iMPC for iPhone

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Turn your iPhone into an MPC with more than 600 samples, 47 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow.

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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

iMPC for iPhone App Description & Overview

The applications iMPC for iPhone was published in the category Music on 2013-08-01 and was developed by Akai Professional. The file size is 73.56 MB. The current version is 1.4.5 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

Fixes in this version:
-Audio plays out both headphone channels.
-Menus are visually cleaned up.
-Sequence knob doesn't distort when screen orientation is rotated.
-Recording from microphone fixed.

If you are happy with this update, please leave your review in the App Store. If there is something not working properly or you have additional feedback, please email us at [email protected] We value your feedback. :)

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Needs a lot of work, it might even need a redesign  Marzilla990  2 star

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  icedcoffeejamez  5 star

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  Goodshotman1  3 star

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  Aj13elite  2 star

My IMPC is acting weird πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ 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 πŸ˜­πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ


Cool little beat maker  Musicmixer3  5 star

I'm impressed with this little thing. Tons of features on my iPhone? Super cool. Getting other packs from audiocopy makes it even more fun. My friends like it too lol


Latency issue solved.  Steplander  5 star

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!πŸ˜„πŸ‘

Zwrv Yungn

Hot garbage  Zwrv Yungn  1 star

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!

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No step sequencer! SAD!  bluetooth fail  1 star

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!!!!  Eljjoak  1 star

I have iPhone 7plus and the pads seconds off. I want my money back.


Audio Copy Issues  Mspyker  2 star

I experience stuttering and sometimes even missing audio while exporting loops to audio copy. Exporting needs a fix, but other than that, solid app.


UTDAπŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ utibe_ 3 star

@OnlyHipHopFacts: There's an MPC app for iPhones where you can make your own beats.


Ras_Teferi prince57043800 3 star

@OnlyHipHopFacts: There's an MPC app for iPhones where you can make your own beats.


Bad ui, iTunes connection doesn't work  Rigga  1 star

Like the title says.


Help please  Fuskyy  3 star

For some reason the app glitches out my beats when I try to upload it please help me out I have a good beat that I wanna post. Thank you


Just crashes  Gnarl10000  1 star

I bought this app hoping to have some fun. I never got past the instruction screen. It crashes constantly on my iPhone 4. I tried deleting and reinstalling but nothing seems to fix the issue. Akai needs to fix this issue. If you are going to put an app on sale, you should make sure it works first!!!


No record button😑😑  woterx  1 star

Why is there no record button on this app??!! That makes no sense!!! What's the point of using this if you can't record anything?

SeaWolf Dylan

Best $3 I've ever spent  SeaWolf Dylan  5 star

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.



Can we get chop loop to pads?


Confused ...  Subimage  3 star

I own and enjoy the iPad version. Not sure why this isn't a universal app...why no Ableton link in this one, while the iPad version has it?

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Help  Fart face 212  3 star

Download this app and it was working now it don't stay open


Great app  11368372  2 star

Great app, very helpful and easy to use with great options. One major downside that takes away 3 stars is the fact that you can't export your beats through saving them or sending them via email or text, it has to be uploaded on soundcloud. Tried messing with the mixer and different settings in between my 20 trial-uploads. Quality of exported+uploaded track isn't worth paying for the app


Crash on launch! ios 7  amunas  1 star

I have reported problems many times at Akai Professional support page. But they did not fix bug this time too.. That's To Be Expected. If going to do in this way... Block update for ios7 users on iMPC version 1.2 would be better.

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