Akai Professional have launched their powerful ‘iMPC’ app for iOS on Android so that even more people can make professional beats on the fly – however just Samsung Galaxy for now.
Roughly 5 years ago Akai launched their feature-laden mobile app iMPC based on their renowned MPC (Music Production Center) hardware. Now after iOS users have had the fun exclusively for years Akai are finally expanding their app beyond iOS onto Android phones, however only on Samsung Galaxy devices for now.
With iMPC for Android you get the same excellent Akai controller designed for iOS, with over 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring all the functionality of a classic Akai Pro MPC to your smartphone or tablet.
Developed in partnership with Retronyms, iMPC includes everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily, including built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences and record and overdub beats. Time correction from 1/8 note to 1/32T with variable swing, and Note Repeat from 1/8 note to 1/32T with latch control are also built in.
The app’s built-in sampler can record samples three different ways: using the microphone on your device, using the line input (jack) of your device, or by using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries. When you’ve created a beat that you’re happy with you can save it as an audio file or MPC file with the option to export it straight to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter and others.
Akai’s iMPC app is available to buy from the Samsung Galaxy store for $7 on compatible devices.