Tuesday, May 28, 2024

🍀 iMPC & pack promo extending into June! 🍀

 

Flowers for iMPC Aficionados


We want to pour hot oil on the creative fire you and your crew has started in Twent-Four with these exclusive deals. 

Only this week and only until the end of May, All of the iMPC apps from Akai Professional and Retronyms will be 50% off and the most popular Sound Packs of 2024 for only a buck!

UPDATE

Due to a tremendous response, we are extending this exclusive promotion into the first week of June! The offer for our iMPC apps and the Four-for-Four sound packs will be live until June 9th!





We don't know about your year, but Twenty-Four has flown by for us at Retronyms. We want to pause for a moment this month to appreciate all of you in our community of Music Makers. You've been sharing your musical creations with us @Retronyms on YouTube and Instagram and we are loving them. Everyone has their own unique production flow and it's fascinating to see how each Music Maker uses our Mobile Studio. 

Only this week and only until the end of May, All of the iMPC apps from Akai Professional and Retronyms will be 50% off


Yes! That means iMPC Pro 2 for iPhone and iPad are the top steals on the App Store until the end of May. You can also pick up the original and still undefeated, iMPC for iPad and iPhone, for the spare change in your piggy bank. 

UPDATE

Due to a tremendous response, we are extending this exclusive promotion into the first week of June! The offer for our iMPC apps and the Four-for-Four sound packs will be live until June 9th!


If you already have them, be sure to tell your friends that now is the time to pick up these powerful additions to their mobile music making studios. 

Four-For-Four

You're going to need some sounds to go with your iMPC selections. Wait for your free packs at the end of iMPC University or check out our expansive selection from Akai, Loopmasters and yours truly in the AudioCopy content store. There are thousands of Loops and One Shots to demo in AudioCopy.

You've made these packs the most popular of 2024 and now you can get all four packs for a buck each. 

You won't be eating this four-for-four,  but you'll certainly be cookin' with these Sound Packs. 

This exclusive deals is only available until the end of May.

Don't miss your chance. 

UPDATE

Due to a tremendous response, we are extending this exclusive promotion into the first week of June. The offer for our iMPC apps and the Four-for-Four sound packs will be live until June 9th!


















Drums that Knock from Decap

Producer and Sound Designer DECAP brings his highly successful signature sound Drums That Knock to iMPC.

Drums That Knock includes dozens of top-notch original sounds to use in your productions. DECAP has crafted these sounds from the ground up using everything from Hi-End Studio Outboard to the latest plug-in emulations bringing you the hardest Drum Samples available. When loaded inside iMPC, the kits will bring you instant creativity balanced with the sonic Knock of DECAP!

All sounds and loops are 100% royalty free
All sounds are crafted, sculpted, specially designed to KNOCK / punch through your mix
All sounds are 100% original and crafted from scratch (no recycled sounds)
All loops are ready to drop right into iMPC with no editing required


Water Elemental Vocals from Kenya Grace

Heavy, Flowing Vocal Loops and One Shots recorded and created by Kenya Grace.

Part of the Elemental Vocals Series

All sounds and loops are 100% royalty free
All sounds are 100% original and crafted from scratch (no recycled sounds)
All loops are ready to drop right into iMPC with no editing required

100–110 BPM
37 Loops
71 Vocal One Shots

New Jack Throwback from Akai Professional

5 iMPC Pro Drum Kits
Melodic Bank
Percussion Bank
Horns/SFX Bank
133 Samples

Akai Professional and Smash up the Studio are proud to bring you the latest in our genre-specific iMPC Pro Packs.

iMPC Pro users can now recreate the iconic 80’s and 90’s sound of “New Jack Swing” directly inside of your iOS device. With new artists, such as Bruno Mars – who brought the Swing back into the Billboard charts – this outstanding pack delivers drums and melodic kits in the styles of Teddy Riley, Babyface, Jam & Louis, and many more. New Jack Throwback features many hits inspired from the classic drum machines of this era, including melodic chord progressions and killer horn samples.

If you’re looking for the sound of these producers and artists such as Bobby Brown, Heavy D, TLC, SWV, Guy, Babyface, and Bell Div Devoe, then this release is exactly what you need. New Jack Throwback includes classic chords from synths like the D50 to the M1, 80’s and 90’s kicks and snares, reverb snares, orchestral stabs, R&B lead lines, and much more.

As usual, Akai provides you with only the best and most authentic sound available. Each kit provides you with an excellent selection of samples and patterns that have been expertly programmed to instantly inspire you, no matter what music making mood you’re in.


Trap Sauce from Vherbal Beats

Saucey trap melodies and drum loops and one shots dripping with fire sauce.

All sounds and loops are 100% royalty free
All sounds are 100% original and crafted from scratch (no recycled sounds)
All loops are ready to drop right into iMPC with no editing required

80-155 BPM

Cyborgz Kit
Destiny Kit
Speakers Kit
Thirdz Kit
Werewolf Kit

Support & Suggestions


Don't hesitate to reach out to us through support@retronyms.com if you have update suggestions or if you need technical support.


Monday, April 15, 2024

🌕 Don't miss this Totality event! 🌕



A Totality Event

Join us and thousands of other music makers for this totality event! A never-before-seen occurrence, when each and every one of our sound packs can be picked up for only $2.99 from the content store.





















In Totality:

 Yes, you read that right. Every sound pack from Retronyms, Loopmasters and Akai will all be available for you at deep discount for only $2.99. This hasn't happened in the last 100 years and only NASA knows when it will happen again. You'll find the favorites from AraabMuzik, Decap, Illogic, Vherbal Beats, Kenya Grace and others in the Content Store for only $2.99 until the end of April. Swipe right and head over to the AudioCopy Content Store to grab a handful of sound packs you've been waiting to pull the trigger and make them yours. Your next master piece will thank you for it. 


Incoming Updates:

Our Dev team is actively working on bug fixes and updates for Tabletop, Phase84 and AudioCopy. Please reach out to us at support@retronyms.com to report the bugs you are experiencing!







Tuesday, February 20, 2024

🔪 Chopping it up on iMPC Pro 2 🔪

 

Chopping It Up: Lofi Boom Bap



Are you 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. 
















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

Chopping It Up: Upcoming feature

How'd you like that banger? 

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

Do you make beats on iMPC Pro 2 and want to share your 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

🎵🎵 Kickstart your Twenty24 Soundtrack 🎵🎵


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

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


Kenya Grace's hit single "Strangers"🔥 

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. 😉 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

🎉 Celebrating 35 Years of Musical Revolution! 💯

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!