Akai MPC Fly ( Connects to iPad )

Akai MPC Fly

Akai is on a roll this week. First it was the MPC Renaissance, then the MPC Studio ( Midi Controller ), and now the MPC Fly the connects to your iPad. This gains my interest the most because its different.

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.

MPC FLY 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

MPC Fly iPad 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
  • 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

Technical Specifications

  • Pads: 16 velocity sensitive with aftertouch. backlit by velocity
  • UI Buttons: Ideal performance controls available, including:
    • Note Repeat
    • Transport Controls å
    • Mute / Solo
    • Track Select
    • Erase
    • Timing Correct

MPC Fly Photos

Akai MPC Fly

Akai MPC Fly

Akai MPC Fly

Akai MPC Fly

Any thoughts?

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  1. This is the turning point in music production.

    Between this and the Beat Thang! OMG
    We are in Music Production Heaven.

  2. I doubt anybody will complain or gripe about this one…I think I may spring for this…defintely looks worth it!!!

  3. not feeling this from a production stand point, but i think this is a great business move for akai.This will be fun to play with, but I think I’d rather use NI maschine for the job.

  4. Not feeling this from a production stand point, but i think this is a great business move for akai.

  5. Will it be compatible with first generation iPad ? I sure hope so, would be a bummer if I had 2 buy an iPad2 just to be able to use this incredible piece of machine