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)
- Adjustable tempo
- Import your own sound library, save presets
- Support for imported .mid phrases
- Insert and send/return (master) effects
- Undo history
- 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!
Tabletop is available now for $4.99.
Here’s an artist overview of Tabletop:
Here’s a demo of track-building with Tabletop:
Additional demos are available at the Retronyms site.