Retronyms are the makers of Re-Birth for iOS, Dopplerpad, FourTrack and other iOS music apps. Today they have released Tabletop. It’s a full on studio designed for the iPad. It comes with the RS3, Polyphonic Keyboard Gridlok, Touchpad Sampler M8RX, Tone Matrix Filtr LP, Low-Pass Filter Effect SpinBack, Turntable Player Mr. O, Master Output Goblin MX8, Eight-Channel Mixer T101-Triggerator, Sequencer / Master Controller Recorder M2 and an Input Recorder. Through in app purchases you can get the Ekko, Delay Effect Filtr BP, Band-Pass Filter Effect Verve, Reverb Effect Xpand, Chorus/Flanger Effect Goblin MX4-FX, Four-Channel Mixer with Sends XFade abd Crossfading Mixer.
So far I’ve really only liked single purpose iOS music apps that have basic large interfaces. Tabletop certainly is of the other cloth but you bet I’m going to try it out. I don’t think the App store rules allow for plug-ins but wouldn’t it be great if other manufacturers could sell additional in app effects for Tabletop such as we similarly do with VST/AUs on our desktops? Let me know if you try Tabletop out. I’m curious on everyone’s thoughts. $4.99 intro price.
“The heart of Tabletop is a modular environment where you can mix and match different devices. Select from more than a dozen devices including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers and more. Buy only the gear you need from an expanding catalog.Tabletop is the first musical environment designed from the ground up exclusively for the iPad. Each device has its own uses, characteristics, personality—ranging from classics like drum pad samplers to touchscreen effects.” – retronyms.com
For more info: retronyms.com