So does this mean that there is going to be a Mac OSX version of nanostudio?

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cyberheater
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'Cause that would be very cool if true.

Blip Interactive
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There will be a free full version of NanoStudio for both the PC and the Mac as soon as the iPhone version is approved for sale by Apple.

The way I figure it is that a PC/Mac version of NanoStudio will never compete with a proper DAW such as Cubase or Live and it will never compete with the iPhone version because it's not portable. So I might as well give it away free as a promotional thing :)

cyberheater
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Fantastic. I'm looking forward to it.

uncentered
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Will you be able to port tracks over from one platform to the other? !

Blip Interactive
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That capability is in there (I currently use it for development) but won't be enabled day 1 because it needs more work to make it nice to use.

gmstudio
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This is fantastic. Thank you.

waveguy7
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Sounds great! looking forward to this!

So there will be the ability to render performances/loops as AIFF/WAV files without the need for other programs like Wiretap Studio?

Blip Interactive
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You can render the whole song or any part of it to a wav file using the iPhone, PC or Mac version.

On the iPhone, you must use a small program called NanoSync to get that wav file back to your computer over WiFi.

On the PC/Mac you can click a button which shows you the final rendered wav in an Explorer/Finder window.

waveguy7
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Oh I see:) Thanks for the reply and explanation!

I can't wait for the release!

musical.matthew
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Will we be able to bring a project into Logic using a NanoStudio AU synth and exporting the midi data? That would be really great!

Blip Interactive
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Not yet but you're on the right track for longer term plans. Although it's a popular request, all this fiddling around with importing/exporting MIDI files and setting up samplers/patches in your desktop DAW to emulate what you had on the phone is not the right way to do it. A NanoStudio VST instrument or AU is! By having a standalone PC/Mac build of NanoStudio, I'm already quite a bit of the way there.

musical.matthew
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Great! Although I think triggering the AU via MIDI from the host sequencer and leaving NanoStudio just as a synth would be great to have as an option if we want to set that up rather than leaving all the MIDI in NanoStudio. This is because we may do further editing of MIDI that requires the host sequencer (groove quantize, further arranging, etc).

Blip Interactive
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Agreed. I can see two main scenarios:

1. Making a tune when out and about, getting it home and adding stuff to it in a proper DAW with the possibility of keeping it 'live' in NanoStudio so you can take it out again.

2. Deciding enough's enough with the mobile music making and transferring to your proper DAW so you can get serious with it.

Number 2's probably the more common one.

uncentered
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hahahahaha ... 'enough's enough' - don't say that! - well, whatever happens i think you'll have the most advanced mobile DAW thus far, even if one still needs to revert back to the studio. For me the dream is only to have to go back to add professional reverb, compression and effects and so forth. If i can write 80 percent of a track with sonically acceptable levels i'll be happy :)

Blip Interactive
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That's the way I see it too - I'd like to be able to sketch down musical ideas and take them to a pretty acceptable standard whilst on the move, and then bring in the big guns for the final push.

Regardless of how good any mobile app is, it's currently no replacement for top quality effects and the ability to do swift and intricate editing work with a nice large screen and a mouse.

musical.matthew
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Sounds like we're on the same page then. This is really exciting! I can't wait to get my hands on NanoStudio!

shannong
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I agree #2 is more common and the complete end goal for most of us with "real" studio gear too. But if you could also eventually work in #1 as well that would be useful in its own way.

For me, the main limitation is time. I'm just not near my studio when the ideas hit me, most of the time. I don't know how many brilliant ideas, even entire songs, that I've tried desperately to keep fresh in my mind long enough to get back to the studio and capture it before it fades. NanoStudio is a godsend in this regard because it already has most of the tools you need to mimic the functionality of a "real" studio. (All that's really missing now are audio tracks for vocals or non-synth recording.)

But what often happens for me is that I "hear" a sound that I know I can get out of my workstation or soft synths or Abelton Live, etc. pretty easily, but NanoStudio can't deliver that same "feel" (understandably). I'd love to be able to mock up a quick and dirty sketch of that idea in NanoStudio (so I don't forget it), then next time at my studio, add the "real" thing I hear to NanoStudio, then be able to hear that and continue to build on that in NanoStudio over the next few weeks.

For me, it usually takes a month or two to complete a project from start to finish. Some seed idea hits me and I capture it, then I slowly build on that as the overall sound and direction of the project percolates in my subconscious. I'm usually working more than a dozen projects at any one time, bit by bit.

NanoStudio enables me to "have my studio with me anywhere, any time", so some of the ideas that I can flesh out only with my "real" studio gear would be very useful to carry around in NanoStudio with me.

All that said, #2 is far more important than #1.

arnj
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You have a very excellent straightforward, simple, elegant and professional DAW here. I think you actually should seriously consider a fullscreen midi-in mic/audio in enabled version of this app for Macs n' PC's.

There's something to be said for not competing with the big guns like Cubase/Live/Logic etc. GarageBand's simplicity and success has been a testament to that. I have Record/Reason and Cubase, which I love, but for me it's just so much artistically simpler to fire up GB, dial in the very few sounds and bang out an idea (which usually ends up w/ an export to Record). Now I'm using your amazing app on my iPad (incidentally, it really does operate well on the iPad), and exporting to Record.

You've already got the code... just update the UI and you're there! Charge $19.99 and you'll sell a bazillion of them. Charge $9.99 for purchasers of your IOS version (as a "companion" app or something). If it runs well on netbooks and MacBooks (which it does already), you're exceeding the numbers of devices out there that the IOS runs on by a long shot. Make a bridge between a full desktop version and the IOS one, and keyboard players / people with guitar racks/audio effects will use it, hardcore. It would be so brilliant to be "out there" on my iPad, tapping some ideas on the screen, but with the ability to come home, sync up, and add some more serious parts into the song with a real midi keyboard. Then to be able to take that same song back out on the road on my iPad/iPhone...? Whooaaaa.....

I can only imagine my guitarist's joy in this back-and-forth possibility as well. And another point - it would allow the musician to learn ONE app to use in multiple places. I'm fantastically tech-saavy, but I tire of having to re-learn the interfaces to my tools all the time, because I feel it gets in the way of creativity.

There's currently nothing out there other than Garage Band that falls into this niche in the desktop realm, and if/when you add recording tracks, your app will have given GB some solid competition in my opinion. And in the Windows world...? There's kind of, well, not much it seems in terms of simple and elegant.

Blip Interactive
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Some good ideas and info there. I'm still forming the big picture for NanoStudio in my head, but these are all possibilities under consideration.

djSIX
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wow!!!! I been messing with nanostudio and I freakn love it. Its simple, elegant and fun. To my surprise there's a Mac version up too! It's like christmas! I'd totally pay for a full fledged mac version (keep it cheap though, cheap is good!) so I hope the development of the standalone version keeps up with the iOS version. Midi would really be killer. Thats all I need. just wanna plug a keyboard in to play Eden and I am totally satisfied and I like that files can be transferred between the two. Brilliant! Just a suggestion for Eden, it would be really cool if it had the ability to morph between two patches or waves like Ensoniq Fizmo or CS2x. But this aside, its still brilliant! I am really in awe.

Blip Interactive
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Patch morphing would be cool. I've added it to the (long) list. Will be trying to get MIDI input on the Mac version (it's on the PC now) in the next few weeks.

uncle808us
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Mac user her. Logic user as well. Just downloaded Nano Studio today. It's very good just what I was looking for to get down some melodies,.
Thank you for the great software. I use an iPod when I travel and late at night in bed. I have Music Studio, Reflow (good for us note composers writing on a staff.) and also have FL studio which is redundant because it is so much like Music Studio almost Identical.
Can you give me a nudge towards getting Nano Studio for my iPod? Any good reasons why.

syrupcore
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Spend a little time with the Mac version and you'll be able to decide for yourself. The iPod version offers the exact same feature set. the layout is a little different on the small screen but nothing is missing.

uncle808us
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I will do this Thanks for your kind reply.
I went ahead and got it. I wish I had got Nano Studio first.
I would not have needed any of the others.
It's a joy to work with. Thank you.