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Roblowpulse
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Great great app. The YouTube videos don't don't do it justice. Bought anyway, and am very pleased I did. I was under the impression the synths were fairly basic, but I was very wrong.

I echo a lot of other wishes on here, that my number one wish is for audio track recording (multiple if possible). Would the CPU be able to take looped audio recording and then making a composite vocal track from a few takes like Logic's way of doing things?

Also, again some kind of multi sampler would be very nice.

Just had a thought that the drum pads could be velocity mapped depending on where you press each pad ie. Hitting the bottom of the pad gives you a filtered sample, and the top opened, and a few stages in-between, or graphically creating a grid on each pad shading from a deep shade to a light shade, so you get an idea of where you need to hit for the desired result. Could be hard to implement for the iPhone version due to screen size.

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but a quick undo button next to the transport would be good, instead of having to go from a synth to the sequence in order undo the last thing you played, just a one-step undo for that would be fine.

IF audio track recording is possible, it'd also be fantastic if you implemented a new screen for something similar to a Korg Kaoss Pad, where you could send some of the tracks through a bus, where you could record the results of some modulating effects to a new audio track.

I think I'll stop there. This app is SO good right now, adding a few more tools to it will make it an absolute must for any musician.

shannong
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An undo button is right on the main menu. Undo and retry for a good take as many times as you like while the recording is active. The user doc describes this.

Roblowpulse
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True. It's a pity an icon can't be on each instrument screen, so you don't have to keep on toggling between screens.

Blip Interactive
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Usual problem of lack of space - you add one button, something else has to go to make room :)

I have been thinking that it might be better to automatically close the main menu once the realtime undo button is used.

Roblowpulse
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While in record mode, could a 'ghost' UNDO button appear, sort of like a lowered opacity?

Or, (and I'm not sure whether this could be done), but a quick tilt of the iphone / ipad towards you at say a 45 degree angle triggers an UNDO what you've just recorded, alternatively tilting the device 45 degrees forward could be a REDO (only one level so there's no way you can make a mess of things). Enough of an angle so it'd have to be a deliberate gesture. With option to switch this feature on or off perhaps.

angstrom
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I'm mainly wishing for a bit of interpolation on the x-y pads modulation data
smooth the dragged variables, don't smooth tapped variables.

LoveAurell
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Matt, it would be great if you could write a sticky post where you list all the features that you have decided to include in the first update. And maybe the ones that you are considering but not have decided about yet. That way we get a great overview and people are less likely to double post.

Just a suggestion!

LoveAurell
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And maybe you could list the features in order of priority.

Blip Interactive
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Yes this will be done. It's totally mental at the moment - but I've lined up someone to help out with some of the code and take a bit of load off me.

I'll post up the feature list for the next update as soon as I'm sure I can keep my promises.

Although I don't respond to all posts, nearly every single request has been noted down in one form or other - I am listening!

LoveAurell
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Thanks, I appreciate your work!

Roblowpulse
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It’d be great if there was some way of implementing a few more tricks into the drum machine side of things.

Would it be possible to fit a modulation wheel on the left hand side (like the pitch wheel on Eden), and being able to select a pad (or several pads at once) for use in record mode, and the modulation can alter the pitch of the sample playback, a notched pitch control, that would allow for modulation of a part once it’s in the part / pattern. Or would modulating the pitch of potentially 16 pads simultaneously be massively CPU consuming?

I’m guessing that individual filter settings and LFO’s etc for each pad is way too CPU intensive?

Can't fault your sequencer implementation. Very very well thought out.

dendy
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Joined: 07/28/2010

okay Blip, i played in Gimp a little bit and tried to make some sketch of my dream functionalities for EDEN oscillator section, specially how they can be placed when not much place is there :-) and i get this idea, maybe this can inpire you :-)

short description - FM means FM modulacion, in OSC1 tab it is O2 > O1 FM modulation, in OSC2 it means O3>O2 modulation and in OSC3 tab it means O1>O3 fm modulation... PW is for pulse with.. "detune" is replaced with individual fine tune for each oscillator and A/B mic + C individual gain - that's taken from my access virus TI architecture, it is same way there in oscillator section and it is VERY usefulll

sub osc is simly gain of sub-oscillator - same waweform as mail oscilator but detuned 1 or 2 octaves lower ..

similiar architecture for "SAMPLE" based oscilator can be used, so up to 3 samples can be layered as source oscillator ...

;-)

Blip Interactive
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So would you rate FM then? I've always found it a bit crap, both sounding and editing :)

dendy
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FM modulation is BIG thing (when is good implemented - best FM modulation i ever heard is on Nord Lead 2, on lot vst's sounds FM mod crappy ), specially for musical style which i do (psytrance) .. great for various twisted lead/pad sounds (like this - in this example FM modulation is going from 0 to MAX http://www.raysubject.sk/nanoideas/fm_up.mp3 - this is from freeware vsti "Synth1" - one of the best sounding sw synths ever) or metalic percussive FXs ... good FM modulation opens whole new sound possibilities for synth ...

Blip Interactive
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Yeah I hear what you're saying. It's just that when I hear the term FM it always reminds me of the sounds on my Yamaha DX27 I had in the mid-80's which were always disappointing. Couldn't afford the 6 operator DX7 ...

Batninja
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Re: Guitar fretboard, I've mocked up an idea for implementing a guitar fretboard here;

Just replacing the secondary keyboard with a horizontal fret board.

I've owned a couple of midi guitars (Casio and Yamaha see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRnDSdukEi8) played through Yamaha synths using switches on the fretboard and "strings" that trigger the note. In truth they were not guitars but rather guitar organs. Yes it would be great to have 6 mono synths but to even come slightly close to a guitars string bending, fretting and nuances is a very tall order, although the ishred app comes close.

I think all that is needed is some way of getting notes in via guitar fretboard, most guitarists could compensate given some kind of fret board, for example building up chords one pass at a time, just to get the notes in.

The existing user interface would work, adding another screen like the secondary keyboard but showing the guitar fretboard instead, the up/down octave buttons would shift the fretboard although perhaps in single note steps.

No need for seperate mono synthes, just map the fret positions to the notes on the keyboard, so E0 maps to low E on the keyboard and the high 1st string E maps to E 2 octaves up. Ideally the fretboard image would change when at the lowest position to show the nut at the far left.

Thanks again for such a great app, I've started playing Nanostudio rather than listening to my itunes.

LoveAurell
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I wish that you could add a pulse width knob, and also that it could be automated.

Blip Interactive
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You can get a very similar effect if you use sync modulation. In this mode, the oscillator 'mix' knob doubles as the oscillator frequency ratio, and the mix knob can be automated by linking it to a controller via the patchbay. Try it with a square wave to start with to see what I mean. You might need to play with oscillator A's transpose to put the knob's control into the right range.

LoveAurell
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Ok, will try that! Thanks.

LoveAurell
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You mentioned somwhere that you're going to add project export. It would be great if it would gather all the audio files that is used by the project and put them in the project folder before export.

Jobo66
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Ah! Scratch my wish list. I can just transpose to C to record, then transpose back to the key I really want. Good work around! :D

Blip Interactive
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LoveAurell - Yep that's exactly what it does. It works out what global presets and samples you're using and moves them all over to the project bank/folder thus making the project self contained. I've almost finished this now - just need to do the bit which zips up the project folder so you can distribute the whole project as a single file.

LoveAurell
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Ah, great! Just curious, what will happen if another user opens a project that has used overwritten global presets? Will it use that users own global presets instead?

Blip Interactive
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It should all work nicely - the export procedure examines the synths and the sequence to see if they refer to global presets. If they do, those presets are copied to unused presets in the project bank and all references to those presets (and any samples they may use) are patched up accordingly.

The bottom line is that you don't have to worry about that stuff - I do!

LoveAurell
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Awesome, you've thought of everything. No wonder this app is perfect :)

Luftrum
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Hi Blip.

First of all, congratulations with the release of Nanostudio! It's a masterpiece. Be ready to hire an extra programmer, a sound designer and a GUI designer as your company grows - because it will, trust me on that :-) I'm Luftrum, sound designer. Released a few ambient ReFills for Propellerheads Reason and lately a signature soundbank for Camel Audio's Alchemy. Currently I'm finishing a handful of patches for Roland GAIA SH-01.

I have three things on my wishlist for Nanostudio:

First, initialize preset, that's a must have button - right up in the upper part of Eden just below 'Compare' button.

Second, the visual signal path of Eden could be more logical, it's displaying the preset information on the first page and the sound generators down at 4th page (!?) when scrolling it jumps to performance for the XY pad as the first. The most logical and natural signal path IMHO should be:

1. Info: Preset info + initialize
2. Soundgenerator: Osc, waveform, sample, mix
3. Filter: Filter and filter envelope
4. AMP: Amp envelope, poly, send fx
5. LFO
6. LFO Modulation
7. Effects
8. Performance controls: XY pads
9. Keyboard (which shouldn't be part of the rack setup, see below)

Third, I suggest the extra keyboard is removed from Eden's rack setup and instead slides in from left, when you push the little keyboard on the left side of Eden. That way, you can also access "full" keyboard no matter where you are in Eden. In version 2 of Nanostudio you could have an option under 'Manage' -> 'Eden Setup' and let users choose the layout of Eden from top to bottom. That would kick some serious stuff.

Just my 2 cents.

Luftrum
www.luftrum.com

TurtlePilot
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It’d be great if there was some way of implementing a few more tricks into the drum machine side of things.

Would it be possible to fit a modulation wheel on the left hand side (like the pitch wheel on Eden), and being able to select a pad (or several pads at once) for use in record mode, and the modulation can alter the pitch of the sample playback, a notched pitch control, that would allow for modulation of a part once it’s in the part / pattern. Or would modulating the pitch of potentially 16 pads simultaneously be massively CPU consuming?

THIS WOULD BE AMAZING!

Blip Interactive
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Luftrum -

Button to clear preset - yep could fit it in. You can begin with a fairly blank preset by starting with an empty one from the project bank.

Eden page ordering - I thought about this quite carefully and kept changing it around. I suspct you're thinking about it from an editing point of view though - most users just want to choose a preset and play. As it stands, that's all in the 3 top pages next to each other. The other thing the casual user might want to do is change the effects - a swipe down takes you there in one action, and a swipe up gets you back to the performance pages.

Sliding in the keyboard - to me this is an overlay with simply adds another level of depth and complexity. I can't see why you'd want to slide it in from anywhere, because it still would completely cover the top panel. Also, a third button on the edge would make the touch area too small (I tried this for something else). I think the linear list of pages isn't perfect, but is the easiest to understand.

Blip Interactive
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TurtlePilot - These all sound like a better application for using an Eden synth with a sample, rather than the trigger pads. If it were to be done with the trigger pads, I think editing all the events in the sequencer would be very difficult. Also with MIDI export/import coming up, doing it on the pads would require special case events that wouldn't easily be supported by a MIDI file.

NanoSuSuSudio
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Using preexisting graphics as buttons is the way to go in terms of not cluttering up the interface. I was going to suggest turning that little keyboard icon on OCTAVE UP/DOWN bar into a toggle button to lock/unlock the keyboard for those who wanted to slide the keyboard manually in increments of less than an octave. But after reading Luftrum's post, I like the idea of using it to call up the second keyboard better... But the part about restructuring the order of the pages I don't agree with. It might be more conducive to sound designing but live performance would be greatly hampered by having the preset page and the performance controls page so far apart....

But getting back to the idea of using preexisting graphics as buttons... Right now, if one wants switch from one synth to another, it requires two button pushes: MAIN MENU and then the desired INSTRUMENT. But on the top-most page of each synth there's the Eden logo. Each of the four letters in the word "eden" are big enough to make handy "one-push" buttons for switching between synths.

One more thing... and this is without a doubt the biggest item on my personal wishlist: Is there a way to disable the "Turn Off Airplane Mode or Use Wi-Fi to Access Data" prompt? Of course it's not too hard to just tap "OK" and continue but that prompt is mildly obnoxious... ;-)

Finally, I just wanted to thank you for this awesome application. A handful of the other music creation software at the App Store somewhat piqued my interest in the past but I was never compelled to go out and purchase an iDevice just so I could use them. But I bought my iPod Touch the day after I saw the preview video on YouTube.

EDIT: After clicking "Save" I see Blip Interactive's responses above (we must have been posting at the same time)... so ignore that first suggestion! :D