Akai iMPC Pro 2 introduces new DAW style features to your iPhone
The new Akai iMPC Pro 2 app brings audio recording and full DAW style workflow to an iOS device.
The Akai iMPC Pro 2 is a huge upgrade that introduces a ton of new core features for recording, editing and beat-making. First and foremost is the new project track view that gives you a top-down view of your entire project’s MIDI and audio tracks. The new Akai iMPC Pro 2 app sees some redesign in the layout of some of the view pages, making each one more distinct for easier browsing.
The new Akai iMPC Pro 2 app introduces support for AU plugins, from effects to instruments. You get various ways of editing and playing the plugins, either using the plugin’s own interface or using the app’s built-in MPC-style performance view that includes note-repeat amongst other features. The app even has a built-in scalable keyboard with various musical scales to snap to.
The new audio tracks allow you to record a single take over an entire song, you have various built-in effects, or you can apply AU effects like I mentioned before. Akai iMPC Pro 2 introduces more advanced audio editing tools from grid-snapping and cropping to pitch-shifting and stretching.
The new features make it much more of a professional tool…
The new Akai iMPC Pro 2 sees a host of new features that make it more of a professional tool, such as the ability to archive and backup tracks, loopback recording and real-time time/pitch control and Inter-App Audio compatibility. Akai iMPC Pro 2 even support Ableton Link making it a great companion for live performance and studio.
The iMPC Pro 2 has a smaller footprint on your device than its predecessor, how Akai did this was no longer including sound packs within the app. However, you do get access to a bunch of exclusive downloadable content for free through an app called AudioCopy. AudioCopy also has some other nifty features that link up with Akai iMPC Pro 2, allowing you to share your projects automatically on your social media platforms.
Akai iMPC Pro 2 comes in two versions, an iPad version and the recently launched iPhone version with the same core focus, however the iPhone version is obviously designed to have a less cluttered interface for smaller screens.
For more information check out the Akai website.
To purchase the app, check out the iStore