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v-dive
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- Loop marker, + modulation of the start and end point
- CrossFade
- easier way to cascade of synths,
e.g. about 4 simple buttons at the top.
- Memory capacity of cascaded sounds
- An option for real-time sampling
(here, then with 5 selectable buttons, for which synth
Recording will be passed through)
- at the eden synths, 2 extra buttons
, for fine adjustment of the last used control
- Keyboard faded out

V-Dive

bridgealantee
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Joined: 09/14/2010

Slice, Slice and Slice. Pretty please, I was really hoping for beatmaker 2. But at this rate you could beat em to the punch. Oh ya and universal app with ipad version. That is all.

HypnoToad
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Joined: 10/07/2010

I think I may have mentioned this before, but Dropbox integration would be awesome. :)

tom2000
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Joined: 01/04/2011

hello

i like to see audio tracks.

maybe just 1-2, that could record audio ideas into the song view as movable part via built-in mic.
- with switch to buss to assign the nanostudios efx.
- with 1 filter like in eden for simple filtering HP, or maybe 1 parametric band

the work around via TRG is not really that intuitive.

congratulation for this killer app and thanks so much for it!
to be honest, this is the first app that convinced me about the iphone as musician!!!

tom

goniometer
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Joined: 01/04/2011

Hi,

Are there plans for an arpeggiator / phrase thingy?

cheers

nicethings
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Joined: 01/01/2011

Hi Blip

Is there any chance there could Non-destructive editing on the next update or even better that dualled with an audio slicer/chop similar to beatmaker, ableton, recycle, cubase, etc?... if I dare to dream, editing audio on the sequencer while it's playing?

Again, a champion app!

Blip Interactive
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Joined: 04/05/2010

The closest possibility might be adjustable loop points. It'd be very useful and it's been on my list for ages, but the current update's building up! Let's see how it goes ...

nicethings
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That sounds interesting, how would it work?

Also, is it possible to have the user choose if a track uses a Eden or Trg-16? i.e 3 Edens, 3 Trg's, etc.
Alternatively, key mapping on the Eden?

Talking of the TRG-16, more key groups (even 2 more would be ok)? that way you can block off samples from other ones, also I'm guessing a lot of Dance and Hip Hop music enthusiasts have asked for MPC '16 levels' pitch and velocity, which would be great a option , but I'm sure if it were possible/easy without having to change it too much that would have been done already...

If not, dare I dream of it been added?

Blip Interactive
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Adjustable loop points would allow you to set sample/start end and a loop start/end points in the sample editor. For example, you could set up loops which have a distinct attack, loop and release section. It would also be the first step to being able to split a loop across several pads, where each pad has the same sample data but plays a different region.

Selectable instruments per track needs quite a lot of work, but will probably need to be done for the iPad version which will have more tracks. Still need to work out a nice way to handle this, since the TRG-16 uses 2 tracks and the Eden only uses 1. I really want to avoid having a fully flexible track/instrument mapping system since I think this will reduce the approachability. One possibility would just be to give 2 tracks to every instrument.

Adding more key groups to the TRG-16 is one way to do it, another would be to add a 'mono' option.

Still thinking about the 16 levels stuff and how it would fit into the MIDI standard (which it doesn't really). NanoStudio's sequencer (like most MIDI sequencers) stores note events with a velocity only - everything else is done with controller events. If I make a break from the standard form them 16 levels would be possible, albeit without MIDI export/import support. Another possibility is to create a new beat mashing instrument which covers these applications more elegantly.

The iPad work's getting more urgent, so I'm going to fit a few things into this update but nothing that would require massive changes.

acaonweb
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Joined: 08/25/2010

iPad Only will have more tracks? I think iPhone 4 users like me won't be happy because iPad and iPhone 4 have the same hardware. I think this feature have to be extended to iPhone 4 users

Bye

Touchy
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Joined: 09/21/2010

I think it's due to the screen space of the ipad that it will be getting more tracks etc, And not wanting to compromise the ease of use and work flow of nano studio on the smaller iphone/touch screen, too much scrolling and too many button pushes etc, on the phone/touch. which makes sense IMO. the faster and easier something is to use the better. But it totally makes sense on the larger ipad.

Cheers
Touchy

Blip Interactive
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Joined: 04/05/2010

I will be thinking about allowing the more tracks option on phones too. You're totally right, the newer phones are up to it but the screen size makes it more of a challenge to avoid compromising the UI.

I think a good reason would be to maintain project compatibility between the iPad and iPhone. If the iPhone could only handle half the tracks then loading an iPad project into the iPhone starts getting complicated.

Blip Interactive
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I just wanted to add that I don't always reply to the wishlist posts on this thread, but I do read them all, and if they haven't come up before then they do get noted down. So keep them coming!

acaonweb
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Well, scroll up Or down track view isn't so bad :) let the user choose if want display more tracks
I don't want buy a iPad for that reason, but I could pay with in-app purchase the more track option.

Blip Interactive
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It's more the main menu (obtained via the top left button) for muting tracks and selecting instruments. So far I've only thought of two choices:

- Make it larger and lose the ability to play the keyboard with the main menu still visible (sometimes handy but not essential)
- Make the track/instrument list scrollable (pretty horrible for changing instruments rapidly)

acaonweb
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Joined: 08/25/2010

Well, undo. Quantize, metronome, loop maybe can be activated in a window. So in the button row with song, mixer, manage you can add tools that open the window with the metronome etc.
In this way you can free all the horizontal part, and you can:
1) reduce tracks button
2) eliminate the label trg16 leaving only the icon
3) make the tracks scrollable horizontally, for example 4 tracks per time

My two cents:)

rondema
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Joined: 07/25/2010

I don't think I've ever used the keyboard area with the menu popped up, so personally I'd fill the screen. Nanostudio is in essence a sequencer and less about realtime performance (for me at least) nonetheless I think it's probably most important to have it all there without any further ado.
If you're coming from the TRG you can't play the bottom row of pads with the menu popped up, plus I reckon many people won't have realised you even could play notes with the menu up...
Lose the keyboard, fill the screen gets my vote.

Antimon
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Joined: 11/06/2010

Wish for new Option: (auto-)join/split new recording with previous.

I often record manually using the on-screen keyboard, a couple of bars at a time. I set Nanostudio to loop over, say, 4 bars, practice a bit, hit record and play my stuff, and then hit the play button so I can hear what I just recorded. After that I often feel like I want to repeat those 4 bars, and so I copy them with Nanostudio's awesome copy button.

The problem is, if note material exists earlier in the same track, the newly recorded bars will be joined to those, even if the earlier material ends with a gap before the new stuff I just played. This means I have to stop playback, set the play position to where my new stuff begins, and execute a split before I can continue with my work.

This bump in the creative road could be removed if I had an option to have Nanostudio _not_ join my new stuff with earlier material. Since this auto-join feature is probably there for a reason it would make sense to have it as a preference option.

Antimon
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Move the time shift buttons out of the way (possibly the transpose buttons too, though not as critical).

When making drum beats, I often need to add a kick beat right where there's a time shift button in the way. I like to use draw mode, meaning that I either have to add and then remove a beat somewhere, or turn off draw mode, click somewhere and then turn on draw mode again, to make the time shift button go away so I can add a kick under it. Alternatively keep a huge grid, leaving a few pixels above the time shift buttons where I can add a kick.

Also, I often use one-bar drum sequences/patterns, so I can't always scroll the grid to the side.

Could something be done about this? One thing I'm thinkng about would be to move the time shift buttons to the top if I just added a beat somewhere at the bottom, and vice versa. Would this be annoying?

Alternately, allow the user to scroll the grid up an extra bit, clearing the kick line from the time shift buttons.

Blip Interactive
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Yes, a few people have asked it not to join a newly realtime recorded song part with the previous section. I agree, but I vaguely remember it does it for a reason and I can't remember what that reason was (aside from it was more a programming issue than a user one)! I'll see what can be done.

The bottom drag handles (time/length) also get in the way, I agree. I'll see what can be done to allow for a little space at the bottom of the pattern so that it's possible to move the events out of the way.

Antimon
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Joined: 11/06/2010

I should say that these are minor annoyances in what is otherwise an amazing product!

Frobenius
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but I'd really like some distortion/bitcrusher/waveshaper global effects. In particular, I really would like the ability to send the drums through some distortion effects.

Also, awesome product!

Blip Interactive
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Don't worry, that's coming in the next update!

Frobenius
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Joined: 01/13/2011

Oh wow, awesome! Also, it's fantastic how active you are in the forums. Keep up the amazing work!

nicethings
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Joined: 01/01/2011

Hi Blip

I don't know if there's is possible or has been requested, but could the the compressor (s) have side-chaining abilities?

Also, is there a list a features list for the forthcoming update or am I a little early?...

Blip Interactive
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I've decided to leave side chaining for another time. This update's been going pretty slow up until recently - I've had lots of boring business related stuff to get on top off which has built up over the last 6 months, and the Christmas holidays took a couple of weeks out too. It's at times like these that only having one person begins to show - when something gets done, the other things stop! I'm aware that the iPad version needs to start so I don't want to get side-tracked (or side-chained*) too much if a particular feature's beginning to take too long. The good news is that things are gaining momentum again. Here's an unofficial list of some of the things coming along:

- 2 insert effects on every mixer input channel
- 3 insert effects on final mixer output
- New effects (3 band EQ, compressor, general filter, bitcrusher)
- 'Effects rack' in the sample editor for offline processing of samples
- Extra TRG bank (16 more samples)
- Hopefully CoreMIDI
- Various other little improvements and fixes

I can probably see it taking another month, a few family commitments coming up too.

* Warning - crap pun!

Antimon
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Re: distortion - I wouldn't mind some kind of gentler overdrive as well. Today's dist blasts off hard on pretty low settings. Maybe that's just in the nature of the sound model you're using, I know that I don't get the overdrive I like from most VAs.

SimonHK
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Joined: 01/13/2011

Hi Blip, first, thankyou and well done for such a great app. I was a musican twenty years ago when music technology was just beginning to glimmer. Amazing how far it's come.

My two cents - mixer automation and dropbox support please

Keep up the excellent work, but don't work too hard....

SimonHK

Blip Interactive
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I've been doing a little bit of dropbox research now and then. Turns out SoundCloud allows apps to attach a binary file to a track (I'm thinking the .nsp file for NanoStudio). The only shortfall is that this file attachment isn't visible through the standard SoundCloud web interface, so you couldn't get it onto your PC/Mac, it's more for the iPhone app's own use.

Apparently the Korg iMS-20 uses this feature. Anyone have any experience with using it?

Blip Interactive
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Antimon - I've been looking at the various signal levels recently because I've been tinkering in the mixer for the effects. I've noticed that the synth's output gain is up pretty high and then it's attenuated back in the mixer later on. I did this for some reason a long time ago which doesn't apply any more, and I think it's likely to account for why the 'soft' setting on the distortion has never been as soft as I intended when I originally set it up.

I'm probably going to go ahead and fix this because it will have the advantage of making effects levels (eg. compressor threshold) more consistent through the signal chain. The only downside is that can't change it in a way that won't affect the mix in existing projects to some extent. This might have to be the price of progress.