NanoStudio 2 is a combination of expansive sequencing, an extraordinary virtual synthesizer, sampling, loop launching, and mixing. It has unlimited sequencer tracks and a very clear arranging interface to edit, align and rearrange your tracks. You can edit, move, automate, drop in samples and bring it all together with a tempo track or external sync with Ableton Link.
The internal synthesizer is called Obsidian and it’s a powerhouse all of its own. 3 oscillators, 16 voices and 7 different forms of synthesis including analog, wavetable, FM, multi-saw and phase distortion. It has 18 different filter types, 5 envelopes, 5 LFOs, and 10 macro controllers to get you right into the sound design and manipulation. With 300 presets you’ll always find a place to start and it’ll take you wherever you need to go.
Slate is the sampler and performance pad where you can beat up a storm of rhythms, one-shots, loops, and effects. Browse through the 50 included drum kits or import your own samples for custom kits and instruments.
NanoStudio 2 has an exceptional mixer for getting your levels right and injecting your tracks with the right effects and processing.
It supports AU instruments and effects for expanding your creative possibilities. The only place lacking at the moment is the lack of audio track recording. You can record and arrange samples but proper audio tracking won’t be along until the next version. But for virtual instruments, sampling and mixing this is unbeatable.