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iMPC for iPhone
Description
Turn your iPhone into an MPC with more than 600 samples, 47 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 iPhone. 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 iPhone, using the line input on the iPhone, 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 - 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
Great App
by .*person*. on 2020/09/08 02:39
I love this app. It works great.
Love this app but it no longer works properly on newer iPhones. Please update.
by LordSavedMe on 2020/05/14 20:35
Love this app more then the impc pro just because it looks like a real MPC but it's lacking some features. Please update and add the ability to use more then 4 tracks. It would be great to be able to make more chops then one at a sample. Plus it would be nice to have an option to EQ in the effects. Excellent app for the price but I would have paid more for some extra features. Thank you keep up the great work!
Don’t even bother
by Zebramall on 2019/12/26 03:46
I should have just went past this and found another app.
Not that great
by Blue Tele on 2019/11/05 14:06
I don’t like that it keeps running in the background and you have to manually close it. No way to string sequences together either.
Perfect sampler
by Vmw00 on 2019/09/10 19:16
5 stars
Dissatisfied
by M.O.P.T.O.P. on 2019/09/01 22:52
The app would not allow me to overdub in real time. The action and response of the app is very poor.
Sampling issue
by kya angelou on 2019/07/12 16:24
I can’t sample anything in my library that’s affiliated with Apple Music. I have the Documents app with tons of songs in there but I just wanna access it! Please fix this!
What happened?
by Rayduhk on 2019/06/13 06:10
Hold mode has stopped working since the last update. When I record it plays back the sample as if it’s set to one shot. Used to have a lot of fun with this but it’s pretty lame that hold mode doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Akai drumpad
by bboyjukes on 2019/05/30 12:31
I have learned how to make awesome music by learning how to use this app. It’s a great tool to keep your creativity alive. Thanks for making this amazing app. I wonder how iMPC 2 is like. I don’t have that app yet.
All of the sounds are rubbish
by DJLokeyzy124 on 2019/02/17 21:25
Str8 hogwash of sounds. None of the sound effects motivate you to want to make a beats. Everything’s sounds so dry and limited
What a joke
by nukkayourareawolf on 2018/12/21 13:23
I’d call this app garbage but that’s an insult to trash. I bought the app and I can’t even delete the stock sounds that are wack as hell. I want to scrap everything on it and sample all my sounds. Why is that so unnecessarily difficult? lewl 1 star since I can’t give zero
Cool drum sampler
by rcon303 on 2018/12/15 15:23
awesome classic look and feel and easy to use and has tons of built in sounds !
This app is a hit or miss
by Kuleone on 2018/12/12 14:24
Now the update is out why do I have to pay full price? It should be an upgrade price for current users. What’s even worse is I am a MPC X owner, this should have free to begin with??? Smh Akai not cool....
I love this app but...
by IsraelARB on 2018/12/11 17:47
there seems to be a bug where the bpm are waaaaay offf. I have to use a metronome and compare the tempos in order to set it right because it can be up to 10bpm (give or take) off. I would use it for church rhythm loops, but the tempo issue is really wack. I don’t want to use iMPC Pro 2 because it can’t transition smoothly between sequences from different songs without having to exit out and load the next like an actual MPC1000, for example.
Doesn’t work with iPhone X
by Microphonemike on 2018/11/20 23:34
Can’t slide to change windows. Just sticks in the pre programmed beats window. Waste of money!!!
One thing
by Excaliberr on 2018/11/08 00:49
iMpc is perfect for new producers. it’s simple yet gives what you need. my only problem is that since i’m making sample based beats, i need a wide source of samples. the only two things you can use to sample on impc is audio copy which is garbage or your own music library. in garage band you can upload from your own iphone files. if impc could do the same it would be near perfect. also giving the option to delete samples would be great
Everything is good but this......
by John3538383 on 2018/10/28 03:47
I love that fact that you can sample songs and them remix them and so on and so forth, but Apple slammed the DMR on all of my Apple Music songs. It is much harder to sample the music that I want very quickly, and it is frustrating and time consuming. I would like for us to be able to load music from other apps like the Apple iCloud files, documents, etc. All from my iPhone. Besides that: The app is great! Good quality, easily accessible, and very fun!
Lame app; AKAI doesn’t care
by Michaelmenary on 2018/10/25 00:54
The sounds are pretty good, but the app is useless. No Audiobus, IAA or anything that allows this app to be used as anything other than a standalone app. A company like AKAI should have the resources to update this app, but they seemingly don’t care to bring it up to par.
Do not buy
by Kaydigi on 2018/10/15 20:40
The app does not work properly with the iphoneXs Max. It takes multiple tries to slide the tabs on the left and right. It’s pretty unusable, I wish we could get impcPro 2 ported to the the iPhone.
iPhone X -constant crashes
by Ultrasonoro on 2018/10/10 00:13
Crashes in the middle of playing, I can’t use this for a performance at all. Akai should be ashamed to put their name in this
App not working right on iOS 12!
by jld! on 2018/10/05 02:33
Since updating to iOS 12 I haven't been able to use this app because every note is sustaied indefinitely. That means that every note recorded in "hold" mode acts as if I never release the pad. I have to tap it again to stop the note from holding. This momentarily retriggers the note, but cuts the sustain. It's virtually unusable like this for anything other than short little bursts of sound like snares and closed hats. PLEASE FIX!!!
IMPC
by Delvacchio9 on 2018/09/14 17:16
I like it but it could of been better but my favorite is the sampler but need to learn how to control it
I want my money back
by Csmooth1800 on 2018/09/12 18:07
It’s a waste of time no way to record. The beats are wack it’s a waste of my time and I want my money back
Bluetooth Issues
by Mackk01 on 2018/08/26 15:56
This app use to be so useful until suddenly I couldn’t use it with my Bluetooth. Can the developer please give us a solution to this problem?
Do not buy
by Mikedean808 on 2018/08/19 11:50
This app crashes constantly when editing programs. If you are going to use this to make music think again. You’ll spend half of your time saving and reloading. Steer clear and just buy a MPC.
a disgrace
by subrhcosheo48495 on 2018/08/04 04:27
this has no relation to the workflow of an mpc, it is just drum pads with stock samples and a sad excuse for a workstation
cool app, but it doesn’t work with my bluetooth headphones
by reilee williams on 2018/07/27 21:58
outside of this problem, the app is alright, but the fact that i get this weird sound when and only when my bluetooth headphones are connected is really disappointing and annoying. does anybody have a solution? this is beyond frustrating.
Impc pro
by Jfisher125 on 2018/07/18 20:51
Can we get an updated app....please
🚨🚨🚨
by Greg.ni on 2018/07/15 13:25
Please add a way to delete samples right from the app we all don’t have computers
There is something wrong
by Dink Jenkins on 2018/06/29 20:21
This app became useless. The sound is glitchy and it crashes.
Please fix this. I need you to, very badly.
by lmdrew on 2018/06/25 19:20
I love this app i really do man but the app keeps crashing and deleting sounds off beats. Please update (more often) bc the last one didn’t help at all. I don’t want to lose all of my work bc of a faulty app. :/ i know y’all can do better
When it works it’s great
by TheAndSuch on 2018/06/23 16:22
The app crashes constantly but other than that there isn’t a single thing I can complain about.
DRM protected songs can not he played unless upgrading.
by Patrick drouillard on 2018/06/22 23:22
I have songs that apple and no one else owns the rights to they are mine. They wont work and i can’t play them in this app. This app is ok but as far as an update goes the turntable feature Will definitely need updating so that people who own the rights to their music (and music that wasn’t purchased in the app store) works correctly.
Amazing App
by TheMusicReviewerPerson on 2018/06/16 19:23
thank you so much for updating! I use this to make beats when I'm on the road all the time. it's still not easy to swipe sideways for different menus (it only works when I use my pointer finger and drag the tiny area that has hatch marks specifically), if this function were made easier it would be much easier to navigate the menus. thanks again for this amazing tool of creativity!
Great potential, but limited
by Fretless33 on 2018/06/16 15:54
**Updating my review since the most recent app update. I lowered my rating to 2 stars. When are they going to listen to their customers!!! Still no interapp audio or Audiobus support. The exporting of beats still has dead space at the end of the beat making it loopable only if you trim it. This app is still no match for iMaschine....it could be...the iPad version is much better, but the iPhone version gets tossed...what a shame.** This app is a solid drum machine, second in sounds only to iMaschine. However, I wish iMPC worked better in the iPhone. They give the iPad version all these sweet updates and the iPhone version gets neglected. I contacted support for the app and they promise Audiobus and inter app audio is on the way, but time just ticks away...no cool update yet. All iMPC can do for the iPhone is work as a sketch pad...if you try to export a beat it does not export it as a loopable rhythm and if you export to AudioCopy the sound gets all distorted...they dropped the ball for iPhone use 😕🤔
Very fun app
by ChiDonny on 2018/06/09 07:27
I love everything about this app. If you’re a hobbyist or a professional, this is the app for u. My only complaint is that my app gets stuck once u get to the “Tc view.” Fix that issue and we got a 5 star app
Please Fix This App!
by Jason Dean 777 on 2018/06/07 02:01
I have read others reviews and DO NOT PAY FOR THIS DOWNLOAD UNTIL DEVELOPER FIXES RECORDING BUGS!!!! App does not function like the description, recording and overdubbing low end sounds is broke, making this app useless. I downloaded it twice and still does not work as developer described.
NEEDS AN UPDATE !
by @thedonwavy on 2018/06/05 03:53
This app has evolved my production, although the faults on this app. When the beat automatically replays itself it glitches and the sound goes in and out as if it was to force close or glitch. Please just update this app.
iMPC BEAT MAKER!!!
by Sisksksksldlldldlslssl on 2018/05/12 17:15
My dream was to get an Akai MPC when I was older, then I saw that you guys have released an iMPC for iPhone and in an instant I installed it, at first it was confusing to me, then I took another try and I learned of the app’s function! I’ve started making chill beats until then, and I’ve been wanting an update for more sample and features and stuff since it’s been over a year. Can you guys support this phone version of iMPC? Thanks!
Update.
by tayetlife on 2018/05/10 14:30
Update this please.
Update
by PhotoManPhill on 2018/05/08 20:26
An update for this is probably non existent...
Audiobus compatible please also dropbox and icloud please and solo tracks options in the mixer
by jrg1129 on 2018/05/05 08:17
Audiobus compatible please also dropbox and icloud please and solo tracks options in the mixer
Super fun and easy
by FNAFlover1234sl on 2018/04/03 21:40
Dj rules
Not what I was looking for
by woahtherebub on 2018/03/15 23:04
Maybe I haven't spent long enough on this app to have an opinion but as far as I know theres no way to chop samples and put them onto pads. Beat maker 2 gives you that option. I have samples in my Files but cant grab those files. You're only limited to whats in your music that has to be downloaded to your phone from a laptop. Which is pointless because if you have a laptop just make music on there? Just feel like music creation apps on mobile devices shouldnt depend on a laptop for samples.
Peice of crap
by shkzxbx on 2018/03/05 01:20
Most shortest best app I’ve ever used PERIOD
Jus 1 of tha MANY....
by K4D KaeDee on 2018/03/04 21:21
. . . Many, various options for pursuing any specific area of music production in any and every genre yu decide.. I really DO love how much music production tools n software have evolved n developed over the years n what it has become to these days! Music is the truth it will set you free! HiphopJunki! K4Dz SQuaD 970CliQue!
Bought the app on accident
by yvng von on 2017/12/28 23:02
Bought the app on accident
Needs More Guidance
by ZD👏㊗️✊ on 2017/12/25 18:37
I love the sounds on this app and it’s been pretty cool so far. I would however though want you guys to let us be able to send the loops we make to ourselves whether it be through email, messaging , etc. I’ve found it really hard to send drum loops I’ve made to myself and since i play guitar on FL (don’t have the things to record on my phone) i need to be able to send the loops from this app to my hard drive or Dropbox. Please make it compatible with newer apps and things such as email, iMessage, etc.
Abandoned?
by Zjenji on 2017/12/10 20:42
Coming up dangerously close to the dreaded “1Y” since last update, from which few apps return. This needs to be updated for iOS 11. Please developer, do not abandon such a stellar app!
Needs some work
by Thrill9333 on 2017/11/17 15:56
Will only record one track on each sequence. And interface is a little weird. Has potential to be great
Piano notes and drum at the same time?
by Aww ya tricked me on 2017/11/05 12:45
This app used to be awesome for what I needed it to be but lately when going to create a beat, the pad both plays a piano note and whatever other sound associated with that particular pad. So Instead of just the assigned sound for one pad (ex. Bongo, clap, finger snap, hi-hat etc) it will play a piano note AND a clap at the same time and I don't know how to turn this off as I don't know how it even can about.. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Needs a lot of work, it might even need a redesign
by Marzilla990 on 2017/09/22 00:30
All the sampling, menus, and editing work nicely, although at times it will cut out all audio while cutting a sample (even on other apps, I either have to restart my phone, or do some stuff in settings). The app will also crash occasionally while editing samples, this just the starting problem. The annoying thing about the iMpc for iphone/ipod is that it REQUIRES every edit to a sound/sample to be renamed as a seperate sound itself, rather than be an edit to the sound on the board, the ipad version doesn't do this, and it's really frustrating. I also don't like how I can't delete saved sounds in my libraries, you really need to fix that, seriously. The exporting is atrocious, whenever I export a sequence via itunes file sharing, most of the time all the exported audio is extremely choppy. Exporting is even more annoying because of how god awful the sound quality is (again, it's choppy). Another reason why this app needs a redesign or an update, is because of the inability to edit the quantization of drums and sounds manually. Getting rid of the 3D performance and adding a timeline would make things much easier, the 3D performance does not work well, it just doesn't. I wish this app had compatibility with garage band. impc pro for ipad works great with garage band, and is really easy (and not incredibly buggy, the ipad version can be slow at times, but not buggy). point is, this app has really great potential, more potential than the ipad app that I keep referring to, because not only is the workspace easier on ipad, it's faster and efficient, and by making the workspace easier on iphone by fixing these problems will make me want to use this app more often while on the road, just in case i forget my ipad.
SO useful to have on your phone
by icedcoffeejamez on 2017/09/07 17:16
It took me a while to figure out how to use all the features of this app. Mostly, because a phone screen is pretty small. But retronyms really did a great job of cramming this app with great stuff! There is time correct, fx, a sweet mixer, and tons of default programs to use. Can't really beat how convenient it is since it's on your phone too..
Clip out
by Goodshotman1 on 2017/09/03 04:48
Happy with the app, but it needs an update due to the constant clipping out. Mine will play for 4 measures, then start skipping and clipping out. What's up with that?!
Drummerbooooyyyyy
by Aj13elite on 2017/08/24 00:22
My IMPC is acting weird 🤦🏽‍♂️ all I wanted to do is make loops so I can play drums and it's not even let me get into the app and finish making my loops 😭🤦🏽‍♂️
Latency issue solved.
by Steplander on 2017/08/03 22:58
I originally wrote a review which included a complaint about latency issues. Tapping any pad during record mode yielded about a 3/4 second delay. Solved; if you are running into this problem too, try turning Bluetooth OFF. As soon as I did this, the problem was solved. If you are going to record with this app, apparently, you cannot use a Bluetooth speaker or earphones. Wire it and it works great. The customer service link appears to be broken, but I was able to find a contact number for Akai and the rep was very helpful and is reporting the issue to the web developers. So, this review has been updated!😄👍
Hot garbage
by Zwrv Yungn on 2017/07/21 03:34
This app is a joke, and this review is coming from a Mpc enthusiast. You can't even quantize or change the timing. Epic fail Akai. Epic!
No step sequencer! SAD!
by bluetooth fail on 2017/07/20 03:09
I am incredibly disappointed in this app. So disappointed believe me. No one has ever been as disappointed as I am in this app. Seriously no step sequencer? I 'm supposed to just tap my beats out perfectly on an f'ing phone? Fix that and you have a solid app! Sounds are good but writing a beat by tapping is a nightmare!
Crappy, please fix!!!!
by Eljjoak on 2017/07/19 22:08
I have iPhone 7plus and the pads seconds off. I want my money back.
Audio Copy Issues
by Mspyker on 2017/07/16 16:15
I experience stuttering and sometimes even missing audio while exporting loops to audio copy. Exporting needs a fix, but other than that, solid app.
Will NOT do inter app recording/sampling anymore.
by KudZu Tang on 2017/06/28 22:26
Since update the inter app sampling/recording function is no longer working. iPhone 6 Plus. iOS version 10.2.1. Reinstalled, still no go.
No sound for 5s?!
by Alexander the taint on 2017/04/09 20:32
No sound comes out on my 5s and everything is working as it should sound is on and volume is up.. Want my money back or fixed asap!
great!!
by leatherby on 2017/03/21 06:17
I love that the MPC is on the iPhone. This app does everything that a MPC 2000 did, at a fraction of the price.
We got forked!
by S. L. Biggs on 2017/03/20 14:44
No sound for iPhone 5S!
Useful and fun in so many ways
by XxHodgepodgexX on 2017/03/18 16:43
With impc I was able to show my son, he is 9 and has developed an interest in making music, how you can sample various instruments and create kits that can be used to make beats. It was a really cool experience and impc made it really easy to demonstrate the process for him. I was going to rate this four stars just for the fact that I couldn't figure out how to delete my unwanted samples. After emailing the retronyms team they showed me how to do it and it's not difficult, it could be easier but it's not too bad. I'm glad I bought this app. It's fun, functions well, and the fact that it helped me teach my kid something to keep him interested in music is just awesome.
It's all here
by Sexagesimal on 2017/03/14 21:33
MPC in your pocket. Nice sampling. Responsive on the pads.
Dopeness!
by Extent of the Jam on 2017/03/14 20:03
This app is pretty tight for hammering out beats on the way home. I can make multilayered & full sounding grooves with it, edit them, then record it into my DAW when I get home. Great for when inspiration strikes and I'm away from my main setup.
The best beat maker is the one you have with you
by Monad on 2017/03/14 01:41
I always have iMPC with me on my phone. Never know when inspiration strikes.
Please Add more samples & drum kits!!
by Broski 37 on 2017/03/02 13:15
I've had this app for a few years and was never quite happy with it. I can't stress this enough, I'm not too happy the fact that the default drum kits are weak. Especially for hip hop ,we need better snares, kicks, hi-hats, shakers, you name it.My point is there is not many options for hip hop or other genres for that matter, we need hip hop samples too, something new,, most samples on here are primarily for pop and house music, which does not fit my taste. I'm not just speaking for myself, I'm speaking for many others too, keep in mind there are still people who use this app. Don't get me wrong, I love this app even though there have been inconveniences with bugs and crashes, just please take the time to add more drum kits, not just for hip hop but many other genres .I've had no problem with sampling songs and all but I never have any good drums to make a good beat with, most kicks and shares are weak and boring.People spent money on this for a reason, to produce good beats, but not everyone likes pop and house samples. And again please add more genre samples especially drum kits. I've seen the same ones since 2014 that's just sad. come on people something needs to change and people want something new, besides the old boring ones, Thanks for taking the time to read this.
AMAZING
by 6Bean on 2017/02/10 05:36
This app does it all expect have a cloud feature but that's okay. Other than having a place to save all of your work, I would much rather appreciate if they allowed you to delete sounds you have made by recording from samples just to clear up space. That would be extremely handy. But as of right now it's the best app on the market of this kind
Dope
by Ken_lilT on 2017/02/07 05:14
Very cool to have MPC technology on my iPhone. Real easy to use and has some kick to it once you plug into a sound system!
Years
by rubberizes on 2017/02/06 23:37
Excited about prospect of working AudioCopy function,but years later still not working,BUY BeatMaker,works perfectly
CRASHES ON LAUNCH !!
by m3f4d0n1 on 2017/01/18 13:48
Bought this app for $3 installed and it keeps repeatedly crashing RIPOFFF DO NOT BUY I've had no luck after resetting my phone several times and even turned my data just to get passed the launch screen to at least get a glimpse of what I purchased WHATS GOING ON ???
Worst APP management EVER
by Quiksandd9 on 2017/01/12 14:28
To everyone wondering if AKAI will fix this APP that they CHARGE for, they are oblivious. I called AKAI and the man I spoke with told me he is unaware with the issues on the app. I tweet them constantly and sent emails yet no response nor an update. This was a waste of money and space and I suggest to anyone reading this review NOT to give AKAI your money.
Very Promising but Dissapointing.
by SteveLikesTacos on 2017/01/11 22:06
It started off as a good easy to use app, but then when it came to sharing it led to disappointment. The Audio becomes corrupted after sharing & ruins the song, all that hard work for nothing. Thanks IMPC for wasting my time.
Crashes on me
by DaRealDimSumLuv on 2017/01/10 20:40
Everything was fine up till a few days ago when the app kept crashing on me. Every time I open it, it auto closes. Unsure of what to do!
Mpcer
by Derty skynerd on 2017/01/08 21:19
Really since each pad is able to adjust levels its like having unlimited tracks plus sample recorded thru phone sound real good . Pretty nice little machine
Sampler
by Rog0605Yeaaa on 2017/01/04 20:40
Cant use the sampler at all i load a song into it and it sounds horrible!!!! Waist of money this was
OVerall decent app
by VinceMota on 2016/12/27 09:26
A thoughtful app with design quirks that actually make a lot of sense from a performance standpoint. (Check out the genius of the beat repeat switch). Over all as a whole through design the app has shown it's true nature as an innovation. It sounds good too especially once you mess with the compressor What I would like to see: Ability to choose the amount of pads: (the mpc 500 had 12 pads so I don't think 16 needs to be a lock in exchange for performance comfort) An option to turn off the recording click If individual pad pitch could be changed for right from 16 levels function instead of needing to reload samples and repitch them An undo function on all effects A tray that slides down from the top that takes you directly to the pads (maybe to make menu dives easier by giving a quick way straight to the performance spot I'm thoroughly surprised by this app and excited to watch it evolve the range of it's workflow
Horrible Keeps Crashing
by Nahhdahh on 2016/12/18 06:03
This app doesn't work continuously crashes on the iPhone I had a friend introduced me to this app on iPad and it's a totally different version and I loved it. So I went and purchased it but my experience on the iPhone Version its completely garbage how do I get me money back I do not want this taking up space on my phone complete trash.
Needs Update
by James Yeargin on 2016/12/04 13:34
Musicians need to be able to share this with each other. Please make app to app sharing. I have musicians who have this same app but we run into issues sharing it. Everyone has to make their own version of the same thing or rush to switch iPhones to play the mpc
exporting audio; crashes
by Swagtastikk on 2016/12/01 23:59
please please help. every time i try to export my audio track i recorded, it crashes. i tried to redo it and it still crashes. in fact anytime there is any kind of recorded audio even just one sound or stab for less than a bar it crashes. but a blank recording exports fine with no sound recorded at all. only when there is any type of sound/recorded track my attempt to export...crash. in need of a serious update to fix many bugs. very upset because this is a wonderful app fir music producers but simply isn't enough just to use it on my devices.
Crashes
by Aztlanrecords on 2016/11/21 01:19
The app keeps crashing...making it useless to me.
Crashes figured out!!
by Hazyegg on 2016/11/11 22:24
Ok first of ... this is a fun app but it is limited. But for the price... I am happy. This app never crashed on me (owned 2years) until I recently tried to upload a beat to sound cloud. Now it crashes unless I turn off all internet activity ... cellphone data or wifi. Maybe the developers will read this and check into it. I do sound production for SunSlice records and this a fun bus stop or restaurant pass time. I have made some interesting beats by digging into the self sampling and delays. It not the most intuitive but neither is the MPCs it's mimicking. I think anybody expecting something more for $3 may be busting the developers balls a bit here. They give you plenty for what it is. I do like. I own the iPad version too which is more robust. But if you dig a bit ... you can make some pretty decent beats with this app. Sincerely Craig Steven SunSlice Records
Good until 2016 hit
by Tone_Sb on 2016/10/23 02:01
App had been crashing cant use at all do not download
Cannot delete sounds
by PHAZE AFFILIATION ENTERPRISES on 2016/10/19 16:07
3.5 out of 5 stars from me. Please create a delete option in the sounds category on iPhone just like the iPad version. Also when you select the wavelength that you want the rest with an option should be discarded.
When are u gonna fix this app??
by Dhanyoll on 2016/10/16 19:04
Bs common now still crashes every time need to fix it asap !!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
by Bruh Man on 2016/10/05 02:21
TOP OF THE LINE. 🔝Retronyms 🔝Akai Proffesional 🔝Audio Copy 🎹🎚🎛📲🎧🎶
Talk about a waste of 3$
by Dartey995 on 2016/10/04 22:01
Yea would probably be a decent app if it didn't CRASH on launch. It's hilarious how it hasn't been updated for at least being more stable. And this isn't new, I been searching around and this has happened every time an iOS update has come up. They need to fix this fast because as it stands, this is a waste of money/space.
Impc app
by Bubba2190 on 2016/09/25 01:45
Every time I open the app it shuts down before it even open's please fix this problem for iPhone4. It would be greatly appreciated!!!
Wasted money
by bee-stoned on 2016/09/11 12:40
App crashes every time I try to add from audio copy ...
Help me please
by iBeDatDude on 2016/08/30 21:23
Can someone update and add audiobus or something so I can bus it out to GarageBand please but other than that I gets busy with the app
Would be good but
by Craig Sweat on 2016/08/27 17:51
This app would be good if navigation was easier instead of the sliding because when want to access 1 thing u do another. Basic actions r harder to figure out along with the navigation makes this app a pain.
Fun And Powerfully Useful!!
by Techdude1 on 2016/08/27 08:07
Just like another reviewer stated: "Best $2.99 I've ever spent! This app is a lot of fun, so much so, that you'll almost forget it's also very powerful, feature-packed and slickly designed. One of the best ways to work on your beats while on the go! If you like MPC's, you won't be disappointed!
Inter-app audio app
by Jrz27 on 2016/08/15 02:33
I love this mpc app but is it possible to make it an inter-app audio app? This will take it to the next level.
Annoyed
by 😡😡😡😡😡😪😡😂😡😡 on 2016/08/02 03:48
This app is great except for when it it crashes I cry every time plz fix
Good until now
by Hunter DD on 2016/07/03 15:04
I've always loved this app along with the real MPC's and the app would be worth 5 stars except every time I try to use my samples the app crashes when i save them if not when I use them. this needs to be fixed.
Time signature
by Raydrumz on 2016/07/02 09:09
I love this app! It's amazing. Can you please add the feature of being able to change the time signature?
Bad ui, iTunes connection doesn't work
by Rigga on 2016/06/20 06:03
Like the title says.
Everything is good but this......
by John3538383 on 2018/10/28 03:47
I love that fact that you can sample songs and them remix them and so on and so forth, but Apple slammed the DMR on all of my Apple Music songs. It is much harder to sample the music that I want very quickly, and it is frustrating and time consuming. I would like for us to be able to load music from other apps like the Apple iCloud files, documents, etc. All from my iPhone. Besides that: The app is great! Good quality, easily accessible, and very fun!
Great potential, but limited
by Fretless33 on 2018/06/16 15:54
**Updating my review since the most recent app update. I lowered my rating to 2 stars. When are they going to listen to their customers!!! Still no interapp audio or Audiobus support. The exporting of beats still has dead space at the end of the beat making it loopable only if you trim it. This app is still no match for iMaschine....it could be...the iPad version is much better, but the iPhone version gets tossed...what a shame.** This app is a solid drum machine, second in sounds only to iMaschine. However, I wish iMPC worked better in the iPhone. They give the iPad version all these sweet updates and the iPhone version gets neglected. I contacted support for the app and they promise Audiobus and inter app audio is on the way, but time just ticks away...no cool update yet. All iMPC can do for the iPhone is work as a sketch pad...if you try to export a beat it does not export it as a loopable rhythm and if you export to AudioCopy the sound gets all distorted...they dropped the ball for iPhone use 😕🤔
Amazing App
by TheMusicReviewerPerson on 2018/06/16 19:23
thank you so much for updating! I use this to make beats when I'm on the road all the time. it's still not easy to swipe sideways for different menus (it only works when I use my pointer finger and drag the tiny area that has hatch marks specifically), if this function were made easier it would be much easier to navigate the menus. thanks again for this amazing tool of creativity!
One thing
by Excaliberr on 2018/11/08 00:49
iMpc is perfect for new producers. it’s simple yet gives what you need. my only problem is that since i’m making sample based beats, i need a wide source of samples. the only two things you can use to sample on impc is audio copy which is garbage or your own music library. in garage band you can upload from your own iphone files. if impc could do the same it would be near perfect. also giving the option to delete samples would be great
When it works it’s great
by TheAndSuch on 2018/06/23 16:22
The app crashes constantly but other than that there isn’t a single thing I can complain about.
I love this app but...
by IsraelARB on 2018/12/11 17:47
there seems to be a bug where the bpm are waaaaay offf. I have to use a metronome and compare the tempos in order to set it right because it can be up to 10bpm (give or take) off. I would use it for church rhythm loops, but the tempo issue is really wack. I don’t want to use iMPC Pro 2 because it can’t transition smoothly between sequences from different songs without having to exit out and load the next like an actual MPC1000, for example.
Please fix this. I need you to, very badly.
by lmdrew on 2018/06/25 19:20
I love this app i really do man but the app keeps crashing and deleting sounds off beats. Please update (more often) bc the last one didn’t help at all. I don’t want to lose all of my work bc of a faulty app. :/ i know y’all can do better
App not working right on iOS 12!
by jld! on 2018/10/05 02:33
Since updating to iOS 12 I haven't been able to use this app because every note is sustaied indefinitely. That means that every note recorded in "hold" mode acts as if I never release the pad. I have to tap it again to stop the note from holding. This momentarily retriggers the note, but cuts the sustain. It's virtually unusable like this for anything other than short little bursts of sound like snares and closed hats. PLEASE FIX!!!
DRM protected songs can not he played unless upgrading.
by Patrick drouillard on 2018/06/22 23:22
I have songs that apple and no one else owns the rights to they are mine. They wont work and i can’t play them in this app. This app is ok but as far as an update goes the turntable feature Will definitely need updating so that people who own the rights to their music (and music that wasn’t purchased in the app store) works correctly.
Akai drumpad
by bboyjukes on 2019/05/30 12:31
I have learned how to make awesome music by learning how to use this app. It’s a great tool to keep your creativity alive. Thanks for making this amazing app. I wonder how iMPC 2 is like. I don’t have that app yet.
What happened?
by Rayduhk on 2019/06/13 06:10
Hold mode has stopped working since the last update. When I record it plays back the sample as if it’s set to one shot. Used to have a lot of fun with this but it’s pretty lame that hold mode doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Sampling issue
by kya angelou on 2019/07/12 16:24
I can’t sample anything in my library that’s affiliated with Apple Music. I have the Documents app with tons of songs in there but I just wanna access it! Please fix this!
IMPC
by Delvacchio9 on 2018/09/14 17:16
I like it but it could of been better but my favorite is the sampler but need to learn how to control it
Love this app but it no longer works properly on newer iPhones. Please update.
by LordSavedMe on 2020/05/14 20:35
Love this app more then the impc pro just because it looks like a real MPC but it's lacking some features. Please update and add the ability to use more then 4 tracks. It would be great to be able to make more chops then one at a sample. Plus it would be nice to have an option to EQ in the effects. Excellent app for the price but I would have paid more for some extra features. Thank you keep up the great work!
What a joke
by nukkayourareawolf on 2018/12/21 13:23
I’d call this app garbage but that’s an insult to trash. I bought the app and I can’t even delete the stock sounds that are wack as hell. I want to scrap everything on it and sample all my sounds. Why is that so unnecessarily difficult? lewl 1 star since I can’t give zero
Do not buy
by Mikedean808 on 2018/08/19 11:50
This app crashes constantly when editing programs. If you are going to use this to make music think again. You’ll spend half of your time saving and reloading. Steer clear and just buy a MPC.
Cool drum sampler
by rcon303 on 2018/12/15 15:23
awesome classic look and feel and easy to use and has tons of built in sounds !
This app is a hit or miss
by Kuleone on 2018/12/12 14:24
Now the update is out why do I have to pay full price? It should be an upgrade price for current users. What’s even worse is I am a MPC X owner, this should have free to begin with??? Smh Akai not cool....
Not that great
by Blue Tele on 2019/11/05 14:06
I don’t like that it keeps running in the background and you have to manually close it. No way to string sequences together either.
Bluetooth Issues
by Mackk01 on 2018/08/26 15:56
This app use to be so useful until suddenly I couldn’t use it with my Bluetooth. Can the developer please give us a solution to this problem?
Lame app; AKAI doesn’t care
by Michaelmenary on 2018/10/25 00:54
The sounds are pretty good, but the app is useless. No Audiobus, IAA or anything that allows this app to be used as anything other than a standalone app. A company like AKAI should have the resources to update this app, but they seemingly don’t care to bring it up to par.
iPhone X -constant crashes
by Ultrasonoro on 2018/10/10 00:13
Crashes in the middle of playing, I can’t use this for a performance at all. Akai should be ashamed to put their name in this
Do not buy
by Kaydigi on 2018/10/15 20:40
The app does not work properly with the iphoneXs Max. It takes multiple tries to slide the tabs on the left and right. It’s pretty unusable, I wish we could get impcPro 2 ported to the the iPhone.
🚨🚨🚨
by Greg.ni on 2018/07/15 13:25
Please add a way to delete samples right from the app we all don’t have computers
Not bad but has potential
by Windbead on 2015/10/12 19:30
It works well with my MPD218(if there was a better way to connect hardware + software w/o having to hold the note repeat button while plugging it in that'd be super cool). Also there are crashes every now and then when you edit the sounds in your kit. Would also be nice to have a few extra effects implemented in like reverbs, stretching and other stuff for sure. Would also be fantastic to implement some type of automation feature to control pitch, parameters of the effects. Also, maybe a way to export stems? But pretty cool overall!!! Again, has a lot of potential.
All of the sounds are rubbish
by DJLokeyzy124 on 2019/02/17 21:25
Str8 hogwash of sounds. None of the sound effects motivate you to want to make a beats. Everything’s sounds so dry and limited
cool app, but it doesn’t work with my bluetooth headphones
by reilee williams on 2018/07/27 21:58
outside of this problem, the app is alright, but the fact that i get this weird sound when and only when my bluetooth headphones are connected is really disappointing and annoying. does anybody have a solution? this is beyond frustrating.
Don’t even bother
by Zebramall on 2019/12/26 03:46
I should have just went past this and found another app.
There is something wrong
by Dink Jenkins on 2018/06/29 20:21
This app became useless. The sound is glitchy and it crashes.
Doesn’t work with iPhone X
by Microphonemike on 2018/11/20 23:34
Can’t slide to change windows. Just sticks in the pre programmed beats window. Waste of money!!!
I want my money back
by Csmooth1800 on 2018/09/12 18:07
It’s a waste of time no way to record. The beats are wack it’s a waste of my time and I want my money back
Dissatisfied
by M.O.P.T.O.P. on 2019/09/01 22:52
The app would not allow me to overdub in real time. The action and response of the app is very poor.
Perfect sampler
by Vmw00 on 2019/09/10 19:16
5 stars
Great App
by .*person*. on 2020/09/08 02:39
I love this app. It works great.
Impc pro
by Jfisher125 on 2018/07/18 20:51
Can we get an updated app....please
a disgrace
by subrhcosheo48495 on 2018/08/04 04:27
this has no relation to the workflow of an mpc, it is just drum pads with stock samples and a sad excuse for a workstation
Crashes figured out!!
by Hazyegg on 2016/11/11 22:24
Ok first of ... this is a fun app but it is limited. But for the price... I am happy. This app never crashed on me (owned 2years) until I recently tried to upload a beat to sound cloud. Now it crashes unless I turn off all internet activity ... cellphone data or wifi. Maybe the developers will read this and check into it. I do sound production for SunSlice records and this a fun bus stop or restaurant pass time. I have made some interesting beats by digging into the self sampling and delays. It not the most intuitive but neither is the MPCs it's mimicking. I think anybody expecting something more for $3 may be busting the developers balls a bit here. They give you plenty for what it is. I do like. I own the iPad version too which is more robust. But if you dig a bit ... you can make some pretty decent beats with this app. Sincerely Craig Steven SunSlice Records
Seems great but
by Rpglovrone on 2015/07/07 18:20
The app seems great but a few bugs keep me from being able to use it at all. The menu from the right won't fully appear when I slide it out. Instead, there's just half the menu and a big white space. It seems like a small issue, but it stops me from using most of the real capabilities of the app because I can't use important menu buttons. Other than that, the clickable part of each pad seems off by a touch, I have to click in the space between them to use the left half, which interferes when trying to do live recording (very important to the app because there's no timeline or arrangement view). The app seems great, and earlier reviews make it look highly useable. If these bugs were to be fixed I'd anticipate my review to be a five, but I have to hold back right now because I can't actually record any beats. Hoping for an update soon that fixes these issues on my iPhone 5s!
Nice App, Ruined By Lack of Audiobus!
by CoolDerb on 2013/08/20 13:27
What the heck is wrong with Retronyms and Akai. Have they not seen videos of millions of musicians using Audiobus to allow various music apps to be used seamlessly together to create powerful music? Have they not realized that iMPC could exponentially more powerful (and popular) when combined with other apps. , especially the new ultra powerful synth. apps? I realize that they feel their Tabletop app. competes with Audiobus and they want it to be an all-in-one, self-contained app., but that is not a wise strategy. For one, the the standalone synth. and effects apps. are far superior to the ones in Tabletop, after all, they were developed by the likes of Korg, Waldorf, Propellerhead and Moog to name a few. Second, Tabletop itself would benefit from having Audiobus. It has neat features, is fun to use, but can't do everything. Audiobus integration would solve that. Finally, customers want to have a choice in how we create music. We don't want to be confined to the limitations imposed by a company's marketing strategy.
This app is USELESS
by Chebato on 2015/03/24 01:52
Needless to say I'm a huge fan of the MPC series since the Roger Linn series. I'm also in to the current hardware that has been provides for the new digital age of music making while keeping the feel of the original MPC hardware in mind . -- with that said this app is big disappointment & I actually noticed after I purchased it that it hasn't been updated in years. I would like my money back actually. This is an embarrassment on your companies behave to not take in consideration the fast paced evolution of digital music making on the go. -- what I thought would have been a convenient app to get rough ideas down turns out to be an app that crashes whenever you attempt to sample from your iPhone music library. It's a shame that you guys do not take your loyal costumer base in mind. Get it together because now in discouraged from even buying actual hardware from Akai if you put out a products that don't offer support or updates. Yours Truly, A VERY DISAPPOINTED CUSTOMER
Useful and fun in so many ways
by XxHodgepodgexX on 2017/03/18 16:43
With impc I was able to show my son, he is 9 and has developed an interest in making music, how you can sample various instruments and create kits that can be used to make beats. It was a really cool experience and impc made it really easy to demonstrate the process for him. I was going to rate this four stars just for the fact that I couldn't figure out how to delete my unwanted samples. After emailing the retronyms team they showed me how to do it and it's not difficult, it could be easier but it's not too bad. I'm glad I bought this app. It's fun, functions well, and the fact that it helped me teach my kid something to keep him interested in music is just awesome.
Needs AudioBus compatibility
by Lord Enoch on 2014/08/15 16:56
What's stopping this app from being a great app? 1. AudioBus. ADD THIS. NOW!!! I can't explain how disappointed I was when I bought AudioBus to discover I could use all of my apps, except for this one. This was a huge blow and a setback. 2. Song Mode Tracks, progs, and seqs are cool and are all present as they should be, but no Song Mode. It makes it extremely hard to organize everything and/or make complete tracks ready to go. 3. Better editing. 4. Really needs better touch response. I find myself full of anxiety trying to rename things or add new tracks/kits. 4. Import folders. iTunes forces you to import sounds individually. I just want to drop folders in so my drum kits can be organized. I don't want a giant list of sounds to browse thru, it's just counterproductive. There's a ton of bugs, glitches and app breaking hiccups. So much potential I hope you guys don't let it go to waste. Fix these things and you will have a five star app that will satisfy all music makers and otherwise.
OVerall decent app
by VinceMota on 2016/12/27 09:26
A thoughtful app with design quirks that actually make a lot of sense from a performance standpoint. (Check out the genius of the beat repeat switch). Over all as a whole through design the app has shown it's true nature as an innovation. It sounds good too especially once you mess with the compressor What I would like to see: Ability to choose the amount of pads: (the mpc 500 had 12 pads so I don't think 16 needs to be a lock in exchange for performance comfort) An option to turn off the recording click If individual pad pitch could be changed for right from 16 levels function instead of needing to reload samples and repitch them An undo function on all effects A tray that slides down from the top that takes you directly to the pads (maybe to make menu dives easier by giving a quick way straight to the performance spot I'm thoroughly surprised by this app and excited to watch it evolve the range of it's workflow
Former MPC 1000 owner
by SHOCKW4VExx on 2013/08/02 21:23
Buy this app now!! I spent $1250 on my MPC and extended RAM and im actually happier with the iPhone version for 2.99 if you have ever dreamed of making music this is a great way to see if u have the will power and skills to succeed at a fraction of the cost. A lot of people buy MPCs and don't even know how to use them. The sounds that come with this app are actually cutting edge and better than my dated synths. I can just bust out and play live drum pads while I wait for my gf to get out of work. Go buy it you will be happy you did. It's only 2.99 stop being cheap
Fun but VERY buggy
by TheRealDutchee on 2016/02/28 13:48
So many bugs and glitches, especially when switching between pages or menus. Still a fun app and enjoyable when it works. This app definitely deserves more love from the developers, but I doubt we will see any more updates for it. Too bad since it has great potential to be a good MPC on the iPhone. Keeping my hopes up though :) I will still mess around with it until I get fed up from all the bugs... I'm glad i also have the IMPC Pro on my iPad which recently got updated and became lot more stable. Hopefully a pro version will make it to the iPhone with less bugs than this one.
Not what I was looking for
by woahtherebub on 2018/03/15 23:04
Maybe I haven't spent long enough on this app to have an opinion but as far as I know theres no way to chop samples and put them onto pads. Beat maker 2 gives you that option. I have samples in my Files but cant grab those files. You're only limited to whats in your music that has to be downloaded to your phone from a laptop. Which is pointless because if you have a laptop just make music on there? Just feel like music creation apps on mobile devices shouldnt depend on a laptop for samples.
I really really wish they put a note pad sequence
by 254449DYCE on 2016/01/16 14:29
I make a beat.. It's dope.. But then I have to leave the app (which causes the music to stop) because I want to write to it in the notepad.. Or find the paper That I was writing on to continue which I don't really want to do.. Throws me off from writing to the beat initially.. If there was a notepad assigned to every sequence.. That would be so dope.. I wouldn't have to figure where my raps are because I specifically wrote to that sequence.. I don't know about making apps but I figure that would be too tough to add in there
Needs More Guidance
by ZD👏㊗️✊ on 2017/12/25 18:37
I love the sounds on this app and it’s been pretty cool so far. I would however though want you guys to let us be able to send the loops we make to ourselves whether it be through email, messaging , etc. I’ve found it really hard to send drum loops I’ve made to myself and since i play guitar on FL (don’t have the things to record on my phone) i need to be able to send the loops from this app to my hard drive or Dropbox. Please make it compatible with newer apps and things such as email, iMessage, etc.
Best $3 I've ever spent
by SeaWolf Dylan on 2016/04/09 18:00
I own an mpc 2000xl and the production feel of this app is familiar but different. The turntable mode is cool. This app is not a fully featured DAW but if you are sitting at a bus stop or waiting for some tacos this will absolutely keep you entertained. This app is versatile enough I could see myself plugging my phone into my dj rig. If you are serious about your production you will spend more than a few bucks on an app and think you're the next amp live but for what it does impc is totally worth it.
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