IMPC PRO, The second version of the popular iOS app adds support for Audio Units…



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IMPC PRO Akai have announced a major update to their popular iOS app iMPC Pro. The main new addition in version 2 is the ability to use Audio Units, Apple’s own virtual instrument format. This means any iOS app that support AU can be used as a ‘plugin’ within iMPC, creating something similar to a DAW environment.

The app also supports audio recording via the built-in mic, external soundcards or any other supported device, as well as real-time time stretching, pitch shifting and manipulation of audio. There’s a 64-track mixer with EQ and FX per channel and the ability to sample directly from audio apps like Spotify. New sound sets come from the likes of Sample Magic and Cr2 and the app is available now for $24.99.

If you’re looking for some AUs to fill up your iMPC’s channels, why not try Korg‘s new iMono/Poly app or for a whole other alternative why not try Apple’s newly updated Garageband for iOS.

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a sound library, effects, and 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, iMPC Pro comes with numerous enhancements for creating when inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, core MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor to create an advanced music sampling and creation platform for iOS.

Sample It

iMPC Pro can record samples five different ways: using the microphone on the iPad, using the line input on the iPad, the multi-touch virtual turntable interface for your iTunes library, InterApp Audio or by resampling your own audio. The all-new resampling feature records audio that comes out of the Master output and places it in your current project as a new sample. iMPC Pro also comes with a powerful sample editor that supports multi-touch editing with zoom, envelopes, gain controls, and more. Slice mode automatically splits your sounds along a time-divided grid, making it easy to chop up samples into one-shots or loops. You can then trim and audition the sample prior to committing any of your trim edits. Additionally, you can process your sound with reverse, normalize, amplify, fade-in, and fade-out effects directly from the sample editor.