Akai Professional has announced the iMPC music production app for iPad.
Turn your iPad 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 all the functionality of a classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPad.
Developed in partnership with Retronyms, 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 iPad, using the line input on the iPad, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.
More than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences.
Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library.
Sample from iPad mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface.
Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio.
In-app SoundCloud community, powered by CloudSeeder.
Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer.
16 Levels mode: 16 levels of attack, velocity, length, and tuning.
Note Variation slider: adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play.
Trim and categorize samples, undo takes and erase samples.
Create new sequences, record and overdub beats.
Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback.
Simple drag and drop program creation.
Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter.
Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing.
Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing, with latch.
Supports WIST, wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg.
AudioCopy beats and sequences to compatible apps.
AudioPaste samples from compatible apps.
Tabletop Ready iMPC is free for for iMPC owners.
Route to and use with your favorite Tabletop Effects and devices.
The Drum Sample Broker’s Grit Kit is a collection of rare drums from the MPC60, featuring sounds with an analog 12bit flavor.
If you are looking for gritty, raw, unprocessed, 12-Bit drum samples. This is your kit!
The Grit kit features over 100 rare kicks and snares chopped right from rare Vinyl breaks to a MPC 60 for raw, gritty, analog flavor! The pre-amps and D/A converters on the hardware used to create this kit cannot be emulated using software.
These drum samples are perfect for layering or stand alone use.
Grit Kit features
56 Gritty Kicks.
48 Snappy & Dirty Snares.
4 Dirty Hats & a Clap.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $14.99 USD.
Hello Samples has released Raw Vermona, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Vermona Syncussion DRM-1 analog drum synthesizer.
Raw Vermona inaugurates a new concept in sample library development.
Most contemporary sample packs focus on highly undynamic samples. Audio-destructive processes like normalization and digital compression are the norm rather than the exception. There is a loudness war going on in the sample world and everybody is on the same one-way-only train: my library has to sound louder than yours.
Here at HelloSamples we think the public (you) knows better, and that there should be a market for more dynamic sounding samplepacks. That’s why we decided to start our “Raw” analog library series.
Raw Vermona features
1700+ painstakingly handcut samples, organized by type and descriptively labelled.
About 200 different sounds, 7x round robin hits + 300+ single one-shots.
45 Maschine kits.
25 MPC kits (1000/2500).
154 Kontakt patches.
Recorded with Great River and API 512 preamps, using mastering grade converters (Black Lion Audio, Mytek).
The Raw Vermona sample pack is available to purchase for $10 USD.
One Glove Apps has released version 1.1 of Drum Machine Legends, adding a sequencer with grid view, and copy and paste to the music app for iOS.
Drum Machine Legends brings you six kits from the most legendary drum machines of all time. The Lin Drum, SP1200, TR 808, Obrhm DX, MPC 60 and the TR 707.
DML is easy to use for full production with sounds that One Glove Apps has handpicked and processed to get the most out of their original machines. Quantize your beats, mix, choose tempo and layer sounds from different kits. One Glove has also added some new original sounds for the sampler kits (MPC and SP1200). Save your beats, share, and email as wav files. It’s simple to set your loop length, tempo and quantize your beats. Just open up Drum Machine Legends and begin producing now!
One Glove Apps Drum Machine Legends.
Drum Machine Legends features
6 drum kits (Lin Drum, SP 1200, Roland TR 808, Oberhm DX, MPC 60 and the Roland TR 707).
Herrmutt Lobby and Yaniv De Ridder have released Beatsurfing, a new app for iPad that allows you to draw a 3-dimensional controller and use it in two different and complementary ways.
Beatsurfing lets you create your own controller layout & use your fingers to “surf” controls.
You can tap it like you would with your regular MPC or any other beatmaking device, but the best and most innovative use you can make of it is definitely by surfing your fingers along routes, colliding with objects, triggering samples or effects. It’s all about movement, and bringing back this intuitive way to make music.
It can control any MIDI-enabled device (Software, Hardware, or even selected iPad apps through Virtual MIDI), features a very intuitive in-app editing system and integrates seemlessly in any existing Studio or Live setup.
Objects Behaviours can be set to link objects together and multiply the available commands on the surface of the iPad.
Official Teaser for Beatsurfing – The Organic MIDI Controller Builder.
Draw your own controller – Work with the Controller you need, not the one you were given. Simply draw it on the screen with lines, polygons, circles and faders. Size, color, orientation and 3-Dimensional location are all yours to choose.
Surf! – Use the full potential of the iPad touchscreen: You can tap on the screen, but you better add the Surfing to your production and performance skills to integrate more of that human feel in your music.
Link any MIDI device – Dj, VJ, Production softwares, Hardware devices, and even selected iPad apps: you can route BEATSURFING to anything that allows for MIDI.
Objects Behaviours – Each object of your controller can be set to control the others. It creates a system of objects that allow you to add much more to a controller than what meets the eye.
Intuitive In-App editing – Forget about separated editing software, lenghty changes and whatnot. You can swap between the EDIT and PLAY modes at the tap of a finger. All your objects even remain playable when they’re be re-arranged!
The app is available to purchase for $11.99 USD / 9.99 EUR.
The Producers Choice has released the Boom Bap Phonetics, a drum sample pack inspired by the sounds of J Dilla and Kev Brown.
Our sound designers painstakingly mimicked the EXACT drum sounds used by J Dilla, Kev Brown & Mad Lib.
The Boom Bap Phonetics drum kit is the ‘go to’ drum library for Boom Bap drum samples. The kit captures J Dilla’s signature styled drums by using the same filtering techniques, creative EQ & compression, and drum machines as the legendary producer.
Boom Bap Phonetics features
Over 170 drum samples, crafted using the following equipment: Akai MPC3000, SP-303 Sampler, P-505 Sampler, Technics Turntables w/ Dirty Vinyl Drums.
MPC READY – pgm files included so you can load into your unit fast and easily.
Each sound was recorded from vinyl record and split tested through different chains to get the perfect boom bap sound.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $29 USD.
Akai Professional has announced the MPC Fly, a music production controller for iPad 2.
MPC Fly merges unmatched Akai Professional technology with the power of your iPad 2, embodying legendary capabilities that have made the MPC an industry standard like real MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. Its multifunctional, double-hinged design gives you the flexibility to produce tracks anywhere, while also acting as a protective case between sessions and giving you total access to your iPad 2 for normal uses.