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Tabletop is an expandable studio with over a dozen included musical devices. Tabletop is a modular environment where you can mix and match different devices. Select from over 40 devices including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers and more. Buy only the gear you need from an expanding catalog.

Need help? Email support@retronyms.com and we’ll answer your questions.

Retronyms has partnered with industry giants like Akai Professional and Arturia to create some of the Tabletop-Ready Apps, like iMPC, iMini, and iProphet! Using the Tabletop features of time stretching and pitch shifting, you can slice loops and time stretch them to different tempos and pitches in iMPC Pro. You can also use sliced loops from purchased AudioCopy sound packs inside Gridlock and iMPC Pro. Loops from these sound packs will automatically match the tempo of your sessions.

Tabletop is an audio playground where you can create beats, compose songs, mix live, make mashups with samples from your iPod library, and more... the possibilities are endless. 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.

• 43 devices including effects, sequencers, drum machines, and synths
• 14 devices are included for free
• 64 bit audio support
• Access powerful Tabletop-Ready Apps
• Piano Roll style timeline editor
• Cut, copy, paste, duplicate, and create notes
• Control Tabletop’s keyboards, drum pads, knobs, faders, and other parameters
• Correct note timing with Fix to Grid
• Edit note length and velocity
• Undo changes and edits with Tabletop’s History Menu
• Features Core MIDI Support
• Works with any MIDI-compatible hardware
• Customize control mapping with Midi Learn mode
• Connect multiple devices
• Share your music to SoundCloud and interact with other Tabletop users

What’s New

Version 2.9.2

We updated Tabletop to be compatible with iOS 11! You can now purchase Tabletop in-app purchases straight from the iTunes Store. We also fixed the following bugs to improve and optimize performance:
- Fixed crash when using iMPC Pro with Triggerator
- “Paste All” for AudioCopy sound packs now works again on iOS 11
- Text on iMPCPro's vertical switches now display properly again on iOS 11
- Fixed crash in Mastermind machine

If you have any questions or need help, please feel free to email us at support@retronyms.com! We love hearing from you :)

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

iCoSMiiCzz ,

Quite a detailed review.

Well for starters im gonna talk about the equipment available in tabletop
The drum machines, effect and the mixers are the things which i have absolutely no problem with. But such as the synth and the turntables, wheres the creativity. With the synth i can only see an ADSR option, it should be like a more watered down version of nlog synth, that would be a massive improvement. Reason for this is that users could be able to create new sounds and fx instead of presets. Also the turntable are ok...But when it comes down to sampling of them. Its a long and hard process. Maybe waveform view and chop markers? Now i noticed a giant bug with the ipad 2. It just keeps closing once trying to open the app, everytime. I hope this may have impact and take this review on critically. Because this app has major potential, and may even be better than certain over apps such as beatmaker if some work is put in.

Spikalmichal ,

Great, but unreliable

Out of all the music making apps / surfaces on iPad, this, for me, wins hands down. A great, creative work surface that really allows you to write songs at demo level, ready to reworked on a more powerful machine.

However, it does drop out in a glitchy frenzy a lot which does render it useless. I've worked out a couple of ways around it, but you shouldn't really have to. Tabletop - sort this out and this will truly be a 5 star app. Would be happy to provide user information to help you perfect it.

davide37 ,

Looks good but...

Retronyms's rebirth of Rebirth always left me cold: impressive on the screen but too darn fidly to use. On the face of it, TableTop seems to be going in a more productive and fairly original direction. Even £2.99 for the basic app seemed positive. But after spending an afternoon with it, I'm feeling overwhelmed by its limitations and rather taken in by the hype. The idea of charging big prices for what should be included in the main app - reverb, delay and so on - is plain stupid and bound to alienate customers. The sequencer module is rigidly 4/4 and triplets are out of the question; the available samples are also pretty dire. The keyboard module is extraordinarily limited - two octaves only, no step-time entry, ADSR mods only, and generally poor sounds. I could go on, but I'm bored already. And even on an iPad 2, I'm getting occasional glitches with the CPU meter reading in the red - and that's with a track whose complexity would barely make the NanoStudio CPU meter hit 20%. It's best avoided at the moment, I think.

In-App Purchases

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Give your devices spatial context with Verve.


Retronyms Inc
1.5 GB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. EKKO £0.99
  2. TT-303 £2.99
  3. Bundle E £23.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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