Long-time 'Fence-Sitter' about to Pull the Trigger...
So I've watched all of StevePAL's excellent videos, listened to dendy and other's demos, read all the lively chat on the Audiobus forum and elsewhere...but still don't have NS2 yet.
Some of the most compelling features that I continually read about are NS2's resource optimization, low overhead, and stability. Also it's powerful and intuitive MIDI sequencer, Obsidian, effects, quick workflow, etc.
Experimenting in the 'modular world' of apeMatrix/AB3/AUM is great for generating ideas, but I'd like to go back to finishing songs in the traditional manner - in a single app, bringing all of those apeMatrix experiments as samples into a standalone app. I do it with BM3, it's been my favorite since release, and I've spent a considerable amount of time creating instrument sample banks in BM3, but now I'm thinking it was a waste of time since Obsidian should cover most of those sounds, (and I could make space by deleting ~6GB of my banks from BM3). But I wouldn't want to delete all of my BM3 drum kits. And I would miss audio tracks, disk streaming, audio transient detection, slicing, AU FX automation, mod wheel and sustain pedal support...and mostly BM3's excellent drum sampler - BM3's instrument per pad approach is excellent for drum kits and slicing long samples.
So how do I make use of both NS2 and BM3 's best features? Along with apeMatrix experiments? I'm on a 2013 Air 1 and Mini 2 - I decided not to upgrade to a newer iPad if NS2 is as efficient as I've read. I'll leave all the CPU-hungry AUs for apeMatrix for audio recording, and export the audio into BM3 or NS2's Slate. But NS2's fast workflow, efficiency, stability, and Obsidian are what I am missing. Thanks!