequency shifter (made with four ring modulators) or Sonic Charge's excellent 'Echobode' AU/VST plug-in.

And BTW, a big thumbs up and thanks for the addition of the phaser! Let's hope it sounds more Schulte Compact Phasing A/ EH Small Stone than Boss Phaser pedal, which sounds more akin to a cat throwing up! ;-)