AKAI PROFESSIONAL DELIVERS POWERFUL NEW SONGWRITING TOOLS TO MOBILE MUSICIANS WITH THE RELEASE OF IMPC PRO 2
DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH RETRONYMS, IMPC PRO 2 BRINGS AUDIO TRACK RECORDING, OTHER POWERFUL PRODUCTION TOOLS AND THE ICONIC MPC WORKFLOW TO IOS DEVICES.
San Francisco, CA USA (December 14th, 2017) – Retronyms, pioneers of pro music production, performance, and expression on multitouch platforms, today announced the official release of iMPC Pro 2. Following up the original groundbreaking app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types and enhancing the beloved drum tracks feature from iMPC Pro.
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.
iMPC Pro 2 also adds support for Audio Units — 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-in within iMPC Pro 2. as an Audio Unit Track within iMPC Pro 2. Within 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.
iMPC Pro 2 features a new library of built-in, high-quality sounds. Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover popular and cutting-edge 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 for no extra charge in the AudioCopy Content Store (valued at $35). Essential Club Collection, Classic Cutz, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma are exclusively curated for iMPC Pro 2, featuring instruments and samples by iconic producers across an array of genres.
- Audio track recording (record from built-in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, etc.)
- Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting (warp tracks and clips to match tempo)
- Ableton Link and Inter-App Audio (IAA) support
- 64-track mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange and one IAA effect)
- Redesigned user interface
- Audio Unit plug-in support
- AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
- Directly upload tracks to YouTube
- Sample audio directly from music player apps such as Spotify
- New Song Mode makes full song production more intuitive than ever
- 100% new sound set, with five additional free Sound Packs
- Advanced waveform editing
- Enhanced MIDI support
- 4 Mute Groups
- Extensive undo/redo capabilities
- and many more intuitive workflow enhancements
iMPC Pro 2 represents the next stage of evolution for the iMPC series,” said JP Walton, Co-founder of Retronyms. “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. It has synchrony with what Akai has been working on with MPC desktop and their hardware as well.”
iMPC Pro 2 is available now on The App Store for $24.99. For a limited time only, existing iMPC pro users can upgrade to iMPC Pro 2 for $15. For more information, visit http://retronyms.com.
Based in San Francisco, Retronyms has been driving pro music production, performance and expression on multitouch platforms for years. They partner with industry giants like Akai Pro, Arturia, Korg, and Loopmasters on apps like iMPC Pro, Looperverse, iMini, Tabletop, and more. Retronyms runs AudioCopy — the largest royalty free music store on iOS which integrates with 100’s of compatible apps on iOS and beyond. Retronyms makes powerful tools that enable people to create, share, and engage through music and technology.