2018
01/09
Akai Wireless Keyboard Controller
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Always wanted to play and record keyboard parts without the tangle of annoying wires? Never will you have to feel this way with the LPK25 Wireless. Now you can control your plug-in instruments from anywhere in the room and not feel tied down to your desk.

Powered by 3 AA batteries for a truly wireless experience, the LPK25 Wireless is optimized for long battery life which can make the LPK25 Wireless a go-to piece of gear even in a live stage setting. No batteries? No problem. The LPK25 Wireless can also be powered with the included USB cable even if your batteries die, giving you no excuse to call it a day and stop your creativity.

At the center of the controller is a solid, 25-note mini-keybed that’s nice to the touch. Octave up and down buttons ensure you are playing in the right note range. The Arpeggiator mode turns chords into exciting and complex music phrases with ease. The LPK25 Wireless also comes equipped with a sustain pedal input for enhanced control over every chord, riff and run.

The on-stage musician will get to love the LPK25 Wireless just as much as the studio producer since the LPK25 Wireless doesn’t require a MIDI cord, making it an especially lethal tool on stage.

The LPK25 Wireless is ultra-portable and laptops are just… portable. You can make your whole workstation ultra-portable with the LPK25 Wireless’s iOS compatibility. Feel free to produce on your iPad with your favorite beat making app, such as the iMPC Pro. Also, pairing your LPK25 Wireless with the LPD8 Wireless, our Bluetooth MIDI enabled pad controller, will put your creativity into overdrive, all while maintaining a truly mobile setup.

  • Portable keyboard MIDI controller with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Powered by (3) AA batteries for up to 12 hours use or via USB connection
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and iOS and available music-making apps
  • Includes Octave Up/Down buttons, Arpeggiator mode, and Sustain Pedal input
  • Compatible with Akai Professional LPD8 Wireless drum pad controller

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The LPK25 Wireless is the pioneer of a new generation of MIDI controllers by keeping you connected to your production and live performances – no cables necessary.

2016
03/13
iMPC Akai MPC Pro For iPad Update
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iMPC For iPad

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad. Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

What’s New in Version 1.5

-New Auto mode found in Slice Loop. This automatically detects your sample’s transients for quick slicing and provides a good alternative to Grid mode.
-New BitCrusher effect called “W-Crusher”. Look for it under the per-pad parameters FX next to St. Louis Drive distortion and Ring-a-Ding ringmod.
-Updated with AudioCopy SDK 3.2 which removes the need for you to tap AudioCopy notifications to complete copy. Other apps supporting AudioCopy SDK will need to update to 3.2 SDK to remove this tap notification to copy feature.
-New MIDI Learn feature lets you easily map your MIDI controllers.
-Updated Ableton Link to the most recent version.
-Overall Improved performance, stability and quality, bug fixes.

iMPC MPC FOR IPAD

*Creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality
*Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library
*64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track
*All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
*All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing
*All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch beats in real-time or with automation
*All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters
*All-new 3D-performance mode lets you perform with the iPad’s accelerometer
*All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up tracks with sidechain compression
*Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples
*Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling, drag n’ drop kit assembly and sample library organization
*16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
*Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
*Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter
*Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
*Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
*MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
*Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling and FX routing from other music apps
*AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting sequences from compatible apps
*Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
*Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
*iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures
*Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects
*Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to sequences
*Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more
*Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound
*Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities
*Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance
*Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances
*Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod
*Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis
*Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with
*Extensive Undo History lets you roll back projects to any state
*Export tracks as an audio file

iMPC

2014
07/08
iMPC Pro iPad MPC by Akai and Retronyms
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IMPC Pro ipad

iMPC Pro re-imagines the classic music production center as an iPad app – offering 64 tracks for composing, editing and mixing music. It offers most of the features of classic MPCs and adds new features that the iPad makes possible, including: touch-based sample editing, a new timeline view, Inter-App Audio and social sharing.

It’s available now – with a US $20 regular price and discounted $12.99 price for early adopters.

iMPC Pro is the type of app that gets musicians excited about the iPad. For the price of a pizza, iMPC Pro puts a music production center on your iPad that’s surprisingly powerful. While it won’t replace the traditional MPC for hardware fans, iMPC Pro makes MPC-style music making affordable to anyone with an iPad.

Impc Pro screenshot

Features:

Sample audio from the iPad microphone, line-in, or your music library using the multi-touch turntable interface
64 tracks for flexible multi-tracking recording and production
Sample Editor with undo history for slicing, chopping, trimming, and categorizing your loops and samples
New Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing
New Flux mode lets you warp and glitch your beats in real-time or with automation
Precision Knobs expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters
3D-performance mode lets your perform with your iPad’s accelerometer
Turbo Duck effect fattens up your tracks with sidechain compression
Sound library featuring 1,200+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine
Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling and sample library organization
16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of your sounds
Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter
Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling from your other music apps
AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting beats and sequences from compatible apps
Seamless integration with Retronym’s Tabletop app for iPad, a modular audio environment
Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio
Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
Supports WIST, wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg
Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures
Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects

iMPC Pro is available for $12.99

2013
04/30
iMPC Updated: Mute Groups, Sample Editing, & More
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Akai iMPC For iPad

Akai iMPC For iPad

Turn your iPad into an MPC. 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 iPad. 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 iPad, using the line input on the iPad, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.

What’s New in Version 1.2 – iMPC gets a free update that adds some simple yet powerful new features.

Mute Groups, Sample Editing, & Enhancements

• More than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences
• Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library
• Sample from iPad mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface
• 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
• Supports WIST, wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg
• AudioCopy beats and sequences to compatible apps
• AudioPaste samples from compatible apps
• Tabletop Ready iMPC is free for for iMPC owners
• Route to and use with your favorite Tabletop Effects and devices
• Line-in allows you to resample Tabletop devices
• Use with Tabletop’s Timeline Editor

iMPC is available for $6.99

2012
12/14
Akai MPC For iPad iMPC Drum Machine Sampler
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Akai iMPC For iPad

The long awaited iMPC drum machine app by Akai is finally here. Limited time $6.99 introductory price!

Turn your iPad into an MPC. With more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring all the functionality of a classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPad. 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 iPad, using the line input on the iPad, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.

• More than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences
• Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library
• Sample from iPad mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface
• 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
• Supports WIST, wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg
• AudioCopy beats and sequences to compatible apps
• AudioPaste samples from compatible apps
• Tabletop Ready iMPC is free for for iMPC owners
• Route to and use with your favorite Tabletop Effects and devices
• Line-in allows you to resample Tabletop devices
• Use with Tabletop’s Timeline Editor

iMPC For iPad

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