TableBeats is one of the most popular and highest rated apps in the App Store for Skratch DJs. It’s perfect for finding loops to scratch over.
TableBeats has even been called the “The best bargain in turntablism” by DJCityTV. Not “second best” bargain, which would still be pretty good. Best bargain. It has over 3,000+ loops to scratch over.
If you know the difference between your Bubble and Baby skratches, this app may be for you. And, if you don’t, you may be wondering, “What inspires someone to build an app like this?”
TableBeat Developers Victor Jansson and Daniel Hulth answer your questions. And provide some advice for would be music app developers. Here we go!
What inspired you to build your app?
Love and passion for skratch and beats. I saw a problem in my field of interest, skratching, and I felt an urge to solve it. The community we’ve managed to build with TableBeats is a great inspiration today as well.
What advice do you have for those who want to make a music app?
Building a community is probably the most crucial factor if you want your app to be popular. There’s a lot of apps out there, and you have to be sure you add value to the community.
Why did you decide to use AudioKit?
AudioKit had everything we needed, and together with an excellent swift API and the simple runnable examples, it was an easy choice. Plug’n’play.
How do you use AudioKit in your app?
TableBeats main functionality is simple, playing beats for DJ’s to practice scratch over. With AudioKit we can add some useful real-time features like a booster and pitch node. The sound chain is straightforward, but a lot of users love to be able to modify the signal for their liking.
How did you learn app development?
I have been programming since the dawn of the internet. It probably started when I got hold of some C-language books from the local library. From then on I never really stopped fiddling with code. Eventually, I got into a University and studied for a degree in Computer Science. After that, I went on programming professionally.
What should I do if I want to know more about TableBeats and Skratching?
Download the app and follow us on Instagram. instagram.com/tablebeats/
Great job Daniel & Victor!
Learn more about TableBeats: TableBeats.com