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  • @fourways and everyone else here : I don't have the magic keyboard so I can't confirm this, but you might have success with the iPad Switch Control hack, as I have had with some MIDI controllers - see full thread here:…
  • I would add that there is automation of the built-in FX, just not of external AU ones. You can also automate volume, pan and many many of the Obsidian parameters. This confused me for a while too. So if you just want to automate a filter sweep for example, you can do it with the Internal FX or the synth settings :) As much…
  • Hi again - no need to reply to my previous question - I got an X touch Compact B) and have been able to do some stuff with it successfully ( listed in this thread : https://www.blipinteractive.co.uk/community/index.php?p=/discussion/2575/question-about-transport-control-and-external-midi-controllers#latest) cheers
  • Update : after getting a Behringer X-Touch Compact for xmas =) B) , here's my report about what I've been able to achieve (and not achieve) with it in NS2: Mapping faders and pan pots : yes, for 16 tracks Using the above Switch Control hack to use the following control buttons: Play - stop - record - loop on/off(a more…
  • Hi there - as far as I understand it, you can still run NS1 on your computer (free download), so if you still have your old project files somewhere, you can import those and continue to work on them. I made a backup of all my NS1 projects to my Mac before moving onto iOS devices that couldn’t run NS1, and I’ve been able to…
  • PS It's pretty fiddly to get the custom gesture right but you only have to do it once and then you have the recipe for ever ;-)
  • oh wow IT WORKS! After some trial and error and a few tweaks I have successfully controlled the transport (play/stop) using my MIDI controller keyboard. Here are the additional problems/solutions I met after looking at the instructions on @MisplacedDevelopment 's link above. Problems: 1. at first, I couldn't add more than…
  • @MisplacedDevelopment Thanks so much for the link! I got all excited as this is exactly the kind of thing I do like to spend hours on. unfortunately I couldn’t get it to work with my Roland MIDI controller yet. I can ‘see’ the controller through the accessibility settings and assign the gesture and all that stuff, but it…
  • Hey @Winnecke I would be super interested to hear more about this and maybe see a picture of your setup. I’m looking at budget mixing controllers (very budget... ;) ) and I hesitate to buy anything because I mostly use NS2 rather than other DAWs and I know the mapping possibilities are a bit limited there (still love NS2…
  • Heeeey @Stiksi that is actually excellent news as I will now NOT spend hours and hours trying to make it work ;) B) =) Thanks for the quick reply! I'm still open to hearing from anyone about what else can or can't be mapped - just curious how much I can use my external controller and what for.
  • @TakkAtakk totally awesome info - thanks a million! Yeah I have a feeling the CD of software plus samples (including jet plane) which I used nearly 20 years ago actually came on a Cd from a computer music magazine.... :sunglasses:
  • @anickt great tip, thankyou!
  • @Will thanks for the tips
  • @TakkAtakk Thanks for this excellent tip, I will try it out ! I suppose if you want a volume change only in a chorus, for example, that goes into the automation. If you find something is just too loud or too quiet overall, that is done with the fader. But an overall volume change would then affect and change the level in…
  • Thanks both, this is a technique I read about on this forum a while back and haven’t yet incorporated into my workflow. But it sounds like a really great technique. Thanks everyone!
  • Hi all - firstly sorry for the delay in replying! Thanks so much for your thoughts and suggestions on this - really helpful! I had been half-aware that there is a difference between 'track automation' and 'mixer automation' but not exactly sure about what goes where and how they might be different. @number37 and @Stiksi -…
  • just to clarify - my post might have sounded more anti-apple than I intended. I love their products, but I also would like fairer treatment from them to freelance developers. I am certainly very happy to pay through apple apps subscription, if that works best for Matt. But if there are other ways for Matt to get a higher…
  • I would just like to add my voice to the crowd of those who would be more than happy to throw more money at Matt. I paid just $20 for NS2 two years ago, and that just doesn't seem fair to him, given how much joy and fun I have had with it. I don't have any pressing personal need for additional features (eg audio), but I…
  • @Stiksi Thanks so much for your responses. In case anyone finds this topic interesting (and also for my own brain), here is a summary of what I ended up doing: Bass track was a group of two bass synth sounds, already with an automated effect chain including filters following the song arrangement, and sidechain compression.…
  • This is actually something I started to try out yesterday, so it's good to know I am starting to think like a pro.... ;-) I understand the first part but not sure exactly what you mean by 'volume matched' - you just mean that I have to manually balance the two tracks (source track and send/effected track) using their…
  • I have to agree with @LeeB here. Give it a bit of time and play around a lot, read around on this amazing forum for tips and tricks, and make a bunch of new things just as ‘learning projects’. I was also a long time user and massive fan of NS1 and at first I responded to the changes in NS2 with some reluctance. But now I…
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  • @Stiksi genius, thank you!!! Of course it was that. I've recently purchased Fabfilter Pro-L loudness meter and limiter and have been playing with it on the Master channel of everything I previously created. For some reason I also put it on this project that I only just started, with the idea that..., I dunno, probably I…
  • screenshot video is on Google Drive here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K3OB5JNuqRR8RSwUj5mf29YATxJhqrLU/view?usp=sharing
  • Thanks for the confirmation and the clever workaround 👍
  • thanks @TakkAtakk - I must have found the wrong link, I see it now in the App Store. :+1: I do use Cubasis a little bit, but the Midi piano roll editing is a real pain compared with NS2, and the general workflow in NS2 is just more slick and fun and the sounds are better, I think. I don't do so much with audio but when I…
  • Thanks again for all the ideas! One question, is 4Pockets Multitrack the only way to do this? I don’t actually have that app, it’s 9.99 and I already have Cubasis, Auria Pro and Beatmakr 3 apart from NS2..... I don’t really need to buy another DAW.. 😂😂... especially if it’s just for this one purpose...🙂
  • This is a totally amazing tip! What an amazing community. Thanks from me too. I might never use this tip, but the concept is inspired and I will put it on the back shelf in my brain ;) By ‘guide track’ are you talking about a reference for mixing, or a previous mixdown, or a vocal with click track, or... all of those seem…
  • aha this might explain an issue I've been having ( see thread :https://www.blipinteractive.co.uk/community/index.php?p=/discussion/1718/midi-import-weird) Thanks for the update - any idea when CC (especially CC64 sustain pedal info) might be sendable?
  • @dendy @stiksi I did not know that! That explains a lot for one of my projects, which uses instances of Model D - thanks for the workaround ideas ! :+1:
  • me again :p I've come to the conclusion that there is something weird between NeoSoulKeys AUV and Nanostudio2 regarding the capture of sustain pedal MIDI. On Cubasis, the pedal data is recorded under CC64, and on playback it controls the sustain pedal of the AUV as expected. But if I record directly into NS2 using…