NanoStudio 2 was announced back in 2013, and in 2014 we heard it was going to have a 2015 release date... But life got in the way and development has been halting. I loved the first one dearly so I don't want to give him too much grief, but man the teasing on this one! Fortunately reader tom_tm alerted me to a post on the official forum that offers a progress report, new screenshots, and an introduction to the collective noun for badgers.
"Tasks are getting closed down, things are clicking into place, and unless something happens which is completely beyond my control such as a cete of particularly violent badgers overrunning my home (who could plan for that?) it's all looking good for this December.
It's been necessary to make a sacrifice to the features which will be delivered in the first release. That sacrifice will be: audio tracks."
So badgers notwithstanding we should be seeing a 2017 release of NS2 and it will look awesome! Pictured right is Obsidian, a new take on the classic Eden synth from NS1.
He goes on to note that Audio Tracks will be added at a later date as an IAP, and further asserts that we won't "need to spend a load more on top of the base app" for a useful set of features. The currently planned IAPs include a convolution reverb, "a solid set of multi-sample based patches to complement the 300+ mainly synthesis-based patches which come with the base app", and Audio Tracks.
Digging through the comments on that thread we find that MIDI Out is a built-in release feature. The release version will also feature automation of every single knob and X/Y pad. The initial release will be iPad only, supporting anything that can run iOS 9, but it will be made Universal at a later date.
Here is one more screenshot, this time showing off the Song Editor! Check out the official post for more!