Retronyms Tabletop 2.0 Preview + Richard Devine Remix

Retronyms today released this preview video for Tabletop 2.0 – the new version of their virtual studio for IOS.

Sound designer Richard Devine created the video’s soundtrack, Glitch Breaker Demo, usingTabletop’s virtual studio environment. Retronyms is making the set available, so you can check out Devine’s work and use it as a starting point for your own remixes:

You can find the song Glitch Breaker Demo inside the Tabletop in-app community, or here on soundcloud. To celebrate the new update for Tabletop we’re making a call for remixes!

Download the Glitchbreaker Session right in Tabletop. You get access to all of the custom samples, sequencing, and arrangement. Remix to your heart’s content. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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.

Tabletop is a free download from the App Store.

16 thoughts on “Retronyms Tabletop 2.0 Preview + Richard Devine Remix

  1. I know people will dislike this comment, but putting richard devines name next to a product is as bad as having Dubstep to promote it.
    Basically it means something so easy to glitch and sound happily broken that you will sound about as original as an airconditioner run through a guitar pedal

    1. tim –

      That’s tangential to the real point of what Retronym and Devine are doing here – exploring the capabilities of a new application AND giving users access to the actual arrangement, so they can dissect it and learn from it.

      That may or may not be useful to you, but it’s a fantastic way to expand your knowledge of an app. Ableton has been great about releasing sample Live sets and it’s good to see Retronyms doing something similar with Tabletop.

    2. One other thing – everybody likes to complain about dubstep in demos. By now, manufacturers and developers, if they are paying attention, have heard that.

      I’d like to see Synthtopia readers telling manufacturers and developers what sort of demos that you DO want to hear. And tell them what styles of music that you want to see them demo new instruments and apps with.

      The smarter companies are paying attention, but just telling them what you don’t like doesn’t give them much to work with.

      1. GhettoGoth on a piezoelectric tombstone. Nazifunk on a midified swastika. Grindcore on a 303. Dubstep with the volume set to zero, on anything.

  2. Funny I actually used some Dubstep in my demo 🙂 I have actually recorded many air conditioners and ran them through pedals and you would be surprised at the results.

  3. One thing they fail to tell you is that you will need to purchase at least five in app devices to be able to access all of the features in this demo. The Dubstep synths alone are contained within two MPC instruments that are not free.

  4. Well, yes you do need to purchase in app devices to really appreciate this fantastic demo, but it is really worth every penny. In fact, overtime I have bought all TableTop devices available bar one – TPain effect, considering it though 😉

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