Tuesday, February 20, 2024

๐Ÿ”ช Chopping it up on iMPC Pro 2 ๐Ÿ”ช


Chopping It Up: Lofi Boom Bap

Have you been wanting to learn how to make a fresh beat on iMPC Pro 2.

Take a beat and check out this production flow video from a pro. 

Renowned producer, Vherbal Beats, shows you how simple it is to find your inspiration on the iMPC Pro 2 with a new sound pack from AudioCopy. 

Chopping It Up: Upcoming feature

How'd you like the banger from Vherbal Beats? 

Follow us @retronyms on YouTube, Instagram, X and Facebook for the next producer feature. 

Do make beats on iMPC Pro 2 and want to share you process with other music makers? Send us a message or email at support@retronyms.com for a collab and upcoming feature.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต Kickstart your Twenty24 Soundtrack ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต

Don't Sleep on These Sounds

Are you looking for inspiration to kickstart 2024? 

Does your current project need some bombastic electronic sounds from Colin Yarck or MASSIVE cinematic brass, bass and vocals from Vherbal Beats to forge your soundtrack for the whole year?

Head on over to the AudioCopy Content Store to find each of these 4 tremendous sounds packs for only $1.99 for just a few days.

Don't Be Strangers Now

Don't forget to follow @Retronyms on Instagram and Twitter for an exclusive behind the scenes look at Vherbal Beats production process using iMPC Pro 2.

Monday, December 11, 2023

⏮️ Run it back with Lofi Boom Bap! ⚠️


Back in the Studio: Lofi Boom Bap

We are thrilled to bring you the latest sound pack from the ever talented Vherbal Beats. In Lofi Boom Bap, You'll find out what happens when a prolific hip hop producer experiments with new Lofi flavors in his Buffalo, NY studio. This entire sound pack was mastered in iMPC Pro 2 and we think you'll be blown away by the high quality output of our mobile production studio. You can demo the Robbery Kit in the AudioCopy content store for free. 

With a wide range of loops and one shots, these tones might just be the perfect fit for your next project. Lofi Boom Bap contains 112 loops and one shots from 5 Pro pack kits. These kits are designed with the intention to get you in a creative flow as quickly as possible. The pads are pre-loaded with silky one shots and dynamic loops to fit the sound you are looking for in each kit. 

The Freshest Drop

A retro Lo-Fi Boom Bap style sound pack by Vherbal transported from 90s hiphop. Slamming crunchy drums and vintage chops the genre is known for. This pack was created with the same techniques and equipment used throughout 90s hiphop giving it an authentic sound. All of the sounds in this pack were mastered on iMPC Pro 2 for our Mobile Music Makers.

Lofi Boom Bap:

Alarm Kit

Anthem Kit

Franken Kit

Grime Kit

Robbery Kit

87-92 BPM

Monday, September 18, 2023

๐ŸŽถ "Strangers" from Kenya Grace- 130 million Streams!

Kenya Grace's hit single "Strangers"๐Ÿ”ฅ 

It's no secret that we've been fans of Kenya Grace for a while now. Just a few month ago, we were celebrating Kenya Grace with our Music Makers after the release of her single "Meteor". We didn't have to be psychics or prophets to claim that she was a "Meteor on the Rise". We couldn't have been more right!

Kenya's latest release and first single with her new record label is toping the charts with more than 40 million, err I mean, 70 million streams on Spotify in its first month! It could be over 100 million by the time you read this post.  "Strangers" features Kenya's surreal vocals over a subtle and driving beat that will live rent free in your mind and on the majority of "Reels" on the internet. Make sure you check it out on Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube

Kenya's vocal talent has the distinct ability to create a space of intimacy for each listener, gently grab the chords emotional connection and tug at the most subtle strings of the heart. She's leaves the listener with a splendid haunting for hours on end. We would not be surprised if "Strangers" or her next single is the anthem we all desire in the coming months of autumnal hauntings. 

There doesn't seem to be a well defined "PATH" these days to make it big as a musician and this makes it all the more impressive what Kenya Grace has achieved. Our talented colleague, Joey Hendrickson, discovered her through her YouTube videos when she only had a few thousand subscribers. We started a conversation with her while the world was still in its pandemic cocoon and discovered that her production style would be a great fit for a series of sound packs for our community of nearly 100,000 music makers all over the world. 

In the last 2 years, Kenya has worked hard to display her musical talents in more than a few viral reels on Tin Tok, Instagram and elsewhere. We couldn't be happier for the recognition Kenya has received since the beginning of her partnership with Retronyms to release The Elemental Vocal Series to the AudioCopy Content Store. 

We believe our community of Music Makers played an important role in recognizing her talent, engaging with her content on social media and helping Kenya Grace find her own unique path to success! We hope we can continue to push other Music Makers and iMPC Pro users to find their own path in this world beyond record labels and billboard charts. Please feel free to reach out to us at support@retronyms.com if you are a Music Maker looking for that path. 

Kenya Grace - Elemental Vocal Series

Get to know Kenya better by exploring the Elemental Vocal Series she release with Retronyms in 2021 and 2022 and tell you friends you were into her before she made it big. ๐Ÿ˜‰ These 4 vocal sound packs are royalty free with hundreds of loops and one shots. These will allow you to add Kenya's distinctive vocal talent to your next project. Check them out in the AudioCopy content store and demo the loops and one shots with your built in sampler. 

Monday, July 10, 2023

๐ŸŽ‰ Celebrating 35 Years of Musical Revolution! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

35 Years and Counting!

    1988 is a special year for us at Retronyms. It's the year that AKAI Professional released the revolutionary MPC 60 and changed music forever. We think the best way to celebrate with AKAI is to make it easier for the music makers out there to experience the powerful mobile production apps from Retronyms and AKAI. For the rest of July, you can pick up all of the iMPC apps in the Apple App Store for only 35% of what they normally cost. Additionally, All of the AKAI  sound packs in AudioCopy will be on sale for 35% of the full price. This deal ends at midnight on July 31st, 2023!

    This July is the only time these deals will be offered! Share this with your friends. You can scoop up the AKAI sound packs for $0.99 - $3.99 and the original iMPC for only $2.99 in the App Store. You can also get the latest iMPC Pro 2 for $3.99 on your iPhone and $9.99 on your iPad.

    All of us at Retronyms are excited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Akai MPC, or MIDI Production Center, which revolutionized music production and has had a lasting impact on the music industry. We are privileged to have played a role in the storied history the MPC and couldn’t be happier for the team over at AKAI Professional. We weren't at the launch party in 1988, but we imagine it was a banger. We thought I'd be fun to use Artificial Intelligence to recreate the launch party. Who wouldn't want to be at this party?!?!

    The Akai MPC (Music Production Center) was first introduced in 1988 by Akai Professional in collaboration with Roger Linn. Roger Linn is renowned for his contributions to electronic music products and is best known for inventing the LM-1, the first ever drum machine to use digital samples.

    The MPC60, the first MPC model, revolutionized music production, particularly in the realm of hip-hop. It combined a 16-square-pad drum machine and MIDI sequencer in a standalone unit. The MPC60's interface allowed producers to program beats and melodies in real-time using the built-in drum pads, which provided a tactile and intuitive experience. With four MIDI outputs, it had the capability to function as the central control unit for an entire studio setup, connecting and controlling various MIDI devices.

    The MPC60's impact on the music industry was significant. Its user-friendly design, sampling capabilities, and sequencing features made it a staple tool for hip-hop producers in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. It provided a creative and efficient workflow for crafting beats and compositions, and its sound became synonymous with the genre. The MPC line continued to evolve and release new models over the years, solidifying its position as a legendary and influential instrument in music production.

    In addition to their hardware MPCs, Akai and Retronyms released the iMPC mobile app on iOS in 2012 for iPads and 2013 for iPhones. The iMPC brought the power of the MPC to a new generation of producers, allowing them to create music on their iPhones and iPads. The iMPC featured a streamlined interface and a vast library of sounds and samples, making it easy for users to create professional-sounding tracks on the go. The iMPC Music Makers played a major role in shaping what features were added in the release of iMPC Pro and iMPC Pro 2.

    The MPC has had a profound impact on music production, particularly in the hip-hop and electronic music genres. Its intuitive interface and versatile sound library have inspired countless musicians and producers over the years, and its influence can be heard in countless hit songs and albums.

    The Akai MPC has been an essential tool for music producers for 35 years, and its impact on the industry continues to be felt today. Whether you're using a hardware MPC or the iMPC app, the MPC remains a powerful and versatile instrument that has helped shape the sound of modern music. Here's to 35 years of innovation and creativity with the Akai MPC!

    For the rest of July, you can pick up all of the iMPC apps in the Apple App Store for only 35% of what they normally cost. Additionally, All of the AKAI  sound packs in AudioCopy will be on sale for 35% of the full price. This deal ends at midnight on July 31st, 2023!

Monday, July 3, 2023

๐Ÿ”ฅ Kenya Grace is on Fire! ☄️


Producer Spotlight:

Back in the Studio: Hollywood Trap

We had to privilege to chop it up with Vherbal Beats in the studio recently to discuss his motivation behind one of his finest sound packs to date.

Not Surprisingly, He was dropping knowledge and sharing what inspired him to create Hollywood Trap, the latest release in the Content Store. Go test it out in AudioCopy.

Kenya Grace - Meteor on the Rise

The talented and lovely Kenya Grace has been on a tear as of late with a string of viral vocal videos and the release of her tremendous new single, Meteor. She has received recognition from SoundCloud as one of the top new artist in the world with nearly a million monthly listeners across all streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud.

Her talent is obvious to anyone with ears to hear. We had the privilege to work with Kenya Grace last year to release her fascinating series of Elemental Vocal Sound packs. You need to go check them out in for yourself in the AudioCopy content store. 

Monday, June 12, 2023

๐Ÿ’ฅThis new Pro Pack is a summer BlockBuster๐Ÿ’ฅ

The Freshest Drop

Have you ever wanted to make a custom soundtrack for a dramatic scene in your story? Well, we are thrilled to bring to you the freshest Sound Pack to the AudioCopy Content Store. The Hollywood Trap sound pack is the perfect starter kit to produce your own emotionally charged themes with powerful loops and one shots organized in 5 kits in this iMPC Pro Pack.

The MASSIVE bass, brass and vocal sounds on the Brassy Kit will fill the air with suspense. Set the mood with the smooth and sultry sounds from the Emo Kid Kit. Set a somber and reflective mood with the reflective loops in the Life Kit. Borrow a few notes from the middle earth from the Vox Angel Kit.

Test out a selection of the loops and one shots from the Ritual Kit in the Content Store demo player and hear the haunting and epic sounds for yourself.

Move your plot forward with these epic film-like soundtrack beats with slamming bass and chilling melodies. The Hollywood Trap sound pack was produced and mastered by Vherbal Beats with iMPC Pro 2 at the astounding Fat Goat Studio in Historic Buffalo, New York.

80-148 BPM

Don't Sleep on These Sounds

This is your chance to pick up two favorites of our Music Makers. Midwest Trap Vol.1 and Vol. 2 left a strong impression when originally released and now you can pick up each of them for only $1.99. Don't miss out, this offer ends on June 19th, 2023.

Don't forget to follow @Retronyms on Instagram and Twitter for an exciting competition we'll be announcing in the near future.