These images of the Akai MPC Fly iPad Music Production Center are allegedly “100% legit”, but we’re not going to vouch for their authenticity until Akai makes its official announcement.
In case there was any doubt, the images were ‘leaked’ by ‘gear nut’ James Jeffery.
If the images turn out to be more than CGI fakery, the Akai MPC Fly looks to be an interesting software + hardware Music Production Center for the iPad. The hardware adds adds MPC pads and playback controls, while iPad software handles the heavy lifting.
This could be an interesting hybrid, especially if you could use the application with or without the dedicated controller. You could use the iPad sans controller for mobile beatmaking and then combine it with the MPC Fly hardware in the studio.
Let us know what you think whether you think these images of the Akai MPC Fly are legit – and what you think of the concept illustrated in these images – in the comments!