Retronyms and Akai have submitted an update for iMPC Pro to Apple. iMPC Pro version 1.1 includes several bug and performance fixes, plus adds a sound delete option.
This video offers a sneak preview of the changes in the new version. Continue reading
The Akai Pro Rhythm Wolf Analog Drum Machine was one of the biggest stories coming out of this year’s Musikmesse. The new drum machine promised analog synthesis, MPC style drum pads, tons of tweakability and a killer $199 price.
The only catch? It wasn’t ready to demo at Musikmesse.
Now that’s changed.
Here’s the first video of the Rhythm Wolf drum machine in action. It’s not an official ‘polished’ demo video – it’s just 7:48 of uncut analog drum machine action. Continue reading
Retronyms has updated its Tabletop virtual studio for the iPad, adding support for the Akai Pro iMPC Pro virtual instrument. Continue reading
Akai Pro released iMPC Pro, its re-imagining of the Music Production Center for the iPad, earlier this week. While iMPC Pro was heavily anticipated, many musicians have expressed disappointment over the app’s lack of MIDI support. Many would like to use the app with their existing controllers or use it like a hardware MPC, to sequence other apps or devices.
Developer Retronyms has responded at their blog by documenting the MIDI IN controls that work with iMPC Pro and providing example layouts for several controllers, including the Korg NanoPad 2, Touch OSC, Arturia Beatstep and MiniLab.
If you’d like to configure a custom controller setup, they have also provided this information on creating mappings: Continue reading
Akai Professional has announced the availability of the iMPC Pro app for iPad.
iMPC Pro re-imagines the classic music production center as an iPad app – offering 64 tracks for composing, editing and mixing music. It offers most of the features of classic MPCs and adds new features that the iPad makes possible, including: touch-based sample editing, a new timeline view, Inter-App Audio and social sharing.
It’s available now – with a US $20 regular price and discounted $12.99 price for early adopters.
iMPC Pro is the type of app that gets musicians excited about the iPad. For the price of a pizza, iMPC Pro puts a music production center on your iPad that’s surprisingly powerful. While it won’t replace the traditional MPC for hardware fans, iMPC Pro makes MPC-style music making affordable to anyone with an iPad.
Here are the details: Continue reading
The latest episode in the iMPC Pro Log video series takes a look at the ‘Inter-App’ Ecosystem and Akai Pro’s upcoming iMPC Pro. Continue reading
The latest sneak preview for Akai Pro’s upcoming iMPC Pro takes a look at audio editing with Trim and Chop. Continue reading
The latest in Retronyms‘ series of sneak previews of the upcoming Akai iMPC Pro iPad music production center app takes a look at ‘Turbo Duck’. Continue reading