Tuesday, July 22, 2014

iMPC Pro free update available now (v1.1)

Hello everyone, version 1.1 of iMPC Pro is available now as a free update. Below is a description of some of the important improvements.



iMPC Pro V 1.1 changes include:

- 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. (eg: begin dragging pad, select bank b, drop pad)
- Various other small fixes and performance improvements.

I think this is going to be a great update.  I'm also really happy to have had a chance to build the new delete feature. We are now off to add some polish to Tabletop and finish our last project for #summerofepic! Stay tuned.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tabletop Update: iMPC Pro Compatibility

iMPC Pro dropped on Tuesday! Now a free update is available for Tabletop that adds iMPC Pro compatibility. Drop this beat making monster next to your favorite Tabletop devices — including original iMPC, Arturia iMini, XOX Drum Deranger, and 30 more!



iMPC Pro is the new app from the partnership between Akai Professional and Retronyms. It takes the foundation laid in iMPC and takes it to the next level. Check out the official video below, or catch up on the iMPC Pro Log series for in depth information.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

iMPC Pro MIDI Input Details

MPC Element is a great controller to use with iMPC Pro and iMPC. But its not the only way to control these apps. I’ve had a lot of success in my personal experience utilizing other controllers for mastery of all hardware/software in my live and studio setup. My go to software controller is Touch OSC. And as far as hardware goes, I like the Korg nanopad 2 and Arturia Beatstep.

I went ahead and included layouts for a couple popular hardware/software controllers i.e Korg Nano Pad 2 & Touch OSC, Arturia Beatstep, Arturia minilab. Download the layouts here.

If you’d like a hands on hardware experience using other controllers, see below for the scene mappings to send from whatever tools you are using.

For a given bank (say, bank A), the app's pads are arranged in a Grid:
A13  A14  A15  A16
A09  A10  A11  A12
A05  A06  A07  A08
A01  A02  A03  A04

Send note on/off messages on channel 10. The notes are laid out on the Grid like this:
C#4  G4   D#4  F4
C4   B3   A3   G3
E3   D3   A#3  G#3
C#3  C3   F#3  A#6  


Its worth noting that some proprietary editors create different standard octave numbers. For example C4 traditionally is note #60. But impc pro takes note #48 for C4. However in touch osc editor and other programs note #48 translates to C2.

So to control iMPC pads, make sure you are sending the following note numbers:
49   55   51   53
48   47   45   43
40   38   46   44
37   36   42   82


Also note when you plug in some equipment, it will trigger features like mute, etc. from ch. 1 on startup.

Other features in the app can be controlled with the following note on/off messages on channel 1:
Tap= C8
Full Level= D#3
16 Level= E3
Undo= F4
Erase= A0
Note Repeat= G3
Main= C4
Rec= G5
Overdub= C#6
Stop= A6
Play= G#6
Play Start= B6
Solo Track= D#4
Mute Track= D4
Track Down= D#1
Track Up= D1
Pad Bank= C#4

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

iMPC Pro is available now

iMPC Pro, the massive followup to iMPC is available on the App Store now.



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, iMPC Pro comes with high end 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.

Special Deal Pricing
iMPC Pro is $19.99, but for a limited time after launch, it will be $12.99 — the price of original iMPC off. Consider this a love note to all you amazing creators using iMPC.

A Note about Tabletop Ready
The update to Tabletop that adds iMPC Pro compatibility is coming soon! It's in review with Apple, and as soon as it's approved, we'll release it!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

iMPC Pro Submitted! Sale on iMPC classic and Tabletop devices

BIG NEWS! iMPC Pro has been submitted to the App Store! Apple is reviewing it now, and as soon as it's approved, we'll release it! We're celebrating with a sale on original iMPC. Get in on the legend for $1.99, limited time.



We're also extending the Submission Sale to Tabletop devices. Save on classic effects including the infamous Boom Room — use the reverb effect found in iMPC Pro now in Tabletop. Bundle pricing also reflects the sale prices, so as always the Device Bundle is your best bang for the buck.



#summerofepic

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Inter App — New iMPC Pro Log



iMPC Pro can work with Inter App Audio compatible apps in a variety of ways. You can sample and chop from other apps, send your mix through standalone effects, and record iMPC Pro into your favorite DAWs!

iMPC Users: we're going to be doing something to hook you up when iMPC PRo launches. Keep your ears open in this news feed. To be sure to hear about it sign up for iMPC News.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Stryke Released! New Tabletop Ready App



Available at the App Store — unleash your spirit animal, fame awaits!

Stryke turns your iPad into a real musical instrument. Pluck, strum, shred with expertly crafted tones.

Grab the app and a camera and join the community of #StrykeShred users. Cover the classics or compose your own masterpiece!

Stryke is Tabletop-Ready!

Get the latest Tabletop update to use Stryke alongside your favorite synths, drum machines, sequencers, mixers, and effects

Tabletop is a free musical environment for iPad where you can mix and match different instruments and effects. Think of it like the rest of the band.

Select your spirit animal and let the magic unfold. Your ultimate legacy begins today.