** nanostudio songs **
Cool.. Lets do it. just post it, then well combine them somehow get artwork created and post it instrumentals on the web once we call agree on the title of the EP. "The NanoStudio EP" !!!?
Entracte - are you sending the drums to a global chorus/delay or are they your own samples?
The drums are my own samples with some little reverb .. all the synths and bass line are from the Eden synth with no tweak .
@eatbeat + @klic - here's a raw dump of my attempts to play the non-video files on that Facebook page at this timestamp. Tried this in Mobile Safari on my iPad.
Fair warning, I irrationally hate FaceBook, lol. Way too spammy, ugly, and ad-riddled for my tastes, so yes, I'm biased against FaceBook as "common ground" for sharing music projects/info.
First wall entry is a bug report in jpeg form. Why?
2nd entry is somebody spamming their drum loops library. Why?
3rd entry is some other dude spamming his site URL. Why?
4th entry is an ad from Blip Interactive for NanoStudio in the form of an entertaining and useful video. I'll let that one slide.
5th entry is a YouTube video link. Fair enough.
6th entry is a YouTube video link. Fair enough.
7th is a Facebook embedded audio by Prism, which displays "Flash Player upgrade required" on Mobile Safari. I don't believe for one moment that klic successfully played this on his iPhone unless it's jailbroken and he's loaded up the "Frash" hack.
8th is a SoundCloud embedded audio by Christopher Crawford, which takes you to a SoundCloud page and the file plays fine.
9th is a MediaFire embedded link by (unknown), which when opened gives me a crap mediafire page trying to auto-open a popup, which when allowed takes me to a stupid spammy YouTube video about Erik Estrada. OMGWTFBBQ?
So out of 9 entries, 1 has nothing to do with "sharing music", 2 are outright ad spam and a fourth is a browser hijack. And the Facebook-native audio is unplayable because it requires Flash, as I pointed out above. That's 5 crap, worthless entries versus 4 good ones. That's a terrible "success" ratio.
Frak FaceBook, and frak MediaLiar. ;-)
I guess what I'm saying ^.^ is please let's use some other venue than FaceBook.
@klic - on a more positive note, I really like your Soar and Loungin' tracks on soundcloud. How did you get them both normalized so loud? At a glance, they both look compressed/normalized to somewhere around -3db or less, from looking at the waveform in the SoundCloud player, anyway. Did you do any post-processing/compression on the .wav before uploading to SoundCloud? Does SoundCloud automatically perform some compression/normalization when you upload files to it? If it came straight out of NanoStudio export that normalized, I'm duly impressed!
@DecypherAllstar/FEDUPify - Very nice hiphop/downtempo hybrid. Great dynamics. Whistle'n is one of my favorite "lead" presets in NanoStudio, lol. Sits perfect in your mix. Are you using Pulse Bass for your bass line or Lekky Bass, or some custom variation of those? Your bass seems to have a little something extra I don't remember hearing in those, but maybe it's just the 808 sinekick coloring the bass feel.
Hahaha, the mediafire link was my song. As for popups and Erik Estrada (what the fuhh), I typically use mediafire because I have no way of hosting, and mediafire has the least ads and popups for me, along with no "Wait 60 seconds to download!". But I guess it's because Firefox has an adblocker and such. Guess I should get a soundcloud account.
Oh, and klic, your second song is probably my favorite I've seen from NanoStudio so far! So chill. I can dig it.
Hey! Thanks for the compliment regarding the first track... yea I love Whistle'n. I using Lekky Bass for the bass line, its just colored with a little bit of the I'm Scared to add atmosphere and to full up the track in a space age way.. :O) Thanks Again. I'll put it on my upcoming album..
@shannong using the facebook app got rid of any necessity for flash. Thanks about the songs, I didn't do anything special in NanoStudio, however I did import the song to iTunes in order to convert to MP3, but listening to the wav file and the mp3 file, the volumes are the same.
Speaking of songs, here's my third!
Oops, I missed this thread when I first posted my new song:
This track was done entirely entirely on an iPhone 4 using NanoStudio. No additional post-processing aside from normalization was done once the file was exported from NanoStudio. This is by far the best music app for the iOS platform I've used yet, fun and powerful at the same time. Huge respect Matt, you're making musicians everywhere extremely happy with all your hard work. Much thanks!
Nice track, Tarekith. I like the hi-hat work especially and the overall dynamics and sound stage. Were you able to hit those HH patterns in real time on your iPhone or did you need to tweak the timing a bit in the Part Editor? After 7 years behind a drum set at one point in my career, it's always so hard for me to create the expressiveness I want in pad-based or keyboard-based drum lines. I end up spending way too much time tweaking the note/velocity data in the editor after the fact. Or wasting way too much time trying to use 8 different samples for one "instrument" in the drum set, lol.
Yeah, the HH's were done in real time, though I think I did have to go back and fix one bum note. Actually all the sounds were played live in that tune, one thing I love about NanoStudio is how easy it is to do this.
Ah all of the songs posted here are so great.
Blip, you should make an official SoundCloud group for everyone to share their songs on! I can see this thread growing out of control.
That's a pretty good idea. I was halfway through changing the demo mp3s over to SoundCloud on the Media page - then the app got released, and strangely I forgot about it. Will look into it.
Vingdoloras created a "nanostudio" group on SoundCloud either yesterday or the day before. Not many of us have seen/joined it it, but it's there for anyone to join. Not sure if the following link will work for you if you don't have a registered account, but it's easy to do and even a free account can do a lot for you. SoundCloud is pretty cool overall, I like their various widgets for embedding into FB or websites or emailing people links to your stuff, etc. Also everything always plays back well on iDevices in Mobile Safari, and they even have a (somewhat weak at the moment) dedicated SoundCloud app for only 99 cents.
I couldn't get embedded SoundCloud players to work on mobile Safari - should they?
I'd be down to contribute. I'll be putting something up tommorrow night-ish...
@Blip: try going to that facebook page that eatbeat created. In the wall there is a Soundcloud embed (klic's "Soar") and it opens and plays fine in Mobile Safari on my iPad.
SoundCloud works just the same as it does on my computer on my iPhone since its not flash or java. Perhaps you need iOS4 for it to work on the iPhone?
As mentioned before, SoundCloud wants us to pay some money for the full range of features and I fear we might reach the limits of the free version of soundclouds rather sooner than later. I have been looking for alternatives, and my favourity one is bandcamp.com
Using SoundCloud is fine, but I probably won't do it (if I ever manage to compose something that sounds good :-P), because I think they charge a bit too much for their features. I would appreciate it if you had a look at bandcamp, too ;-)
The Bandcamp player works pretty well on the iPhone and you can even jump to any place in the song (either I'm stupid or Soundclouds player doesnt support this). Fast forward doesn't work, though.
Okay, skipping to any part of the song works on SoundCloud's playee, too. Looks like I kinda messed it up.
Isn't SoundCloud's one and only limitation the total number of minutes that any one *person* can have uploaded, across all their songs, at any one time? I don't think such limits apply to any group. The group is just like a "tag" for each group member's various songs.
What makes me feel bad about SoumdCloud is the fact that you can only share a song with 100 people. I don't know how exactly this is meant, but I sense that this limitation might really hurt once the nanostudio group and eatbeats Facebook page is a bit more well-known (which will undoubtedly happen in a rather short time).
The share limit for free accounts applies only to songs that you mark as "private". I can't imagine a group like is being discussed here ever being private. Really, I'm pretty sure the *only* significant limitiation for free accounts is that you can upload only 120 minutes of material and you cannot replace or update a track once you've uploaded it (if you have a v2 or a "corrected version" you'd have to upload it as a track with a new name).
Honey, I shrunk the studio! First quick end to end track using Nano Studio on iPod Touch. Uses a combination of Eden pre-sets and custom patches, breaks from my collection and custom programmed drums, all programmed and arranged, and mixed down in the application itself.
Mellow DnB btw.
Here is the first song that I have made with Nanostudio. I've been playing with the other iPhone music programs and I couldn't believe how much better Nanostudio is than just about everything else (although I really like Thumbjam also). I've been learning how to make music for around a month now.