Monday, April 5, 2021

Meet & Greet with Christopher Tyng, Composer of Futurama πŸ’₯

THIS Thursday, April 8th, join us for this FREE VIRTUAL event!

Retronyms is meeting up with composer of Futurama, Christopher Tyng, at a secret location in the mountains of Santa Barbara as he, Arkitxt, unveils an immersive electronica light show called "Immerxion."

Since 2020, Immerxion has been designed by an inventive audio/visual crew. 350,000 pixel light walls and hundreds of modular synthesizers surround Arkitxt in a 3-story cube, illuminating emerging artists that join stage. The experience can appear anywhere imaginable -- fields, islands, warehouses, arenas, tv stations, clubs.
As capabilities in digital/mobile music advance, Retronyms invites our global community to register and be selected by Immerxion for a digital Meet and Greet with Arkitxt.
Register on FACEBOOK and EVENTBRITE for free.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

✨ How to AudioPaste Sound Packs into iMPC Pro 2 🎢

This is a common support question, so I thought it might be helpful to write a blog post for everyone to refer back to! There are many awesome features within iMPC Pro 2 discussed in the 10-day FREE course, iMPC University. Enroll for an in-depth tutorial, featuring producer Mr. Cates' insights and tricks! At the end of the course, you'll unlock an exclusive iMPC Pro Pack, The Diploma.

1. Open up iMPC Pro 2 and create a NEW PROJECT. You can also open an existing project, but AudioPasting an entire Sound Pack will overwrite your sounds.
2. Tap TWEAK view on the bottom bar.

3. The default view in Tweak is "Params" where you can adjust each pad, but for this you'll want to tap SOUNDS in the lower left corner. Now, you can see all of your pad names, which will help with placing your sounds if not AudioPasting the entire pack.
4. You will see the left menu has your sound library. Tap AUDIOPASTE.

5. The menu will pull up all available Sound Packs for pasting. Choose which one you'd like to paste, and you're done!

Want to see more tutorials? Comment below and we'll make them for you.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Experience Modern Nostalgia with Arturia Apps. 🎢✨

Legendary Sounds at your Fingertips



Our partnership with Arturia brought their classic hardware to iOS and both iMini and iProphet offer new twists on creativity. From March 5th, 2021 to March 12th, 2021, both iMini and iProphet are on sale for 50% off each.
iMini offers a level of sound quality never before found on the iPad, as well as over 500 sounds by leading sound designers. iMini is a recreation of the legendary synthesizer created by Bob Moog in 1971, one of most iconic synthesizers of all time. Use it in Tabletop to compose your music or watch this video demo of how to use the app.

Rediscover a legendary synthesizer from the ‘80s, the Prophet VS. Join in the same experiences shared by the many outstanding musicians who played and created with this amazing instrument. Deep pads, intense leads, unique effects: an iconic realm of sounds is now at your fingertips with iProphet.
POLL //Would you like to see these apps as Audio Units? Let us know in the comments... πŸ‘€πŸ˜‰

Content Store Pairings



Not familiar with synths, or unsure of how to integrate them into your workflow? Sample some of our Sound Packs in the Content Store. We've curated a group of synth packs to help you get started.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

NEW iMPC Pro Pack: Definitive 90s RnB 🎢


Akai Professional & 12 Bit Soul have teamed up to deliver the iMPC Pro Pack, Definitive 90s RnB, to the Content Store!

90s R&B represents the rapid rise from genre music to mainstream cultural and commercial dominance over this transformative decade. Forever intertwined with the sounds of Rap/Hip-Hop, there isn’t one pervasive sound that defined the era, but more so an emphasis on eclectic style blending. A rapid parallel evolution in artistry and music technology ensued in a short period of time, propelling us on a journey from the organic dusty breaks of Golden Era Hip-Hop to New Jack Swing to iconoclasts like Sade coupled with the meteoric rise of the Dirty South, retrofitted Neo Soul stylings, and the arrival of the Shiny Suit Era, where Hip-Hop moguls and superstar divas were born. This expansion captures that moment in time as R&B continued its progression alongside Hip-Hop.

This iMPC Pro Pack features 90s inspired composition loops and one-shots sampling sounds and gear of that era: horns, piano, organ, keys, strings, synths, live bass, guitar, and dusty vinyl and crisp digital drums to represent the fast-evolving sound of the decade. All sounds created and processed with an extensive collection of analog and digital gear, including popular instruments and samplers from the 90s era.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

How to Transfer Projects Between Devices (and Friends!) 🎢

With this feature, you can take your projects on the go and collaborate with your friends. iMPC Pro 2 was designed to intergrate your music creation with the rest of your workflow. Here's how to do it. All you're going to need is iMPC Pro 2 (for iPad or iPhone), and a Files-messaging app. We recommend using Telegram -- our staff uses this app for everything. You can even join The Honest Truth chat to meet other people who use our iMPC apps.


To do this tutorial, you will use the two buttons located on the main page of iMPC Pro 2: Archive and Import Project.

Exporting A Project


1. Open up iMPC Pro 2 on your device.
2. Navigate to the project you want to export.
3. Tap "Archive" underneath the project. This will create a .zip file that will be stored in the Files app.
4. Open up Files app and locate your recent project.
5. Tap "Share" and locate the Telegram app, where you can then send it to yourself (or your friend).
6. If you are sending to a friend, you're done! They will have your project. If you're sending it to another one of your devices, now's the time to grab your other device!

Importing A Project


7. On your other device, open up the Telegram app.
8. Download the .zip you sent yourself. This will save to the Files app.
9. Open up iMPC Pro 2.
10. Tap Import Project. You will see all of your .zip files available for importing.

This tutorial works across both iMPC Pro 2 for iPhone and iPad, and will work with any device that has Files app (iOS 11 and above). Do you want to see more tutorials like this? Let me know in the comments. Tag us in your videos/songs - we always love listening to what you all come up with creatively.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Something shiny for the winter blues. ✨


We curated a Sound Pack roundup in the Content Store filled with bright, punchy sounds and warm tones to cure our winter blues. Rainbowland and Alia Lock Sound Packs will be on sale for the next week. Sale ends 2/8/2021. Tag us in your music! We always love hearing what you create. 🌞πŸ’₯πŸ”₯

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

iProphet v. 1.35 and a 50% sale to celebrate. 🎢🎹

iProphet v1.35. 🎹


Update to iProphet v1.35 to enjoy the latest bug fixes in iOS 14. iProphet brings you the classic experience of the Sequential Circuits Prophet VS to iOS, and our latest version has fixed the crash on launch bug.

Winter SALE. ❄️


Enjoy 50% off iProphet and iMini this week! These two Arturia synths bring us back in time to 70's and 80's vibes, with classic synth sounds and a digitally remastered experience. If you enjoy any of our synth packs in the Content Store, we encourage you to explore the possibilities that lie within both of these apps.
Sale runs from 1/13/21 to 1/20/21.