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"nana" - a place where you can express yourself
with music and be connected with anyone , anywhere...
From beginners to professional, "nana" is a borderless
music social platform for all the music lovers in the world!

What is nana?

"nana" - a place where you can express yourself
with music and be connected with anyone , anywhere...
From beginners to professional, "nana" is a borderless
music social platform for all the music lovers in the world!

June 28, 2017

Secret Tips for Better Recording on nana - Part2

Hey nana users! How is your music life going?Previously at Part 1, we have introduced basic tips to improve your recording experience. Next tips to be introduced will be the in-app techniques to optimize your sound to max.Looking a bit complex? Actually it’s not that difficult than it sounds, so give it a try!Check your volume with level meterYour sound volume is the important key factor when you’re recording.There is a level meter in nana to observe how much loudness (or quietness) you actually are making.For the initial check of your volume, make sure you test out the part when your volume becomes the largest to see the maximum level that can be recorded.If your sound is too large...If you see the level meter turning red, it means you’re making too large sound. This will make your sound break, so tone down a little, or take a distance from the microphone.If your sound is too little…On the other hand, if the level meter is low on green even though you’re making sound, the sound may not crack but the tone will be recorded in desired sound.In this case, make your original volume larger or close up to the microphone.The ideal position of the level meter will be in green color just before it turns red. This is the same when you record with professional mixers at recording studios, so it’s the basics of recording techniques.Determine your part in detailDo you have the image of the completed piece when you’re recording your track? Since nana’s unique feature is collab, use your imagination how your music wants to sound when you have collaborated with other users. For example, if you’re taking part as a lead vocal, you want to make sure your voice is the main sound to be heard.On the other hand, if you’re are in chorus sound you might not want your voice to hear too large or too small, but balance out the volume with others. Even more, if you’re taking part as a backing guitar, you might not want to interrupt the main track, keeping your tone just to add a taste onto the sound.Remember this when you’re going to collab the sound with other users!Adjust your track after recordingWhen you are done with the recording, next step is to adjust the balance and tone of your track.By adjusting the position of audio fader indicated in blue, you can change the volume of your track and balance it out with the collaborating sound.Move it to the right and your track volume will increase, or move it to the left to make it smaller.When you increase the track volume on nana for iPhone, the collab sound automatically decreases its volume only a tiny amount. This is to optimize the sound and preventing it to crack when many users collab on single tune.nana for Android can adjust this original volume manually by selecting “Adjust Collab Sound and Fix Lag” bar at the bottom of the effects page.  The logic behind volume adjustmentDid you wonder why you should adjust the sound again although you have done it when recording?If you see the graph below, you will understand that there is a proven logic behind this technique.By adjusting the initial recording volume, you optimize the level of your track by centering the original sound and lowering noise and environmental sounds.This optimized track will not be affected by changing the volume with audio fader, because its unwanted sounds are already minimized. Therefore you can adjust your track volume in any ways to create desired collab sound. For Android users, there is an optional function of “Recording Sound Quality Settings” to lower noise level.Go to “Settings” to find “Recording Settings”, tap on “Recording Sound Quality Settings” and select “Noise Reduction.”**This function may not be effective depending on your Android device’s spec.  Make the most out to enhance your sound!Now we’ve seen the basic tips of recording and mixing, you know how to get a good sound. Start recording and collaborating with others!Further tips will be revealed soon, so keep tuned!----------Check out “nana How-to Guides” (Android / iOS)  if you want to learn the basics to enjoy nana app.For more infos, see our FAQ for answers to the most common questions.... 

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June 21, 2017

2 Japanese nana Users Created Their Own Concert Together!?

     Using nana app, you must have noticed that there are a lot of Japanese users on nana. Our Japanese nana users post so many different types of tracks from Japanese Pop to County to Brazilian Jazz on our platform every day. The community is really big and has numerous hidden talents. The hottest category among the Japanese users right now is Jazz/Bossa nova and we decided to put a spotlight on the Bossa nova scene on nana today.      Bossa nova is a popular style of Brazilian music which is very relaxing and jazzy. You probably heard it at your coffee shop before. Believe it or not, plenty of Bossa nova tracks get uploaded by our Japanese users daily.     We came across this interesting nana-story about these two Japanese Bossa nova artists collaborating in real life and wanted to share it with you guys!!“I love Bossa nova music because there is no limitation.”  - Yoshihiro Hosoda     Yoshihiro’s guitar Bossa nova tracks on nana are simply amazing. His techniques are so on point that it caught our attention right away. So let me introduce Yoshihiro, aka "coracao vagabond" to you!     Yoshihiro is a Tokyo-based Bossa nova artist. He normally performs with other Bossa nova artists on a live stage but also does his solo live show once every 3 months. He sometimes travels the country to meet different audiences as well. On top of this, he has released his own album in the past. Makes sense why he is so good!! haha     “ I started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. So it’s been 22 years now. When I was 20, I met this guitar master and he is the one who showed me this Bossa nova world.” says Yoshihiro. He has been playing Bossa nova since then for 15 years.     “I love Bossa nova music because there is no limitation. You can play with rhythm and harmony with no limit and you always learn something new from playing and listening to Bossa nova.”  he says.     One of his friends from high school recommended nana app to him about a year ago. The first thing he did on the app was, of course, to look for Bossa nova songs. Surprisingly, he didn’t only find the popular tunes but also the minor ones. He really liked that there are so many different underground Jazz artists on nana and that’s why he started digging away and connecting with other users.     I know I mentioned this so many times but his guitar tracks are seriously so good. You would think that he uses some expensive microphone to record his music because of the high quality. But apparently, he uses nothing but iPhone’s internal microphone. So when you listen to it, it feels like he is playing Bossa nova just for you over the phone. “I feel like I am listening to the sound of relaxing ocean waves when playing guitar.” - Suzu Tamaki     The other artist we wanted to introduce to you is Suzu Tamaki. Suzu is a semi-professional guitarist based in Hiroshima, Japan. She got into the world of Bossa nova through Jazz music when she was 26, which became a turning point for her music career because she used to be in a band singing mainly Rock and Funk music before Bossa music came into her life.     When she left the band, she was looking for musicians to connect and collaborate with. She grabbed her phone and started searching for an app that lets her do it. And yes, it was nana app that she found.     She came across Yoshihiro's page while randomly searching for Bossa nova songs. She was totally blown away by his bossa nova techniques and reached out to him right away and that's how they got connected.     He gave her a lot of tips on how to catch the rhythm fingerpicking by using nana app and that helped her boost her confidence and interests in Bossa nova music.       She says, “I feel like I am listening to the sound of relaxing ocean waves when playing guitar and that’s why Bossa nova is so interesting.".Yoshihiro and Suzu put on a great live show together.      Yoshihiro and Suzu told us that they both always wanted to do a concert together since they met on nana and feel so grateful that they were able to make it possible. It all started from one comment; "Let's collaborate offline!". It was such an amazing, successful and beautiful night and so many people came and enjoyed their beautiful collaboration.      Our motto is to connect people through music and we are so happy to know that nana app brought these two amazing artists together. We cannot wait to hear more stories like this and connect more people through nana music. 😏   Check out Yoshihiro's track:  http://nana-music.com/sounds/02a41926/Check out Suzu's track: http://nana-music.com/sounds/02aeed85/... 

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June 14, 2017

4 Solutions to Share Your nana Sound Worldwide

Hello nana-versal people! Once you have finished recording or collaborated with other nana users, don’t end there. Share your sounds to make more people get involved and talk more about the sounds in common! Here are ways you can share your sounds with more people. Share it within nana!Use HashtagsAdd hashtags to your track when posting, so everyone with same interest can search your track!For guidelines of adding hashtags, see here.Join the community and post your trackSearch for the community with common interest in music or anything else, and post your track there. The instructions to post your track will be as follows;1. Enter the community room and tap “+” button at bottom-left.2. Tap “My Sounds” and select the track you want to post.3. Done!  Leave a comment beneath so everyone can talk with you!You also can post it directly from your track’s “Sound Details” page.Tap on vertical [...] at top-right→ “Post to community” and the list of communities you have joined should appear. Select the community you want to share it on, and post!  If you cannot find the community you’re looking for, you can create the community yourself and make it a place for everyone to communicate.To create your community see the how-to guideline.Spread it out wide!Link it with your SNS accountsnana allows you to link your social account to the app.To link your account, follow the steps below:1. Go to “Settings” section and see “Login Information”.2. Tap on "Link nana with your Facebook/Twitter account".3. Authenticate the account and it’s done!Once you setup the account connection, tap on social button after you have recorded your track to share it on desired SNS! (You can tap on “Share” button on your track page after recording, and select Twitter/Facebook to share too)Also by connecting your SNS account, you can prevent the login trouble as well.Share it through URLYou can generate your sound’s URL to paste it on your other SNS or blogs too!Here are the steps:1. Go to the track you want to share, and tap vertical [...] at top-right.2. Tap on “Copy Sound URL” and your track’s URL will be copied on your smartphone.3. Paste it on other SNS timelines and blogs! You have the same function for your personal account page too, so try that as well.Share it around the universe!nana is a SNS app to share your sound to people around the world. Post more tracks, make it known to everyone.Enjoy connecting with the world!Check out “nana How-to Guides” (Android / iOS)  if you want to learn the basics of enjoying nana app.For more infos, see our FAQ for answers to the most common questions.... 

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Record & Post!

Record your music or sing along to any instrumental sound in nana and post!You can also add effect to arrange and have fun!

Collab (Overdub)

Add a layers of vocal, rhythm, guitar, piano or whatever you like to any sounds you can find in nana!

Connect

Connect with people all over the world through music by collaborating your sound with others.