Just an opinion
I’ve had NS2 running pretty much all my waking hours since it’s UK release and I am mightily impressed!
Yes there are the odd thing I really want to see:
- Mini timeline.
- AU midi record to timeline as an option.
- Key switch on the AU fx page.
- Choice of start up project or non auto option.
These things will make me go for it in a big way and here’s why:
- The stability is really good
- Obsidian actually does most the things I used BM3s sampler for and I’m finding it’s easy enough to make good sounds and capable enough to make great sounds. I could use this for 90% of my sounds.
- NS2 is capable of making midi track ‘stems’ for export. This is quite rare on iOS and along with its audio export options, I can transfer all I need to Auria Pro.
- Multiple takes on a track is a god send when making a song for amateurs like myself.
- Getting audio and midi into NS2 is easy.
- Midi chopping and arranging is really intuitive imo.
- I’m happy enough with the automation options - the limitations I can work around, as much of the fx automation I’m better off adding later in Auria. NS2 will be mainly for clueing the basic track together.
So, my iOS musical solution will be NS2 for starting the song while mostly working in midi. Cubasis for adding the high end AU tracks because of its really good freeze function and my poor Air 2 spec. Ending in Auria Pro for its mixing prowess.
I will transfer my samples into NS2 and build up kits as and when I need them. Cutting down the apps I’m using will hopefully streamline my music making and help me suffer less crashes to background etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting down iMPC Pro, BM3 and StageLight, but I’ve got to slim down the process of music making. Complexity has been my enemy lol.
This is just my opinions and I will update how it goes here for anyone interested. I’m not selling this approach though, as everyone here needs a different approach that matches their own particular needs. Two things stop me keeping everything on my iPad, 1. 64gb storage and 2. Too many options creates distractions.
So if the dev does happen to read this - thanks. I’m really impressed that you’ve made the hard sell decision to go with stability and ease of use over feature cram. I hope the commercial side of the app keeps you able to keep it going for many years to come