iMPC Pro 2 By Akai Professional

Akai Professional has released of iMPC Pro 2 – a major update that adds new track types, support for Audio Units, extended MIDI support and the ability to create complete songs – a sleek new design and tons of new features!

“This evolves the mobile beat making app concept into a more complete song creation tool,” says Retronyms co-founder JP Walton. “It has synchrony with what Akai has been working on with MPC desktop and their hardware as well.”

iMPC Pro 2 key new features:

Audio Tracks: You can time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange your audio clips in real time. Select from multiple input sources to record, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces, and IAA. Import existing projects from iMPC Pro and add your vocal tracks easily.

Audio Unit Tracks: allows loading of any Audio Units instrument into an Audio Unit Track. Control your AU instrument with a classic piano keyboard interface and an iMPC interface with note variation, Flux Link, Note Repeat, 16 Levels, and more. The app also features an improvement to the workflow for song creation. Song sequencing is faster, more powerful, and more flexible.

New Sound Kits – Each kit includes 16 samples, featuring sounds from 808’s to melodic hits and stabs. iMPC Pro 2 also comes with 5 additional Sound Packs: Essential Club Collection, Classic Cuts, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma.

iMPC Pro 2 other Features:

  • Audio track recording (record from built-in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, etc.)
  • Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting (warp tracks and clips to match tempo)
  • Ableton Link and Inter-App Audio (IAA) support
  • 64-track mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange and one IAA effect)
  • Redesigned user interface
  • Audio Unit plug-in support
  • AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
  • Directly upload tracks to YouTube
  • Sample audio directly from music player apps such as Spotify
  • New Song Mode makes full song production more intuitive than ever
  • 100% new sound set, with five additional free Sound Packs
  • Advanced waveform editing
  • Enhanced MIDI support
  • 4 Mute Groups
  • Extensive undo/redo capabilities

iMPC Pro 2 New Features Review First Impression video

Pricing and Availability

iMPC Pro 2 is available now in The App Store for $24.99. Existing iMPC pro users can upgrade to iMPC Pro 2 for $15.