XME Inc. has been releasing a ton of demos for their recently released Studio 2. You'll find all of them on the official YouTube channel, but here is a particularly eye-opening one! First they show off recording from Internet Radio, then through Audiobus.
Ryan Hemeon from iOS MARS has been featured quite a lot on this site; providing excellent tutorials, reviews, and belligerent fits. Unfortunately life has gotten in the way of his typically prodigious pace, with the sudden realization that he faces eviction.
"So you may be asking, how did this happen? Well my former room mate had the government paying our rent in full. I was told the lease was up in December and we had plenty of time to take care of this... Turns out there was a miscommunication between the land lord and my room mate and the lease is up now. With no cash saved and no family it's put me in a really tough spot. The roommate is moving out and I am left to try to find a solution."
He set up a campaign page on his website to try and raise $2000, in order to cover his first and last month's rent. As of today he has raised $445 of that total, and time is running out.
Fans of Ryan's site and videos have come together to aid him in the form of relief albums! Life on Mars Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are now available for $10, with proceeds going to Ryan. All prices - including PayPal donations - are in Canadian Dollars, so whatever number you think of giving, it actually looks much smaller when converted to your native currency. It feels like you're getting a sale! The more you donate, the bigger that conversion rate plays in your favor. $50 becomes just $USD 49.63! He's actually offering lots of rewards to people who donate too, with exceptional deals for developers.
Update: It is now safe to update! Version 1.43 should be available on your local App Store.
Reader Will wrote in with this important announcement from NanoStudio developer Blip Interactive.
Do not update to V1.42
It seems that V1.42 has a problem where the reverb effect produces a nasty feedback sound. I have quickly worked around this problem and have already submitted V1.43 - I will ask for an expedited review so that it will appear in the store as soon as possible.
I appreciate this advice is probably too late for a lot of visitors, so the best advice I can offer in the meantime is to temporarily disable any reverb instances you use in your project.
Fingers crossed that normal service can be resumed in a few days time. Thanks for your patience, or at the very least, hopefully not getting too annoyed.