Akai Pro has announced that the MPC Fly 30 – an MPC controller case for the iPad – is now available for 30-pin devices.
The MPC Fly can work as a controller for any Core MIDI application, but is tailored to working with the iMPC app.
- Compatible with any iPad with 30-pin connector
- Compatible with virtually any Core MIDI app
- Works seamlessly with the iMPC app (sold separately)
- 16 genuine MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Charges iPad when plugged into wall power
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Palm Sounds has published a ‘waiting list‘ of music apps for the iPad that have been announced, but haven’t been released yet.
Among the new apps are seven that look like they will bring some fairly deep capabilities to the platform:
- AudioBus - promises to let you route and mix audio between iOS applications
- Akai MPC Fly - a virtual MPC workstation for the ipad
- Borderlands - a new take on granular synthesis
- Csound Touch - a multitouch version of the Csound computer music language
- Impakton - an acoustically controlled, physical modeling percussion synth
- PPG WaveGenerator – a new wavetable synth, created by Wolfgang Palm
- Waldorf NWave – another wavetable synthesizer, inspired by the early PPG synths
It seems like not only is the number of new music apps being announced for the iPad growing, but the caliber of apps is improving, too.
Are there any apps you’re looking out for?
This video, from the 2012 NAMM Show, takes a look at the Akai MPC Fly application.
MPC Fly was developed by Retronym, who’s best known for their virtual studio Tabletop.
Here’s another mockup of the still-to-be-announced Akai MPC Fly iPad Music Production Center.
It looks pretty fly – but it’s in Rumor Vision 3D.
The mockup comes via Inevitable Crafts, who admittedly put it together in Blender 3D.
We’ll have official into soon!