iMPC Pro 1.1 Offers Bug Fixes, New Features

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

J Dilla’s Minimoog Going To The Smithsonian Museum

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The J Dilla collection, donated by J Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey, includes his custom-made Minimoog Voyager synthesizer and his Akai MPC 3000 Limited Edition

The Smithsonian has announced the donation of significant artifacts from the family of award-winning hip-hop artist and producer, James “J Dilla” Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006).

The J Dilla collection, donated by J Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey, includes his custom-made Minimoog Voyager synthesizer and his Akai MPC 3000 Limited Edition, one of only 2,000 units released in 2000 Continue reading

iMPC Pro MIDI Input Details For Custom Controllers

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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 iMPC Pro Now Available

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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