Thursday, July 29, 2021

HOW TO: Customize Programs in iMPC Pro 2 ๐ŸŽง

For this tutorial, we're going to be using a few terms here. Let's break these terms down first before we get into it.
PROJECTSThe main hub for your current sound project, which has TRACKS and PROGRAMS inside of it, as well as pre-loaded templates on the main screen.
TRACKSA way to organize your song, includes the Drum, AU, and Vocal track options within the TRACK VIEW.
PROGRAMSWithin each PROJECT and TRACK, there is a corresponding program. For iMPC Pro Packs, they contain programs with the sounds laid out in a specific way designed by the pack's producer.

While your PROJECTS and TRACKS are specific, PROGRAMS are universal. In other words, you can open up a various PROGRAM template in a different PROJECT, or toggle between TRACKS to move between ideas. Programs are great for creating templates across tracks, or referencing specific folders within a Sound Pack in another project.

Customize Your Programs ๐ŸŽถ


1. Open up iMPC Pro 2
2. Choose a project
3. Load in some sounds from the Sound Library (tutorial here!)

4. Save your sounds by tapping the PROGRAM menu at the top bar
5. Tap "My Programs"
6. Tap SAVE PROGRAM and choose your name
7. Done!

Level Up ๐ŸŽง



PRODUCER TIP: You can also organize your sounds by choosing the PROGRAM name to reflect the TRACK as well. This is an organizational strategy if you're building a set and need to quickly move between tracks!


DEVELOPER NOTE: Your program does not automatically delete! You can do this manually by swiping left on the program name, and you'll see the red delete button pop up. This feature is helpful when you make changes to a program or move to another track and you will see a COPY of your program was generated. You can delete the copies or any unuseable programs by doing so.

Explore the Possibilities๐Ÿ”ฅ



For more tutorials, sign up for iMPC University, a 10 day deep-dive into all things iMPC Pro 2. Written in collaboration with producer, Mr. Cates, you'll learn secrets about how to fine tune your work and take your tracks to the next level. ๐ŸŽถ At the end of the course, you'll unlock a free sound pack: The Diploma. Cheers to our upcoming class of 2021... ๐Ÿป

Friday, July 23, 2021

Cheers to a mid-summer SALE! ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ



We can't believe how fast 2021 is going by! Enjoy 50% off all Sound Packs in the Content Store now until August 1st, 2021. Featuring sounds from some of the hottest producers and every genre under the sun.

Hundreds of sound packs, just waiting for your creative spin. From EDM to Trap, Chillout, and Ambient... there's something for everyone. Cheers!  

Thursday, July 8, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฅ NEW iMPC Pro Pack – Trap Soul RnB ๐ŸŽง

We are thrilled to share our latest iMPC Pro Pack with you! Expect lots of new, fresh sounds from us this summer. ๐Ÿ”ฅAkai Professional and Laniakea Sounds have teamed up to deliver the brand new iMPC Pro Pack, Trap Soul RnB to the Content Store! Get ready to immerse into the world of the most atmospheric Trap Soul and Melodic RnB music you've ever heard.

Expect to find elegant music loops with mind blowing clean sound design, charming vocal atmospheres and inspiring silk melodies in each kit. We've mixed sounds from our bestselling sample packs ever and used new processing techniques to create and intimate and mellow sounds where blur the line between Trap, RnB and Chillout music. We added sounds so you can cook up masterpieces on your iMPC Pro 2 app instantly. Follow Laniakea Sounds at Soundcloud and check their and their partners latest projects.

iMPC Pro Pack includes 113 sounds, including Knocking Kicks and Snares, Claps, Atmospheric Melodic Loops, Specially 808's, FX & Chops, Percussions, Snaps, SFX, and so much more. We're pairing it with iMPC Pro Pack, Vegas Festival, on sale for just $0.99 this weekend only! Sale ends 7/13/21.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

iOS 14.5 warning for iPad users of iMPC Pro 1 (the old, beige version)

Upgrading to iOS 14.5 may make iMPC Pro 1 unusable on your iPad. 

Note: iMPC and iMPC Pro 2 are unaffected. This issue only relates to people still using iMPC Pro 1 on iPad.

Background: 

In December 2017, we released iMPC Pro 2, a new app. iMPC Pro 1 users were able to upgrade for a discounted "bundle" price for a period of months. We also added an archive/export feature to iMPC Pro 1 to make it easy to migrate projects from Pro 1 to Pro 2. After the upgrade period ended, we remove Pro 1 from sale and stopped supporting it with updates. However, users of Pro 1 were free to continue using it.

Due to some unknown change by Apple inside iOS 14.5, iMPC Pro 1 is rendered unusable. 


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Artist Spotlight: Sicquan of Omni-tet ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽถ

We sat down with Sicquan of Omni-Tet, a saxaphone player and friend of our team in Columbus, OH. Sicquan got to try Looperverse and shared a bit about his creative process with us! Seeing artists re-imagine how an app can be intergrated into their workflow is so inspiring, especially when different genres are fused together. Looperverse will be on sale this weekend for just $0.99 if you'd like to try as well. ✨๐ŸŽถ Sale begins 4/29/21 and ends 5/3/21. Don't forget to try the Looperverse Sampler in the Content Store, perfectly curated for your Looperverse experience.



Retronyms: Tell us a little bit about your set up. What do you use to create music?
Sicquan: I am a saxophone player, I play a Keilwerth MKX tenor Saxophone on a Syos mouthpiece, and a Vandoren paris reed. That is how I spend most of my time creating music.

R: Who are some of your biggest music influences and why?
S: My biggest influences in writing and playing are Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy, Huntertones, Bob Reynolds, and I am always going back to Sonny Rollins as my saxophone idol!

R: What does creativity mean to you?
S: To be creative is to be willing to be criticized for the things that bring you joy and to let yourself become a part of your craft.

R: What's bringing you the most inspiration right now for your own music creativity?
S: Honestly I am most inspired by my fellow Band members of the Omni-tet, they are all very gifted musicians in their own right and they keep me on my toes.

R: How do you integrate Looperverse into your workflow?
S: I use Looperverse to record parts to songs that I am writing, and sending them to my band to listen to, before I put it on paper.

Follow more of Omni-tet on both Instagram and Facebook. You can also see more of Sicquan using Looperverse over on our IG!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Celebrating Earth Day, today and everyday! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŽ

We are taking a moment to celebrate our earth, especially after such a tough year for us all. Though we are still very much in this pandemic, we are pausing to notice and appreciate small moments of nature blooming and seasons changing. In a lot of ways, our creative ideas start out with just a seed. We don't quite know where it's going to go, but we hear a riff or a melody and decide to follow it. That seed eventually grows into something bigger, and music has been a cornerstone of connection for us throughout the pandemic. It's a reminder that we aren't alone.

Here are two Sound Packs that inspire us to get outside, get moving, and create something new. ๐ŸŒฟ✨Both Rainbowland and Girl Eyes are on sale for $0.99. Sale runs from 4/22/21 to 4/26/21.


Monday, April 5, 2021

Meet & Greet with Christopher Tyng, Composer of Futurama ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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.