WNAMM12: Akai MPC Fly Under Glass

Dinky MPC style case for your iPad      25/01/12

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Honestly, I dont think there was a more frenzied crowd than at the Akai MPC stand this show, with an endless stream of interested parties and artists all wantiing to take a look at the new Akai MPC series. Pride of place amongst them and under glass,  was the Akai MPC Fly - an integrated iPad mounting featuring the classic MPC pads.

We think this is still some way off production, but its going to be a must have for the MPC loving producer.





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audionerd    Said...

Sweet little music laptop.

25-Jan-12 06:18 AM

Blue Monster 65    Said...

Yay! More vaporware!

Seriously, though, it would be nice if we could actually see this in production. I've just become extremely skeptical of their projections on when their products might be available. That's sad.

25-Jan-12 06:54 AM

Broseph    Said...

The website is akaipro.com not akaiprofessional.com

25-Jan-12 07:26 AM

Eric    Said...

It's not a practical solution, since the Ipad sits vertically and acts as a screen. In this configuration it's difficult to manipulate it while playing the MPC pads.

Ideally both should sit next to one another: one hand adjusting the parameters on the Ipad, the other triggering the MPC pads.

25-Jan-12 10:21 AM

DBM    Said...

@ Eric : it can also lay flat ... perhaps at an angle too . That said no reason you can't use the app alone without this thing ( I'm very weary of these devices that charge the iPad as it's battery has a cycle life ) or even with what ever core midi class compliant device you already have ....MPD26/32 anyone ?

25-Jan-12 02:25 PM

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