AKAI MPC Fly - iPad 2 Controller, Docking Station, and Software

Another great new iPad offering at NAMM 2012 for computer musicians let's you take your MPC with you and create music on the 'Fly'.

Akai have been working on a range of new MPC offerings, and this one created a lot of vibe at the NAMM Show.

The MPC Fly is a combined controller, iPad 2 docking station, and software package all in one unit, which comes with the MPC's famous 16 velocity sensitive pads with aftertouch.

The UI buttons give you a range of controls including Transport Controls, Note Repeat, Mute/Solo, Track Select, Erase, and Timing Correct.

Although the software will run on both iPad 1 & 2, the hardware is only compatible with the iPad 2.

MPC Fly Hardware Features:

  • 16 backlit genuine MPC pads with MPC Note Repeat & MPC Swing
  • Works seamlessly with the MPC App: sequence & sample editing, effects, EQ and more
  • Create beats on the go and transfer to a Mac or PC for further mastering
  • Double-hinged case sits upright, lies flat or closes for transport
  • Compatible with virtually any Core MIDI app
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charges iPad when plugged into wall power

MPC Fly App Features:

  • Sequence four tracks simultaneously: four-track mixer built in
  • Built in sound library of samples and drum kits
  • Record and overdub sequences and create and edit your own Programs
  • 16-Levels mode: play one sample at 16 levels of attack, velocity, length, and tuning
  • Note variation slider allows you to manipulate attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
  • Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
  • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable Swing setting
  • Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing
  • Sample using internal mic or line-in and trim and categorize samples
  • Sample from your iPod library with turntable interface
  • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook or twitter
  • Supports WIST, Wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg
  • Supports AudioPaste

Both the hardware and app are scheduled for release around the middle of 2012.

No price has yet been announced.

For more info visit akaiprompc.com/mpcfly.php

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