Akai iMPC Pro Promises 64 Tracks Of Heavyweight Music Production


When Akai Pro released the iMPC iPad music production center, a lot of Synthtopia readers were left wanting more. The app was fun, but it didn’t offer the full capabilities of even old-school MPCs.

It looks like that may soon change. Akai today teased this image of iMPC Pro, a new software MPC for the iPad that they say promises ’64 tracks of heavyweight music production’. Continue reading

iMPC For iPhone Puts An MPC In Your Pants

impc-iphoneAkai has release iMPC for iPhone – a new app that promises to “turn your iPhone into an MPC.”

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Turn your iPhone into an MPC. With more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPhone. iMPC includes everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily, including built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences and record and overdub beats.

Time correction from 1/8 note to 1/32T with variable swing, and Note Repeat from 1/8 note to 1/32T with latch control are also built in. The app’s built-in sampler can record samples three different ways: using the mic on the iPhone, using the line input on the iPhone, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.

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AudioBus & iMPC On Sonic Touch

The latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Touch video podcast takes a look at Audiobus and iMPC.

Gaz Williams and Nick Batt take a look at the newly released AudioBus and using it to route audio between iOS applications, and then try out the new iMPC Music Production Center app for the iPad.

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