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NanoStudio (beatmaker 2 competition)

edited October 2010 in General discussion
I know I already made a post about this in a separate thread, but I think it deserves its own post.

For everybody who's waiting for beatmaker 2, I suggest looking elsewhere. Where you might ask? .......

Well right here >> NanoStudio

Compatible Devices

* iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS
* iPod Touch 2G, 3G (mic recording possible with external accessory)
* iPod Touch 1G (mic recording not available)


* Instruments - 4x Eden synths, TRG-16 trigger pads, 6 track sequencer, 7 input mixer with two sends
* Insert Effects - 2 per synth (waveshaper, chorus/flanger/delay)
* Send Effects - 2 (reverb, chorus/flanger/delay)
* Total polyphony - 48 stereo voices
* Buffer latency - 10ms
* Stereo 44.1kHz floating-point signal path (only the final output is reduced to 16 bit)
* Individually optimized for new and old iPhone hardware (chooses between VFP and NEON technology)

Eden synth (x4)

* Maximum polyphony - 8 voices per synth
* 2 anti-aliased oscillators per voice, each with 30 basic waveforms including noise
* Oscillators can be mixed or sync/ring modulated
* Resonant filter per voice - low pass, band pass or high pass with 12dB or 24dB slope
* Sampler module enables samples to be used in place of basic waveforms
* Multi mode layers up to 4 different voice presets
* 4 LFO's, optional sync to note start/sequencer tempo
* 3 ADSR Envelope generators (amp, filter and aux)
* 2 X/Y controllers, 1 configurable control knob, pitch bend wheel and accelerometer input for real-time performances
* Virtual patchbay for connecting controllers, LFO's and envelopes and other synth parameters (12 connections, 40 parameters)
* 2 insert effects per synth (waveshaper, chorus/flanger/delay)
* Single/Multi mode presets - 64 Factory (read only), 64 User (shared between all projects) and 64 Project specific presets

TRG-16 Trigger Pads and Sampling

* Number of trigger pads - 16
* Maximum polyphony - 16 voices
* Adjust volume, pan, pitch, output bus, attack, release and loop type per sample
* Exclusive groups for use with high hats etc.
* Three output busses, each with its own filter and send effects
* Load/save individual samples or whole kits
* Upload wavs or aiffs to your device using NanoSync for PC and Mac
* Record your own samples using the internal mic (iPhone only) or external mic (iPod Touch 2G, 3G)
* Resample NanoStudio's main mix output
* Crop and normalize samples on the device using NanoStudio's built in sample editor with 4 levels of undo/redo


* Realtime record with undo
* Pattern editor and song arranger
* 6 tracks (4 Eden synths and 2 tracks dedicated to the TRG-16)
* Record unique parts or turn them into patterns for repetitive loops (100 patterns supported)
* Draw note and controller events such as XY pad movements, pitch bend, velocity and accelerometer
* Editing functions include delete, merge, copy, move, note length, transpose, clean and quantize
* 4 levels of undo/redo on every editing operation
* All editing operations are possible while your song is playing


* Mixer with 7 stereo inputs (4 Eden synths, 3 TRG-16 output busses), 1 stereo output and 2 stereo sends
* 2 Simultaneous global effects sends per input (reverb, chorus/flanger/delay
* Stereo VU displays for all inputs and outputs

So to sum this up......

Mute groups
Virtual Mixer Rack
Trigger modes (gate, trigger, loop, reverse and ping pong)
Well laid out sequencer.
MAC AND WIN version of the same app! So you can go back and forth between your computer and idevice.

I have no affiliation with this company and I only bring this info here because I KNOW THIS IS WHAT WE ALL CRAVE! If you do not believe me check out the video demo :)


  • edited November -1
    sorry for double post...can not delete this one
  • edited November -1
    Hi guys,

    We do not want to censor any discussion on competitive software, but please be careful not to write posts which sound too much as advertising - and this one crossing the line is debatable. Constructive criticism is welcome, counter-advertising on our forum is not.

    Anyway, competition is a good thing. BeatMaker 2 is coming and we're confident you'll be amazed.

    Intua Team.
  • edited November -1
    im so lookig forward to beatmaker 2 for ipad. :-)
  • edited November -1
    Wow, after looking at that Youtube Video i gotta say,it's quite amazing! Intua you really need to step it up now, it seems like this app is coming after BeatMaker to take it's place as the Number #1 Best Music Creation app. Looking at the NanoStudio Color layout it looks amazing as well, actually reminded me of the mpc 2000. This is defiantly Beat Makers 2's Competition. I have Faith in Intua to set the bar even higher tho, Well see what happens :)
  • edited November -1
    Lol Double post.
  • edited November -1
    Can't wait for iPad version - which according to developer of NanoStudio is a parallel project and is coming soon... :D
    BTW; Can't wait for BeatMaker ver.2 as well - providing it will be iPad native as well, but at this stage we all know nothing about it... :(
  • edited November -1
    It's unsurprising that after months of silence and no evidence that BeatMaker 2 is coming anytime soon, that this thread is the one that gets Intua to speak up.

    There hasn't been a meaningful update to BeatMaker in a year, and all we hear is that you guys are supposedly working on an update. Where is it? It's no wonder that disgruntled BeatMaker users are looking to jump ship to an app that's actually supported and actively developed. Since the news of NanoStudio broke the other day, the dev has been more communicative than Intua has ever been.

    I hope you guys have something amazing up your sleeves and ready to be released soon, because with NanoStudio and Amidio's WaveReign coming, BeatMaker just looks like a sad, forgotten toy.
  • edited November -1
    Nanostudio is not competition. If it's as good as the video, it will destroy Beatmaker and will not have any competition. Maybe if we could get a hint about BM2, my opinion would change but you guys never say anything. The other big devs, like Sonoma, Thumbjam, Multitrack, etc. are very vocal when it comes to support and updates. You guys, not so much. Come on, tell us something.
  • edited November -1

    Just to clear some things up: BeatMaker 1.0 has been released for nearly two years now. We spent a year making free upgrades to it (such as the notable 1.3.0 which brought a lot of new features, that could be nearly considered as a 2.0 version). However, to push the boundaries even more, we had to totally redevelop BeatMaker from the ground up, which took us a year.
    This is why you did not hear a lot from us, we were simply very busy, working hard on a totally new BeatMaker application. We did not want to communicate about it until we were sure things were in very good shape.
    We hope you understand, please stay tuned for news about BeatMaker 2 very soon !

    Intua Team.
  • edited November -1
    Intua, thanks for the update.
    Can we expect new Beatmaker to be released this summer?
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  • edited November -1
    Well that's good to hear, if you just keep informing us your pretty much in good shape of keeping your costumers you already have and then making new costumers. Making Beatmaker 2 better than NanoStudio is also a must! since people always go for the best product out there, i hope it is that good.
  • edited November -1
    Thanks for the update Intua, can't wait for an iPad version...
  • edited November -1
    Hi Intua,

    Generally, the 'Products & updates announcements' forum is where the developer should post updates and news about their product, not tacked on to the end of a hand-wringing, frustration-borne thread.

    That said, looking forward to the update.
  • edited November -1
    Hmm, interesting. Nanostudio seems cool and powerful for what it is, but it's not a direct replacement of Beatmaker, as I see it. I guess it just depends how you prefer to work. I'm not interested in synths, really; I just want a sampler with a lot of editing capability and flexible/powerful sequencer. I don't like how NanoStudio has implemented the sequencer, but I could see how it would be good for some workflow styles. The mixer/routing/fx implementation seems pretty rad, though.

    In short, I'm intrigued, but I doubt Nanostudio will end up being the app for me.

    Good news about BM2.0 this summer, though. . .
  • edited November -1
    That's great news Intua! Thanks for the update
    I'm looking forward for the announcment!

    p.s. Guys, you need some sort of a PR to post here and there on these pages, because some folks
    are getting very edgy ;) It's understandable that you can't answer on every wish - and let's be honest people wants Cubase and Ableton rolled into one
    and even if you provided it, they would still demand more. But that's the side effect of a world we live in. There are plenty of us who just want to develop a community feel here on these pages, which will certainly help Intua brand, but for that we need your periodic involvment. Thanks!
  • edited November -1
    And so my hope rises even more.
    Im one for loyalty.. So expect me to grab BM 2 regardless of reviews, if only for old times sake
    Still, this other software looks promising as well. Eh, im thinking whats more important to me is developement. Otherwise imma be buying diff software over and over as companies just junp in, make something good, then just rake in cash and forget it.
    Im 17, so i guess im young enough to see how this all goes down.
    Intua, restore my happiness in this app. Remember? Back when id hop on here like a damn fanboy haha.
  • edited November -1
    im messin with easybeats drum pro 1.3 for that raw chop up some shit type hiphop this is what im using til beatmaker 2 comes out cause it has choke groups aka note cut off even though it might not come with all the bells and whistles that beatmaker has im gettiing alot done .
  • edited November -1
    SAMPLE LAB!!!!!! ... r_embedded

    Looks amazing from the little video. Wonder who is making this. Could this be Beatmaker 2 or more competition?
  • edited November -1
    Personnally, I'm not scared that NaoStudio will take me away from BeatMaker. To what I see n the vid I do prefer BeatMaker design and I'm confident enough about the quality of the upcomming BM2. What I love about BeatMaker is that I can make beat on my daily train trip from city to city. And the result is professional just like a pocket MPC. I think Beatmaker design is perfect and I don't specially want to get lost into synth and stuff I don't need on the train. To play synth I still do prefer using real keys and desktop application like Reason or Logic. But just to make fat beat Beatmaker suits all my need and I really love it and use it on a daily purpose. I don't think playin synth on my iPod will be the next thing I need in my pocket. But if you guys plane to make a kind of Kaossilator synth, then I will be interrested.

    BeatMaker for life. The last time I got so excited about a software was in 2001 when Proppellerhead releases Reason.
  • edited November -1
    just saw nanstudio vid, honestly, its good in its own aspects
    however, Im hoping BM sees this and recognizes that if you guys integrate a few of those things (Not the synths, I dont care too much for those because I have nLog and argon).
    But MIXING I think is a huge step Its important for maximizing the best sound out of any track.
    dunno, we'll have to wait and see what both come out to truly be.
  • edited November -1
    Nanostudio says it has sampling, just for the record. I'd like to stay with Intua but in the end, my only loyalty will not be to an app, but to my music and what I need to produce it. I know I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting for these apps.
  • edited November -1
    I recently bought Nanostudio to see how it operates in comparison with the current Beatmaker. And while I do love the funcationality of having a flexable synth, I was not too impressed with the 4MB sample size limitation or that they only support 16bit samples. The interface was decent, but it didn't seem as strait forward as Beatmaker. If the new Beatmaker 2 adds the features currently in Nanostudio plus retains the features and UI of the current Beatmaker I will most likely get it as well, provided it (BM2) actually does see the light of day.
  • edited November -1
    Okay. I've had nanostudio for a week or so now and have had beatmaker since it was first launched.

    Now I only using nanostudio exclusively. It's just an amazing app that gives you a tremendous amount of power in your hand with a easy to use interface.
    I'll always have a soft spot for Beakmaker but Beatmaker 2 will have to be something really incredible to top nanostudio.

    If you love making tracks on the move, then you really do owe it to yourselves to check out nanostudio. And no. I don't work for them.
  • edited November -1
    Please go to the Nanostudio forums to get support for NS. This is the Intua Beatmaker site. I locked this topic because I feel enough opinions have been openly stated in regards to comparing BM vs. NS.
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