Akai Professional has announced that iMPC Pro 2 for iPhone is available for pre-order on the Apple App store. Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional, told us, "iMPC Pro 2 represents the next stage of evolution for the iMPC series. It takes the classic beatmaking workflow found on the original and adds something we've been working on for a long time: the ability to rap or sing over the beat you’ve produced. This evolves the mobile beatmaking app concept into a more complete song creation tool. For the first time get desktop grade studio tools in your pocket”.
Here’s more details in Akai's own words…
Following up the original ground-breaking iMPC for iPhone app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types and enhancing the beloved workflow of iMPC., with the addition of vocal tracks, support for Audio Units and a sleek new design.
iMPC Pro 2 is now a full-fledged song creation tool, capable of creating sophisticated tracks anywhere inspiration strikes. For the first time, users get desktop-grade studio tools on their iPhone. IMPC Pro 2 has been designed to take full advantage of the power of the new iPhone XS and XR while also being efficient and responsive on iPhone 7, 8 and X.
For the first time, iMPC Pro 2 supports Audio Units on iPhone, Apple’s standard for hosting and connecting musical instrument and effects apps. This enables any Audio Unit app to function as a digital audio plug, within iMPC Pro 2 as an Audio Unit Track in iMPC Pro 2. Inside the audio tracks, users can instantaneously time warp, pitch shift and rearrange their audio clips to their liking.
The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. Users can choose from multiple input sources, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces and Inter-App Audio.
MPC Pro 2 features a new library of built-in, high-quality sounds. Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover popular and cuttingedge genres from world-class sample libraries including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic.
In addition, five custom sound packs are available at no extra charge in the AudioCopy Content Store (valued at $35).
Essential Club Collection, Classic Cutz, Dub 2 DnB, and Melodic Collection are exclusively curated for the iMPC Pro 2, featuring instruments and samples by iconic producers across an array of genres.
Users who dive into the iMPC University online course will get an additional sound pack, The Diploma, upon completion. This course teaches you all of the fundamentals of the app and advanced techniques.
Pricing and Availability:
iMPC Pro 2 is available to pre-order for iPhone, on The App Store for $4.99. After launch (Expected December 10th) the retail price will be $8.99. As an added bonus, customers who pre-order iMPC Pro 2 for iPhone unlock three exclusive additional packs at no charge at launch.