The free update to Tabletop adds some major new features, including a Timeline Editor, MIDI support, and Session Sharing. Retronyms also announced that Akai’s iMPC will work inside Tabletop as the first Tabletop-Ready App.
Here are the details:
The new Timeline Editor is designed to provide a fast and powerful method for creating and editing notes, using multi-touch gestures:
- Cut, copy, paste, duplicate, and create notes.
- Correct note timing with Fix to Grid.
- Edit note length and velocity.
- Undo any changes and edits with Tabletop’s History Menu.
MIDI Controller Support
Users can control Tabletop devices with hardware MIDI controllers. Connect with USB using Apple’s Camera Connection Kit and use Tabletop’s “MIDI Learn” feature to map controls and set up MIDI devices:
- Features Core MIDI Support.
- Works with any MIDI-compatible hardware.
- Control Tabletop’s keyboards, drum pads, knobs, faders, and other parameters.
- Customize control mapping with Midi Learn mode.
- Connect multiple devices.
With session sharing, Tabletop users can now share complete song projects on CloudSeeder, the in-app community built on SoundCloud. After a user uploads a track, another can download, remix, and post it back to the community. All the song’s “building blocks” are included in the shared session – from synth presets to custom samples to sequencing data.
Tabletop Ready Apps are stand-alone apps that work in the Tabletop app. When users purchase a Tabletop-Ready App, a free version is automatically unlocked inside Tabletop. Users can place apps from top music brands in their Tabletop sessions, seamlessly integrating with the dozens of devices already available.
Two Tabletop-Ready Apps are soon to be released, including the iMPC from Akai Professional.