Akai Professional Partners with Retronyms to bring Legendary MPC Capability to iPad
Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the release of iMPC, a powerful new music production app for iPad developed in partnership with Retronyms, a leading creator of innovative software products, including Tabletop, a groundbreaking modular audio environment for iPad.
Cumberland, R.I. (December 13, 2012) – Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the release of iMPC, a powerful new music production app for iPad developed in partnership with Retronyms, a leading creator of innovative software products, including Tabletop, a groundbreaking modular audio environment for iPad.
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 iPad. iMPC includes everything producers need to create a beat quickly and easily, including an exclusive iMPC sound set and a comprehensive Akai Professional sound library. 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 also works seamlessly with Tabletop from Retronyms, a modular environment for iPad that allows users to mix and match different devices, including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers, and more.
“iMPC is exactly what you’d expect an MPC app to be. It’s a simple and powerful way to grab samples, edit them, assign them to the pads, and start creating music,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager.
Tracks created on iMPC can be exported to MPC Software, Akai Professional’s new DAW for the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio music production controllers. Social networking is also built in, with sharing to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare accessible at the touch of a button. iMPC comes with built-in effects, including delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter, 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 iMPC App is now available from the App Store with an introductory price of $6.99. For more information, visit www.akaiprompc.com/impc.
iPad and App Store are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Tabletop and each Tabletop module are sold separately.
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About Akai Professional
Since 1984, Akai Professional’s production tools have been staples of modern music both in the studio and on stage. Akai Professional is one of the world’s most influential manufacturers of musical electronics, creating iconic production instruments, like the legendary MPC, which have altered the landscape of music making. Akai Professional is a member of the premier family of brands known as inMusic. For more information, visit akaipro.com or inmusicbrands.com.