When we think of VSTi’s we mostly think of virtual instruments that we can use on our computers. But since the dawn of tablets the world of VSTis has completely changed giving the artist a more “transport worthy” alternative to taking your laptop.
Tabletop is a VST that is catered for the iPad and boy is it awesome. This is especially a brilliant development for all those traveling DJ’s that need to be able to seamlessly link VSTis with effects and so forth.
What makes Tabletop so cool is that even when you are busy with an instrument you will be able to drop an effect on it without stopping the music, but more importantly it will automatically link with the nearest equalizer that you have on the work space.
With the simplicity of the iPad it will take you now only a few seconds to create intricate set ups for you next live set. In fact I can begin to see so many professional DJ’s including this in the way they do their live performances. Not only do you have the ability to tweak and customize your tabletop, you will be able to connect it to live devices as well. Also the latest addition of the iPad holds some interesting new features to be added on the update later this year.
- Seamless VSTi Interface
- The fun ipad GUI
- Updates to fit the new Retina display which will make it just a pleasure on the eyes
- Interconnect with other hardware devices
- Easily access all your VSTis
It isn’t always easy to be able to take your gear with you, especially if you have things like analogue drum machines and samplers. Tabletop definitely gives the traveling musician/producer the option to take hundreds of instruments without all the bulk.
I think if you are a DJ or a solo musician having a Tabletop in your arsenal can only benefit you. Imagine the next time you want to put an effect on your vocals, or on your guitar to simply use the automatic routing system of Tabletop. You’ll never be caught with your pants down in a live performance if you need to create drums.
Simply by looking at what the Tabletop has to offer the musician/producer, we can see that the future of VSTi’s will shortly be transformed into something completely different than what we have known. I for one am incredibly excited to see what will happen once these Tablets have the ability to contain heavier programs, but as for now my jaw is on the floor.
It’s amazing how the music industry is being revolutionized by technology. A decade ago this was only a vapor trail in the minds of the general public, but now in 2012 we see that the future of music production is something that is still very unknown. With Tabletop you’ll soon realize that making music just got a hell of a lot simpler, and if you don’t own an iPad, check out the videos and I’m sure that you’ll fall in love with it instantly. I’m sure that this VSTi alone will give a giant boost in iPad 3 sales, especially due to the new Retina display. This is a must have for any musician/producer that A. wants to turn heads, and B. wants to have a greater experience when doing production or live sets.