Retronyms today made an interesting announcement – it’s bringing the Akai MPC Fly app to Tabletop, its virtual studio for the iPad.
MPC Fly, announced at this year’s NAMM Show, is a hardware + software combination that turns an iPad into an old-school style MPC. The MPC Fly hardware is an iPad case that doubles as an MPC controller. The MPC Fly app runs on the iPad and offers basic MPC functionality.
Here’s what Retronyms has to say about the Akai deal:
As you may know, we’re working with Akai Pro on the official MPC App for iPad. And now we can announce that the MPC will be available as a device inside Tabletop!
The MPC on iPad is going to be a blast with classic MPC beat making features, sweet effects, and a killer sampling workflow, and now you’ll be able to work this legendary device into your Tabletop sessions!
Possibly the best part is how it works: owners of the stand alone MPC app will automatically unlock the MPC device in Tabletop for free — no need to purchase it twice!
Pricing and availability are to come.
What do you think of the idea of running an Akai MPC in Tabletop?