Retronyms Drops 3 New Devices on Tabletop

Retronyms, Tabletop, Deadbeat,Boomroom, Transcendent Reverb Beat Dropper, Sound Mangler, Cueboard: Beat JugglerRetronyms Tabletop, a modular music making environment for iPad, has 3 new devices available. Watch this for a quick demo:

If you can’t be bothered watching the clip, the 3 devices are:

Deadbeat: Beat Dropper, Sound Mangler
An expressive surface that uses the accelerometer to stutter and filter the beat. Grab your iPad, and launch Tabletop into the 7th dimension. Buy now in Tabletop — $3.99

Boomroom: Transcendent Reverb
The Boomroom is a high quality reverb with mind-blowing visuals. “Pinch to boom” and create massive, cavernous sounds. Watch and listen as your kicks and snares emanate and clear out your chakras. You’ve never seen or heard a reverb like this. Buy now in Tabletop — $8.99

Cueboard: Beat Juggler
Resample, chop, and juggle your session. Capture any input, and flip the beat to your heart’s content! Buy now in Tabletop — $2.99

If you haven’t tried it out yet, Tabletop is a free virtual studio with 13 included devices. There are over 30 devices available for in-app purchase to expand your sonic palette. Compatible third party apps, such as Akai’s iMPC and Arturia’s iMini, show up in Tabletop when you download them from iTunes.

Fire up those creative juices, get Tabletop, and start cookin’!

Ableton Live 9 + Push Out Now!

Ableton, Live, Push

For more than a decade, Ableton Live has been the DAW de rigeur for loopers, DJ’s, live electronic performance artists, and anyone wanting to take a more improvisational approach to building sequences of sound. Live stands apart from other popular software, with its loop launching layout and eccentric family of controllers.

Today, Ableton released version 9 of Live, along with its very own hardware, Push.

Ableton, Live, Push

This 64-square control surface is slim, portable, stylish, and oh so lustworthy.

Push was created in conjunction with Akai, and bears some resemblance to the APC40‘s button matrix, mixed with the elegant minimalism of the Monome or Tenori-On. Like Native Instruments’ Maschine, Push promises the ability to make music without having to look at your screen, as all sequencing controls are onboard. Unlike Maschine, Push contains no sounds of its own.

Live 9, however, includes over 1,100 sounds (11GB) in its Standard edition, while the full Suite offers 3,000+ (54GB!).

See what’s new:

New in Ableton Live 9

Ableton Push

Order yours now:

https://www.ableton.com/en/shop/

If you’re interested in attending an Ableton meet-up with your fellow music geek (I might be at the LA event March 10th):

https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/ableton-live-9-and-push-premiere-events/