The woefully unpopular Akai iMPC for iPad is now available for the iPhone! This looks like an equally abortive effort, with no Audiobus, nor even proper sample editing. Since Retronyms updated Arturia's iMini with Audiobus I would guess the blame for this half-ass app falls on Akai.
Akai iMPC for iPhone iTunes Description:
Turn your iPhone into an MPC. With more than 600 samples, 47 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPhone.
iMPC includes everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily, including built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences and record and overdub beats. Time correction from 1/8 note to 1/32T with variable swing, and Note Repeat from 1/8 note to 1/32T with latch control are also built in. The app’s built-in sampler can record samples three different ways: using the mic on the iPhone, using the line input on the iPhone, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.
- More than 600 samples, 47 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences
- Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library
- Sample from iPhone mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface
- Exciting "3D Perform" controls -- use your iPhone's motion sensors to control parameters!
- Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio
- In-app SoundCloud community, powered by CloudSeeder
- Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
- 16 Levels mode: 16 levels of attack, velocity, length, and tuning
- Note Variation slider: adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
- Trim and categorize samples, undo takes and erase samples
- Create new sequences, record and overdub beats
- Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
- Simple drag and drop program creation
- Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
- Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
- Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing, with latch
- AudioCopy beats and sequences to compatible apps
- AudioPaste samples from compatible apps
Clarification: When the app was first released it included incorrect details on the amount of available samples, editable patterns and sequences. It looks like they just copied them from the iPad page, and at some time over the weekend fixed it. The corrected line now reads:
With more than 600 samples, 47 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPhone.
Previously it stated:
With more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPhone.
Neither Akai nor Retronyms seem to have a lot of faith in it either as it arrives with no introduction video. Fortunately the epicly titled YouTube channel Epic Tutorials for iPhone, iPad, Android has a quick review out.
Modular synth Audulus got an update adding a new audio engine, and is on sale for $5 off!
Ryan from iOS MARS was having fun with Arpeggionome Pro, so he put together a tutorial to show off what it can do.
Recently I was pondering the ravages of age, specifically as aging relates to inexplicable inexorable Jazz phases.
Mee Zanook must have been feeling the same, because his birthday is this weekend and here he delivers a Jazzy iMS-20 jam! This is a fun one, despite my irrational fear of Jazz, as Mee plays around with the patch cables live. Happy Birthday, Mee Zanook!
IK Multimedia now have over 100 bits of gear in their Universal amp and effect modeling app, AmpKit.
Correction: This is from Agile, not IK Multimedia. My mistake! I thought it was weird for an IK app to be Universal.
What's new in AmpKit v1.7:
AmpKit 1.7 adds substantially to an already huge gear library, bringing its total to 103 available amp channels, cabinets, pedals and mics. And with AmpKit, you can mix and match amps, cabinets and mics, and add up to 32 effects in a single setup, for virtually unlimited tone permutations.
- Taos .50 Cal:
Modeled on the Mesa® Studio .50 Caliber, the .50 Cal offers both pristine clean tones and growling leads. Its immense versatility lends itself to rock, blues, country, metal, and more. Dial in the rhythm channel for funky smooth riffs and switch to lead for those wild solo sections. Further craft your tone with the .50 Cal’s presence knob and onboard spring reverb. Includes matched 1x10 cabinet.
- Colonel Plexi 50:
Modeled on the Marshall® JMP Lead 50W, this amp is a true classic. An epic combination of classic tube overdrive, power and sustain, the Plexi is a rock and blues powerhouse. We've even reproduced its tonally-distinct I and II inputs, so you can get anything from crunchy rhythms to gut-wrenching leads. Paired with a matching 4x12 cab.
- Voltage VT Classic:
A bass amplifier born at the end of the revolutionary 1960s, our Voltage VT Classic is modeled on the Ampeg® SVT®-CL and is a faithful and authentic recreation of this legendary bass amplifier. The unique five-way mid frequency control, coupled with useful ultra-hi and ultra-lo switches, opens up a huge range of equalization options, making this amp as versatile as it is powerful. Includes a matched 8x10 cabinet.
- Magic Modulator:
Modeled on the Maestro Ring Modulator, this pedal will twist, bend, and shoot your tone into outer space. Its ring modulation effect produces truly original sounds to stimulate your creativity and enhance your sonic palette. We've enabled tilt control of the Frequency parameter, so you can tweak your tone in amazing ways while playing live or reamping.
- ToneMime GT:
Modeled on the Tech 21 SansAmp GT2, the ToneMime GT is a unique modeling pedal offering amp, cabinet, and mic adjustments all in one little package. Create everything from classic tube tones to truly unique and physically improbable gear combinations. Get creative and expand your sonic capabilities with the ToneMime GT.