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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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Retronyms updates Tabletop for iPad to v2.0

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Retronyms has released version 2.0 of the Tabletop modular environment where you can mix and match different devices.

This free update adds killer new features including a Timeline Editor, MIDI Controller support, and Session Sharing. Plus the brand-new iMPC from Akai Professional works inside Tabletop as the first Tabletop-Ready App!

Retronyms Tabletop for iPad

Changes in Tabletop v2.0

  • Timeline Editor. Edit, arrange, create notes on a pianoroll style timeline!
  • Midi Controller Support. Control Tabletop devices via Core Midi with hardware!
  • Tabletop Ready Apps. Standalone apps that work in Tabletop! iMPC is the first!
  • Share Sessions. Post and download sessions for remixing, backup and more.
  • Improved stability and performance.
  • Brand new UI look and feel.
  • Panhander. Autopanning effect device.
  • iOS 6 enhancements and improvements.
  • Improved template system.
  • Various bug fixes.

Retronyms for iPad is available to download for free.

More information: Retronyms

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Akai intros iMPC music production app for iPad

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Akai iMPC

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.

iMPC features

  • 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.
  • Line-in allows you to resample Tabletop devices.
  • Use with Tabletop’s Timeline Editor.

The iMPC is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.

More information: Akai Professional / iMPC

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Akai Professional intros MPC Fly Music Production Controller

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Akai Professional MPC Fly

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.

MPC Fly features

  • Hardware
    • The first MPC designed specifically for iPad 2.
    • Fitted compartment for iPad 2 provides fully integrated portable MPC solution.
    • 16 backlit genuine MPC pads with MPC Note Repeat & MPC Swing.
    • Works seamlessly with the MPC App: sequence & sample editing, effects, EQ and more.
    • Create beats on the go and transfer to a Mac or PC for further mastering.
    • Double-hinged case sits upright, lies flat or closes for transport.
    • Compatible with virtually any Core MIDI app.
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
    • Charges iPad when plugged into wall power.
  • iPad App – Developed by Retronyms
    • Sequence four tracks simultaneously: four-track mixer built in.
    • Built in sound library of samples and drum kits.
    • Record and overdub sequences and create and edit your own Programs.
    • 16-Levels mode: play one sample at 16 levels of attack, velocity, length, and tuning.
    • Note variation slider allows you to manipulate attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play.
    • Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter.
    • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable Swing setting.
    • Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing.
    • Sample using internal mic or line-in and trim and categorize samples.
    • Sample from your iPod library with turntable interface.
    • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook or twitter.
    • Supports WIST, Wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg.
    • Supports AudioPaste.

More information: Akai Professional / MPC Fly

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Retronyms releases Tabletop modular audio environment for iPad

Retronyms Tabletop

Retronyms has released Tabletop, a modular audio studio app for iPad.

The heart of Tabletop is a modular environment where you can mix and match different devices. Select from more than a dozen devices including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers and more. Buy only the gear you need from an expanding catalog.

Tabletop is the first musical environment designed from the ground up exclusively for the iPad. Each device has its own uses, characteristics, personality—ranging from classics like drum pad samplers to touchscreen effects.

Tabletop features

  • 15 unique Devices at launch.
  • 300 sounds (multisample instruments, loops, phrases).
  • Record sequences, arrange into songs.
  • Adjustable quantization (pre- and post-record).
  • Recordable parameter automation.
  • Overdub and replace record modes.
  • Trigger sequences and patterns live.
  • Multitouch instruments and devices.
  • Sampling (internal mic, line in).
  • Adjustable tempo.
  • Import your own sound library, save presets.
  • Support for imported .mid phrases.
  • Insert and send/return (master) effects.
  • Undo history.
  • 44Khz, studio-quality audio.
  • Sync 2 iPads running Tabletop or other apps with WIST.
  • Import sounds from dozens of apps with AudioPaste.
  • … and much more! See the full feature list.

Tabletop for iPad is available in a launch bundle for just $4.99 USD for a limited time. This special price includes 9 of the 15 modular devices, normally available via in-app purchase.

More information: Retronyms Tabletop

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