** nanostudio songs **
(forgot how to properly put a Soundcloud song here; is that documented somewhere?)
You need to do a couple of things:
- In SoundCloud, go to Share->Embed and then paste the embed code it gives you (rather than the URL)
- Before you click on post (in the NanoStudio forum), select 'Input Format' and change to full HTML
If you forget the full HTML bit then you can edit your post again to change it.
Thanks; at least, for the next song, I know to scroll back in this discussion to my last song and your posting below it ;)
Hi, I'm back with my latest single "Cold Emergence" with two other tracks as a Christmas gift for you. ------- ------ whilst the track there is the other song that I'm talking about ('cause I'm still working on the other two but you can hear the preview of Cold Emergence just right in my account out there.) Please share your thoughts about it 'cause I'm experimenting with newer style of making music in Nanostudio. <3
New LoungeBots track. All arranged, mixed (and about 50% recorded) in NanoStudio.
I started this tune for the Space Folk Wall of Sound contest but never finished it. Stumbled across it last night and decided to wrap it up and let it go. 100% NS, natch. I recorded some single strum acoustic guitar chords with a metronome and used the Eden slicer to trigger different sections. My timing isn't amazing so you can hear Eden glitching it. Initially, I planned to redo them but decided a)I'll never actually do it and b)I sorta like them there glitches.
Nice track Syrupcore! Good you finally released it. :)
Both of those tracks were quite good. Different styles, but they have some pretty cool sounds and show just how versatile NS is at tackling different styles. Curious about your sound sources on that one Dendy. It sounds a bit like Gadget, but that wasn't out back then.
half of sounds is from nord lead 2 and dave smith tetra (some single tone sounds loaded to eden and some loops loaded to trg), then there is some stuff from Nlog and sunrizer, and of course some Eden sounds (for example bassline is pure eden SAW,, or actually two eden layers, also 2-3 more sounds are also pure eden stuff - that bitcrushed fx which is in background when beat comes first time, and also arpeggio at 1:02 - 1:05 - of course lot of layering, for getting more fat sounds from eden i usually take two instances of eden, one i pitch octave down and set maybe 30% of volume of original one, sometimes i pan them slightly to left/right - this gives more fattnesss to the main sound)
Nord and Dave Smith certainly make some nice sounding gear. I love Sunrizer too!
When layering, do you just use up a bunch of tracks or do you re-sample to create fatter Eden samples? Re-sampling is something that I need to remember to use more. You can definitely hear the fat layers in the track.
>>When layering, do you just use up a bunch of tracks or do you re-sample to create fatter Eden samples?
it depends on .. sometimes i use resampling technique, but i more like simply create 2 instances of eden and put same note pattern on both of them and just tune oscilators octave down in one of them - this method i use in case when i think i will need else some changes in melody (alter notes) or will need some more automation variations as track production will progress ... it depends on how much trg/eden slots i have available in my project :-))) usually i end with all 16 slots full and then starts the time to make compromises and use lot of resampling :))) Hope Matt will add in NS2 possibility to more synth slots :-))
also another good method of make sound more 'wide' without too much altering character of sound by using chorus (which adds alway specific colour to the sound, which is somethimes not what i need), is to use x-delay, set feedback to zero, delay time just very tiny amount above zero and WET from 40 - 60 % ..
best way is to combine both approaches - so on higher octave part put x-delay to make sound more 'wide', and then add another layer with lower volume and pitch shifted octave down (but no x-delay here, overally i found that for mix is better when lower freuency sounds are less wide)
I can see how you use up a lot of tracks that way. I often use all 16 tracks and don't use your techniques to fatten up the sound... Here's to hoping that NS2 has unlimited tracks! The X-Delay + Octave Downshift technique sounds really interesting. I will have to find a way to test that out sometime soon.
Thanks too for the little tip on keeping lower frequency sounds less wide. That makes sense, but I hadn't thought about it really. Now that you say it, I can remember it and put it into practice.
Just a bit more curious about the pitch shifting down of the oscillators: would just doubling the notes in the piano roll editor and placing those an octave below achieve nearly the same thing? This is something that I do on occasion, but I am guessing that you are also detuning the oscillators to get the fat sound you are after, right?
yes create copy of pattern and shift notes octave down has same result.. but when you use same pattern of notes for both tracks and you shift octave by oscillator tune you have one advantage - when you want change melody, you have to edit it only once because both tracks shares same pattern ;-) i'm lazy to edit both original and note shifted pattern, so this is advantage for me, with this technique i have to edit it just once :-))
Thanks Tom and Slam Cut. Dendy, I love love the lead sound on the first half of the track.
New fresh food for ears here :
Have a nice day
OK! Jeppan74 is right. We should show our support for NS. I was guilted into making a track...
Return to Eden was made entirely in NS using Eden synths (factory, third party, and my own custom presets - no samples) and a set of sampled drums on one TRG. I did it as a limitation exercise and to remind myself of what it was like before we could easily augment our tracks with sounds from other apps.
Merry Christmas everyone, I made this recently with Nanostudio & Figure together (also, it's a house track, not sure what to call it but I like to keep it that way), so thanks for listening to my music this year and this will be the last from me this year, of course. <3
@syrupcore: That last track sounds very VERY similar to my new project/band [a very shoegaze Jesus & Mary Chain band:P]
Merry Christmas Nanostudio lovers from Pants of Dead, Jinxpadlock and me!
@Youtopia totes. Love that track/sound. I'd join your band!
I wasn't going to share this - but I thought: why not? It's Christmas! This started life a series of tests using different apps, but all held together using nanostudio.
Anyway - a slightly belated Merry Christmas to everyone!
Well hi there!
Not so much a track, as a whole album... Whole thing composed in NanoStudio on the train/Underground while commuting in London, then exported track-by-track into Reaper for final mixdown alongside the MIDI extracted from NS so that I could replace a couple pads with wider-sounding variants from Sunrizer during mixing. Reaper also used at home to add some vocal lines - obviously not practical to record those on the move!
So without further ado:
Fantastic first album Mr. Abstractnoise! Well done. The pieces all fit together as a whole album so you were obviously able to focus for 2 years on a particular project and pull it off. Doing that with the distractions all around you must have been challenging.
@kitejan: Thanks for sharing Symmetries of Grace. I'm Listening to it now and enjoying it a lot.
Edit: A whole lot!
(third time posting a response - Safari REALLY doesnt like this thread - lets see how Chrome on Windows 7 behaves)
@slam-cut: Thanks - I have to confess I like this one as well - i was actually listening to it on the way to work today. Not bad for what started life as some test pieces using various other apps (ims20, Sunrizer, Addictive, Magallen and so on). It's on "pay what you want - even nothing" over on bandcamp if you want better quality than Soundcloud.
Just need to work on something new now. Although since i have been offered the chance for a 20 minute live set at a (very) small local venue (a medieval house that does small evening concerts sometimes - holds about 20 people maximum) I guess I might need to actually do some planning and preparation (and actual practice). No idea how this will go: I could love doing it and people (all 2 of them) love it. Or I hate it, and the people hate it. Or some combination.