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

Tabletop Adds AudioCopy 2.0, Inter-App Audio Support

retronyms-tabletop-2Retronyms has updated its virtual studio for iOS, Tabletop.

Here’s what’s new in Tabletop 2.2:

Tabletop 2.2 adds two new devices with support for inter-app audio.

One is a free controller for midi-controllable apps, and the other is an inter-app audio recorder that can capture the audio produced by other apps.

This update also adds support for AudioCopy 2.0. Finally, it adds several bugfixes and iOS 7 enhancements.

Here’s a video demo of using Inter-App Audio in Tabletop: Continue reading

Retronyms Tabletop 2.0 Preview + Richard Devine Remix

Retronyms today released this preview video for Tabletop 2.0 – the new version of their virtual studio for IOS.

Sound designer Richard Devine created the video’s soundtrack, Glitch Breaker Demo, usingTabletop’s virtual studio environment. Retronyms is making the set available, so you can check out Devine’s work and use it as a starting point for your own remixes:

You can find the song Glitch Breaker Demo inside the Tabletop in-app community, or here on soundcloud. To celebrate the new update for Tabletop we’re making a call for remixes!

Download the Glitchbreaker Session right in Tabletop. You get access to all of the custom samples, sequencing, and arrangement. Remix to your heart’s content. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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