Akai Premiers MPC Fly – iPad App / Case / Hardware Controller Combo

Akai has announced the third, and final, product in their revamped MPC lineup, The Fly. The Fly is an iPad App, case and MPC-style controller in one, and one of the sexiest iPad hardware extension we’ve seen to date.

MPC Fly merges unmatched Akai Professional technology with the power of your iPad 2, embodying legendary capabilities that have made the MPC an industry standard like real MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. Its multifunctional, double-hinged design gives you the flexibility to produce tracks anywhere, while also acting as a protective case between sessions and giving you total access to your iPad 2 for normal uses.

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Features:

Hardware:
» The first MPC designed specifically for iPad 2
» Fitted compartment for iPad 2 provides fully integrated portable MPC solution
» 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
akai mpc fly lying flat
Software App:
» 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
The MPC Fly case closed
Technical Specs:
» Pads: 16 velocity sensitive with aftertouch.
» backlit by velocity
» UI Buttons: Ideal performance controls available, including:
» Note Repeat
» Transport Controls
» Mute / Solo
» Track Select
» Erase
» Timing Correct
» Height: 1.2 inches (30.5mm)
» Width: 9.7 inches (246mm)
» Depth: 8.0 inches (203mm)
» Weight: 2.02 pounds (0.92kg)
» Power: Internal Li-ion battery, 6VDC/3A AC adaptor for charging MPC Fly and iPad2
» MPC App works with iPad & iPad 2 (Hardware works with iPad 2 only)

The Future: Brilliant reinvention of the MPC product line from Akai. Each product is unique, useful and truly exciting. Welcome back old friend! (Psssst…why don’t you send some of your R&D guys over to Ion, they could use a little help with their iPad offerings.)

No pricing or availability has been announced.

Akai

Author: FutureMusic

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