Tabletop for iPad, from Retronyms, 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.
Plug the output of a keyboard into a delay to add an echo, or wire it up to a mixer and adjust the pan. Chain up multiple effects to create new and evolving sounds. Tabletop is an audio playground where you can create beats, compose songs, mix live, make mashups with samples from your iPod library… the possibilities are wide open. Just drag the devices you want to use to the tabletop and chain them together like you would with real hardware.
Tabletop has been designed to fit nicely into your studio. Move your sounds to and from Tabletop using iTunes File Transfer, sample from the mic, line-in, or even from your iPod library right in the app. Plus, support for AudioPaste lets you paste sounds from other iOS apps.
TableTop also supports Korg’s WIST (Wireless Sync Technology) protocol. Sync up two iPads and jam!
Drum kits, synth and tone patches, as well as multiple demo songs, have been contributed from artists such as Salva and Exillon.
Users can expand their studio at any time, buying only the gear they need from a growing catalog. Some examples of the premium devices are shown below:
Two oscillators with sine, sawtooth, square and triangle waveforms
Phase, phase modulation, balance and drive controls for oscillator interactions
Octave, semitone and tune controls for Oscillator A
Low pass, high pass, band pass, notch and peak filters with frequency, Q, mod envelope and ADSR controls
Amp envelope with ADSR controls
LFO with sine, sawtooth, square and triangle waveforms, rate, fade, pitch, filter frequency, filter Q, balance and gain controls
Mod touch ribbon with hold, LFO rate, LFO fade, filter frequency, drive and balance controls
Pitch wheel, six scrollable octaves and sequencing
XOX Drum Deranger – Drum Machine
The 16-step pattern machine is a new incarnation of the standard model, with each step being able to play one to all of the eight sample tracks in a kit. Further refinement of five parameters is available for each step as well.
Distortion, length, balance, pitch, and level controls
Adjust step parameters individually or globally with the Master Param wheel
Optional dedicated outputs for Tracks 1-4
Create kits from iTunes and AudioPaste imports and Recorder M2 samples
TT-303 – Bassline Sequencer
A faithful reproduction of the classic pattern machine.
Tuning, cutoff frequency, resonance, envelope modulation, decay and accent controls
Octave, accent, slide and waveform controls
Randomize and alter patterns, pitches and accents
Store over 30 patterns in four banks
Glitchboard – Glitch Effect
Hold the pads on this one-of-a-kind glitch effect to create an incredible variety of new and evolving sounds. Stutter the 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 or 1/32 beat forward or in reverse, and apply high or low pass filters at 4x, 2x, 1x and 1/2x the frequency of the incoming signal.
Overdose – Digital Distortion Effect
The Overdose distortion module provides as much or as little distortion as desired and the ability to increase the intensity of the effect.
Over 300 unique sounds including multisample instruments, loops, and phrases.
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