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  • @SlapHappy You are of course correct. It was my paranoia taking control of the iPad keyboard :# Apologies.
  • Such sadness if true. Seeing the writing on the wall, I have spent the last month looking high and low for another way to work. Everything I try I end up back in ns2. Cubasis3 does a lot but lack of tempo track and inability to map cc to anything are show stoppers for me. Audio Evolution has come a long way but also…
  • I know this has been mentioned before and I believe rejected, but crowd source some funding? Then use that funding to pay devs to do the heavy lifting with close supervision and design by blipinteractive. Judging by the user base and partipation here, I suspect a significant amount of money could be raised to support such…
  • You can easily convert incoming channel after touch to any cc which you would then map or assign as you please. There are several utilities out there that will do that. I personally recommend StreamByter. It’s extremely fast and reliable. You can literally do anything with midi with this. Just add it as an auv3 midi…
  • Awesome! Thanks man. Now I just need a usb c interface. Gonna post a new thread on that.
  • Hi @number37 . I used to think that was the reason for the zipper noise. But I have since learned that is not the case. There is a link above that points to another thread containing an archive that demonstrates. It is definitely something within ns2 but it’s with playback, not recording, and it’s related to buffer…
  • Wow! Thank you all. Much appreciated.
  • The Super Strings Obsidian patch is nice. It makes a good starting point for customizing. That patch is the basis for all the strings in here if that’s the kind of sound you are looking for. https://youtu.be/eBySwMhk5Qo
  • Thanks @Cray23 So if you AB compare same above setup old pro to new air is there a significant improvement? Or would you say it’s about the same? You did say that you saw significant improvement with a ns2 project. So if an AB compare of ModelD instances shows little difference then we are left with “it depends on how the…
  • Thanks for the info @Cray23 . I was not really expecting the zipper noise to improve but happy to hear about the overall performance improvement at low latency. Based on what I have been reading and the video you posted above I am not sure you can put much stock in the cpu numbers. Be curious what numbers say if add…
  • Thanks @Cray23 . lower buffer = more zipper. That’s the weird part. The issue with automated mixdown is that it automatically uses lowest possible buffer which adds maximum zipper. So I have resorted to recording the output in real time with high buffer into AudioShare. Your experience with live midi response being almost…
  • Hi @Cray23 . The wind controller is irrelevant at this point. That archive was created manually with just a few midi events. Hopefully the obsidian patch would come down with the archive. It best exposes the issue. If the archive does indeed reproduce the conditions all you should need to do is just play it back as is…
  • @Stiksi yeah I misspoke a bit about the mixdown part. What I meant to question is whether a low buffer would still exacerbate the midi zipper noise with a faster processor, regardless of mixdown or real time playback. Since I can’t get my brain around why audio buffer size would impact midi zipper noise In the first place…
  • @Cray23 i anxiously await your findings! I have earmarked money for an upgrade that is burning a hole in my pocket :) I am running a 2018 iPad with 32gb. Trying to record at high latency is painful. The time lag between playing a note and hearing it drives me insane. I wonder if an upgrade would impact another issue with…
  • Thanks! I think Obsidian is hands down the best overall synth on IOS. Modulation control, efficiency, flexibility, user friendliness, everything. It’s only real limitation is a couple of obscure midi implementation issues in NS2 itself which have already been acknowledged and have workarounds for the most part. Have I…
  • @Stiksi thanks. I should have just asked that simple question in the first place =) new iPad Air 256 is now on my Christmas list! Anybody wanna give me one? ;) :) =) B)
  • LOL! Yeah - what was I thinking? =) But I think those last 2 statements I made that neither of us knows the answer to would go a long way toward a decision between a ipad pro vs new iPad Air. More cores but slower processor vs less cores and faster processor? Better yet, just tell me which one to get if all I want it for…
  • I agree. There a couple of bugs and other shortcomings in ns2 that I would rather see addressed. I too keep looking for alternatives to ns2 but there are 2 overriding advantages to ns2 over everything else out there: the sheer efficiency of it and obsidian. What other daw running on a 2018 iPad can run 30 or 40 midi tracks…
  • Thanks @number37 . So now we are getting to heart of the question of whether more cores equals better performance for audio apps. I know that a thread cant be split between cores. If we start with the assumption that ios is going to allocate threads to cores efficiently, it would generally mean that an app dividing its…
  • Thanks @Stiksi . That link clarifies a lot. I can see why @Cray23 came to like the new iPad Air over the pro. That’s where I am leaning now also. So that leaves the questions around why apps like ns2 can only use one core? If a device has 4 cores and ns2 is running on one of them, then I launch another app, say AUM, would…
  • I was actually thinking of popping for a new iPad Pro 11 inch thinking there would be a huge performance increase in daws. Now you have me wondering. So if an app only utilizes one core that would not translate into lots more auv3s or lower latency settings? Or the ability to run more iaa apps without choking? Can anyone…
  • @Stiksi I think I have a workaround. It’s related to event types in one half of a split not existing in the other half. E.g. put a pitch bend event in the first half of a clip to be split and put xpad event in the second half. Save and reload the project. Split the clip and save reload again and the xpad event is missing…
  • That is probably true of pure audio but this is about rendering from midi. Why would buffer latency impact midi response? This is not the crackling you get from audio latency too low when the processor gets overloaded. This is straight ahead midi zipper noise that is unrelated to how busy the processor is. It’s also…
  • Eeek! Are there any plans to fix this or provide some kind of high quality but slower mixdown option? I would have expected what-you-hear-is-what-you-get on mixdowns. I will use audiobus going forward.
  • I just noticed the zipper noise is directly related to the buffer latency setting. The lower the latency the worse the cc response. This is true even if there is nothing else running on the iPad, there is only one track in ns2, and audio cpu usage is < 7%. It’s even true if the ns2 is stopped and you just monitoring in…
  • Data and notes together in same part. Got excited there about the linked parts. I have never used them - at least not intentionally. But I went back to one of saved copies with missing data looking for the link icon in any parts but not there. It looks like you can’t really link by accident. Even if the link button is…
  • Thanks all. Great forum. Learning a lot here.
  • @bobheads I am with you 100% on everything you just said. You obviously did not need my advice on how to develop an idea - apologies for that. I am thrilled to know there are others who struggle with exactly the same things I do! I too was a full time performer for over 20 years and have been composing here and there for…
  • I am not even going to touch your mixing concerns. You are all light years ahead of me on that. Compositionally why did you stop? This is really interesting stuff. That little melody alone begs for development in any number of ways. Take it apart, shake it up, change the patch, the key. That growling effect to me is really…
  • @bobheads I can’t thank you enough for your comments. I was not intentionally going for Genesis but I am a child of the 70’s. I think you and @AceRimmer are right in that I may have been sub consciously doing that. It is not possible for any of us to not be influenced by what we have heard before. Our systems naturally…