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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!

July 18, 2017

nana's latest version released!

Hi nana-versal people! We have a good news here…nana’s summer major update is here! Yay!!There are tons of new features in our latest version of nana in both Android and iOS, so lets see them in details!Interface renewal!First things first, our looks of the app are renewed! Now the interface of iOS and Android has become closer (below is the comparison of log-in view for Android)The main change for iOS is that tabs are indicated on the top to show where you are now instead of the dots we previously had.For Android, the tabs are simplified into 2 views of ‘Home’ and ‘Friends’.*You also can register your nationality/country of residence from this update.This will help your track feed to be optimized from our further updates! If you are already registered user, you can setup or change the country from Profile(Me)>Settings! Tutorial + First step aid!One of our newest feature is this one. We have added tutorial flow for our new nana-versal citizens!The tutorial follows step by step to help the new user to post their very first memorable track on nana.     In addition to that, we have added the recommended instrumental list which appear after tapping the record button. Popular instrumental sounds will be displayed allowing you to get on with recording more smoothly for the first time!Updated searching experience!The update comes into searching experience as well!Search categories are divided into ‘Sound’ and ‘User’ for more simplified and easier searching! You can now search multiple keywords by inserting a space in between, like [ 'Song-Name' (space) 'Artist-Name' ].Also we have updated the sorting and filtering of the search results.Now you can sort the search result by ‘Relevance’ or by ‘Latest’. Originally we had the sorting by latest posted tracks, but having our system improved, now you can sort in order of sound sources that match your requested keyword most. For filtering part, you can filter the search result by ‘Instrument’ and ‘Genre’. If you are looking for particular parts for collaborating, then you can use ‘Instrument’ (Part Icon) filter to find the best collaborating partner!  Text memo function!Android users already have this, but we’ve added a memo function for iOS too!  You can input text on the recording screen, and display it while recording. Write down some important notes to help improve your recording!Get tuned up with the newest version of nana!Hope you enjoy our latest version! We strive to make each release better than the last so your feedbacks are more than welcome. Just leave us a message via "Feedback" in "Settings" or support@nana-music.com. Your feedback is highly appreciated and we take your request into serious consideration.So that’s it for now. Will be waiting for your new tunes, nana-versal people :)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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July 11, 2017

nana's Next Star - Interview with Kina

Hello nanamily! How's your summer going?     So we decided to write a blog about some of our outstanding users irregularly because there are so many hidden gems on nana app and we want to encourage you to be discovered and discover new talent. And of course, we want to get to know nanamily better.        Our first "nana's NEXT STAR" is Kinami Nakaza also known as Kina on nana app.Who is she?          Kinami Nakaza (aka Kina on nana app) is a 19 years old international singer from Okinawa, Japan.      Kina went to International School in Okinawa and currently studies at one of the best music conservatories in the United States, Berklee College of Music, where she got her full scholarship.      She started singing when she was little and she has always loved singing and performing. The artists who influenced her are Amy Winehouse, Adele and Erykah Badu. Her life turning point as a singer was when she competed in X Factor Japan at the age of 15. Her experience through this competition changed her vision and made her more serious about her music career she says.     Kina is based in Boston right now but she comes back to Japan to perform during her holidays. On the 21st of July, she is finally having her first solo concert with a live band at Livehouse MODS in Chatan, Okinawa. You can find more details on her Facebook page.         "I want to encourage people to value individuality. Try not to be others. Embrace your voice and just be you."          Says Kina. When I first found her track on nana, I had to listen to her twice as the audio started because it was so good I thought she was unreal. But this is all genuine vocals coming from this gem. One of her nana tracks, her cover of "Put Your Records On" was chosen for Staff Pickup of the week and she attracted many fans on nana. The smoothness, soulfulness, and deepness in her voice are incredible.     Why nana?          Her friend suggested nana app after X Factor Japan and she started using it about 2 years ago.I asked, Out of all the singing apps out there, why nana app? and the answers she gave me were so remarkable that I need to share with you all.      "You can post your music on Facebook or Instagram to get heard. But this app is very focused on music and that’s what I like about nana. You interact with people who love music like you and you can see your own growth and even other people’s growth. And being able to see reactions, what people like, what they like and what they think about your music. You can actually dig deep with this app."     "I like nana because I can add arrangements and build on sounds to create something new. You can find many original tracks on nana that you can add some spice to and make it your style and that's fun." says Kina.       Then I wondered maybe it could be a little challenging for people like myself to arrange a song and go freestyle. And here's what she said.      "Sometimes I play couple chords to practice freestyle and I do learn from some classes I am taking. But it’s that you just need to be you and feel the music feel the instruments."            Indeed. There is no right or wrong in music and we are here to create a platform, nana app, where everyone can join and express themselves with music regardless of languages, locations or music genre. I was sincerely touched by the fact that she truly understands that and encourages others to be themselves through music.       Although there are fun sound filters on nana app, you cannot edit so much of your recordings. In other words, nana app shows raw beauty. Go take a listen to her nana tracks. It feels like she is right in front of you singing for you and it's amazing.     Go follow her on nana 👉 http://nana-music.com/users/1027771/Her debut single       Big news! This summer she announced the launch of her debut single called Every Litle Thing. It will be released on the 17th July.  Click here to hear the sneak peak of the song!And it's available on these platforms below;  Also, you can pre-order on iTunes here 👉 https://goo.gl/7jNAjw     Thank you, Kina!          Kina actually sang In Love With Another Man by Jazmine Sullivan just for me during the interview. (My heart seriously melted.) She also got the cutest smile ever!  I had such a fun time talking with this little gem.  She is truly amazing both as an artist and a person. Cannot wait to see her grow even bigger and bigger!      This interview made me rethink about why we all use nana app. nana app is here for you to express and enjoy yourself.  Sometimes it's not so easy to embrace who you are and stay true to yourself in this world and it sucks.  But remember that you have a platform where you can do that through music/sounds right here on nana app.       Follow us on;Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nanamusic_official/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nana.Sing.your.Life/... 

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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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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.