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Loop Slicing & Time Stretching!
New editor mode: "Slice Loop" lets you mark the beats in your samples and automatically match phrases and loops to Sequence tempo. Change pitch & play 16 Levels without affecting playback tempo. Any Loops from the Content Store are compatible.

iMPC Pro
Professional music production app for iPad

Developed in partnership with Retronyms —

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional's coveted Music Production Center to your iPad. Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

*Creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality
*Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library
*64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track
*All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
*All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing
*All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch beats in real-time or with automation
*All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters
*All-new 3D-performance mode lets you perform with the iPad's accelerometer
*All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up tracks with sidechain compression
*Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples
*Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling, drag n’ drop kit assembly and sample library organization
*16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
*Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
*Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter
*Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
*Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
*MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
*Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling and FX routing from other music apps
*AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting sequences from compatible apps
*Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
*Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
*iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures
*Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects
*Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to sequences
*Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more
*Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound
*Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities
*Classic "Next-Sequence" lets you juggle sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance
*Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances
*Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod
*Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis
*Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with
*Extensive Undo History lets you roll back projects to any state
*Export tracks as an audio file

What's New in Version 1.3

Added Slice Loop mode to the Editor.
Added support for sliced loops on pads.
Added support for sliced loops from the Content Store.
Added "Paste All" — now you can paste entire folders from AudioCopy with one tap.
Fixed CloudSeeder "latest" feed.
Various bug fixes.
Improved integration with Content Store.

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Customer Reviews

Serious Production Tool Now

I had held off on reviewing IMPC Pro because it was not quite like the old hardware I used to play with. The latest updates have changed that. No matter what app I use (Gadget, Animoog, DrumJam, Samplr, Sunrizer, Ampkit, etc.), I find myself capturing the audio and loading it into IMPC Pro. The sound quality and fun of chopping up your own audio is just so compelling. It is now similar to playing with the classic hardware Akai is famous for. I still want improvements, but I will no longer just simply gripe about the app!

I am on an IPad 2 and have had overall good stability with the app. Inter app audio and Audiocopy are directly supported. So is direct sampling into the app. Thanks to open-in, you can use Audioshare to load audio into Audiocopy which is great. You can even load your own created sliced loops into a real MPC. Still needs midi, sample layering and a few more bugs removed. But it is a serious production tool now!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- Kids must not read directions...

This is my iMPC Pro. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My iMPC Pro is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My iMPC Pro without me, is useless. Without my iMPC Pro, I am useless. I must program my iMPC Pro true. I must loop greater than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must "beat" him before he "beats" me. I will...
My iMPC Pro and I know that what counts in hip-hop is not the songs we sample, the noise of our bass, nor the beats we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...
My iMPC Pro is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its programs and its pads. I will keep my iMPC Pro clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...
Before God, I swear this creed. My iMPC Pro and I are the defenders of hip-hop. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but beats!


As promised, a new rating, now that you've finally brought a useful update to the table.


EIGHT months in, without an update? Absurd.
Pulling this rating down to one. It's insulting. This is no .99¢ app. I expect ACTION.

5 stars because the app is amazing... But I expect support and REGULAR updates.

Guys, I love this app a LOT, and it breaks my heart to see such meager support / updates. Cubasis has delivered at least 10 updates, each adding functionality AND fixes. There is NO Excuse to go 5-6 months without updates. I laid down cash for an MPC Element, based on its functionality with this app. That's big money. You're making Akai look bad. An MPC app should allow line-in connectivity with current audio interfaces that utilize the lightning connector, I.e. IRig HD, Apogee Jam, etc. What is an MPC that can't take a decent audio interface? Dropbox and AudioShare support needs to be there, too. I can live w/o Audiobus.... But KEY is the ability to use current audio interfaces.

iMPC Pro
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  • $12.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 484 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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