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Akai Pro updates iMPC Pro to v1.1

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Akai Pro has released version 1.1 of iMPC Pro, the professional music production app for iPad.

Akai Pro iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad.

Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

Changes in iMPC Pro v1.1

  • Trim endpoint saves and loads properly.
  • Delete Sounds.
  • Velocity for iMPC Element fixed.
  • Added sound delete (drag to trash).
  • Crash on set global for FX return and Master Fader fixed.
  • Can now open and close precision mode controls while popover is active.
  • Performance improvements on save and load sessions and sample edits.
  • FX returns were moving some fader controls. This is fixed.
  • iMPC Pro now registers as a InterApp Audio Instrument. Should sync better with Cubasis and other hosts.
  • You can now drag pads across banks using multitouch. (e.g: begin dragging pad, select bank b, drop pad).
  • Various other small fixes and performance improvements.

iMPC Pro is available for purchase for $12.99 USD for a limited time (regular $19.99 USD).

More information: Akai Pro / iMPC Pro

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Akai releases iMPC Pro music production app for iPad

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Akai Professional has released iMPC Pro, a music production app for iPad.

Akai iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad.

Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes.

It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

iMPC Pro features

  • A platform for creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality.
  • Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library using the multi-touch turntable interface.
  • 64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track.
  • All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing of sample.
  • All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing.
  • All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch your beats in real-time or with automation.
  • All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters.
  • Drag n’ Drop your samples for simplified program/kit assembly.
  • All-new 3D-performance mode lets your perform with your iPad’s accelerometer.
  • All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up your tracks with sidechain compression.
  • Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples.
  • Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling and sample library organization.
  • 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of your sounds.
  • Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play.
  • Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter.
  • Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback.
  • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing.
  • MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch.
  • Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling from your other music apps.
  • AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting beats and sequences from compatible apps.
  • Seamless integration with Retronym’s Tabletop app for iPad, a modular audio environment.
  • Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).
  • Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer.
  • iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures.
  • Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects.
  • Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to your sequence.
  • Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more.
  • Samples may be set to 1-shot or “hold” mode.
  • Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound.
  • Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities.
  • Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle your sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance.
  • Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances.
  • Mixer effects include tempo-sync’d delay, reverb, chorus, flanger.
  • Add third-party effects with InterApp Audio Effect.
  • Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod.
  • Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis.
  • Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with.
  • Extensive Undo History lets you roll back your project to any state.
  • Export your tracks as an audio file.

iMPC Pro is available for purchase for the introductory price of $12.99 USD for a limited time (regular $19.99 USD).

More information: Akai Pro / iMPC Pro

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MPC-Samples releases The Raw 70s Kit for MPCs & Maschine

MPC-Samples has announced The Raw 70s Kit, a drum sample library for Akai’s MPC and Native Instruments Maschine.

MPC-Samples The Raw 70s Kit

‘The Raw 70s Kit’ is the second volume in our ‘Drum Evolution’ series featuring a fully multisampled 70s Ludwig Classic drum kit, recorded with an array of vintage microphones straight to 2 inch analogue tape, and mapped out perfectly into ready-to-play programs for all MPCs & Maschine.

Oozing with gritty character and tape saturated goodness, these are just about the filthiest, hard hitting multisampled drums we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The kit comes with 16 different drum articulations recorded with 12-18 takes across the entire velocity range (259 samples in total) and for each MPC model (including all version of JJOS) we’ve created ready-tweaked ‘finger drumming’ kits that you can just load up and start playing.

There are 259 drum samples in total, each provided in 24 bit WAV, 16 bit WAV and legacy MPC sound formats, along with ready-tweaked programs guaranteed fully compatible with every single MPC model ever, all versions of JJOS, and Maschine 1.8/2.x.

The Raw 70s Kit is available to download for $24.99 USD.

More information: MPC-Samples / The Raw 70s Kit

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Freemasons Tutorial – NI Maschine & Akai MPC swings in Logic Pro & Ableton Live

James of Freemasons wrote in to share a tutorial on how to get NI Maschine and Akai MPC swings natively inside Logic Pro and Ableton Live.

Ever since the release of NI’s Maschine and more recently, the return of the Akai’s MPC range, beat production has taken a huge leap forward sonically and rhythmically. However, both of these machines use their own proprietary systems and protocols for swing quantise.

One of the biggest problems when using these inside DAW’s with your other VST’s and audio is that each has its own quantise system that is not (always) mirrored by the software, so quantising parts running alongside your chosen drum machine to the same swing has often been a case of guess work and time-consuming experimentation.

We always ran into this problem so decided to solve it, and after a few days of quite painstaking work, we have converted the swings from NI’s Maschine and Akai’s MPC into groove templates for Logic 9 / Logic X and Ableton live 8/9 (Maschine only, MPC grooves were already present).

We also created an instructional video showing how you can import these grooves into the applications and into your own Logic startup pages. We hope you enjoy using them as we do.

The groove templates are available to download here.

More information: Freemasons (Facebook)

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100 Akres launches Deebox Chopra Beat Contest

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100 Akres has launched its Deebox Chopra Beat Contest, offering a chance to win an AKAI MPC Element.

100 Akres Deebox Chopra Beat Contest

The contest is open to those who purchase a copy of the Deebox Chopra sample pack.

The deadline for submitting your entry is March 31st, 2014, at midnight (PST). The winner of the MPC Element will be announced on April 15th.

More information: 100 Akres / Deebox Chopra Beat Contest

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Drum Broker intros The Drums From Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s Train of Thought LP

Hi-Tek Train of Thought Drums

The Drum Broker has announced the Drums from Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s Train of Thought/Reflection Eternal LP, an upcoming sample pack by Hi-Tek.

The Drum Broker has teamed up with Hi-Tek to distribute the drums from one of Hip Hop’s most critically acclaimed albums, Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s ‘Train Of Thought’ (Reflection Eternal) LP.

These drums are straight out of Tek’s Akai MPC60, 60II, and MPC3000! Having resided for nearly 14 years on floppy disks (Google if you’re too young to remember the days of Drum Machines with Floppies), the ‘Train of Thought’ drums are now available to the public. This is a must have for beatmakers, drum heads, and percussion aficionados.

Train of Thought Drums features

  • 93 Sounds Comprised of Kicks, Snares, Hats, & Percussive Elements.
  • Drums & Percussion from the entire ‘Train of Thought’ album.
  • Samples straight out of Tek’s Akai MPC60, 60II, and MPC3000 in 16 & 24bit/44.1kHz WAV Format.
  • Compatible with all drum machines, samplers, & DAW’s.

The sample pack is available to pre-order for $24.99 USD. The release is scheduled for March 7th, 2014.

More information: Drum Broker / Hi-Tek Train of Thought Drums

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Hello Samples releases Raw Series Vol 2: JMX09

Hello Samples JMX09

Hello Samples has launched JMX09, the second release in the Raw Series of sample packs.

After the warm reception of our first installment in the analog percussion world (the acclaimed RAW Series Vol.1) we decided to make a library built on the same honorable principles -realism, dynamics and usability- but with a more aggressive and punchy sound that complemented the organic, creamy and percussive nature of the previous collection. Of all the drum machines in our arsenal we felt that the 09 was the box that best represented this idea, and thus our next victim was chosen!

The 09 is a 909 inspired drum machine with a twist. The great thing about it it’s that, although you can use it to emulate a convincing 909, it can also go WAY beyond it’s limits. The bass drum and snare circuits have much wider range and the sound is a bit more modern and over-the-top. It’s like a 909 on steroids! This is specially nice since you can end up with something that sounds “familiar” yet not dated like the overused original 909. A clever way of sounding different.

JMX09 features

  • 2,300+ painstakingly handcut samples (about 200 different sounds x 7 round robin hits + more than 300 single one-shots), organized by type and descriptively labelled.
  • A minimum of 4 Round Robin samples of each sound for added realism, most hits have 7 or more Round Robin samples.
  • 40 ready to use Machine kits.
  • 20 ready to use MPC kits (1000/2500).
  • 298 ready to use Ableton Live kits including:
    • 23 Drum Rack Kits.
    • 18 Impulse Kits.
    • 250 individual Sampler patches (Round Robin).
    • 7 groups Sampler patches.
  • 6 Kontakt patches including automatic Round Robin management.

The sample library is available to purchase for 10 EUR. A free demo pack can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: Hello Samples / Raw Series Vol 2 JMX09

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