Organising effects / macros into the future / streamlining clip-saving
First up: Wow. Best app ever. I have most of them and this one is the best one. I see that already. It’s a joyous achievement and I salute Matt and co. and thank you so much and just... Wow. Inspiring stuff. Bravo.
Second: gimme gimme.
Just getting my toes wet at this stage but I have acknowledged a few specific wants, to be externalised, tallied and considered as we forge ahead. There is no sense of entitlement here.
For your consideration:
User folders to organise effects. I love that we can save everything easily and find it again, all over the app. So much so that some of these lists are going to get out of hand. The FX chain list, for instance, is going to be a long, thin scroller, I just know it - can we please have the option of making our own folders and sub-folders here, as we can elsewhere? If I’ve missed something then somebody please point me on track. Maybe it can be done via the Files app or something?
As others have said, the facility to automate AUFX parameters would add a lot, so I’ll echo that request and hopefully bump it up the list a bit. Perhaps this wouldn't be many users' first choice for implementation, but I'd be happy with a wrapper for AUFX, as for AU instruments. Assignable macros might tidy up the automation list too.
And speaking of those macros - I wish they were more powerful! I suppose this is one for the ‘someday’ pile, to be dreamt about on wet afternoons, but instead of a strict one-parameter-per-knob assignment, why not assign however many you like, with user-specified polarities, sensitivities and ranges for each? Icing on the cake would be response curves per parameter assignment. You can do an awful lot with 8 knobs.
Also, I've noticed that when exporting a single MIDI clip, the current default name is that of the whole project and not the clip itself. If you're exporting a few clips from the same project, there can be some toing and froing and rechecking and renaming. Is there any chance of it defaulting to the name you’ve specified, if you have specified one?
Sorry if I’m repeating stuff that’s already been debated to death. I’ve not caught up with all of the threads yet.
All in all, NanoStudio 2 is an absolute masterpiece and we all know it, so enough tapping here, I'm headed back in.