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Turn your iPad into an MPC with more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow. Need help? Have an issue or question? Please email us at support@retronyms.com. impc brings 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. With features including built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences and record and overdub beats, the possibilities are endless. 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. - Exclusive impc sound set and classic akai professional sound library - "3D Perform" controls -- use your iPhone's motion sensors to control parameters - Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio - 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 - Use with Tabletop’s Timeline Editor - 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 - Create new sequences, record and overdub beats - Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback - Simple drag and drop program creation - Effects include 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 - AudioCopy beats and sequences to compatible apps - AudioPaste samples from hundreds of compatible apps Check out our other apps in the MPC Collection: impc for iPhone and impc Pro 2. Happy music making!
Not the hardware but gets the job done.
by s_patton_keys on 2020/10/03 02:22
I've been using the 2000xl for over 20 years and this a great option for loop making. It won't replace my machine but could be a great temporary substitute in a last minute emergency situation. It's worth the small price as well. Anyone who really uses a real MPC every week would appreciate this for reasons that a regular user would understand. My 2 cents.
App doesn’t work correctly anymore.
by GFleming on 2020/09/08 04:22
All the samples are playing back at 1/8 their original speed. It clearly needs to be updated or taken off the store.
I should just die
by jazzresin on 2020/08/30 02:08
Yo your app this app iMPC is broken with garageband broken with other apps too. Whats up? You all offer the world only to take i5 back with never ending glitches. I paid money for this app, what was it for? An illusion? A holographic confidence game? Music produciton means alot to me and im fed up with your failures of functionality getting in the way of my creativity.
Terrible app
by Browntown555 on 2020/02/22 02:10
I don’t usually write reviews, but felt compelled to review this app after using it many times. While using the app, it will frequently crash to the home screen on my iPad. While making a beat, I have begun to notice that the app will sometimes rearrange my hits without me doing anything. It is safe, it just has a mind of its own to change my heads. On the iPhone version that I have, the tempo of my beat is much faster when the headphones are unplugged, even though I have not change the tempo. The correct tempo will play when the headphone jack is in use. This does not happen on my iPad. These features impair some of the functionality. I cannot recommend this app until more bug fixes improving use. Additionally, I’m not sure whether the app will allow importing tracks from device to device. I had to remake all of my beat on my new iPad because I could not figure out a way to export them from my iPhone, and import them into my iPad.
Good app when it wants to be
by Jmaestro96 on 2020/02/21 06:23
It’s been great for church usage, but just recently this app crashed on me when I was playing one of my tracks. Let’s just say that the tracks I created doesn’t sound the same no more and I have to redo almost all of them now. I don’t know how long has been since this app got an update, but I think it’s really time for one if you ask me.
A money scam to keep u locked their products only
by King.Kane on 2020/01/11 16:02
I’ve tried all the work arounds Over the top with the money games, overtly created with limitation, confusion 2 drive more money out of the customer.
Is it not deprecated?
by jeeves78 on 2019/12/03 02:09
This app has not been updated in more than a year, and yet you’re running a sale on it? Doesn’t seem right to me
Half Star for that last effort 11 Mos. ago
by kswanca on 2019/04/20 05:54
Dont destroy the good name of Akai. You have not updated this to the latest iOS SDK and it shows. Major changes were adjusted and added to the audio portion. Please fix this app.
Good Potential but could be better.
by Stykz30 on 2019/03/18 23:11
I use this app for skeleton tracks while I’m on the go for various groups that I play drums for. I haven’t had a lot of problems with this app but, the problems I do have are my pet peeves. It’s excellent for 4/4 timing but there are some songs I have to do odd timing. Also it seems to be crashing to my home screen sometimes. I hope the developers are still making updates and bug fixes because it would be nice to be able to use any time signature I want and need instead of just common time 4/4.
Crashes often & exports glitchy audio
by MusikDude on 2019/02/26 01:14
I had a big problem exporting audio files - all of the sequences were glitchy and some had chunks of audio missing. Therefore there’s no good way of exporting audio files to a DAW. If the developer could please fix these two issues, the app would be a lot better.
Officially frustrated
by ThePokey45 on 2018/12/10 10:51
I don't even know where to begin but I am officially disappointed in Akai. I think that one of the biggest disappointments is the fact that you cannot use Bluetooth speakers of any sort with this app and only with this app. I do not understand why! They have updated this app several times and most of the updates have been bug fixes towards sound cloud, as if that is a more useful option for us beat makers. Instead of updating the app properly, for example, giving us more tracks to begin with or, making a Bluetooth compatible, or many other things I can complain about, instead they going to release a new version. Deleting the app after several years of usage I can finally admit to myself that it's completely useless
Doesn’t work on iPad Pro 12.9
by Braedendubsy on 2018/01/09 19:22
won’t open on iPad Pro 12.9
i LOVE iMPC
by icedcoffeejamez on 2017/08/31 18:31
Kind of crazy having a full beatmaker on my iPad. This is a ton of fun to play with. I love that I can do it on the go. Check it out
Needs AUv3
by JBlongz on 2017/07/21 13:17
It makes no sense for these big companies to ignore Audio Unit compatibility.
Editing on the fly
by CarlosSol on 2017/07/16 09:33
Is there a way to edit without stopping the music?
Very good app
by Tree on Hill on 2017/06/13 23:26
It is easy to use, sounds good, and well worth every penny. It is much better than some of the more expensive Maschines available. Highly recommended.
The greatest
by Sexagesimal on 2017/06/08 19:18
A legend in hip hop and a legend on iOS. Solid beatmaking look no further.
Thanks for the update
by AshFallenBrightly on 2017/06/08 04:46
Nice piece of kit - but it NEEDS to be updated for Audiobus 3 ! Oddly, the icon did not update & frankly, I hope it doesn't 😉 Oh, and not everyone uses, or is interested in TableTop ... I don't buy most of your products because of the lack of IAA & now — AU's and, Ableton Link 👎
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME
by Brothersjef on 2017/06/06 13:39
I took a chance on this app. Was really hoping to be able to sample from my Apple Music library an tap out some beats in my spare time. After installing, the first thing I see is an alert that this app will not be compatible with future versions of iOS. When I get in the app, all the built in sounds are slowed down sounding. Like REALLY slowed down and distorted. Lastly, I can't "sample" from my library because it says the songs are DRM protected. This was a complete and total waste of time and $$. Wish I could give it a Zero
Terrible
by Theimportance on 2017/04/17 02:53
Always crashes with no fixes planned. Akai should be ashamed for this garbage.
great!!!
by leatherby on 2017/03/21 06:10
This app is a classic. It's central to my beatmaking. It has all of the soul of the mpc 2000.
Keeps crashing
by Jtwostripes on 2017/02/27 20:00
Downloaded and installed,keeps crashing On my iPad 2.Ipad is up to date,Refund possibly?
Need help
by Melahw on 2017/01/20 15:24
Keeps crashing please
Help
by Bar4bar nation on 2016/12/02 00:45
Keeps crashing please help
Need an Update BADDD
by Lattie on 2016/11/06 12:27
My tracks are getting crossed up! Had everything set....Goes out for sound check & all of my tracks were crossed up! This just started happening! I on it now and the tracks I did yesterday aren't even saved where I saved them at.......Smh!!!
Crash
by Tmanns on 2016/10/23 14:38
Every time I connect to the Internet and try to use the app, it crashes!!! Fix please!!
Red bar at top of screen when I exit out of app.
by lovie1968 on 2016/08/04 13:24
Can someone tell me why I always have red bar at the top of my screen when I exit out of the app
iMPC Reigns superior
by $YC on 2016/05/05 22:40
Open letter to Retronyms: The iMPC app was ahead of its time...in 2013. Unfortunately the decision to focus on the iMPC Pro, which pales in comparison to the original, has not proven successful. The iMPC's note repeat, pitch slider, cpu performance, and output to a mastered product is far superior than its predecessor the iMPC Pro. iMPC pushes a beat maker to think outside the box and challenges artists to 'create more using less'. The lack of having an edit window/a visual arrangement actually pushed my creativity to new heights. The simple tools and easy workflow of the iMPC helped me craft tracks in minutes. Furthermore, from a customer standpoint, the most valuable aspect of the iMPC was an inter-app link to SoundCloud - this allowed the iMPC community to follow, like, comment and repost in realtime to SoundCloud within the iMPC app. However, over time this feature has been unreliable and glitch-ridden. From a business standpoint, when the link to SoundCloud was working within the iMPC app a strong iMPC community of beat makers began to grow. iMPC users saw an increase in the amount of views/plays and it was a value added - incentivizing customer loyalty. RETRONYMS! Could we please get an UPDATE to the original iMPC app? iMPC Pro was nice and all, but for real - its nothing but a shiny shell of the what the iMPC original had to offer. Kindly reconsider updating the app to its full-working order.
Great but a few bugs
by Froggyfusco on 2016/04/12 12:02
This would be a five star app if it weren't for the fact that it crashes almost every time I save a kit
Make it compatible with GarageBand
by Cesaring18 on 2016/02/17 06:58
Make it compatible with GarageBand!
Not bad for portable on the fly
by InStrumenT'eL on 2016/01/26 14:31
If you are used to the standard MP functionality, u may be a bit disappointed. It's dope as far as something to do on the fly, I bought it strictly for the portability and I use it with the MPC Fly. There's only 4 tracks per sequence and there's no song mode. Still kind of cool for the enthusiast tho.
MPC World
by OuttaTonez on 2016/01/05 15:40
Ok I'm expecting massive updates under the partnership of Akai Finally decided to go with an mpc like product to introduce me into the world of mpc But Ummmm I know you're gonna upgrade this You have to.. 3 stars for now.
Can I get some help please
by Ron MAYBACH on 2015/12/17 20:14
Audio copy doesn't show when I try to export and every time I press share the app crashes.
Update bug and fixes for the new iOS 9
by Th1ng on 2015/10/22 16:37
Everytime I fill up the 250 sequences it locks me out the app and for the 57 time I have lost my beats and can you guys make a rack mount emulator that simulates the Akai “AKAI S2800i STUDIO MIDI STEREO DIGITAL. It can operate like Dropbox
Make it compatible with GarageBand
by preme on 2015/08/16 15:44
'Nuff said
I don't know.....
by Greggdx on 2015/06/05 04:56
All is in mono. Nice concept but needs panning.
Freaking Awesome App! But...
by Gmez89 on 2015/04/30 04:05
..does not yet support Audiobus. That would make this awesome app that much awesome-er lol. But overall this app is great and very user friendly. I definitely recommend it and only hope that the developers add in Audiobus support in a future update.
Keeps shutting off
by KingstonSinclair on 2015/04/15 14:17
Just purchased this app and I can't even load sounds to the pads without it shutting off. FIX THIS QUICKLY
mad
by sicmind809 on 2015/03/02 15:18
So i bought an add on hip hop pack that cost 10.00. i coudnlt transfer it over to the impc app. so i erased the audio copy app it forces you to get. so i couldnt redeem the pack and thats messed up. you stole my money what the fk!!!!!!
Lots of bugs
by DJboring on 2014/12/06 08:35
Was pretty fun to play with but I've experienced lots of weird bugs that hinder the use and even contacted them but no one else has the issue. Needs an update to fix some bugs, otherwise pretty good.
Let's find out
by Aka monkey dope on 2014/11/03 06:41
Now that Retronyms has updated tabletop it's probably a good idea to see if any of the problems have been fixed here . Until then I remain on the fence about this app.peace christo
Great app before ios8
by Level100ninja on 2014/10/04 13:29
It was a great app but it started to crash and my beats don't save when I upgraded to iOS 8. Please fix for the iOS 8.
Fix bugs
by yng.r on 2014/09/28 06:59
Fix lag from iOS 8
Do not buy this
by Ioladolemite on 2014/09/23 02:53
I purchased this and impc pro neither works now since ios 8 update they just crash scam you mean to tell me they had no idea the ios 8update was coming think ill seitch to beatmaker or something
😡8.0 update
by Kurtpone on 2014/09/20 05:06
I downloaded the new 8.0 update and when you try to record on the iMPCpro take your hand off the record button it crash fix please!!!
Great for fast easy solution percussion tracks
by PKemp10028 on 2014/09/14 07:33
I bought this app some time ago and it has been great for percussion tracks. It's quick and easy. The sounds are decent. Love the app. Thinking about getting the Pro version. Enjoy.
Avoid, Avoid - don't go pro, either
by stinkfister1 on 2014/09/03 06:06
I bought this app a long time ago. This is an app riding on the name of Akai, but it isn't Akai and what most serious 16-pad folk want is SOLID MIDI FUNCTIONALITY. Since iMPC Pro does not have that, and even the customer support of the developers couldn't tell me whether or not I could hook up my MPD24 thru the cam connect kit, I advise against this. For those who want midi, Beatmaker 2 is better than this in every single way. For those who want a quick and easy interface, iMASCHINE is better than this IN EVERY SINGLE WAY. DO NOT BUY.
Garbage
by Massif Dustbin on 2014/08/25 11:11
More junk from Retronyms. Regret the purchase.
Looking for the perfect beat?
by Extent of the Jam on 2014/08/12 19:42
iMPC rocks! It’s really easy to make cool grooves in this, and it comes with a bunch of polished sound banks.
The real deal
by nealiumhelium on 2014/08/12 16:55
This app is full fledge all you need in terms of sampling and beat making in the fly. I'm still intimidated by pro but adjusting to the learning curve with this beast of an app! I find myself switching back and forth discovering new features at every turn
Fantastic
by Dont Stop Rockin on 2014/08/11 17:16
I’m digging the flow here!
Love the classic.
by Monad on 2014/08/09 16:38
My goto app for making beats. Great simple workflows. Sounds awesome. Results every time.
Dope
by Goldilion72 on 2014/08/09 01:37
This app lets me keep pumpin it out wherever. Brings serious flavor for raver. A bit simpler than the pro version but still banging.
Amazing beats on the go
by wookiepedio on 2014/08/09 01:23
I use this next to the pro version inside tabletop
Please fix !!!
by Sabi siaca on 2014/07/03 05:26
I've noticed when I go to sample And load a song from my music library , after I hit play and the song is in a different range of pitch and also a slower tempo . Even worse there is this ugly sounding crackling noise coming from the audio. Please help!!
Lame
by anickt on 2014/07/02 10:58
Motivated by all the hype around iMPC Pro, I opened this up again after having deleted it some time ago. It is pretty bad. I wouldn't suggest buying this, even on sale. The demos of iMPC Pro look pretty good however. We'll see....
Track Skipping
by Trumixit on 2014/05/29 06:48
Needs a new update keeps skipping on my apple air
Put it back in the oven for a bit
by Oldsynthguy on 2014/05/20 20:53
This is the third app in as many weeks for me that is truly under done. The pad editor is anemic at best. Produce your samples elsewhere, there's very little help here as far as audio manipulation goes. As far as a beat box full of samples goes, have a ball. If you want a more fully blown beat workstation, look elsewhere. Good sound, lotsa presets, but I'd rather it be empty and do something amazing all by itself than as it sits.
Doesn't open
by Sadoogie on 2014/04/28 19:00
This app is really good but since a week ago it doesn't open. It stalls for 3 seconds then closes out. I don't want to delete it because I have songs still on the app. Do something about this please.
Extremely difficult to synch/upload samples
by Old School Biker Hippie on 2014/04/20 20:20
You run the risk of wasting a great deal of time on such a simple task, because iMPC is not easily recognized by the computer. 100% fully updated app and OS on both iPad and computer, and nothing is happening between them. On the surface it seems like the perfect app, but forcing users to update via iTunes' now antiquated file org. interface is THE major drawback.
Not compatible with audiobus
by Ictrlpntlnpln on 2014/04/19 21:06
Sounds pretty good. Not as many usable sounds as I expected. Oh yeah, did I mention it's NOT compatible with Audiobus? Because it isn't.
Jayjentertainment
by Jayjentertainment on 2014/04/18 15:19
TIME SIGNATURE!!!!!!!!!! Need that ASAP !!!
Good app
by Dreflo710 on 2014/04/11 04:43
Great app but would be better if you guys added a little bit more hip hop sounds
UPDATE**
by DJ Basqo on 2014/03/25 07:24
Updated review- I recently got the MPC Fly 30, and despite the not so good reviews, I think it ROCKS! It's not QUITE the renaissance, but I sold my beloved MPC500 the next day! The app on the other hand still needs help. I've used it at venues & it's crashed several times (luckily I was prepared so was not noticed by the dancers), and my below review still stands. Hope this helps. & Despite the complaints, iMPC AND the Fly are both worth every cent. Old review- This app needs looping & to work with AudioBus!! 1 Star to get your attention. As soon as this happens, five stars it is. Use it when I dj all the time.
Can't export or audio copy into other iPad apps.
by Seth mcfeeters on 2014/03/17 05:07
Can't paste audio directly into other apps.
Awesome with room for improvement
by goofypoop on 2014/03/16 03:52
Super amazing to have an mpc on my iPad. Works wonders! Two things I would like: 1. More kits. Even as in app purchases. 2. Easier sampler use. I have all my drum sounds on my iPad. Importing them is a pain as you just can't sample the file. It's a bit tedious to line up Other than that, this app is worth well over $5 dollars.
Add this feature!!!
by Sheena1207 on 2014/03/08 23:57
Please add chopping!!!! That would make this app complete!
I thought it was good
by therealmikemic on 2014/02/05 16:23
Changed my ratings for this. Beat maker is so much advanced. Sorry akai but please keep trying. I'm an mpc fan since mpc 60..... Give me more fx and tracks.....
Crashes so much
by Mr Naji on 2014/01/31 18:47
When I'm editing my sample it crashes. I don't know what's making it crash like that but I would like to use something more stable. If it's the sound quality than I much rather have an analog sounding app anyday.
Amazing App for the Basic Features (now if I could get it to save a kit)
by transcendentalaccidentalism on 2014/01/21 18:54
I would easily give this 5 ⭐️s, but there seems to be a glitch when I'm writing my own kits. If I don't remember to save the NEW KIT after every trigger pad is programmed, I'll lose the whole thing. So far .. and it's been wh? 6 months? .. I've managed to sample in the basics of my own TAMA Silverstar. But that's about it. One other experiment, nice I know what I want and can't do it. Fix it. PLEASE ;(
Unstable and unfinished
by Artemiy Pavlov on 2014/01/19 20:31
This could - and should - have been a much better app. The workflow is simple, the potential is great, but there are many big problems: - Crashes, crashes once in 2-3 audio paste attempts - very disappointing! - There is no sample editing after you saved a new file... Very strange. And no fade ins/outs to avoid clicks. - Only three effects? Come on, no flanger, chorus, or even a filter? - You can record patterns but cannot sequence them (only in real time by hand).
CRASHES
by DNEOSM on 2014/01/19 00:18
What sense does it make to ask for new features when a ton of people are experiencing crashes? I don't understand how so many people can experience a crash trying to complete a limited amount of tasks and there still not be an update... More and more people are loosing a ton of good music, and having to start over, only to experience crashes trying to complete the same task. I guess people took this app to be too literal/serious. Maybe it's supposed to be a game or something. *EDIT Can we get a bug fix? All updates don't have to come with new features... You guys are killing me. *EDIT* It's been almost 2 months since I've used the app. Still waiting on an update... *EDIT* App won't even open now. Just crashes...
Get on Audiobus. At least fix tabletop version.
by Sntzeee on 2014/01/14 15:32
The standalone version is the only one with a full feature set. Even the tabletop version is missing features. Since the standalone version isn't compatible with Audiobus (thx akai...), there's no way to fully integrate it with other apps. This is a glaring omission that needs to be fixed from an otherwise solid app.
Only working in tabletop
by Yerrickl on 2014/01/11 23:13
It worked fine for awhile now crashes. And only works in the tabletop app. Please fix
Crashing all of a sudden
by Thunkphoto on 2014/01/06 03:07
App crashes randomly and crashes when trying to share. Please fix
MPC Element Support?
by The wiggler 4u on 2014/01/05 05:51
Doesn't support MPC Element on IPad air
Perfect
by Magic Mack on 2013/12/29 16:48
Saves me from the high sticker price of the hardware and is done very well!
Similar to iMaschine, but still needs help.
by C3l3$t1n0 on 2013/12/28 11:08
Before getting immersed in iOS music production I used to make music on a PC and used Native Instruments extensively for all my sounds. I was excited to see iMaschine as an app on my iPad (back in 2011) and did not hesitate to buy. Well, it was just ok, has lots of potential, but the capabilities have not been enhanced since (no Audiobus, ACP, nor IAA) and uploading samples is a chore (have to connect to a computer, and has to be a certain sample rate to work). Now there's iMPC, this one is able to read sample rate, but still have to connect to a computer, no Audiobus nor IAA. Functionality is similar on both apps. One advantage iMPC has over iMaschine is that you can you can interact within your iPad, in this case with Tabletop. On Tabletop, you can as many instances of iMPC as the idevice can handleand create a complete production in the box, while iMaschine needs to send its track to either SoundCloud or Maschine on a computer to finish it out. So, there you have it, iMPC, not perfect but close enough for beat making.
Not fair
by Dafarri on 2013/12/22 11:19
I jus bought it not even a week pass and now it's on sale? At least let me have some of my money back.its music I wanna play not games.why I pay full price
Very great!
by Cheaphotelsnow-twtr on 2013/12/19 09:33
**update** use tabletop with this its great, there are some pros and cons but you can do a lot more with it! I was shocked to see how much i could do with this app... I made some really good tracks on here. I wish you could record at least 8 tracks... But all in all its really worth it. Ive owned real mpcs and as far as creativity goes and the way you can play with samples this is the same thing.
Unavailable?
by Andrii Trykush on 2013/12/18 08:25
This is a pretty good app, and I like it so much. But I've just tried to download it to my new iPad and I keep getting "This item is temporarily unavailable" message. Don't know what to do.
Brooklyn Beat Killa
by Beats By Tay on 2013/12/17 20:09
I just tried to download this app and it's saying it's no longer available ! Can someone tell me why??
Make music, not neurons. Perfect ui & work flow, better than a real mp3.
by SENTIENT BEING \-_-/ on 2013/12/17 08:14
If you are looking to buy this app, do it, now. This app is the pinnacle, of track creation. Period. Super easy to use, got a song completed, first day, learned all options first glance. Will not confuse anyone. Will get you to work & keep you in the zone. I have tried many apps, major titles & minor, for example, fruity loops & music studio, ect beat maker, you get the point, we'll this I get, you will get. The before mention apps are all reluctantly deleted. Iam a music pro, & they made me feel dumb. Before now, I've been anti-mpc, I am now pro-impc . Could have 8 tracks, layering, & a folder system employed to contain & play whole tracks, after they are setup sectional . I wish to Chang my skin, to personalize. The app is simple as musical notes, & will produce as many sounds. I wish GarageBand was as easy to operate. Also, look up the video tutorial, it's like am unite, & your a pro, impc'er
Not an Mpc At All...
by Mic Gee$ on 2013/12/13 04:30
Doesn't have the midi sequencer Doesn't have the sound Doesn't have the chop Only has four uneditable tracks Can't zoom on wave Editing a wave file is just not accurate at all Beat maker 2 is much much better than this
Great app
by Krys213 on 2013/12/09 02:12
This app is great I use it all the time when I dj parties just a suggestion add an option to boost the bass when making a beat
Retrnyms Get it on Audiobus ASAP!
by paulie.phonic on 2013/12/05 17:58
The 1.2 update is promising but several things are missing to make this the ultimate production MPC App. 1. Automatic chops of samples to spread to the pads or drag chops to pads. 2.Layering of samples 3.More tracks to record (at least 8) 4. A descent sequencer. 5.Panning of Individual pads. 6.Audiobus 7.More Efx/layout 8.Sample zoom. 9.Create folders to categorize samples 10.Sound fx when pressing play/record or any button with an audio que.
Overall (it's good)
by Vanglorius on 2013/12/04 09:01
It does have a few bugs, like loosing part of or most of your track, it could be me but make sure u down load your track as soon as u finish it just n case u end up loosing it, also can we make an edit for your samples, I can't go back n re-edit old samples I put in my bank an one more thing, can u make sampling longer than 8 bars? Give thanks
Folders
by Gym guy on 2013/11/28 16:31
This a great app, I would love to see updates that allow me to import folders with my sounds in them instead of individual wav files. Also more banks would be great, like bank A, bank B, and etc...
No pattern banks
by Raffles on 2013/11/28 09:12
Love the app and samples that come with it. but without any pattern banks, it makes it difficult to effectively play with organization and arrangement. Kind of a let down.
No piano roll editor
by ReniGhost on 2013/11/18 21:34
I just cannot believe there is no piano roll editor! You know, that sequencer grid thing that let's you edit each step of the sequence...that's in EVERY other producer app??! I keep reopening this app every few weeks thinking "it must just be me, OF COURSE there's a piano roll editor somewhere! What kind of moronic amateurs would possibly leave something that fundamental out?" It's just me, has to be...I'll check again in a few weeks. Lol
Could be great
by Freedomdave on 2013/11/17 02:25
Don't get me wrong, you can make good music with this app. Desperately needs audio bus and or run in background.
I Like It
by Jelani Williams on 2013/10/31 17:41
This is good for when I do click tracks while I'm on a gig or playing at church and it's easy to transport. I have only 2 complaints: I need more than 4 tracks (8 would be good) and I need a way to change the time signature ( 3/4, 6/8, etc....). Other than that, I really like this app.
Not very good
by Yelsew V on 2013/10/30 03:12
This app is not very good for me. There are far better ones for making beat ideas like figure or easy beats. Also this app won't turn off for me unless I restart my iPad. Very annoying. Hopefully it will get better and akai won't bail on it like they did with synthstation. Also no mute groups as far as I can tell. So if it was another developer making their version of an mpc app it would be decent but from akai it's just weak.
Potential
by S--lily 4678 on 2013/10/22 05:49
*** edit *** a lot of crashes! Especially when erasing tracks and building a kit with mpc fly. I so want to give this 5 stars but until the crashes are fixed its useless. After spending time building a kit, it's unacceptable and extremely frustrating to continually loose all your work. As a long time MPC user, I was very excited to try this app. I liked it enough to order the MPC Fly 30. However, as others have mentioned, some feature updates would really take this to the next level. Hopefully Akai is listening! Here is my wishlist: 1. More tracks! 8 or 16 would be great, and would it be possible to mute using the pads? 2. Auto chop samples to pads. And improved sample editing. It would be nice if it was non-destructive so you could re-edit a sample start or end points. edit: - now that i have the MPC Fly, it would be great if the sample you are editing would play on the pad rather than having to use the ipad "test pad". - also, it seems that samples accidentally copy over to other pads when playing samples in edit mode. And, there is no undo! Thus, you frequently loose sample pad work and have to go back to your library to find them. - Pinch ZOOM for editing long samples please! 3. Songs. Would be great if we could chain patterns together for a complete song. 5. Layering samples would be dope! Also, 16 levels needs a way to quickly adjust tuning or octaves so you can create melodies in the right key. 6. There should be an exit app button! A lot of potential here. Excited for the next update...
Crash?
by Richard Riccio on 2013/10/19 00:59
The app doesn't open anymore. I've been using this app for over a year now, I absolutely love it. But starting last night, when I touched the app icon it opened for a second and then closed back to my iPad's desktop. I've tried 50 times since last night and I keep getting the same result. I've noticed a few glitches the last few weeks. When I would record a beat, it didn't sound as crisp as it should during the recording process. When you played back what you just recorded it sounded fine, but during the recording it didn't sound crisp like it always has in the past. The second glitch I noticed recently is when I left the app to go to another app or web page, a red line across the top of the screen(from where it says ipad to your battery life) would always be there. In the line it would say iMPC recording. To remove the line I would have to shut down my ipad then start it back up. This is really disappointing because I have tons of beats that I'd hate to lose.
Great start!
by fred0220 on 2013/10/17 04:13
This is a great start to a real MPC on the iPad. Soon it will be on par to the real hardwear. How do you DELETE sample you make????
Fix app please!
by pizzini1982 on 2013/10/10 17:58
Keeps freezing on startup !!please fix!
Punchy drum kits needed
by -/:zidj183637;& on 2013/10/10 05:09
Please add more "regular" drum kits,punchy loud kits.There are mostly dubstep,and those bit kits or whatever they are called.I use this in tabletop and it really needs better kits.Thanks
No Audiobus Support
by MoonWolfMusic on 2013/10/09 21:09
Really cool app with no Audiobus support. It does support Tabletop. It would probably get five stars if it had Audiobus support. There is no legitimate reason for it not to support Audiobus.
Good Potential but could be better.
by Stykz30 on 2019/03/18 23:11
I use this app for skeleton tracks while I’m on the go for various groups that I play drums for. I haven’t had a lot of problems with this app but, the problems I do have are my pet peeves. It’s excellent for 4/4 timing but there are some songs I have to do odd timing. Also it seems to be crashing to my home screen sometimes. I hope the developers are still making updates and bug fixes because it would be nice to be able to use any time signature I want and need instead of just common time 4/4.
Terrible app
by Browntown555 on 2020/02/22 02:10
I don’t usually write reviews, but felt compelled to review this app after using it many times. While using the app, it will frequently crash to the home screen on my iPad. While making a beat, I have begun to notice that the app will sometimes rearrange my hits without me doing anything. It is safe, it just has a mind of its own to change my heads. On the iPhone version that I have, the tempo of my beat is much faster when the headphones are unplugged, even though I have not change the tempo. The correct tempo will play when the headphone jack is in use. This does not happen on my iPad. These features impair some of the functionality. I cannot recommend this app until more bug fixes improving use. Additionally, I’m not sure whether the app will allow importing tracks from device to device. I had to remake all of my beat on my new iPad because I could not figure out a way to export them from my iPhone, and import them into my iPad.
Not the hardware but gets the job done.
by s_patton_keys on 2020/10/03 02:22
I've been using the 2000xl for over 20 years and this a great option for loop making. It won't replace my machine but could be a great temporary substitute in a last minute emergency situation. It's worth the small price as well. Anyone who really uses a real MPC every week would appreciate this for reasons that a regular user would understand. My 2 cents.
Crashes often & exports glitchy audio
by MusikDude on 2019/02/26 01:14
I had a big problem exporting audio files - all of the sequences were glitchy and some had chunks of audio missing. Therefore there’s no good way of exporting audio files to a DAW. If the developer could please fix these two issues, the app would be a lot better.
Useless outside of Tabletop
by VanityVania on 2013/09/01 23:15
Edited: There is indeed an audio copy/ paste feature but the way to do so is not as obvious as every other music app that utilizes this feature. In fact it seems that Akai intentionally done its best to hide the smallest little button to bring up the audio copy and paste which can then only he accessed by first "export to soundcloud". Despite the fact that I can still work around this for the most part, its been a while since i have used this app, and due to bad customer service and lack of developer support for the IMPC( and Tabletop for that matter) they have since collected dust for a while now. I can only speculate why these two apps got so popular, but those opinions will be left for more appropriate channels. There are better drum machines and sequencers on IOS. I will just take the impc sample files and load them in a far superior drum machine and delete this subpar app to save space. Original review: This app, despite a very pro look and ok sound, is virtually useless outside of Tabletop, which is an already archaic dinosaur of music production. There is no audio copy/paste and no audio us support and due to the limited nature of its export option, you can only export to soundcloud or upload songs to the community board which is non professional in the slightest. Unless you utilize Tabletop, you won't get much out of this app. Once it can be used on its own, which won't happen I presume, then its not really worth the money.
Good app when it wants to be
by Jmaestro96 on 2020/02/21 06:23
It’s been great for church usage, but just recently this app crashed on me when I was playing one of my tracks. Let’s just say that the tracks I created doesn’t sound the same no more and I have to redo almost all of them now. I don’t know how long has been since this app got an update, but I think it’s really time for one if you ask me.
I should just die
by jazzresin on 2020/08/30 02:08
Yo your app this app iMPC is broken with garageband broken with other apps too. Whats up? You all offer the world only to take i5 back with never ending glitches. I paid money for this app, what was it for? An illusion? A holographic confidence game? Music produciton means alot to me and im fed up with your failures of functionality getting in the way of my creativity.
App doesn’t work correctly anymore.
by GFleming on 2020/09/08 04:22
All the samples are playing back at 1/8 their original speed. It clearly needs to be updated or taken off the store.
Half Star for that last effort 11 Mos. ago
by kswanca on 2019/04/20 05:54
Dont destroy the good name of Akai. You have not updated this to the latest iOS SDK and it shows. Major changes were adjusted and added to the audio portion. Please fix this app.
A money scam to keep u locked their products only
by King.Kane on 2020/01/11 16:02
I’ve tried all the work arounds Over the top with the money games, overtly created with limitation, confusion 2 drive more money out of the customer.
Is it not deprecated?
by jeeves78 on 2019/12/03 02:09
This app has not been updated in more than a year, and yet you’re running a sale on it? Doesn’t seem right to me
Already Great / On The Verge Of Amazing
by NoUserErrorHere! on 2013/08/04 07:39
There is So much to love about iMPC: The contained samples are inspiring which is no small thing: Most beats apps have sufficient stock sounds - iMPC has KILLER stock sounds. As importantly as that there are a LOT of ways to be creative and get really deep editing beats here - the latest updates have added a new level of possibilities and if this continues to evolve iMPC could be an app in a category all its own. Looking forward: Audiobus support would turn iMPC into an even more expressive / flexible instrument. Attack / Release settings per sample if not full ADSR settings would multiply the personal touch possibilities of samples in general and Grid-edit with per-step data control would launch this into the same sacred realm as the physical MPC's that have inspired this app as well as a few generations of dedicated users. One small request for the UI now: the pencil icon for getting to the Pads / Program editing page is small enough that missing it when trying to tap it slows an otherwise great workflow - given that users are continuously switching between the Performance main page and the Pads Edit page to tweak samples and settings it would be great if the icon that swaps between the two didn't require a delicate aim to trigger. All said: a LOT of love for iMPC and huge hopes for further developments and features. Thank you Retronyms.
Not what I Expected
by TheSupernova777 on 2012/12/15 03:40
So I thought, Wow! an official Akai MPC app and found that looks we're deceiving shortly after committing to the purchase. I currently own Beatmaker2 which is my go to production app and in comparison I can't help but think Akai dropped the ball on this one. The plus side is that I was able to launch the app and get right to work but, felt limited as I was attempting to move forward. So I can't figure out to to edit samples after I sample and assign them. How do you chop on this thing ? Where's the create new sound option from the trim screen ? I thought the iMPC app would simplify things like how Beatmaker2 has but, isn't even on par with the 2000XL. All in all I guess this is a cool drum machine for the price but, for full on sample based production...Not recommended ! 1 sample bank is not enough...at least the MPC 60 had 2. No filters or any of the staple MPC parameters (attack,decay,note mute) no trim screen. The only thing MPC like about this app is appearance... Not worthy of the MPC title. The sequencer is about the only thing I can recognize as being effective. App is cool, almost good but, far from great. Here's hoping that future updates will add some much needed features to bring this app closer to being included in the MPC legacy.
iMPC Reigns superior
by $YC on 2016/05/05 22:40
Open letter to Retronyms: The iMPC app was ahead of its time...in 2013. Unfortunately the decision to focus on the iMPC Pro, which pales in comparison to the original, has not proven successful. The iMPC's note repeat, pitch slider, cpu performance, and output to a mastered product is far superior than its predecessor the iMPC Pro. iMPC pushes a beat maker to think outside the box and challenges artists to 'create more using less'. The lack of having an edit window/a visual arrangement actually pushed my creativity to new heights. The simple tools and easy workflow of the iMPC helped me craft tracks in minutes. Furthermore, from a customer standpoint, the most valuable aspect of the iMPC was an inter-app link to SoundCloud - this allowed the iMPC community to follow, like, comment and repost in realtime to SoundCloud within the iMPC app. However, over time this feature has been unreliable and glitch-ridden. From a business standpoint, when the link to SoundCloud was working within the iMPC app a strong iMPC community of beat makers began to grow. iMPC users saw an increase in the amount of views/plays and it was a value added - incentivizing customer loyalty. RETRONYMS! Could we please get an UPDATE to the original iMPC app? iMPC Pro was nice and all, but for real - its nothing but a shiny shell of the what the iMPC original had to offer. Kindly reconsider updating the app to its full-working order.
I don't know...
by Timtard on 2013/04/06 22:11
Initially, I really loved this installment using it though my Tabletop app, despite it being simplified. Over time, felt like the simplified version made more sense than the stand alone MPC app itself. Just feels like it needs quite a bit of improvement. HOWEVER, I still really enjoy this app. It hasn't crashed on me and has a good amount of sounds to use, with the option of putting in my own. It's decent, and from what I've come to learn, it isn't just about the app, but what you can do with it. Don't expect to spend a lot and suddenly become a music making God, get creative a little people. Work with what you got. End result, it's solid enough to use, but I'm sure it can get much better. Looking forward to the updates.
Decent sampler
by TheDudeAbided on 2013/01/01 17:05
Easy to use, stable port of the MPC style sampler to the iPad. good for people who'd rather work on grooves with their ears as opposed to looking at step sequences with their eyes. You can spread out up to 64 different samples (assigned to pads) on 4 tracks for any single sequence, and easily string various sequences together to form tracks. Retro interface but it gets the job done. Presets are fine but with a strange emphasis on chip tunes/arcade sounds; also, the "classic" sounds are sounding pretty dated by this point, the new banks are better. Upside is it's easy enough to load it full of your own samples. Remember to sample with reverb though -- no reverb included in the app, only a primitive delay. Things this needs: 1.) dotted quarter and eight notes in the quantize and delay functions, for sure! 2.) The ability to mute individual pads on the fly, this would greatly enhance live functionality. As is, you can only mute entire tracks, so you have to be careful how you group your various samples. 3.) Better efx! All in all, a very good start though, and certainly useful and stable.. I'd recommend Samplr for more glitchy, experimental, loop-based work, and iMPC for more hit-oriented groove programming. I was an EMU user back in the day, never worked with Akais really, but this was still a breeze to get into in and fun to work with.
Crash?
by Richard Riccio on 2013/10/19 00:59
The app doesn't open anymore. I've been using this app for over a year now, I absolutely love it. But starting last night, when I touched the app icon it opened for a second and then closed back to my iPad's desktop. I've tried 50 times since last night and I keep getting the same result. I've noticed a few glitches the last few weeks. When I would record a beat, it didn't sound as crisp as it should during the recording process. When you played back what you just recorded it sounded fine, but during the recording it didn't sound crisp like it always has in the past. The second glitch I noticed recently is when I left the app to go to another app or web page, a red line across the top of the screen(from where it says ipad to your battery life) would always be there. In the line it would say iMPC recording. To remove the line I would have to shut down my ipad then start it back up. This is really disappointing because I have tons of beats that I'd hate to lose.
Almost Perfect....
by zounds23 on 2012/12/13 21:34
This is my new favorite drum machine. Hands down. Everything about this is perfect. The sounds, the UI, the price, the functionality (the manual!)....all of it! I am so happy that Akai finally did this! The ONLY thing I would change is that it needs Audiobus....("yes! All the kids scream for AUDIOBUS!") If you are having trouble copying a pattern to another app, look for the clipboard icon (top right hand corner of finished export dialog box) It does integrate very well with Tabletop (which is very nice groovy feature) Also, iTunes is not the best way to move files around, (I am glad that it is an option, but there are better/faster options) I'm pretty sure that Akai is hip to these facts already. I look forwards to the future of this app with joy! Thank you for the great new tool Akai!
lame on so many levels!!!
by Sir Smokalot on 2013/04/03 05:19
What makes this an MPC? Because it looks like one? In the words of Katt Williams, as crazy as he is " a Chrysler 300 looks like a Phantom until one pulls up on the side of you". Where's the features. Yu guys aught to be ashamed of yourselves!!! 1st off my iMPC icon is white now after updating and when i open it in stand alone i see no pads just the words from the interface,weird. Roger Linn bless his soul is probably turning over in his grave about you guys butchering his masterpiece. This is merely a toy as is. And tabletop over audiobus? Really? Tabletop is so limited and slow with releases. They must have paid big bucks for exclusive rights to iMPC. Shame on you for limiting users for personal gain. And if its not true then so what, you guys shouldn't have left us stranded with Another useless app. AUTOCHOP AUTOCHOP AUTOCHOP!!!!!! Oh and one more thing AUTOCHOP!!!!! Lord help them because they obviously don't know what the hell they're doing. If you can't do it right don't do it at all. AUTOCHOP!!!!!!
Good app, very user friendly
by Rob The Beatmaker on 2012/12/25 13:49
This is probably the best beat making app out right now. What more can you ask for with a price like this. I like the fact that your able to use it with "Tabletop". This app is very self explanatory unlike other apps. I own two other MPCs (1k/4k) and I'm about to purchase the MPC Studio, so I don't expect to pay 7 bucks on an app and have all the same features as it's expensive counterparts. The turntable option is pretty dope too. The downfall is that you only get 4 tracks, but that your forces your creativity also. Plus you you can pull the app into "Tabletop" so it's not that bad. So in all, if you want features, buy a real MPC. Need something to sketch ideas, this is the app for you.
It does what it is designed to do but ...
by OTERRYA on 2013/04/07 06:35
it is missing some key (for me at least) options. The one shot is great but I need to be able to stop it. There should be an option for each sample to stop the playing instead of restarting it on a second keypress. There also should be a loop-until-stopped mode. The hold mode is fine, but I would not use it. In a live performance, Ineed to be doing other things that could not be done if I were holding a key down which is why I need the loop and stop options. In some of our plays, I need to start a background sound (this would be a loop until stopped), bring in some one-shots, cut them off sometimes and not other times. Because it is a live performance (a play, not a gig)I do not know the exact length the background sound needs to be. I need to be able to monitor and adjust the mikes for the actors which is why I cannot afford to devote a finger to holding down a button either for the background or for the one-shots I wish to be able to stop. If these functions are not available on your hardware version, it would not be an alternative that I could even consider and it does not appear that they are from the descriptions I am able to read on the web. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Mostly Good, Still Major Flaws
by Noodlebadoodle on 2013/01/25 11:08
This App is an awesome way to stay musically creative when all you have is your iPad. Whether on a plane, train, or at the park, iMPC allows you to sample audio and compose your own music. PROS: -Intuitive feel and easy sampling from iTunes library. You will learn quick and be entertained for days. -Good drum samples included. -Classic Akai Look and Feel. CONS: -Pads sometimes didn't always trigger samples when hit. (maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm using iPad 1) -The tutorial section isn't comprehensive enough. I still had questions about using 16 Levels and I don't have a resource to consult to learn more about using iMPC. -Exported .WAVs do not sound the same when in their exported form. Specifically, the changes i had made to individual sample hits (transposing, tempo change) didn't appear in my exported song, which meant I could only listen to my songs in the iMPC program. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. What's the point of having a great sampling/production tool if you can't export your beats and turn them into hits? As soon as this fatal flaw is fixed in an update I'll change my review to 5 stars.
Similar to iMaschine, but still needs help.
by C3l3$t1n0 on 2013/12/28 11:08
Before getting immersed in iOS music production I used to make music on a PC and used Native Instruments extensively for all my sounds. I was excited to see iMaschine as an app on my iPad (back in 2011) and did not hesitate to buy. Well, it was just ok, has lots of potential, but the capabilities have not been enhanced since (no Audiobus, ACP, nor IAA) and uploading samples is a chore (have to connect to a computer, and has to be a certain sample rate to work). Now there's iMPC, this one is able to read sample rate, but still have to connect to a computer, no Audiobus nor IAA. Functionality is similar on both apps. One advantage iMPC has over iMaschine is that you can you can interact within your iPad, in this case with Tabletop. On Tabletop, you can as many instances of iMPC as the idevice can handleand create a complete production in the box, while iMaschine needs to send its track to either SoundCloud or Maschine on a computer to finish it out. So, there you have it, iMPC, not perfect but close enough for beat making.
You've got to be kidding me
by Cinsere on 2013/01/06 21:01
C'mon Akai, you can do better! I was pretty excited to use this app, as it LOOKS great. But it seems Akai put most of their efforts into the interface design, as there are some crucial functionalities that are missing and are absolute deal-breakers. 1) I can't edit samples after I record them, let alone chop them. And there is no copy/paste sound option to speak of. 2) Why on god's green earth would my sequence playback stop when I'm looking for sounds in my library?! So instead of testing sounds on the fly, I have to load the sound, press play, see if it goes with what I laid down, rinse and repeat, until I find something I like? Ridiculous! No extra banks, only whole number bpm's... I could go on and on. Having used other apps like Beatmaker, I have to say this is a HUGE letdown. I'll be expecting updates.
Officially frustrated
by ThePokey45 on 2018/12/10 10:51
I don't even know where to begin but I am officially disappointed in Akai. I think that one of the biggest disappointments is the fact that you cannot use Bluetooth speakers of any sort with this app and only with this app. I do not understand why! They have updated this app several times and most of the updates have been bug fixes towards sound cloud, as if that is a more useful option for us beat makers. Instead of updating the app properly, for example, giving us more tracks to begin with or, making a Bluetooth compatible, or many other things I can complain about, instead they going to release a new version. Deleting the app after several years of usage I can finally admit to myself that it's completely useless
Make music, not neurons. Perfect ui & work flow, better than a real mp3.
by SENTIENT BEING \-_-/ on 2013/12/17 08:14
If you are looking to buy this app, do it, now. This app is the pinnacle, of track creation. Period. Super easy to use, got a song completed, first day, learned all options first glance. Will not confuse anyone. Will get you to work & keep you in the zone. I have tried many apps, major titles & minor, for example, fruity loops & music studio, ect beat maker, you get the point, we'll this I get, you will get. The before mention apps are all reluctantly deleted. Iam a music pro, & they made me feel dumb. Before now, I've been anti-mpc, I am now pro-impc . Could have 8 tracks, layering, & a folder system employed to contain & play whole tracks, after they are setup sectional . I wish to Chang my skin, to personalize. The app is simple as musical notes, & will produce as many sounds. I wish GarageBand was as easy to operate. Also, look up the video tutorial, it's like am unite, & your a pro, impc'er
I like it but......
by P-nun on 2012/12/26 03:52
It has a great ability to sample. However, it has no ability to really sequence. Which is a shame as that is it's real weakness. This company produces the tabletop app which has a half decent sequencer (not a great one). They do not implement that sequencer into this app. You can fiddle with this app but you can not craft. I wish they had more effects but I am not going to be mad about that. I looking forward to the growth of this app. I also would like to be able to use the app to edit samples in multiple ways. Such as play a set of notes in one recording and then chop it up and save each chop as a different sample.
Great start!
by Kmontzka on 2013/02/04 17:43
I appreciate apps that have an easy workflow and excellent sounds, and this has both. If I need to do more in-depth work, I will use my laptop DAW. If I want to create something quickly and easily and have fun while doing it, I will use this. In regards to the negative reviews, comparing a new version of an app to the hardware it is based on, or to other apps at have been around for a couple years, is not a fair comparison. That is why this is a great start. I trust that the developers will listen to the user requests and improve it with time.
Stop Lying About this App it
by Samplist on 2012/12/14 15:25
Stop Lying about this app the only thing you're doing is letting people know that you don't know how to use an mpc or any sampler for that matter. some of you are saying that sample editing on this thing is easy and a breeze, stop lying, you can't even edit the sounds in the library, and you can't edit your own samples after the initial recording of them…. stop lying.!!!! you cannot export audio from this app without loop tails so that you can correctly import and play the audio in another app………… so stop lying!!!!!!! this app does not resample internally………… so stop lying !!!!!!! this app does not automatically chop samples and assign them to the pads…………..so stop lying and even if you don't care about auto chop like me and have been sampling way longer than auto chop has existed you still can't edit samples (chop manually) without having to resample the same sample for every single slice. in other words if you sampled a 4 bar break and wanted to slice it up you'd have to sample it 4 times!!!!!! ………………………..so stop Lying !!!!!!!! this app is not a fully functional mpc as blatantly, and falsely advertised ! …. so ……….JUST STOP LYING !!!!!!!!!!!!
Update makes it legit!!!
by Beatsmith Medore on 2013/05/01 05:06
This app was dope when it first dropped. Although it was like a demo version of a MPC500, it still had the classic feel. With the update (adding mute pads, truncating and easier sampling/pad assignment) it's now more like the MPC2000!!! I read some reviews already upset about no audiobus or midi support. Come on, this is an MPC, not logic, protools or fruity loops. For the real beat heads who know MPC styles, this is a lot easier to use on the go or on the fly. 100 times easier to make head noddin sounds then version 1. Throw in downbeat marking on the sample chopping and I'll throw in another star. In no way am I complaining though.
Works on My iPad 1
by MaryRoseL on 2013/04/08 03:00
Love this thing. Stable and fast on 1st Gen iPad. I'm surprised. Sequenced three tracks, exported each to iTunes, imported in Ableton Live, and overdubbed from there. Made the heart of the full mix on the iMPC from the comfort of lying down on my couch. Lazy hobbyist's paradise. Would love some affordable in app sound packs. Especially chords and melodic content. Why all the bad ratings? Haven't read them, but I'm shocked. This thing rocks. The iMini, on the other hand crashes and stutters on my vintage iPad. Can't use it. The iMPC will get tons of use. Fun! Best seven bucks spent on an app.
Needs Improvement!
by WVWRX on 2013/04/05 20:32
First, let me say that just the sample set which is included is worth the purchase price, the problem is that the app lacks features that you would expect to find... For example, the sample edit page allows you to tweek the volume and the pitch, but not panning. I don't know if you're up on the latest trends in music technology, but there's this new thing called "stereo" that really depends on panning. I know that a lot of folks consider stereo to be just a fad, but mark my words... Not only is it here to stay, but I beleive that in the future there will be other formats that will surround you with 5 to 8 speakers!
Ok, but Not an MPC
by David C, NJ on 2012/12/15 16:17
EDIT: after downloading Tabletop, I'm updating my review. This app is much better with it since it provides solutions for its shortcomings. However, it's still missing rudimentary MPC features: chop, song mode (provided in Tabletop), and more than 4 tracks. It is missing other features that you take for granted in apps like this, like Dropbox support to manage samples. It would be nice if you could load patterns into Tabletop that you create in the standalone version. I must say that the sound quality is very good. However, it's a few updates away (hopefully) from being a real MPC.
Missing features...
by Vic Hugo Music on 2013/01/08 04:35
I love the app. I really like the ability to sample from my own library, thanks a bunch. It is very easy to create programs, win! The compressor sounds good too. The fx were ok, they could use some tweaking to get them to sound better and maybe the ability to save the fx as user presets. Maybe factory presets to get the 12 bit MPC 60 crunch! Also the Ensoniq ASR10 would be dope too. Lets not forget the EMU SP12. It's probably to much to ask for..... I could see some pro features as add on's like "auto chop" to a program and maybe multiple triggers for the pads. ***The most important thing I was looking for was song mode so that I could combine different sequences together into a song and then export sequence as wav/mp3/etc. and track split to file from song mode to master in a DAW. I own all! of the Akai MPC's and I would like to put them in a display case so that I can just use my iMPC for ever...
Unstable and unfinished
by Artemiy Pavlov on 2014/01/19 20:31
This could - and should - have been a much better app. The workflow is simple, the potential is great, but there are many big problems: - Crashes, crashes once in 2-3 audio paste attempts - very disappointing! - There is no sample editing after you saved a new file... Very strange. And no fade ins/outs to avoid clicks. - Only three effects? Come on, no flanger, chorus, or even a filter? - You can record patterns but cannot sequence them (only in real time by hand).
Very Impressed!
by Blewis317 on 2012/12/27 09:35
I've used the MPC 2000xl for most of my production for about 10 years now, making the transition to the iMPC was easy. This thing is almost an exact replica minus a few things. Very user friendly. I was able to start making beats right away no learning curve. Definitely one of the better apps for music production. I love the fact that you can export to your favorite DAW for further mixing and editing. I.e. protools etc. Good job overall.
Fun app to play with!
by cream-of-beats on 2013/01/22 02:26
If you know how to use an MPC then you need to have this! If you want to learn how to use an MPC then you need this! I wouldn't use an ipad app to replace my 2500, but for long trips or a vacation, the iMPC does just enough to make my ideas a reality. Is this app perfect? No, but hopefully the future updates will give us everything we want...like pad banks and more sample trim options. Soundcloud dot com forward slash cream-of-beats Cheap plug, yea I know! Check the goodness! Haha
Super Slick - Best In-app Sampling Interface
by robertginkgo on 2013/01/19 04:09
I've been loving on iMaschine for a while now, but was feeling a little dismayed after a year without updates. This came along and does just the trick. Granted, iMaschine may have it beat on the sound libraries, but that one is also a sampler that doesn't let you sample, (except from the mic,and then you cannot trim loops.) I love the sampling interface here, and I can't wait to see where Akai takes it. Remember that this has been out for only a month.
Nice Update-Almost There
by CoolDerb on 2013/05/01 01:40
Retronyms is creating awesome apps. They have been very receptive to suggestions and constructive criticism. This update shows that they listen to and value their customers,which is all we can ask for. The sample editing features have move iMPC to a whole new level and beyond notable similar apps such as iMaschine (which doesn't even support audio copy/paste). I am happy with the direction Retronyms has taken. Audiobus capability would take this app. to the top!
Fine tuning
by MidgitOne on 2013/04/16 20:38
I love this app, but how and the heck can you fine tune samples to one another when the music and the metronome are not playing. in you next update, please fix this issue. IMPC lets me create hot ish but it's never tuned just right. And after you adjust the tuning Knobs once, they freeze; I have to completly power down to do more adjusting(imagine do that everytime for each sound. lastly can you raise the volume on the metronome; you can hardly her it.
Great buy
by Haj da best on 2013/02/14 07:52
If you are a true beat maker, you could work with anything! This is perfect for any one creative enough to make beats w/o autochop! You could always manually chop it up. Don't complain. Price is sweet for what it do do! They'll update if you ask. I support akai and have a few products. I hope to win the contest. Check me out on sound cloud. (@How it suppose to sound) hope to network w/ you soon.
To the first time MPC users
by Louie Mason on 2013/01/03 07:07
To those saying it won't record. No one blames you for not knowing how to record right away. If you're new to the MPC you don't know that you have press 'Record + Play Start or Play". That should fix your not being able to record problem. Now go make music! Love the app good job Akai. Wish it had a 'Sample Chop' feature. Maybe in the update. Still 5 stars though.
Make creative beats anywhere!
by CraigDesmarais on 2012/12/17 15:20
I was excited when I heard about the release of this app. I was looking for a good app to help create beats that I could jam with but did not have the money to purchase an actual MPC. It gave me a look into the inside world of the MPC. I have had a blast so far learning how to create beats using the vast library of samples that you get with it. I encourage any musician who wants to take their beats deeper to download this app.
Hats off
by MrMpls on 2012/12/26 21:06
$6.99 well spent. Those who are complaining about authenticity, etc...use your heads...it's not $4000 so it "may" not be everything your MPC Rennaissance is, but to be able to do what it CAN do, on an ipad, and do it well....amazing stuff. Not to mention there may be one or two updates in the future...just a guess...act like you've bought an app before and give the company constructive feedback if you want them to implement your recoomendations.
Impc is one of the best music apps ever
by biglou1780 on 2012/12/15 07:54
I love this app. It's a mpc and it work like a mpc I love it. I see there some people's trying to knock the app it must be that they don't know how to use a mpc .so they write a bad review that's sad people. Real cats that have mess around with a mpc they will love this.. I didn't have to check the menu ,I just knew how to use it .so all you hater please slow down. Play with dj hero.....don't waste other people's time...
My dream app - Just like the machine.
by Wick Dogg on 2013/05/12 09:02
I have wished for this app to come out, and it far exceeds my expectations. Just like the machine - as much as can be. I can play the hardware machines really well. This thing is great to practice on. It'll definitely teach you how to use the MPC Series Samplers. Obviously, this wont have the same feel unless you buy the Akai Controller pads or keyboard. I think this app is worth every penny.
Nice!
by Tech10466 on 2013/07/29 11:13
If this app had 4 outputs in table top it would be the best drum sampler ever! It would be easy to put the little tape recorders on the outputs and get the tracks on your protools or other trackers. I would be forced into buying the table top addons. It reminds me of my mpc60 more than a mpc2000. Really fun and easy. One of the best part is it runs great on iPad 1. Multi stereo out, and Attack decay release would Make it complete.
So close!
by Philly Balls on 2013/01/07 03:43
Akai, please add the function to edit imported samples. I had to render mix as one sample, copy to pasteboard, then import from pasteboard in sample editor just to chop 1 sample in half. I have been using akai samplers since the 90's and this is such an awesome app. Love the filter but more options would be great. In the 90's this functionality was around 2 grand!! Thanks and look forward to updates!
Great MPC for the iPad no problem with the record button...
by JOSEPH SWAN on 2012/12/18 06:07
This makes it so easy to make beats when you wanna kill time. If you have used a MPC before you will feel right at home. For those having trouble with the record button not working, you have to press and hold the play button then press record.
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