Akai released the MPC Fly and seem to be exclusive to Akai for the time being. Here is what they have to say.
Turn your iPad into an MPC.
MPC Fly 30 merges unmatched Akai Professional technology with the power of your iPad, embodying legendary capabilities that have made the MPC an industry standard. 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 for normal uses.
PRODUCE ON THE FLY
For a generation of producers the MPC has been the gold standard for beat making. Now, Akai Professional is delivering the MPC production experience for your iPad with MPC Fly 30, an MPC that can be taken anywhere and used on a surface as smaller than most laptop computers.
CLASSIC MPC FEEL
MPC Fly 30 includes features that have made the MPC legendary: 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing. Your iPad slides into a custom fitted enclosure and the iMPC app provides visual command over sequence editing, sample editing, pad assignments, effects, EQ and more.*
THE iMPC APP (sold separately)
Developed in partnership with Retronyms, iMPC includes more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow. iMPC is the first app to bring the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPad and has everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily, including built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences and record and overdub beats.
Time correction from 1/8 note to 1/32T with variable swing, and Note Repeat from 1/8 note to 1/32T with latch control are also built in. The app’s built-in sampler can record samples three different ways: using the mic on the iPad, using the line input on the iPad, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.
PRO TO GO
Create entire songs on MPC Fly 30 or transfer your rough ideas to your studio computer for further mastering. In addition to the iMPC app, MPC Fly 30 works with nearly any Core MIDI app available from the App Store.
Limited Time $199.99
iMPC app sold Separately. iPad and App Store are a trademarks of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.