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impc pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow. impc pro gave us a powerful sampler and beatmaker, and now impc pro 2 has evolved into a full fledged song creation tool with the addition of vocal tracks, Audio Units integration, a sleek new design and tons of new features! AUDIO TRACKS: Within the audio tracks, you can time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange your audio clips in real time. The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. You can choose from multiple input sources to record, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces, and IAA. Import existing projects from impc pro and add your vocal tracks easily. AUDIO UNIT TRACKS: You can now load any Audio Units instrument into an Audio Unit Track! Control your AU instrument with a classic piano keyboard interface and an iMPC interface with note variation, Flux Link, Note Repeat, 16 Levels, and more. The app also features an improvement to the workflow for song creation. Song sequencing is faster, more powerful, and more flexible, so you have complete creative control. 100% NEW SOUND KIT AND MORE: Designed exclusively for impc pro 2, these kits cover some of the most iconic and cutting-edge beat genres available, from producers including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic. Each kit includes 16 Hi Quality samples featuring sounds from 808’s to melodic hits and stabs, designed for the best user experience possible. impc pro 2 also comes with 5 additional Sound Packs for FREE (valued at $35). Grab these packs in the AudioCopy Content Store: Essential Club Collection, Classic Cuts, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma! You can use them in hundreds of AudioCopy compatible apps (including iMPC and impc pro). iMPC UNIVERSITY: Unlock producer secrets and learn how to become a full fledged song creator with this tutorial series. iMPCU unlocks one course per day and gives you the tools you need to take your music to the next level. Fun for both new and experienced users, impc pro 2 offers an expansive dive into the world of beatmaking and song editing through these courses. We’re excited for you to try it! FEATURES: Audio Tracks: - Record from built in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, instruments, etc. - Record from Inter App Audio Apps - Warp Tracks and Clips to match tempo - Access several quick editing features on Audio Clips (Pitch shift, Time Stretch, Amplify, Crop, Split, Duplicate) - Drag to arrange Audio Clips, snap them to an adjustable grid setting - Advanced waveform editing AudioUnit integration: - Audio Unit tweak mode with full keyboard support (including 2 dozen scale modes from Chromatic to Blues to Aeolian) --- - 100% New Sound Set, with 5 additional free Sound Packs - Sample sounds from Spotify - 64 Track Mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange, and one Inter App Audio Effect) - Chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples - Tracks View shows an overview of all the tracks in your song - 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds - 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 - IAA and Ableton Link support - Share beats and songs seamlessly to YouTube - 4 Mute Groups and custom-designed envelope filters for all pads - AudioCopy and AudioPaste support - Improved integration and support for impc pro Packs and other Sound Packs from the AudioCopy Content Store - Expert MIDI support including expanded options, multiple maps, and more - Extensive undo/redo capabilities - New Song Arrangement workflow and integrated Song Mode makes song creation easier than ever - Drag entire Folders and Sound Packs directly to pads to load many sounds at once
Love it but.....
by Mikes jello on 2021/05/12 13:20
There’s a layout problem with chorus and flanger on the effects tab on iPad gen 7. Five stars if that gets fixed.
Return Requested
by DatHobo on 2021/04/10 18:10
Well, after multiple days of trying to make a basic track and getting nowhere, I’ve requested a refund. I’ve been using MPC hardware for over a decade and this app doesn’t even come close to what making a beat is like on any akai device. No click in play, no intuitive chopping (I set a start point on sample edit and in perform mode plays the sample nowhere remotely close to where I set the start point). The list goes on. Don’t waste your money.
Question
by DEADBEAT3000 on 2021/03/15 19:19
Are the sample packs they sell royalty free , can I use them in my music without being sued?
Amazing, but crashes
by NoneGamer on 2021/01/26 02:20
This app is incredible. But it crashes at bad times.
Still Learning
by Gr8stDADevrknwn on 2020/12/26 17:35
Got my son a MPD218 for Christmas and we downloaded this app. After watching a few videos on YouTube we picked up on it pretty quick. T
Highly recommend for serious idea making
by MusicFan6 on 2020/12/11 18:10
Great app and love the workflow, use it every day. Got a song w 100k plays I made on here. But wish they would fix a few things: -Presets listed alphabetically or able to change the order. It’s a mess right now for me after making tons of these -Filters knob throws off the adsr when in one shot mode. Can’t low pass and also maintain release time. Just a lil bug. -Audio from AU3’s gets crackly distorted etc on bounces. Running a 2018 iPad Pro and runs great on playback so not sure why bounce and stems can’t hang. Overall love the app and for sure recommend. Just be ready to import your own sounds, packs are pretty meh.
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by Greg.ni on 2020/12/07 21:20
! ! Do Not Buy ! ! Please don’t let dope screenshots fool you. You will not be able to make Music with this it crashes constantly The sad part is they will Never fix it Just Downloaded the latest update Version 2.1.3 & it crashed what a surprise 👎🏼👎🏼
MPC all day, buuuuuut it’s needs a little work!
by Nick Furyyy on 2020/11/26 21:11
I’m an avid MPC User, from the MPC 2000 XL > Renaissance > iMPC Pro 2(w/the MPC Element)...even the MPD226 for KONG in Reason ☺️. The app is good(most ppl are choosing beat maker 3 over it, just like they’ve chosen Maschine over the MP)...but the MPC workflow is my bread & butter...I’m very fast on the MP.....my only issues are as of OS 2.1.3 for iPad areeeee: *The Crashes (when I exit out & come back in...the pads doesn’t produce any sound, when sounds were already on them). I have to restart my iPad to get them working again. *When I use my 88-Key controller & I'm playing the “keys”....the software’s transport control is activated when I hit certain keys, I’m not sure why the software does that? 🤷🏽‍♂️ *My BIGGEST issue is this...& maybe this can be fixed w/ an update: Exporting Audio via “Audio Copy!” This should be as easy as “Mixdown exporting” on the MPC Desktop software, but it isn’t. I made a beat in like 5 mins....did the AudioCopy stems & mixdown & export for MPC desktop(yes...all 3 functions).....maaaaaan it was so time consuming! I had to click each individual sound to save in AudioCopy then go iTunes sharing etc just to get the sounds out. What eventually worked for me was: stems to AudioCopy > copy > email each sound to myself.....then brought them into my desktop DAW.....like I said...time consuming....while in the MPC Desktop software I can export @ the click of a button (Done)....hardware MPC’s multi track out to DAW (Done).....iMPC ehhhh maybe there is an easier way that I’m unaware of 🤷🏽‍♂️ *I also don’t like that once you finally do export it & it makes an MPC session for you.....the project doesn’t load up as a “project sequence” into the MPC desktop software(I’m still running v1.8) 💪🏾it won’t load the project into the sequencer for playback.....but it loads “flawlessly” on the “MPC Elements” desktop software. 🤔(which is limited imo). So there are some kinks that need to be worked out so all MPC platforms can speak to each other, just like Apple products does. *Also...I have like 4 third party AU instruments installed on my iPad, & iMPC only recognizes 2 of 4🤔.....idk.....🤷🏽‍♂️ I am having fun on it tho, I’ve finally gotten into iOS music production after seeing it around for a decade now. Keep drumming the MP way! 🥁 ✌🏽
Ok to me it’s awesome again
by 1hiphoppop on 2020/11/14 19:10
So I guess they fixed the problem I mentioned with 3rd party apps. Saw the fix within the app before it showed up on the apple app site. Well again it’s awesome in my opinion. I love this app and use it almost daily for some time. Thankyou
Akai needs a new developer
by Strizbiz on 2020/11/13 18:11
Sorry, but when you need this many fixes between this and the last update, does the developer really know what they’re doing? I just think Retronyms were the best choice to develop this app. I’ve been an MPC user for over 15 years and I’ve never felt like whoever worked on any of the IMPC apps really used an MPC for their own personal use
IMPC pro2 crashing due to iOS 14
by pjeadmin134 on 2020/11/09 13:56
Hi guys I just want to let you know that I’m having some issues with IMPC pro 2 because of iOS 14 the app keep on crashin every time I try to open it and can purchase your sound from your store please let apple know about this issue this is a big bug fixe.
In which I find the MPC workflow, or more accurately it finds me
by littlewoodg on 2020/10/30 15:36
Huge thanks to the team at Retronyms for all the very cool stuff. iMPC Pro 2 is a monster, and helped me see the wonders of the MPC workflow. Kudos for all the hard work, keep it up.
14.1 iOS iMPC Pro 2 crashes
by C-Jizal on 2020/10/27 22:00
I just read the bug situation with iOS 14.1, I already updated my iPad before it on Retronyms blog. I can’t downgrade, I tried already. Please fix with an update. I have a iPad Air 3rd generation overall it’s dope, I also have the iMPC Pro and the classic which seems to be working just fine. 5 stars for the iMPC Pro, 4 stars for the Classic. The iMPC Pro 2 needs some work with Spotify it starts sample in areas I didn’t select. Is this by default. And I have BeatMaker 3 audio units works just with it. Please help!!!
Literally doesn’t work
by Dave Millions on 2020/10/26 19:10
I’ve decided to give this app another shot after getting bored with some other DAWs, but you literally cannot load any AU plugins at all. I would specify, but of the extensive list of synths and such that I have; not a single one works.
Not compatible with OS 14.1
by Al Jaxon on 2020/10/22 03:14
I just updated my iPad and the iMPC app crashes when try to use an audio unit. Once they fixed that problem they deserve an extra star for this app!
Help
by Chris aka silver aka yung C on 2020/10/12 11:52
This would be great if it would stop glitching and doing what it wants please help
NO iPAD OS 14.0 SUPPORT!
by CHAOS The Ill Supreme on 2020/09/19 14:30
Immediately crashes once a session is opened in the new iPad OS 14.0. Please keep us posted on an update via email. This is an inconvenience. Respectfully, CHAOS the Ill Supreme
This is not it
by jaded emperor on 2020/09/13 11:12
Too many glitches! tech-support is not great!They sent me a beta test version I used it Follow the steps had the same problems and got no further response from the tech-support team… Either get a better system or stick to hardware please… This is steps away from rip off
Recording latency
by Hey_Andre on 2020/08/04 01:23
There is an issue with recording latency. Whenever i play with it as a toy, both with virtual pads as well as with my Presonus Atom controller, then everything is working fine with no issues. However, whenever i’m trying to record there is a lag and obvious latency which is frustrating because i have to spend a lot of time moving and adjusting the notes with my apple pencil in the timeline. I know that this is fixable. I own your old iMPC Pro for iPad, which you don’t even have in the app store anymore, and there is a zero lag or latency when recording, including when I’m using my Presonus Atom pad controller. I was excited about the new version and I do appreciate the improvements but at this point it appears that iMPC Pro is better suited for actual recording because of zero lag and stability. iMPC Pro 2 appears to be only good for toying around at this point. I have both iMPC Pro and Pro 2 on my 2nd gen iPad pro. All is up to date. I don’t get it. How is the old, seemingly obsolete iMPC Pro outperforms iMPC Pro 2 when it comes to actual recording?
Great but...
by ADarkGhost on 2020/07/26 18:57
I love using this app, but it crashes all the time. In an hour it crashed over 8 times.
UPDATE
by GuDeeViL on 2020/07/03 05:21
There’s a bug somewhere... While using my Bluetooth headphones & the recently bought USB-C adapter, the sound is terribly distorted with feedback. There’s also a lot of popping noise. I’ve restarted my iPad 11 Pro twice & got the same results. I quick fix would be highly appreciated & it should reasonably be an easy one... Thanx...
BUY PATTERNING 2 NOT THIS APP
by whydoyoumakememakeanickname on 2020/05/23 17:12
Useful as a toy, just don’t get anywhere near serious when editing or recording anything. Wasted hours loading samples and making kits, just to find out that recording anything basically crashes the app, along w numerous other app breaking bugs. 3rd gen iPad Pro, no more blaming apple, my other apps are fine, this is def the most buggy, unusable paid app ever made. Good thing your hardware engineers are better than your software devs, or you wouldn’t have made it this far. Looks like you took some of my previous advice and gave up on this app, no updates lol, you’re awful. Take the money and run. BUY PATTERNING 2 DONT WASTE YOUR CASH ON THIS GARBAGE.
Wow. Great on iPad Pro
by semathison on 2020/05/20 23:28
So much fun!
Just don’t
by Herbivorous cannibal on 2020/05/05 06:53
Horrible artifacting on sounds when doing inter-app audio from AudioShare
Well
by de mortuis nil nisi bonum on 2020/04/24 23:37
If I’m being honest, I have to acknowledge the severe lack of filter quality on this app. I probably wouldn’t feel quite so strongly about this issue if I hadn’t already been working bm3 for a while. The sampler in bm3 is just a lot better. However, I like being able to access iTunes library and Spotify from within iMPC pro 2. I can cut a basic sample in here but then I find that I’m exporting to bm3 in order to get textures and tones. Not to mention the ability to create sick playable instruments. A good start. I look forward to the updates and am hoping you guys can buff it out a little.
Great concept, needs updates
by SantinoTMusic on 2020/04/24 17:21
Pros: it’s a great app if you’re looking for an MPC for cheap that works well and has some cool features to it. If you have your own sounds already, I’m sure this app will serve you well! Cons: Every time I try to upload a pack, the app crashes. Some of the sounds are good, a lot of them aren’t great. They made it seems as if would be getting a lot of sounds when you first download the app (which is why I decided to not download the original iMPC) and that feels untrue. I wish you could pick what 30 seconds you are recording from Spotify.
IMPC University Not Available
by Tacit Majestic on 2020/04/21 16:41
I deleted my copy of iMPC Pro 2 from my iPad trying to get rid of multiple copies of Pro Pack programs that I had mistakenly created. When I redownloaded iMPC, iMPC University which I had not completed, was no longer available. How do I regain access to this tutorial?
Love your software.
by Love The AirBar on 2020/04/21 12:28
Love the features.. but please change the way files are saved.. it’s cumbersome at best.. please update that.. thanks. Love your software. File saving needs updating.
Not a traditional MPC workflow
by djdnu on 2020/04/14 00:25
This has some cute features but doesn’t have the same workflow or features from the hardware MPC.
NEW UPDATE CAUSED PROBLEMS
by anomie inc on 2020/04/13 06:44
I updated to the latest version. A loud reverb is playing over whole program although no reverb is selected. It does it over EVERY PROGRAM!!!!
Best app
by ENTYCE1 on 2020/04/11 18:08
I love this app I make better beats here than on my mpc x
Pro beat making on the go
by Tony Barber on 2020/04/04 19:53
I love this app I do a lot driving so I’m in my car a lot on my breaks I sit in my car and make beats and plus when an idea comes to my head I can put it down and then open up the project on my Mpc studio black software on my desktop it works seamlessly with MPC 2.0 SOFTWARE A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE WHO OWNS AN MPC
This is such a RIPOFF
by Sadly Disillusioned on 2020/03/27 19:21
I buy this app for $25, only to find out its $8.99 once it has you download AUDIOCOPY. I WANT A REFUND! The free sound packs, how do you get them? I’m being sent through this endless loop in trying to get this. Not a happy camper.
App Freezes
by Blkmndingo on 2020/02/29 14:25
Whenever I try to load a sample, the app crashes. Sampling is the most BASIC function of the MPC. This should not be an issue!
So far NO GOOD!
by Ktl10 on 2020/02/17 05:36
Just purchased and it crashes immediately! I’ve reloaded and rebooted several times with no luck. Using 6th Gen iPad running latest iOS. Oddly enough the iPhone version works on my iPad but the actual iPad version will not.
well worth the money
by ciiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrt on 2020/02/06 19:12
so i just purchased impcPro 2 last week for my ipad and i think it’s great except for a few minor things and this could just be me not fully understanding the program yet as i am still figuring things out but the most annoying thing is when i take the time to set up a drum kit on say, track 1. it works great and when i save it and return that drum kit is still there but if i build a drum kit for more than track 1, 2,3,4,5 etc. the kits that i built are never there when i return after a save, i get beats continuum as my default kits and it kills me cause then i have to go build them all over again but like i said except for track 1, it’s always there. am i doing something wrong? is this just not a feature? would be great if it was though and my only other things that would make this absolutely perfect are time stretching and being able to edit and manipulate my tracks right on the track screen. i can’t eliminate or add individual notes at all. again, am i just missing something? when you pair this with garage band , it’s an unfucking stoppable hip hop war machine!
Dud do not waste your money !!!!!!
by YogaBruh on 2020/01/27 22:01
Downloaded app today & it won’t open. Some sort of glitching. Was looking forward to diving into this beast!! Help please. All my iOS updates are current & all my apps are functioning at 100 %. No other issues....... Requesting a full refund garbage still won’t load. My iPad is only 2 years old with all the updates. And the developer has yet to contact me apologize nothing !! Just crickets 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨
iPad Pro 11 Issues
by Magnan on 2019/12/13 05:36
I recently upgraded my iPad to the new IPad Pro 11 inch. IMPC Pro is One of my main apps for sampling but unfortunately peaks and creates a distorted audio when sounds are sent into iMPC pro through AUM app on the new hardware. Hopefully retronyms looks into it ASAP! Also would love to see in near future updates a good time stretching algorithm added along with the ability to easily layer samples. These basic features should have been added by now. How come we can’t choose where to sample when using Spotify....???
Auv3 Synths still crash
by Joey Live on 2019/12/07 02:05
I love the workflow and IMpc Pro 2 would be my go to app for music production BUT... when using Auv3 synths, the app crashes. Has been doing this ever since I purchased this app when it first came out. I am on an Ipad pro too!! I wish i could use this app more but unfortunately can’t.
The Best Beat Making App
by AKASUP ON ITUNES on 2019/10/23 11:54
iMPC Pro 2 has the best sound engine on iOS. I have tried all other apps that are comparable such as, BeatMaker 3, FruityLoops, and Maschine. The only app that has a sound engine as great as iMPC Pro 2 is Garbageband. However, Garageband’s work flow doesn’t come close to iMPC Pro for me. I sample and use a lot of outside apps for melodies I play myself. Try it. Load some drum into iMPC Pro 2 and the same drums in any other app. They won’t sound the same compared to iMPC Pro 2. It’s just crispier. It has the MPC punch to it. The only problem I have with it is the time stretching of samples they become glitchy and stutter when you stretch them and play in different pitches. Not cool at all. I still work around it by not stretching my samples. BeatMaker 3 has you guys beat in that category. Fix it. I read a comment about recording full songs vocal-wise? MPCs aren't made for that. It’s not a Daw. When has it ever been? That’s it. Buy it. One more thing. Getting files into the app is a breeze, and that’s thanks to Apple themselves. You can dump all the sounds you want into your app using files in iOS. iMPC Pro 2 has a folder!!!!!
This is awesome!
by bizzy versac on 2019/10/09 05:56
I just uploaded the app and already made a beat after 20 min of learning the pads 😁😎✌🏽🤩😈
disappointing for $25 bugs bugs bugs updated 10/7/19
by avelasqueznyc on 2019/10/07 18:32
7/2018 I reported many bugs and it took weeks once I submitted video of the issues. The Note repeat function is buggy, the entire velocity panel is live mode doesn’t actually work. Importing sounds will crash the app usually. Slicing and chopping has bugs that don’t properly set the slices you make. So basically it just erases your slice marks. Be very careful spending your money on this because I’ve seen this issues almost 9 months ago and for it to not have changed.... it’s bad development. As far as the customer service.... they ignored me after I supplied them with evidence of the bugs. ***8/23/2019 To this day nothing I presented to them was fixed. I just opened the app and not even the templates work. None of my projects open. It automatically crashes. I can’t open anything. I have a 12” iPad Pro 2018 and this app is not functional. **********10/7/19 update Application is not working whatsoever... still
Ike it but
by wip beatz on 2019/09/09 17:10
Needs to sync better with garage band it starts to early or garage band starts to late need to have a playback delay control
I Love App BUT PLEASE FIX THIS
by The Reel Tech on 2019/09/06 06:49
1st and for most I like to say “I Love this App!!!”. But I have a couple of issues I’m having using iMPC Pro 2.1.. This 1st issue bugs me the most. That would be the random cutting off or choke muting random sounds like I’m running out of polyphony on certain Projects when switching from one Pattern to another. The 2nd issue I have is that the mixer parameters changes with each Pattern. When I put my Project in Song format and make a Volume change or EQ change or EFX Send change for the overall Song it just only make changes to the Pattern that is selected. It always seem like it’s in Automation mode and I wish it a way to turn off this feature. I HATE THIS!!! This is is something you will notice and annoy you when you are splitting your instruments up into multi tracks. Like Kick Track 1, Snare Track 2, Bassline Track 3 etc..... Please investigate this and fix these issues. I’m using an 6 Generation iPad with 128gig of memory. I have 2 feature request and that would be Real-time Sample Time Stretching and Sample Loop Crossfading.
Winning!!!!
by Skilly-On on 2019/09/02 06:13
Amazing App!!! GREAT way to Start Off A Professional Career!!! I’m 100% Satisfied!!!
I Really wanted to love this app but...
by Hgr11 on 2019/08/07 21:15
Talk about one disappointment after another, after another, after another. I feel a victim of their marketing. App is a piece of trash that has not matured at very basic levels. Don’t buy it, get yourself a nice dinner instead...
Quantize adds distracting delay while recording performance
by I own the pc version on 2019/07/22 01:15
I won’t spend too much time reviewing as half the time my reviews never show up, but I will say that this app has some great sounding packs and an interesting approach to creating tracks. While I am not a fan of sequencing any full production in a scene based arrangement , I do like using it for it’s percussion and one hits in audiobus. Now the real problem. If you want to record your performance while quantize is active you are in for a real distraction. For some reason if you press a pad it will play the off-time sound, and then also play the quantize sound. This makes it impossible to keep timing solid as it sounds like a delay. The only other choice is recording with quantize off, but then you need to spend all of your time quantizing notes manually. It’s a real chore that prevents me from rating this 4 stars. They need to fix this as it has been like this for months.
Dope
by in spirit of dilla on 2019/07/20 21:51
My only issue is I’m new to iPad production I miss my 2500 but how do I get it to read my record player as a line in I’m running my red and whites to an aux line plug in with the headphone adapter for iPad Pro and it won’t pick up as a line in, what do I need or a setting I can change
Doesn't work with fly
by Qoile on 2019/07/17 06:05
App doesn't work with MPC Fly. 7/14/18 It's been over a month, still doesn't work. Finally fixed the Fly issue with the 6/2019 update!!!
Where is the same support of my Element as was in the previous version¿
by KudZu Tang on 2019/06/21 08:13
My Element for IPad does knot comply. Super Wakk.
Bad UI lag
by Fhhvfgkuvv on 2019/06/19 15:03
Can’t really recommend an app with such unresponsive UI for making music. You tap a few drum beats and then the UI locks up for two seconds before it registers touches again.
Terribly Disappointed - Crashing, Can’t Load Any Inter-App
by ricoinaz on 2019/06/06 17:19
I just purchased this yesterday 2019-06-05 and I feel I threw away $25. Problems so far (only a few hours of use) is that I find it impossible to open any inter-app. I select the inter-app to use and I am able to play it, but there is NO SOUND or Midi will be LOST! The other problem is midi will disconnect “sometimes” when I select an inter-app. iMPC Pro 2 will crash all on its own without the help of inter-app. I have no problem using those inter-apps with GarageBand. Also note that my midi controller is the Akai MPK Mini MKII which I also purchased last week. I am using a brand new iPad (6th generation) with IOS 12.3 as well. I have only stock software plus 2 inter-apps (Synth One & FM Player). I’m not about to spend another dollar on Akai products. I hate software you must purchase in order to find out it’s junk. Amazon could not sustain with a business model like that. All I want is my money back. Thanks to Amazon they’ll take the MPK Mini back without questions. I wish I would’ve purchased Beatmaker 3 instead.
Crashes!!!
by daychantaylor on 2019/06/06 16:45
I love it but it should not crash my 2018 iPad Pro whenever I chop a sample.almost every time. Please fix!
Keeps crashing.
by lanaya108 on 2019/05/26 06:25
Keeps crashing all the time- any fixes or updates coming up?...
MPC PRO 2
by xcybernus on 2019/04/10 00:18
Beast Machine, Welcome to the future
Turns your iPad into a standalone MPC !
by #beezleebeatz #ojiimusiqent on 2019/03/22 21:22
I own a MPC Studio but I find myself using the iMPC Pro 2 App more. I can do everything that my studio can do and it’s touch screen and a standalone. My only gripe is, it should have came with at least one VST engine. But overall, well worth pennies it cost.
Not there yet
by Josh46784425689 on 2019/02/23 19:16
When they fix the glitches I will give it 4 stars. When they add the missing features I will give it 5. What’s broken: It has trouble looping audio files from their own store. There is a crackle on the 1 and a hiccup at the end. The automatic tempo feature seems to be off. The AU instruments feature is crashy. Some apps load with missing controls. Some crash when you press buttons on the built in MpC keyboard. It’s a struggle. What’s missing: AU MiDI and AU effects are not supported. This means that you can’t add professional EQ and mastering plug ins. In general I like it but.... Right now it’s not a professional level DAW.
Gimmicky
by Ill bee on 2019/02/13 20:16
If y'all would just make flux link track compliant and had flux link render to audio I would give a better rating... who wants to chop their whole track? Chop the bassline though? Yea definitely. Work on functionality
Don’t buy the app
by jjernee on 2019/02/13 17:29
Dear customer service rep that monitors the App Store, it’s been three days since I sent a support email to Facebook and to the support on the web and guess what? Noresponse Fb/jjerneenyc
Disappointed
by Mveester on 2019/02/08 23:29
Too many crashes....I tried to reach out to the developers but they did not respond. I hope your experience with this app is better. I have a iPad Pro 2017 with the most current os.
BeatMaker
by Dame Mariatchi on 2019/02/08 21:10
Don’t let them fool you. BeatMaker 3 crashes just as much as anything else. The iMPC pro software is more streamlined and efficient. Though iMPC pro isn’t as feature rich, the UI lets creativity flow. There a lot of quarks in beatmaker3 that makes it take longer from ideal to production.
DRM on all my music?
by loring.o on 2019/01/31 05:35
Dang I was stoked to get this app and it seems like it might be fun but I can’t use Apple Music or anything in my iTunes (even stuff that’s downloaded?) searching on Spotify gives you 30s clips of the top songs from each artist-not that useful. I feel duped.
How do we,update ?
by frank Z28 on 2019/01/30 23:02
How to update this software ?
Undercooked
by Oldsynthguy on 2019/01/23 02:13
This app does a lot of things well, and sounds good. But MIDI is flaky, NO BLUETOOTH AUDIO via speaker or headphones tanks the party and no wires headphones applications. As it sits it’s a more than decent drum machine that’s finicky, the two or three step sample loading, granted an iOS issue as well, is a PITA and no Bluetooth? Great that it’s powerful, but like a model T with a hemi. Makes a lot of noise but ain’t nowhere near ready for th3 road. Wank with wired headphones while you get your car inspected, don’t plan on making it part of a real rig. Regardless of response on an iPad Air, latest iOS that plays Bluetooth audio through Vizio, Bose and Amazon devices this app goes silent, no Bluetooth, hardware out only. Maybe the update addresses this but there is NO Bluetooth output to any individual, single device this iPad is paired with.
Warning: No MIDI Out
by Notu676 on 2019/01/22 19:12
The settings menu shows MIDI out configurations. However, there seems to be no MIDI Out functionality. I honestly have no idea how they can claim “Extensive MIDI Support.” It looks to be a fine program for sample playback, but unfortunately, lack of MIDI makes iMPC Pro 2 insufficient for my needs. Also note that I did have a couple times where the app froze when I was testing it.
Crashes
by davvoy on 2019/01/15 17:55
Frustrating trying to record a and chop some sounds how the app crashed 3 times in a row . Bummer.
Great tool just missing a critical thing
by Harmonized1 on 2019/01/03 05:33
As a long time iMPC user I love the direction this is going it. But as an owner of the new iPad Pro 2018 I am pretty disappointed that the UI fails to fill the screen. I’m stuck with the old resolution and a smaller drum pad. I urge your team to make this a priority even more so now because the new iPads are powerful enough to run complete music set ups. MPC is a legendary name and I hope they remain on top of their game.
FUN daw BUT!
by mbtheimperial on 2018/12/29 16:06
Before I give my cons I would start off with the pro’s KILLER WORKFLOW!!! Love the look and the organization EVERYTHING IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!!! Learning curve was a BREEZE! Everybody do the impc university thing the diploma is a pretty good soundpack. Now onto my cons: Why don’t we have a metronome on/off switch for playback and not just for recording? That is pretty standard and a must for me to get my groove going alot faster at the start of creating. Without the feature we are playing our groove possibly at the wrong tempo we set due to the fact we can’t hear it. I manually add 4/4 hi hats to have some sort of metronome. The mixer for tracks are cool BUT fader/fx controls up to 64 different sounds depending how many sounds you have on a track and its banks. So it forces you to mix the track sounds individually on the tweak side of things BUT WE CAN’T add fx that way nor have a hi mid lo eq. We have lo-pass and hi-pass which is ok but i would like to see fx to each individual pad with a 64 fader mixer for 1 track. I love the audio unit for instruments can we get that for fx? Fix that and this is a hands down 5star daw. Even with the above mentioned cons I couldn’t mention all the pro’s which are GREAT I have a blast when i work with the impc pro 2! Highly recommend this daw.
Cool
by Dwillz11 on 2018/12/17 06:55
Has bugs but if you do it right it’s pretty dope love it
Au instruments are out of tune! Can’t fix!
by s12512 on 2018/12/17 04:57
I just got a new 2018 iPad Pro to start doing mobile production and the Akai LPK wireless keyboard. I’ve tried using numerous midi controllers with this app and all of the au instruments are in the wrong key and between keys! When i use the other apps by themselves they’re perfect! And i can’t use my Akai wirelessly. And can with plenty of other apps. Seems like Akai should take this app more seriously. Too many bugs and missing features. I’ll consider this money wasted. Time to find another app for what i want to do cause this ain’t it! This coming from a person that owns multiple mpc’s!
None of the iMPC pro apps have been stable
by dwspoon11 on 2018/12/05 07:49
I’ve been using this app since before they added pro to the name. I was real excited about the update and went and bought a 12.9” iPad to really take advantage of it. I wish I would of saved my money. Since version 1 of iMPC pro this app has rarely been reliable. You just never know what’s going to make it crash! As of this date I still can’t save my chops to the pads. Crashes every single time! And the last update was at least 3 months ago! Theres always something that will crash this app. Mark my words. And now I hear they’re coming out with an iPhone version before making sure the iPad version was straight. This could be a great app but the constant (and I do mean constant) crashing will drive even the most patient person insane. There are too many other music making apps in the store to suffer thru the headaches of this one.
For pros
by Dolla$ Baby on 2018/11/23 02:27
This is for the real musician/producer. I pad GANG 💪🏻
LPK WIRELESS KEYBOARD CONNECTION???
by Dblackinf on 2018/11/21 00:47
I’ve looked all around the app and it seems like you can’t connect Bluetooth wireless keyboards. My LPK works fine with garage band. I’d give 5 stars if that was a feature.
Fun But Tough for Me
by Hazyegg on 2018/10/08 03:35
I really use this app often but find it unintuitive. It’s probably just me. I’ll keep plugging away at this one. Craig Steven SunSlice Records
Great product
by Stix Taylor on 2018/10/07 18:51
I love it!
Crash after update
by Californicational on 2018/10/07 18:48
Crash after IOS 12 update. Runs on ipad air2 Everything was fine now it is a nightmare. Is this i common problem?
Awesome
by AKOUSTIKAL KREATIONS on 2018/10/07 02:37
Love it. Few small issues but. Awesome. My only issue one of my kits didn’t show up from audio copy. Audio units awesome. Layout. Awesome. Great job. I think the colors are hard to see being grey. But again. Awesome
Files.app
by eclipxe on 2018/08/27 05:41
Files app support please!
Best music making app on iOS
by IceeKoldBeats007 on 2018/08/26 04:41
This is my number one go to tool I use for making my beats now! Been using the iMPC then the Pro and now I’m using the iMPCpro2! This app is endless fun and creativity of awesome ideas you can bring to life. It is a true stand alone DAW!
Has potential, but!!!
by Vitamin Beats on 2018/08/18 21:35
I love the GUI, the library. for the price it needs improvement, us app musicians rely on stable apps and I felt like we’ve been wronged. I’m not writing to bash someone’s hard work, but to stress what I expect for my money. Retronym fell really short again and we can not wait for updates if so we would have paid in installments. Please! less marketing and more productivity. I do use real Akai products and this falls short.
Am I missing something?
by Sklek on 2018/08/16 06:58
I finally bought this app because I thought I could import audio loops I made in other apps and slice them up for performance. That does not seem to be the case at all. The pasteboard feature I use easily to move sounds between other apps has no effect here. To make things worse, inter app input so far is completely non functional for any source app I’ve tried. Just dead, no sound, no connection. It seems like the only thing you can really do is buy pre made sample packs or record in directly. I hope there’s just something really obvious I’m missing, because I’m feeling cheated.
When you think MPC....
by Demons Oppression on 2018/08/12 18:16
You think hard hitting 808’s, Snares, Hats, Kicks, And Omgness!!!! This machine may deliver in programming but it does not deliver sounds taken I haven’t downloaded all the packs as of yet. If you want clicking and popping all through your tracks with hissing sample then this is the app for you. Love Akai though!
Static issues
by SuperMackMane on 2018/08/10 04:34
First off, I want to say that I am really enjoying producing quality tracks on my iPad! To be able to travel and create bangers is what I’ve been wanting to due since I purchased The MPC 2500! But for the last few days, an issue with static during playback is a but distracting. It doesn’t matter if I soft reset, shut down and power up or use other apps. At first I suspected it to maybe be the iPad. The static stops after a while using other apps like YouTube or Tidal. No sooner than I open iMPC, instant static when I hit play. Is there a fix for this? I gotta know, my buddy is trying to convince me to roll over to Beat Maker 4! I don’t want to do that! Lol #loyalty
So much is missing
by legaceybeats on 2018/08/05 05:55
Have your development team spend some money on the program beat maker three learned understand it except it. If your file system is it good your entire machine is bad you just didn’t take your time you rush this go back start over redo it rethink it.
Bluetooth
by sildog2 on 2018/06/28 21:35
No Bluetooth? Seriously!
Not recognizing Wej or mpd218
by ShaggyKDM on 2018/06/12 20:53
The app isn’t recognizing my Wej or my mpd218. Other apps see both
Crashing way to much
by TRAKLABMUSIC on 2018/06/04 06:32
I am really starting to dislike this app any editing or sampling cause it to crash. And have the illusion of usefulness that is becoming less evident more I use it. Just for the heck of it I’ll give my specs. I am using a iPad Pro 12.9iOS 11.4 Impc version 25519
Crashes too often
by Brado09 on 2018/05/10 03:10
I’ve had the app for a week and now when I try to load sounds through Audiopaste and the iTunes file sharing the app crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have a lot of sounds on my PC and want to load them into the app. There’s also apparently no way to delete a sound from the library on the app once it’s in there.
What Happened???
by BiggSnupac405 on 2018/04/26 12:43
Love the app. Downloaded multiple sound packs and was even able to import other programs via Audio Copy, but for the past few weeks, I cannot ‘tweak’ anything. Every time I try,the app closes down and I lose all unsaved work... everything is updated and I have plenty of space on my HD. Anyone have a clue?
Learning Curve
by MPC NUBE on 2018/04/26 01:41
Lots of potential for me but I have a lot to learn
Win My Heart Again like MPC 3000...
by BlakeMelodeus on 2018/04/02 00:17
The interface looks attractive. The loop trigger by1/8th-1/128th in Perform mode is a BEAST... internal sampling, chopping, normalizing and all of the edit features looks well thought out! Almost worth forgiving you guys for taking so long to bring 2.0 to the BIG SCREEN -10.5. I’ve installed about 4gb of libraries in the iMPC Pro 2 app by dragging out the folder in file sharing in iTunes then rewriting it back in and every time I’ve tried to chop a long sample it crashed. Maybe because I dropped and dragged them into the file sharing folder then dropped and dragged it back into the file sharing section as opposed to using AudioCopy. They played just fine but when I tried to chop a sample in iMPC Pro 2 it crashed. I’ve removed all of the uploaded samples and drums and the chopping feature works just fine. I want to add pics to the libraries I’ve installed. Any way I can get them to show up like the iMPC Pro Pack sound purchased libraries? Is there a limitation of how many sounds I can have per folder? Other than that I’d love to integrate with Cubasis 2 or BeatMaker3.
Tiny pads on the 12.9
by Wargasm594 on 2018/03/28 06:48
Dope app.... but as others stated the pads are wack on the 12.9.... I can’t wait for Akai to update this, hell even hot fix this pad size and it’ll be 5 stars.
Do not buy!!! CRASHES CONSTANTLY, MIDI IS TERRIBLE
by Saving Ryan's Privates on 2018/03/14 18:19
I have the most current iPad Pro 10.5” and completely updated OS. Don’t trust the reviews here. Search online and you will learn what I had to the hard way: THIS APP WILL CRASH QUICKLY AND REPEATEDLY, erasing your work and settings with it unless you save after every single input and don’t mind rebooting the app every few minutes after crashes. Building a new kit requires hours of frustration when the process could take minutes if the software was stable. MIDI is a mess. I cannot have both MIDI cables attached to my controller. If I do, this app will send a nonstop stream of data that prevents any use. The other option is to turn off MIDI out for this app. Either way, MIDI required stressful effort over multiple days just to get any result at all. Still miserable to use and still requires disabling 2-way MIDI communication. This app would be AMAZING if it functioned as promised.
No MIDI out?!
by Breakzilla on 2018/02/25 01:17
For the love of god, how does this not have MIDI out? Back to my MPC500 once again. This is the most glaring omission from the app. I would have paid double for this app, but without MIDI out would rather just get a refund.
My favorite app
by Danny Blvck on 2018/02/22 02:12
Ease of use and sample is why I love it. Plus the akai mpc sequencer is second to none. It’s Dope now and will only get better. Def my go to app. Plus the audio units and ability to incorporate the in app function makes it number one for me.
Dope AF....
by Droski_Woski on 2018/02/18 23:08
This app is compatible with GarageBand and has been the best app I’ve found to expand on your sound banks. I’m always discover new things and with my iPad Pro it’s just ridiculously easy to make dope beats...
Now I can’t open iMPC 1
by acPittpro on 2018/02/17 23:42
Ever since I installed the new version, the old version doesn’t show up in interapp so I’m screwed when opening projects in Cubasis. But it’s AKAI so I expect them to not know what they’re doing.
Cool for people new to creating music
by Manos Athitakis on 2018/02/10 09:19
You can do some cool stuff within this program but it is limited. The app starts glitching out and freezing a few times on songs with maybe only 3 tracks and 1 AU. Exporting files are a pain. Search around. This app is not bad...but there are more thought out options out there and perhaps with some updates this can be a go to also.
iPad Pro 12” User HAS Immediate Disappointment
by IamSeeR on 2018/02/01 19:07
Well...let me preface. I have been a long time user of both iMPC and iMPC Pro and have been excited about this upgrade for a while. I bought an iPad Pro 12” to up my game. I almost bought the original MPC cover that was made for the original iPad because I loved this app so much. I am thoroughly enjoying the apps that take advantage of the screen space on the iPad Pro 12”. It actually feels much better making music on the bigger surface. THIS VERSION OF THE APP UNFORTUNATELY DOES NOT. The most glaring problem for me is the size of the pads for iMPC are the same exact pixel space if they were on the smaller iPads with a lot of empty grey space surrounding them. PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE GOING TO FIX THIS - IF NOT, I want a refund. By the way, the pads on iMPC Pro 1 scale up to the full size of the area. How was this missed on version 2? I love you guys - If this is fixed, I’ll be able to give a proper review and feel like I can use this instrument. I’m really excited about the new features but I don’t want to even attempt playing the pads at that size. I got the iPad Pro for this reason. Heck, iMPC is one of the main reasons I upgraded my iPad. Otherwise, it feels completely unnatural to play in the smaller pads that just float in the middle of the big open grey area., Please fix so I can give you guys the review this app deserves.
worth the money?
by OjBluzzmn on 2017/12/26 17:03
90% the same as impc pro as far as useful functionality for my needs goes. A few recs: There is no ability to import Factory Sounds from Pro to Pro 2. No ability to rename Tracks. And to transfer Projects from Pro to Pro 2 you have to use the archaic Itunes File Transfer process with your computer. Perhaps the Audio and AU Track record will come in handy for some. But the midi edit and audio edit features are not as good as those in, such as, Cubasis. Just me, but there is a 32 bar limit to the Tracks view Audi and IAA recordings. So you have to go from sequence to sequence to use the track editors for Full Song edits that may span Sequences. And Import/Export doesn’t directly connect to any useful libraries for me, like icloud, dropbox, audioshare. But if you’re clever you can make things happen using Audiocopy as an intermediary. If you like Impc Pro, you’ll like Impc Pro 2 better, and maybe the $25 cost will help the developers add more Ease of Use and interoperability features. Personally, I use impc only as input to Cubasis where its ez to edit, mix, import/export. But with the new record options, its becoming more a part of my Stable.
The Best Beat Making App
by AKASUP ON ITUNES on 2019/10/23 11:54
iMPC Pro 2 has the best sound engine on iOS. I have tried all other apps that are comparable such as, BeatMaker 3, FruityLoops, and Maschine. The only app that has a sound engine as great as iMPC Pro 2 is Garbageband. However, Garageband’s work flow doesn’t come close to iMPC Pro for me. I sample and use a lot of outside apps for melodies I play myself. Try it. Load some drum into iMPC Pro 2 and the same drums in any other app. They won’t sound the same compared to iMPC Pro 2. It’s just crispier. It has the MPC punch to it. The only problem I have with it is the time stretching of samples they become glitchy and stutter when you stretch them and play in different pitches. Not cool at all. I still work around it by not stretching my samples. BeatMaker 3 has you guys beat in that category. Fix it. I read a comment about recording full songs vocal-wise? MPCs aren't made for that. It’s not a Daw. When has it ever been? That’s it. Buy it. One more thing. Getting files into the app is a breeze, and that’s thanks to Apple themselves. You can dump all the sounds you want into your app using files in iOS. iMPC Pro 2 has a folder!!!!!
iPad Pro 12” User HAS Immediate Disappointment
by IamSeeR on 2018/02/01 19:07
Well...let me preface. I have been a long time user of both iMPC and iMPC Pro and have been excited about this upgrade for a while. I bought an iPad Pro 12” to up my game. I almost bought the original MPC cover that was made for the original iPad because I loved this app so much. I am thoroughly enjoying the apps that take advantage of the screen space on the iPad Pro 12”. It actually feels much better making music on the bigger surface. THIS VERSION OF THE APP UNFORTUNATELY DOES NOT. The most glaring problem for me is the size of the pads for iMPC are the same exact pixel space if they were on the smaller iPads with a lot of empty grey space surrounding them. PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE GOING TO FIX THIS - IF NOT, I want a refund. By the way, the pads on iMPC Pro 1 scale up to the full size of the area. How was this missed on version 2? I love you guys - If this is fixed, I’ll be able to give a proper review and feel like I can use this instrument. I’m really excited about the new features but I don’t want to even attempt playing the pads at that size. I got the iPad Pro for this reason. Heck, iMPC is one of the main reasons I upgraded my iPad. Otherwise, it feels completely unnatural to play in the smaller pads that just float in the middle of the big open grey area., Please fix so I can give you guys the review this app deserves.
well worth the money
by ciiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrt on 2020/02/06 19:12
so i just purchased impcPro 2 last week for my ipad and i think it’s great except for a few minor things and this could just be me not fully understanding the program yet as i am still figuring things out but the most annoying thing is when i take the time to set up a drum kit on say, track 1. it works great and when i save it and return that drum kit is still there but if i build a drum kit for more than track 1, 2,3,4,5 etc. the kits that i built are never there when i return after a save, i get beats continuum as my default kits and it kills me cause then i have to go build them all over again but like i said except for track 1, it’s always there. am i doing something wrong? is this just not a feature? would be great if it was though and my only other things that would make this absolutely perfect are time stretching and being able to edit and manipulate my tracks right on the track screen. i can’t eliminate or add individual notes at all. again, am i just missing something? when you pair this with garage band , it’s an unfucking stoppable hip hop war machine!
I Love App BUT PLEASE FIX THIS
by The Reel Tech on 2019/09/06 06:49
1st and for most I like to say “I Love this App!!!”. But I have a couple of issues I’m having using iMPC Pro 2.1.. This 1st issue bugs me the most. That would be the random cutting off or choke muting random sounds like I’m running out of polyphony on certain Projects when switching from one Pattern to another. The 2nd issue I have is that the mixer parameters changes with each Pattern. When I put my Project in Song format and make a Volume change or EQ change or EFX Send change for the overall Song it just only make changes to the Pattern that is selected. It always seem like it’s in Automation mode and I wish it a way to turn off this feature. I HATE THIS!!! This is is something you will notice and annoy you when you are splitting your instruments up into multi tracks. Like Kick Track 1, Snare Track 2, Bassline Track 3 etc..... Please investigate this and fix these issues. I’m using an 6 Generation iPad with 128gig of memory. I have 2 feature request and that would be Real-time Sample Time Stretching and Sample Loop Crossfading.
Win My Heart Again like MPC 3000...
by BlakeMelodeus on 2018/04/02 00:17
The interface looks attractive. The loop trigger by1/8th-1/128th in Perform mode is a BEAST... internal sampling, chopping, normalizing and all of the edit features looks well thought out! Almost worth forgiving you guys for taking so long to bring 2.0 to the BIG SCREEN -10.5. I’ve installed about 4gb of libraries in the iMPC Pro 2 app by dragging out the folder in file sharing in iTunes then rewriting it back in and every time I’ve tried to chop a long sample it crashed. Maybe because I dropped and dragged them into the file sharing folder then dropped and dragged it back into the file sharing section as opposed to using AudioCopy. They played just fine but when I tried to chop a sample in iMPC Pro 2 it crashed. I’ve removed all of the uploaded samples and drums and the chopping feature works just fine. I want to add pics to the libraries I’ve installed. Any way I can get them to show up like the iMPC Pro Pack sound purchased libraries? Is there a limitation of how many sounds I can have per folder? Other than that I’d love to integrate with Cubasis 2 or BeatMaker3.
Highly recommend for serious idea making
by MusicFan6 on 2020/12/11 18:10
Great app and love the workflow, use it every day. Got a song w 100k plays I made on here. But wish they would fix a few things: -Presets listed alphabetically or able to change the order. It’s a mess right now for me after making tons of these -Filters knob throws off the adsr when in one shot mode. Can’t low pass and also maintain release time. Just a lil bug. -Audio from AU3’s gets crackly distorted etc on bounces. Running a 2018 iPad Pro and runs great on playback so not sure why bounce and stems can’t hang. Overall love the app and for sure recommend. Just be ready to import your own sounds, packs are pretty meh.
Recording latency
by Hey_Andre on 2020/08/04 01:23
There is an issue with recording latency. Whenever i play with it as a toy, both with virtual pads as well as with my Presonus Atom controller, then everything is working fine with no issues. However, whenever i’m trying to record there is a lag and obvious latency which is frustrating because i have to spend a lot of time moving and adjusting the notes with my apple pencil in the timeline. I know that this is fixable. I own your old iMPC Pro for iPad, which you don’t even have in the app store anymore, and there is a zero lag or latency when recording, including when I’m using my Presonus Atom pad controller. I was excited about the new version and I do appreciate the improvements but at this point it appears that iMPC Pro is better suited for actual recording because of zero lag and stability. iMPC Pro 2 appears to be only good for toying around at this point. I have both iMPC Pro and Pro 2 on my 2nd gen iPad pro. All is up to date. I don’t get it. How is the old, seemingly obsolete iMPC Pro outperforms iMPC Pro 2 when it comes to actual recording?
Quantize adds distracting delay while recording performance
by I own the pc version on 2019/07/22 01:15
I won’t spend too much time reviewing as half the time my reviews never show up, but I will say that this app has some great sounding packs and an interesting approach to creating tracks. While I am not a fan of sequencing any full production in a scene based arrangement , I do like using it for it’s percussion and one hits in audiobus. Now the real problem. If you want to record your performance while quantize is active you are in for a real distraction. For some reason if you press a pad it will play the off-time sound, and then also play the quantize sound. This makes it impossible to keep timing solid as it sounds like a delay. The only other choice is recording with quantize off, but then you need to spend all of your time quantizing notes manually. It’s a real chore that prevents me from rating this 4 stars. They need to fix this as it has been like this for months.
FUN daw BUT!
by mbtheimperial on 2018/12/29 16:06
Before I give my cons I would start off with the pro’s KILLER WORKFLOW!!! Love the look and the organization EVERYTHING IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!!! Learning curve was a BREEZE! Everybody do the impc university thing the diploma is a pretty good soundpack. Now onto my cons: Why don’t we have a metronome on/off switch for playback and not just for recording? That is pretty standard and a must for me to get my groove going alot faster at the start of creating. Without the feature we are playing our groove possibly at the wrong tempo we set due to the fact we can’t hear it. I manually add 4/4 hi hats to have some sort of metronome. The mixer for tracks are cool BUT fader/fx controls up to 64 different sounds depending how many sounds you have on a track and its banks. So it forces you to mix the track sounds individually on the tweak side of things BUT WE CAN’T add fx that way nor have a hi mid lo eq. We have lo-pass and hi-pass which is ok but i would like to see fx to each individual pad with a 64 fader mixer for 1 track. I love the audio unit for instruments can we get that for fx? Fix that and this is a hands down 5star daw. Even with the above mentioned cons I couldn’t mention all the pro’s which are GREAT I have a blast when i work with the impc pro 2! Highly recommend this daw.
None of the iMPC pro apps have been stable
by dwspoon11 on 2018/12/05 07:49
I’ve been using this app since before they added pro to the name. I was real excited about the update and went and bought a 12.9” iPad to really take advantage of it. I wish I would of saved my money. Since version 1 of iMPC pro this app has rarely been reliable. You just never know what’s going to make it crash! As of this date I still can’t save my chops to the pads. Crashes every single time! And the last update was at least 3 months ago! Theres always something that will crash this app. Mark my words. And now I hear they’re coming out with an iPhone version before making sure the iPad version was straight. This could be a great app but the constant (and I do mean constant) crashing will drive even the most patient person insane. There are too many other music making apps in the store to suffer thru the headaches of this one.
Surprise?
by Johnzollner on 2017/12/14 07:14
The original iMPC Pro I've used for years now. This just appeared out of nowhere. It's like the original app but with a facelift and more compatible with sounds and features, and some UI updates for better workflow. I wish there was a way to import all from v1 or do a full migration without audiocopy but that's an iOS limitation. Blame apple for not having an open file system. And there are *cough* amazing third party tools out there to move folders with sounds so iMPC2 can see them. The structure and user banks is very similar to v1. The midi control is much better... Haven't played with mic inputs. The wav previews are fast no more lag or crashes, Love the color scheme... Only request please give the pitch slider a sticky toggle so i don't need my wej all the time or have to hold my finger on it. I look forward to this new platform. Retronyms is a good group that has always taken care of me. Im the one that went through 3 wej's
I expected more
by Basement Chemistry on 2017/12/18 15:26
After using the app for a few days, I’d say it’s finally moving in the right direction, but still is far from reaching its potential . Why not per pad effects? Track effects? With a name like Akai Professional , the app that’s supposed to be the MPC on an iPad should be a bit further along in development at this stage in the game . Another major concern is that the app doesn’t seem to make use of the iOS files app, or Dropbox . Which would make transferring your sample libraries into this app much less of a pain. I think this app feels rushed. Keep pushing forward and get it right.
The new Wave
by Big Reege on 2018/01/03 02:30
I have been a proud user of the IMPC tools and love creating with these and I'm super excited that the new tool. I am going to record a few songs with this and release them. I hope after long I will be able to contribute to the Retronyms team because being able to work on music on the go on my iPad has been a God send. To all too the people questioning if this app is worth it. Trust me it's worth every dime and look out for Big Reege!
BUY PATTERNING 2 NOT THIS APP
by whydoyoumakememakeanickname on 2020/05/23 17:12
Useful as a toy, just don’t get anywhere near serious when editing or recording anything. Wasted hours loading samples and making kits, just to find out that recording anything basically crashes the app, along w numerous other app breaking bugs. 3rd gen iPad Pro, no more blaming apple, my other apps are fine, this is def the most buggy, unusable paid app ever made. Good thing your hardware engineers are better than your software devs, or you wouldn’t have made it this far. Looks like you took some of my previous advice and gave up on this app, no updates lol, you’re awful. Take the money and run. BUY PATTERNING 2 DONT WASTE YOUR CASH ON THIS GARBAGE.
Has potential, but!!!
by Vitamin Beats on 2018/08/18 21:35
I love the GUI, the library. for the price it needs improvement, us app musicians rely on stable apps and I felt like we’ve been wronged. I’m not writing to bash someone’s hard work, but to stress what I expect for my money. Retronym fell really short again and we can not wait for updates if so we would have paid in installments. Please! less marketing and more productivity. I do use real Akai products and this falls short.
Great tool just missing a critical thing
by Harmonized1 on 2019/01/03 05:33
As a long time iMPC user I love the direction this is going it. But as an owner of the new iPad Pro 2018 I am pretty disappointed that the UI fails to fill the screen. I’m stuck with the old resolution and a smaller drum pad. I urge your team to make this a priority even more so now because the new iPads are powerful enough to run complete music set ups. MPC is a legendary name and I hope they remain on top of their game.
Am I missing something?
by Sklek on 2018/08/16 06:58
I finally bought this app because I thought I could import audio loops I made in other apps and slice them up for performance. That does not seem to be the case at all. The pasteboard feature I use easily to move sounds between other apps has no effect here. To make things worse, inter app input so far is completely non functional for any source app I’ve tried. Just dead, no sound, no connection. It seems like the only thing you can really do is buy pre made sample packs or record in directly. I hope there’s just something really obvious I’m missing, because I’m feeling cheated.
Au instruments are out of tune! Can’t fix!
by s12512 on 2018/12/17 04:57
I just got a new 2018 iPad Pro to start doing mobile production and the Akai LPK wireless keyboard. I’ve tried using numerous midi controllers with this app and all of the au instruments are in the wrong key and between keys! When i use the other apps by themselves they’re perfect! And i can’t use my Akai wirelessly. And can with plenty of other apps. Seems like Akai should take this app more seriously. Too many bugs and missing features. I’ll consider this money wasted. Time to find another app for what i want to do cause this ain’t it! This coming from a person that owns multiple mpc’s!
Pad Size on 12.9 IPad Pro
by EnZMood on 2018/01/31 20:58
I love this software however I am perplexed as to why the size of the pads are so small on the IPad Pro. seems to me that it should up size on the bigger iPad . Its useless unless I can put my fingers on the pads and play them correctly. It is a wonderful beat machine to go on the go producing clicks,Beats,pre-production, however I’m sure bigger pads would yield bigger results
Do not buy!!! CRASHES CONSTANTLY, MIDI IS TERRIBLE
by Saving Ryan's Privates on 2018/03/14 18:19
I have the most current iPad Pro 10.5” and completely updated OS. Don’t trust the reviews here. Search online and you will learn what I had to the hard way: THIS APP WILL CRASH QUICKLY AND REPEATEDLY, erasing your work and settings with it unless you save after every single input and don’t mind rebooting the app every few minutes after crashes. Building a new kit requires hours of frustration when the process could take minutes if the software was stable. MIDI is a mess. I cannot have both MIDI cables attached to my controller. If I do, this app will send a nonstop stream of data that prevents any use. The other option is to turn off MIDI out for this app. Either way, MIDI required stressful effort over multiple days just to get any result at all. Still miserable to use and still requires disabling 2-way MIDI communication. This app would be AMAZING if it functioned as promised.
UPDATE
by GuDeeViL on 2020/07/03 05:21
There’s a bug somewhere... While using my Bluetooth headphones & the recently bought USB-C adapter, the sound is terribly distorted with feedback. There’s also a lot of popping noise. I’ve restarted my iPad 11 Pro twice & got the same results. I quick fix would be highly appreciated & it should reasonably be an easy one... Thanx...
Pro beat making on the go
by Tony Barber on 2020/04/04 19:53
I love this app I do a lot driving so I’m in my car a lot on my breaks I sit in my car and make beats and plus when an idea comes to my head I can put it down and then open up the project on my Mpc studio black software on my desktop it works seamlessly with MPC 2.0 SOFTWARE A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE WHO OWNS AN MPC
Warning: No MIDI Out
by Notu676 on 2019/01/22 19:12
The settings menu shows MIDI out configurations. However, there seems to be no MIDI Out functionality. I honestly have no idea how they can claim “Extensive MIDI Support.” It looks to be a fine program for sample playback, but unfortunately, lack of MIDI makes iMPC Pro 2 insufficient for my needs. Also note that I did have a couple times where the app froze when I was testing it.
Ok to me it’s awesome again
by 1hiphoppop on 2020/11/14 19:10
So I guess they fixed the problem I mentioned with 3rd party apps. Saw the fix within the app before it showed up on the apple app site. Well again it’s awesome in my opinion. I love this app and use it almost daily for some time. Thankyou
Screen issues with IPad Pro v2
by Needs new Pictures on 2017/12/18 14:30
The app is 70% the same as the previous version, really should just be an update instead of a new app. I'm using the iPad Pro version2 12.9, running IOS 10.3.3, and the drum pads are smaller. But love the new features. It's worth the money if you are into using Audio Units to expand your production.
Return Requested
by DatHobo on 2021/04/10 18:10
Well, after multiple days of trying to make a basic track and getting nowhere, I’ve requested a refund. I’ve been using MPC hardware for over a decade and this app doesn’t even come close to what making a beat is like on any akai device. No click in play, no intuitive chopping (I set a start point on sample edit and in perform mode plays the sample nowhere remotely close to where I set the start point). The list goes on. Don’t waste your money.
Again.
by Izblessed on 2017/12/17 05:21
Could not just update the first app. Add au and audio tracks but left everything the same. Nothing helps this app unless you have AudioCopy. Time line edit is so slow. Can’t rename tracks. Can’t import projects from impc Pro 1 or stem export. Such a bad role out and info given. It seems it took what the customer wanted and basically did enough to say we changed and upgraded everything for a whole new app. Retro yams needs step there game up. Basic ain’t enough. What separates them?
Turns your iPad into a standalone MPC !
by #beezleebeatz #ojiimusiqent on 2019/03/22 21:22
I own a MPC Studio but I find myself using the iMPC Pro 2 App more. I can do everything that my studio can do and it’s touch screen and a standalone. My only gripe is, it should have came with at least one VST engine. But overall, well worth pennies it cost.
Crashes too often
by Brado09 on 2018/05/10 03:10
I’ve had the app for a week and now when I try to load sounds through Audiopaste and the iTunes file sharing the app crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have a lot of sounds on my PC and want to load them into the app. There’s also apparently no way to delete a sound from the library on the app once it’s in there.
IMPC University Not Available
by Tacit Majestic on 2020/04/21 16:41
I deleted my copy of iMPC Pro 2 from my iPad trying to get rid of multiple copies of Pro Pack programs that I had mistakenly created. When I redownloaded iMPC, iMPC University which I had not completed, was no longer available. How do I regain access to this tutorial?
Dope
by in spirit of dilla on 2019/07/20 21:51
My only issue is I’m new to iPad production I miss my 2500 but how do I get it to read my record player as a line in I’m running my red and whites to an aux line plug in with the headphone adapter for iPad Pro and it won’t pick up as a line in, what do I need or a setting I can change
BeatMaker
by Dame Mariatchi on 2019/02/08 21:10
Don’t let them fool you. BeatMaker 3 crashes just as much as anything else. The iMPC pro software is more streamlined and efficient. Though iMPC pro isn’t as feature rich, the UI lets creativity flow. There a lot of quarks in beatmaker3 that makes it take longer from ideal to production.
What Happened???
by BiggSnupac405 on 2018/04/26 12:43
Love the app. Downloaded multiple sound packs and was even able to import other programs via Audio Copy, but for the past few weeks, I cannot ‘tweak’ anything. Every time I try,the app closes down and I lose all unsaved work... everything is updated and I have plenty of space on my HD. Anyone have a clue?
Cool for people new to creating music
by Manos Athitakis on 2018/02/10 09:19
You can do some cool stuff within this program but it is limited. The app starts glitching out and freezing a few times on songs with maybe only 3 tracks and 1 AU. Exporting files are a pain. Search around. This app is not bad...but there are more thought out options out there and perhaps with some updates this can be a go to also.
Sampling is terrible
by trill w on 2018/01/03 16:34
Seems like right when I’m ready to use my sample it stops working......I record it then try to play it back and nothing....also crashes randomly and I lose work. App would be great if it wasn’t noticeably plagued with bugs. Forgot that I can’t select which track to delete so it always deletes the last one SMMFH
Best music making app on iOS
by IceeKoldBeats007 on 2018/08/26 04:41
This is my number one go to tool I use for making my beats now! Been using the iMPC then the Pro and now I’m using the iMPCpro2! This app is endless fun and creativity of awesome ideas you can bring to life. It is a true stand alone DAW!
Not there yet
by Josh46784425689 on 2019/02/23 19:16
When they fix the glitches I will give it 4 stars. When they add the missing features I will give it 5. What’s broken: It has trouble looping audio files from their own store. There is a crackle on the 1 and a hiccup at the end. The automatic tempo feature seems to be off. The AU instruments feature is crashy. Some apps load with missing controls. Some crash when you press buttons on the built in MpC keyboard. It’s a struggle. What’s missing: AU MiDI and AU effects are not supported. This means that you can’t add professional EQ and mastering plug ins. In general I like it but.... Right now it’s not a professional level DAW.
Automation
by Synth Feen on 2018/01/05 01:50
I would like to Thank the Developers of the iMPC 2 for pointing me in the right direction about the functionality of the Automation in their product. It is so amazing I can’t stop using this app for my production feels like a complete studio in the palm of my hands.
My favorite app
by Danny Blvck on 2018/02/22 02:12
Ease of use and sample is why I love it. Plus the akai mpc sequencer is second to none. It’s Dope now and will only get better. Def my go to app. Plus the audio units and ability to incorporate the in app function makes it number one for me.
Dud do not waste your money !!!!!!
by YogaBruh on 2020/01/27 22:01
Downloaded app today & it won’t open. Some sort of glitching. Was looking forward to diving into this beast!! Help please. All my iOS updates are current & all my apps are functioning at 100 %. No other issues....... Requesting a full refund garbage still won’t load. My iPad is only 2 years old with all the updates. And the developer has yet to contact me apologize nothing !! Just crickets 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨
Akai needs a new developer
by Strizbiz on 2020/11/13 18:11
Sorry, but when you need this many fixes between this and the last update, does the developer really know what they’re doing? I just think Retronyms were the best choice to develop this app. I’ve been an MPC user for over 15 years and I’ve never felt like whoever worked on any of the IMPC apps really used an MPC for their own personal use
Seems Same As iMPC Pro
by iPhone11ProMax_ on 2017/12/15 17:01
So far seems identical to iMPC Pro other than the GUI change. I will have to agree it’s so far about 90% same. If you have iMPC Pro already you may not want to kick out the expensive price.
My first iMPC
by Electrohoof on 2017/12/17 21:30
I've used the hardware but am new to the iPad version. Working my way through the tutorials (iMPC University) and checking out sound packs. It's amazing what this app can do. Finished songs have a very well-produced sound.
Awesome
by AKOUSTIKAL KREATIONS on 2018/10/07 02:37
Love it. Few small issues but. Awesome. My only issue one of my kits didn’t show up from audio copy. Audio units awesome. Layout. Awesome. Great job. I think the colors are hard to see being grey. But again. Awesome
Love this app
by milkandhoney93 on 2017/12/19 23:20
I love iMPC Pro 2. Used Pro for a few years and love that I can now record directly in Pro 2. I don’t have to leave the app now to finish my track. Cheers Retronyms and Akai... looking forward to what’s next!
In which I find the MPC workflow, or more accurately it finds me
by littlewoodg on 2020/10/30 15:36
Huge thanks to the team at Retronyms for all the very cool stuff. iMPC Pro 2 is a monster, and helped me see the wonders of the MPC workflow. Kudos for all the hard work, keep it up.
Don’t buy the app
by jjernee on 2019/02/13 17:29
Dear customer service rep that monitors the App Store, it’s been three days since I sent a support email to Facebook and to the support on the web and guess what? Noresponse Fb/jjerneenyc
This is not it
by jaded emperor on 2020/09/13 11:12
Too many glitches! tech-support is not great!They sent me a beta test version I used it Follow the steps had the same problems and got no further response from the tech-support team… Either get a better system or stick to hardware please… This is steps away from rip off
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