For scratch DJs, the idea of a looper is nothing new. For a long time this has been the domain of flash creations, normally put together to work with one artist’s beats. But TableBeats from Daniel Hulth offers something a little different and works as an iOS app.
As it stands, TableBeats can best be described as a loop player, with assorted packs built in from the likes of DJ Odilon, Beats You Up, Ritchie Ruftone, DJ Hypnotize, and Daniel himself. It’s pretty rudimentary right now, and outside of simple navigation offers little in the way of doing anything but play beats, which generally is all that anyone expects from a looper. You can however decide on infinite looping or fixed loops between 5 and 15 minutes.
A pro version is also in the works that allows for manual pitch changes as well as incremental ones so that you can test and hone your skills with a looping beat that speeds up over time. I think it’s a very promising start, especially as a way of getting free beats on a regular basis. Good work Daniel.