have nanostudio..should i get beatmaker as well

edited October 2010 in General
hi everyone,
i'm new to all these iphone apps <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> (finally got myself an iphone). i've had nanostudio now for about a month and am loving it. i make all kinds of music but have a soft spot for hip hop.i've already sold my outboard sampler and drum machine. it's just iphone and computer now. i've been looking into beatmaker and wanting to get it. i'm wondering if some of you who have experience with both apps could shed some light on what beatmaker could add to the party. of course beatmaker 2 looks awesome but it doesn't seem like anyone knows when it will come out. i get crazy waiting for this stuff! i just want at it!! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->


  • edited 4:33AM
    Its expected to be out by the end of September bro, and trust me im the same way lol. Waiting for copy/paste and Nano is mine.
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    don't even get me started with the copy/paste waiting thing in nano...i've been watching that forum like a hawk for update news. it should be out within the next week.
  • edited 4:33AM
    thanks for the response. so is there anything in the current beatmaker that would add to what i get in nano? i wouldn't mind buying bm1 to get started even if bm2 comes out in 2 weeks.
  • edited 4:33AM
    Hi olivegoose.. Nanostudio is a great app.. Very capable.. The only thing I would complain about it is the audio interpolation, when you try to pitch tune drums, you get frequencies ringing in a way that ruins the sound of the drums.. this also happens with the Eden synth, but with specially tailored presets, it's harder to hear making it less of a problem... And even if you don't pitch the drums at all and this doesn't matter to you, the overall sound of the samples on the pads seems weaker than BM, and I find myself turning up all drum samples and tracks up to the max to get anything ok out of it..

    How I use it? I make all my drum and sample sequences here on BM, as the interpolation on BM is perfect.. If you pitch an 808 kick down as far as it will go, the integrity of the 808 is still intact. Also I feel more of a "Thump" in BM...

    After getting the beat going, I export it as WAV and upload it via BeatPack to PC.. After getting it on the PC, I turn on Nanosync, startup Nanostudio on my ipod, then import it into a folder inside NS.. Inside NS's TRG16, I load the BM WAV on a pad and match the tempo and loop it.. And if it's multiple patterns, arrange them in proper order... Then I can go into Eden, and add a Bassline, Lead, Strings, etc..

    I then can either export the synth parts, back into BM for further ideas, or just export all tracks individually, BM and NS both, and import them into Cubase and arrange them with more comfort and ease...

    So to me, the copy/paste is not such a big deal since I have worked both importing applications to my advantage..

    From what I hear, The dev will be fixing the Interpolation soon, so when they do, other than the sequencer being limitless on BM and NS only 2, I really won't see the need for BM1 when it does... but the way it is now, I need both equally.

    Now, when BM2 realeases, knowing their sound engine, we might not see the need for NS, but that is still up in the air... And in the end if you are happy with your preference, that's what's most important.. Me, I prefer both, than just one or the other, by themselves at this point... That may change though... I go where ever it is better for my music and am not married to anything other than my wife.. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->
  • edited 4:33AM
    Great workaround Sept. Didnt think of that one.
    Still, Nano wit copy/paste would be very beneficial for on the go music making and just improving the workflow between NS, BM and copy/paste apps.
    Im sure NS's dev will pull through.
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    Nano Studio 1.1 is out! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->


    * Audio copy/paste - both Intua and Sonoma standards
    * MIDI file import/export
    * Support for the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer
    * Project import/export (self contained projects complete with samples packaged in a single file)
    * Direct SoundCloud export from phone
    * More mixdown options - individual track split, song regions, render tail option
    * Pan controls in mixer
    * Note preview in piano roll view when selecting and dragging
    * Complete backup/restore of unsaved Eden presets when the app is closed or a call is taken
    * Eden preset numbers now begin from zero, not one (this is to match preset changes made via MIDI)
    * New (empty) global bank C for Eden
    * Increased sample size limit to 8MB
    * 'Loop on selection' feature in song editor - sets song loop points to the current selection
    * Samples above 8MB can now be previewed in file dialogue (the first 20 seconds)
    * MIDI input on Windows version
    * NanoSync - Support for 24 bit wavs, copying folders and older PowerPC machines
    * Snap to centre zero on pan knobs
  • edited 4:33AM
    NS+BM+Audio copy/paste Who need more ?
    Looking forward to Bm2
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