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NLog Pro for iPad (new version)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

In my humble opinion, and after much thought, I can clearly state that most wives are better than an iPad. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi All,

hard to tell from my distant perspective what the problem was, but maybe here is some checklist:

- Make sure you have the latest firmware of Midi Mobilizer. Line6 made me aware about that and they helped a user of NLog who had a problem due to old firmware.

- Make sure in "Sys" settings of NLog that the MIDI Channel is correctly set to which you send. If you want to be safe, use "Omni"

- Make sure, that you are connecting to the IN port on Midi Mobilizer (Yes, I confess, it regularly happens to me that I am confusing this because of the too little triangle marks)

In term of polyphony here is also some hint:

- When "Unisono" is activated in "Sys" settings, then there is NO polyphony for performance reasons of the iPad

- Make sure, that you don't have "Mono" or "Legato" activated in the keyboard controls, instead use "Poly"

With the current CPU of the iPad getting more polyphony would mean to reduce from 4 OSC to 2 and from 2 VCF to one and to remove effects like reverb. Maybe in the future that could be done dynamically or even clever things like doings this only in release tail situations...

If you have more ideas, tell me!

Cheers
Rolf


mosc wrote:
I just set up my iPad with NLog Pro, the Line 6 interface, and my G2 as a controller. I was immediately able to duplicate the problem I previously described. The synth played as expected when using the iPad touch control, but not under MIDI control. So, I set up my camera and started the process of making a movie to show Rolf.

Alas, being the compulsive neurotic that I am, I began to tweak NLog to get a more perfect sound to demonstrate the problem. Alas, I touched something that changed the MIDI behavior! It started working perfectly. Perfectly, in this case means, the MIDI behavior is the same as touch control. I have spent an hour trying to recreate the problem I was having, but I can not.

So, I apologize to Rolf, again. NLog works fine in MIDI.

I give NLog Pro my unabashed recommendation, as I originally stated in the first post of this thread.

So, you might ask, what was the trouble? I think, but I can't verify, that the connection of the Line 6 device into the iPad might be flaky; intermittent in some way. That was one of the things I was messing with. I can detect when Nlog Pro runs into polyphony problems. It seems to be patch dependent, but somewhere around more than 4 note chords. You can play bigger chords, but if you want the decay of "let go" chords to stay, you better keep the chords down to 4 notes. That's good enough, for me, most of the time. If it turns out I can identify what was causing my problem, I'll let Rolf be the first to know, as I should have done in the first place.

This entire post is yet another learning experience for me. I didn't behave as I would have liked. I know that as the founder of electro-music.com, what I say might carry some significance beyond a casual reviewer. I hope to be more thoughtful in the future before I dis someone or something else.

Anyway, it turns out the an iPad and a good synth, like NLog Pro, can be a suitable MIDI controlled tone module in a electro-music rig. So, if you add the price of the iPad and Nlog, you still come up with a reasonably priced very nice virtual analog module - with a nice Kaos style pad and many other features. Add in all the other stuff the iPad can do, it's something I can thoughtfully recommend.

My dream of a rig of a handful of portable devices like the iPad is still alive. Rolf, and others, will work on improving the capabilities of the music making apps. I'll work on improving my manners.

Buy an iPad, get Nlog Plus, have a blast.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:

My wife was told this week that she is being made redundant by January- which of course is a massive blow for all of us. I think if I bought an iPad now, she would leave me! Shocked Exclamation )


The only reason I know what "redundant" means is I watched the UK version of The Office.

Sorry to hear that, Tom.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
In my humble opinion, and after much thought, I can clearly state that most wives are better than an iPad. Very Happy

And I can honestly state that sitting here going through this forum on my new iPad is better than watching what is running on the nearby TV Popcorn time

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