iPad Music Software: Retronyms has introduced Tabletop – a new virtual studio that turns an iPad into an expandable modular music environment, where you can mix and match different devices.
More than a dozen devices are available, including samplers, mixers, effects and sequencers. Tabletop lets you patch together the virtual gear to create beats, compose songs or perform live.
15 unique Devices at launch
300 sounds (multisample instruments, loops, phrases)
Record sequences, arrange into songs
Adjustable quantization (pre- and post-record)
Recordable parameter automation
Overdub and replace record modes
Trigger sequences and patterns live
Multitouch instruments and devices
Sampling (internal mic, line in)
Import your own sound library, save presets
Support for imported .mid phrases
Insert and send/return (master) effects
44Khz, studio-quality audio
Sync 2 iPads running Tabletop or other apps with WIST
Import sounds from dozens of apps with AudioPaste
Note: Tabletop comes with a basic set of modular devices, which will be expandable via in-app purchases.
Gridlok: Pad Sampler
M8RX: Tone Matrix
RS3: Polyphonic Stereo Keyboard
Mr. O: Master Output
Goblin MX8: 8-Channel Mixer
Spinback: Turntable Player
Recorder M2: All-Purpose Input Recorder
Filtr LP: Low-Pass Filter Effect
T101 – Triggerator: Sequence and Perform
Tabletop is an interesting concept for an iPad app – taking the idea of Propellerhead Reason and re-imagining it for multitouch computers.
Check out the details and demos below and let us know what you think of Retronyms Tabletop!
available now for $4.99.
Posted in Software Sequencers, Software Synthesizers & Samplers, Virtual Musicians |
Tagged 303, 808, Apple, iOS, iPad, iPad Music S, iPad Music Software, modular, music, Retronyms, Retronyms Tabletop, synth, synthesizer, Virtual Instruments, virtual studio |
This post is a complete waste of your time, isn’t even about something new and features the happy synth pop tune
Popcorn, a relentless earworm.
This means that if you view this video you will have Astro Cat’s image burned into your mind, along with the relentlessly jaunty switched-on melody.
And you’ll be wondering, “WHY AN 808?”
You have been warned.
2011 NAMM Show, Rob Papen announced a new virtual drum machine, Punch.
Punch combines drum synthesis with sample support to create a best-of-both-worlds percussion instrument.
In this sneak preview, Rob Papen himself walks you through the capabilities of Punch.
Pricing is expected to be around £104.
Posted in Software Synthesizers & Samplers, Virtual Instruments |
Tagged 808, 909, Clap, crash, drum machine, punch, Rob Papen, Rob Papen Punch, sneak preview, software |
Video for the track
Occam’s Razor taken from the debut electronica album Invisible Landscapes by Divine Matrix, out soon on ADmusic.
Posted in Music Videos |
Tagged 808, 909, AD Music, drum and bass, electronic music, electronica, IDM, LFO, Roland, synth, synthesizer, trance, Wav |
Mikrosonic RD3 is a new groovebox app for Android phones. It combines a 303-style synthesizer and a drum machine with different drum kits.
realtime step sequencing
realtime processing synth
high quality filter mode for powerful devices
drum machine with 8 drum kits
4 patterns per instrument
3 play modes: solo, loop or random
RD3 sells for ?3.49.
iPhone Music Software: Icegear has introduced Xenon (App Store link) Groove Synthesizer for iPhone/iPod touch.
Xenon is a hybrid groove workstation that features a polyphonic hybrid synthesizer, 2 x VA monophonic synthesizers, polyphonic PCM synthesizer, rhythm machine, sequencer and a mixer.
It sells for $5.99.
Posted in iPods & Portable Media Players, Software Synthesizers & Samplers |
Tagged 808, 909, analog, FM synthesis, FM synthesizer, groove, hybrid, iPad, iPhone, iPhone music software, iPod touch, oscillator, PCM, resonance, sequencer, synth, synthesizer, TB-303, techno |
iPad Music Software: This video is a bit not so fresh, but it’s still fun – VJ Franz K’s combination review/synth jam for ReBirth for iOS (App Store link).
It may not be obvious from this video, but ReBirth has not been updated to take advantage of the iPad’s extra screen resolution, which is iPad App Fail. If Propellerhead updated this for the iPad, it would be a killer iPad app.
Posted in Apple iPad, Music Videos, Software Synthesizers & Samplers, Virtual Instruments |
Tagged 303, 808, 909, iPad, Kaoss, Machine, Pad, Roland TB-303, TB-303, techno |
Korg video is a guided tour of the new Korg iElectribe, a virtual Electribe drum machine.
Posted in Apple iPad, Software Sequencers, Virtual Instruments |
Tagged 808, beats, iElectribe-R, Korg, Korg Electribe, Korg iElectribe, modeling, software, synth, synthesizer |