Nanostudio 2 Songs Megathread

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  • The drums, bass and synths were performed/sequenced in NS2, the guitars and vocals and final mix were done in Auria:

  • edited April 2

    @Trigger_the_Monkey said:
    @stringerrrrr - nice :) - keep at it! I like the second half more, I think there's more going on there and my short attention span needs something surprising or changing every 7 seconds or so otherwise I lose track of... what was I saying? You could just add a layer or sound effects (I love long dubby delay effects for this) or bring back small snippets of the melody from before, for example.

    Or you could add a rambling spoken word sample in there to give it a theme. Words are magic in a track, they can give meaning like nothing else.

    The mix could do with some sort of low or sub-bass in there to use more of the sound spectrum and give it more "pump" - especially in the section between 2:30 and about 4:00; given your style you could have something just gently growling away in the background as an alternative if you want it to sound chill (which it does nicely at the moment).

    Just try adding things - it's easy to mute them out of the mix if they don't work :)

    Personally I like long progressive mixes like this, love the way the sound builds and washes around in the second half.

    Hope these thoughts help you, since I'd like to hear you produce more. There's some wondrous stuff in here.

    Hey man, thanks for the feedback! Definitely all stuff I agree with and want to include, especially the sound effects - I’ve been playing around with AD’s Replicant 2 recently and I think some mangled spoken word would sound grand. But I do tend to have a habit of moving onto a new track before finishing the last one! On that note, here are a couple of more new ones, started last week.

  • @richardyot said:
    The drums, bass and synths were performed/sequenced in NS2, the guitars and vocals and final mix were done in Auria:

    Really clean production, the Vocals sit in the mix so nicely! I think the drums might need a bit more presence in the mix, unless you were going for that late 80s slowcore kinda sound in which case it works quite well!

    @Stiksi said:
    Here's a little 1 minute downtempo dance track I made for an IG video. Made good use of @Zupi 's FM Square Arp bell patch, Analog Bass sound and ShimmerFX.

    Synths sound awesome, great track. Got me nodding my head

    @iPadBeatMaking said:

    Trap Inspired Beat made in NanoStudio 2.

    Featuring drums and 808s that are a trap kit I’m currently building for the NanoStudio 2. Any comments are always appreciated.

    Not usually that big on trap, but that change-up is huge. Drums sound massive, nice job.

    @iPadBeatMaking said:
    New Track to compliment the Free Slate Rocker Kit. Download HERE.

    FYI The link will request follows on various Social Media. None are required, but Any/All are appreciated! Also, it seems to ask to send the link to your email if accessed from an iPad. It doesn't do this on a Desktop from my experiences. This is simply the platform, not me.

    I think electronic rock will always sound cheesy, that's just in its nature. I think it needs more energy, definitely pushing the hats higher in the mix will help

    @Jabaanand said:
    Nanostudio is absolutely wonderful,
    If you are into future house please give me some feedback❤️

    Fantastic track, sounds proper professional. Really impressive! The vocals are really well done, especially, and the beat is nice and varied too, I like it

    @3sleeves said:
    Here’s a track that originated in Jamuary but is making it’s way to an official streaming release in the near future:

    I tried to harmonize with the sound effects for the chords and melody.
    The production and mix were done in NS2 and then I mastered it with MasterRecord and edited this video in LumaFusion.
    My kids are in their early 20’s and still appreciate my sense of humor, which is amazing...but would it kill them to maybe shoutout my Spotify on their IG and Snapchat!?!? (I jest, they’re very supportive of my musical endeavors and I wouldn’t ask for more)

    Dig the beat, really trippy. I think I can hear the harmonising you were talking about!

    @Stiksi said:
    Here's something for the dads (and moms) who are feeling it. I've moved from Soundcloud to Youtube, which gave me a sudden boost in popularity in my 7-yo son's eyes because I now have a Youtube channel! :o

    Oh nice, I love the interplay between the synth parts, co> @SlapHappy said:

    Here's a ambient 'limitation project' I just finished: All IAA sounds. No Obsidian, Slate, or AU were harmed in the making of this track. Just because.

    Those pads are so lush, really beautiful track. Very Steve Roach!

  • @stringerrrrr thanks for the listen :) Late 80s Slowcore (Galaxie 500) is exactly the sound I was stealing here, especially in terms of guitar and drums.

  • Thanks @stringerrrrr I appreciate it! Those two new tracks you posted are both wonderfully dark and totally different. I especially liked the second one, which would fit right in the after hours in the foggy room of a club.

  • @stringerrrrr

    A12 & A14 :heart: :+1:

    Really great job !! This is style whih i really like !!

    Just curious - how much internal NS2 stuff vs. AUv3 stuff is used in thise tracks ?

  • edited April 4

    @Stiksi said:
    Thanks @stringerrrrr I appreciate it! Those two new tracks you posted are both wonderfully dark and totally different. I especially liked the second one, which would fit right in the after hours in the foggy room of a club.

    Exactly what I was going for! Definitely been moving more towards this sound recently - I really enjoy producing stuff like this and I listen to a lot like it anyway, for inspiration.

    @dendy said:
    @stringerrrrr

    A12 & A14 :heart: :+1:

    Really great job !! This is style whih i really like !!

    Just curious - how much internal NS2 stuff vs. AUv3 stuff is used in thise tracks ?

    Fair amount of AUs, there are some killer synths that do things you just can't in Obsidian. I mostly use Slate, Axon, or Ruismaker Noir for drums. I really love the sound and flexibility of FM drums, and while I could get some decent individual drums in Obsidian the sequencers in those AUs really makes them shine. Axon is seriously a beast for hats and cymbals. Oh and Synthdrum Kick is mental for harder kicks, really woofer-bursting stuff.

    Synth wise I use a lot of Zeeon for bases (in A11 and A14 all the bases are Zeeon) and Quanta or Phosphor for pads. Zeeon just sounds amazing whatever you do with it and I love playing around with granular synthesis. The stuttering vocal pad in A14 used quanta with a sample of my partner speaking, with Replicant thrown on top for some trippy stuttering. I also sample my guitar sometimes for some cool drones in Quanta. Pitching up/down a few octaves totally changed the sound, really cool. Leads I'll probably use Obsidian or Zeeon for.

    Thanks for the comment! I think I'm going to work a few tracks like this into an EP over the next couple of months, hopefully!

  • Ive just gone through the last ten pages of music here and it is very impressive. Love the dark, bass heavy, club and alternative sounds here. You guys should have a channel/radio station somewhere cos this stuff rocks :)
    (When I get past my usual 4bar sticking point Ill be posting but Im quite happy just listening)
    And as well as the music the advice is really good and useful too. Be proud! Very nice open community. NS2 Yeah!

  • @Stiksi said:
    Here's a little 1 minute downtempo dance track I made for an IG video. Made good use of @Zupi 's FM Square Arp bell patch, Analog Bass sound and ShimmerFX.

    Hey! Glad to hear. Clean, catchy and mainstream. Had to open NS and find them to ensure =) they were the same because of the bad sound quality it suffers from compression.

  • edited April 5

    Another one targeted at the IG video limit of 1 minute, this one is more progressive. I've pimped out the Back Alley Band kit pretty far and it's now my default kit. I've looped the track twice, so it's a bit more enjoyable to listen to without the video. It's not EXACTLY the same the second time but very few notes were harmed.

    EDIT: I replaced the original track because I slapped on some last minute vocals :D …and again because I f***ed up some volume automation. Stay tuned, we may have a winner here!

    @Zupi said:

    @Stiksi said:
    Here's a little 1 minute downtempo dance track I made for an IG video. Made good use of @Zupi 's FM Square Arp bell patch, Analog Bass sound and ShimmerFX.

    Hey! Glad to hear. Clean, catchy and mainstream. Had to open NS and find them to ensure =) they were the same because of the bad sound quality it suffers from compression.

    I'm glad you used those words, because I was aiming for "harmless but professional sounding". Yeah, the bell sounds like it has a bit crusher on it. I'm so used to it I don't mind (IG compression is far worse) but I can understand how it must sound to you :D

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  • edited April 13

    New track, my first "full production" on Nanostudio 2, which means that I composed in NS2 and exported stems to Ableton Live for mixing and mangling. Most of this is stock NS2 but I doubled some instruments with similar ones in Ableton. I really like this workflow, for me it's faster than starting in Ableton and takes away some of the initial pressure.

    AUv3 list:
    Sensual Sax
    ShimmerFX

    The vocal samples are from my favourite episode of 1960's Star Trek. I've used them before and I probably will again :D

  • @Stiksi that was sick! Production was fantastic. I wish I could create the separation you do. Everything is so clean. And the groove is great. Perfect tempo. I thought I might get fatigued on the pitches up vocal, but the mix puts it in front without making it grating. It’s actually my favorite sound in the song haha. Really really great work.

  • Production was fantastic. I wish I could create the separation you do. Everything is so clean.

    yes, i wrote it also on AB .. huge respect to production, really BIG sound

  • @drez said:
    @Stiksi that was sick! Production was fantastic. I wish I could create the separation you do. Everything is so clean. And the groove is great. Perfect tempo. I thought I might get fatigued on the pitches up vocal, but the mix puts it in front without making it grating. It’s actually my favorite sound in the song haha. Really really great work.

    Thank you, much appreciated! I was a little afraid I'd pushed the mix too far to the front and elements would get muddled, so I'm very happy to hear that. I did do a lot of culling in the last round and just threw out any sound I couldn't pick out listening to the full mix.

    @dendy I don't say it enough, but your support is really motivating, so thank you for that!

  • @Stiksi said:
    New track, my first "full production" on Nanostudio 2, which means that I composed in NS2 and exported stems to Ableton Live for mixing and mangling. Most of this is stock NS2 but I doubled some instruments with similar ones in Ableton. I really like this workflow, for me it's faster than starting in Ableton and takes away some of the initial pressure.

    AUv3 list:
    Sensual Sax
    ShimmerFX

    The vocal samples are from my favourite episode of 1960's Star Trek. I've used them before and I probably will again :D

    Brilliant!

    Love your beats, bass and swing as ever. Beautiful chords that come in at around 0.26 and the pitched up vocal definitely works.

    Superb mix too, as has been said 😉

  • Thanks @LeeB 🙂

  • Great tracks Stiksi! The pitched and stuttering vocals added a nice whimsical quality that works nicely against the hip groove. And I think your Last Summer sounded more fun than mine... :)

  • You guys make some very good music! Im going to listen to it all. Im still really new to nanostudio 2 and in to short instrumental hiphop like beats. Here's two tracks, hope you like them!

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BCoWLos10DEp2EHrF4vsp?si=NGq9fOzwRw2xl7vO7GNjVw

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BiUZswu1nsDcmmajCX0RG?si=i2e0Fe5_R3qPYuN6hhGjqg

  • edited April 22

    @DrRinkel said:
    You guys make some very good music! Im going to listen to it all. Im still really new to nanostudio 2 and in to short instrumental hiphop like beats. Here's two tracks, hope you like them!

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BCoWLos10DEp2EHrF4vsp?si=NGq9fOzwRw2xl7vO7GNjVw

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BiUZswu1nsDcmmajCX0RG?si=i2e0Fe5_R3qPYuN6hhGjqg

    Oh man, I’ve been waiting for your tracks! These are both lovely, your mixes are so on point. More, please!

    @SlapHappy said:
    Great tracks Stiksi! The pitched and stuttering vocals added a nice whimsical quality that works nicely against the hip groove. And I think your Last Summer sounded more fun than mine... :)

    Thanks! Your summer was also spent in bed having 12 flus in four months? 😀

  • @DrRinkel said:
    You guys make some very good music! Im going to listen to it all. Im still really new to nanostudio 2 and in to short instrumental hiphop like beats. Here's two tracks, hope you like them!

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BCoWLos10DEp2EHrF4vsp?si=NGq9fOzwRw2xl7vO7GNjVw

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BiUZswu1nsDcmmajCX0RG?si=i2e0Fe5_R3qPYuN6hhGjqg

    Great stuff ! True music with soul !! What Stiksi said, keep on going !

  • edited April 23

    Hey everybody, loving the tunes!!!
    I just released my second all NS2 project, Relative Scales, on all major streaming services:
    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/3sleeves/relative-scales-2

    Also on my Bandcamp page, in case you prefer that service:
    http://3sleeves.bandcamp.com/album/relative-scales

    Lots of chill beats and mellow vibes on this one, hope you guys enjoy!
    ✌️🤘🖖😎🌊🎶

  • Thanks @Stiksi and @dendy =) good to hear you enjoyed it!

  • Hello, let me introduce myself with my first recording, made in 15 minutes with Nanostudio and a little music box sampled with the Obsidian sampler, I love this app!

    Music Box by Teg Ylow
  • @Teg_Ylow said:
    Hello, let me introduce myself with my first recording, made in 15 minutes with Nanostudio and a little music box sampled with the Obsidian sampler, I love this app!

    Music Box by Teg Ylow

    That is awesome! The sample sounds amazing! Really neat melody line and accompanied tracks. Well done!

  • @DrRinkel said:
    You guys make some very good music! Im going to listen to it all. Im still really new to nanostudio 2 and in to short instrumental hiphop like beats. Here's two tracks, hope you like them!

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BCoWLos10DEp2EHrF4vsp?si=NGq9fOzwRw2xl7vO7GNjVw

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5BiUZswu1nsDcmmajCX0RG?si=i2e0Fe5_R3qPYuN6hhGjqg

    That linkndidn’t work for me. I was required to listen in Spotify Premium - which I don’t have.
    Am I one of the few that doesn’t have it? Do you have SC or BC links?

  • edited April 25

    @3sleeves said:
    Hey everybody, loving the tunes!!!
    Also on my Bandcamp page, in case you prefer that service:
    http://3sleeves.bandcamp.com/album/relative-scales

    Lots of chill beats and mellow vibes on this one, hope you guys enjoy!
    ✌️🤘🖖😎🌊🎶

    Hey, this is perfect for these early Spring sunny days! The distrokid link is a bit awkward because it doesn’t open Spotify in the Spotify app but on a webpage. I think you’d be better off just posting direct links to the streaming services instead, if you want to maximise exposure to (lazy) listeners :)

    @Teg_Ylow said:
    Hello, let me introduce myself with my first recording, made in 15 minutes with Nanostudio and a little music box sampled with the Obsidian sampler, I love this app!
    Music Box by Teg Ylow

    Welcome! I love your sound choices, surprising and effective. Great work! I don’t know if you noticed, but there’s about a minute of silence at the end of the track. You can get rid of this during mixdown by selecting ”trim end silence”. On the other hand, listening to it was kind of an enjoyable meditative experience, so it could well be there by choice.

  • edited April 25

    @3sleeves said:
    Hey everybody, loving the tunes!!!
    I just released my second all NS2 project, Relative Scales, on all major streaming services:
    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/3sleeves/relative-scales-2

    Also on my Bandcamp page, in case you prefer that service:
    http://3sleeves.bandcamp.com/album/relative-scales

    Lots of chill beats and mellow vibes on this one, hope you guys enjoy!
    ✌️🤘🖖😎🌊🎶

    Man, amount of calm relaxing groovy vibes you are able to put into your music is just AMAZING ... really GREAT music, you are soooo productive, second NS2 full album since release, that is just 4 months !! Share this album also on AB (as standalone thread, not just insine NS thread, this deserves FULL attention !)

    Oh btw. purchased, on bandcamp ! Everybody should do it ;)

  • edited April 26

    @Stiksi Thank’s for the feedback! Yeah, I’ve tried embedding a Bandcamp player but I’m not sure how that works in markdown.
    @dendy Thanks, you’re too kind as always. I just might post it on the AB forum, although I feel very much like an outsider there. NS2 workflow makes very efficient use of my time, allows me to get lots of riffs recorded quickly, increasing the likelihood of dialing in the right vibe for the moment👌😎
    Thanks for the purchase too, I really appreciate the support! You actually doubled my total album sales on Bandcamp!🤘🤘🤘😆

    Man I love this thread!

  • Welcome! I love your sound choices, surprising and effective. Great work! I don’t know if you noticed, but there’s about a minute of silence at the end of the track. You can get rid of this during mixdown by selecting ”trim end silence”. On the other hand, listening to it was kind of an enjoyable meditative experience, so it could well be there by choice.

    Thank you por pointing that out, it's corrected now! Thanks for the comments

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