Monday, September 18, 2023

🎢 "Strangers" from Kenya Grace- 130 million Streams!

Kenya Grace's hit single "Strangers"πŸ”₯ 

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 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. πŸ˜‰ 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

πŸŽ‰ Celebrating 35 Years of Musical Revolution! πŸ’―

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

πŸ”₯ 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

πŸ’₯This new Pro Pack is a summer BlockBusterπŸ’₯

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.

Friday, May 26, 2023

πŸ€ Sweep the competition with these bangers! πŸ€

Don't Sleep on These Sounds

Step into center-court and set the tone early and often with these big-four building blocks. You can find them front and center in the AudioCopy Content Store this weekend for only $1.99 each! 

Set up the play from the point with the silky and sultry orchestration from Soul Provider from AKAI

Power Forward on your next project with the crisp and haunting sounds in Dark Parallax from AKAI.

Shake the building and drop some jaws with the Precision Drum and Bass from Lockjaw and Loopmasters.

Leave no doubt and close it out with the timely hits of Surefire Trap from Loopmasters. 

Don't miss your chance to grab these 4 game changers from AudioCopy before the offer ends on May 29th!

Monday, May 15, 2023

🌳 Get Zen with a new Sound Pack from illogic! πŸƒ

The Freshest Drop

Many of the Music Makers out there couldn’t get enough of loops and one shots from Mellow Magik. We are excited to be bring you all the latest sound pack from the prolific and talented, illogic. Mellow Mystic is a collection of diverse electro-static, groovy smooth sounds and drums for all of your lo-fi needs. With moody baselines, lush pads, soft synths, sultry horns, snappy drums and more, this pack provides a great foundation for beautiful compositions and lo-fi hip-hop masterpieces. Illogic, the producer, graces you with his unique swing, horn and drum arrangements to make your tracks stand out from the crowd.

Head on over to the Content Store in AudioCopy to hear for yourself. Give an ear to the beats illogic produced for the demo song using the Mellow Mystic or create your own quick mix withe demo loops and sounds.

80 - 140 BPM
54 Loops
47 One shots

Don't Sleep on These Sounds

Did you miss out on the release of Mellow Magik earlier this year? Take a minute to hear this quick introduction from illogic. Just this weekend, you have a chance to grab it from AudioCopy for half of it's release price. These fascinating lo-fi loops and one shots will transport you to a whole other realm. This offer ends on Monday May 22nd!

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

Friday, May 5, 2023

Mobile Music Production 411, loop slicing.


Mobile Music Production 411:

Mobile Music Production 411: My new loop doesn’t change tempo when I change song tempo?

Why it is important to slice a new loop!
Hello Hello Hello to all of the Music Makers, Thank you for reaching out to us at support for your questions or suggestion about iMPC, iMPC Pro 2, AudioCopy, Phase84, TableTop, Looperverse and all of our powerful mobile audio production apps. One of our Music Makers recently reached out to us with a serious concern about their brand new fire loop in iMPC Pro 2. They had just recorded this loop and it was not responding to tempo changes in iMPC Pro 2. I’m sure there are other Music Makers out there who run into the same issue with new recording or samples. We took some time out of our week to record this video of the loop slicing process and why it’s necessary. We hope this is beneficial for our Music Makers out there and we want to hear from you if this helped you out. Reach out to us @Retronyms on Instagram or Twitter if this helped or if you have other questions that can be answered in our next video in this series! Don't forget, all of the loops from our Sound Packs in the AudioCopy Content Store come pre-sliced and ready to take your project to the next level.

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