When we covered the introduction of Retronyms Tabletop – a new virtual studio that turns an iPad into an expandable virtual music studio – many Synthtopia readers were impressed with the concept, but disappointed that add-ons were $5 in-app purchases.
One reader, Guy, put it like this:
I bought it.
It seems interesting but I’m not sure if I will use it over FL Studio. I’m having reservations about $5 for delay, $5 for flanger, $5 for reverb, $5 for bp filter, $3 for cross fade, $10 for mixer with sends. I’m happy to pay for a good app (all these synths as of late are starting to hurt the wallet) but how about $5 or $10 for the full pack?
It looks like Retronyms is listening. They’ve responded by slashing the prices on effects add-ons:
Thanks for making the Tabletop release such a success. In celebration, we’re extending the launch promotion – all effects are now a buck each!
Note to early adopters: If you bought effects before this promotion, ping us at [email protected] or Facebook and we’ll hook you up with deals on future devices.
Not seeing the updated prices? Give it a few minutes. It can take Apple’s servers some time to update everywhere.
We’d like to see a $10-15 ‘pro’ in-app update that would unleash the Kraken and give you all the Tabletop goodies.
But we also see some value to Retronyms’ piecemeal approach. The in-app purchases give Retronyms an incentive to develop new add-ons, which should increase the value of the platform over time.
How would you like to see a virtual studio like Retronyms’ Tabletop priced?