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  • 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 works with nearly any Core MIDI app available from the App Store.

    iPad and iMPC app not included.

    MPC is a registered trademark of inMusic Brands Inc. iPad and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. SoundCloud is a registered trademark of SoundCloud LTD. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter Inc. Tumblr is a registered trademark of Tumblr Inc.

    • MPC Fly 30 Hardware

      • Compatible with the 2nd and 3rd generation iPad (30-pin connector)
      • Compatible with virtually any Core MIDI app
      • Works seamlessly with the iMPC app (sold separately)
      • 16 genuine MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
      • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
      • Charges iPad when plugged into wall power
      • iPad not included
    • The iMPC iPad App—Developed in partnership with Retronyms (sold separately)

      • More than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences
      • Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library
      • Sample from mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface
      • Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio
      • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
      • Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
      • Create new sequences, record and overdub beats
      • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
      • Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
    • For more information, visit the iMPC Product Page or App Store listing.
    • General:

      • 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 iPad
    • Pads: 16 velocity sensitive with aftertouch, backlit by velocity
    • UI Buttons:

      • Note Repeat
      • Transport Controls
      • Mute/Solo
      • Track Select
      • Erase
      • Timing Correct
    • Dimensions:

      • Height: 1.2 inches (30.5mm)
      • Width: 9.7 inches (246mm)
      • Depth: 8.0 inches (203mm)
      • Weight: 2.02 pounds (0.92kg)
      • Power: Internal Lithium-Ion battery, 6VDC/3A AC adapter for charging MPC Fly and iPad2
    • App Specs:

      • Sequence four simultaneous tracks
      • Four-track mixer
      • Record and overdub sequences
      • On-the-fly timing correct (1/8 note – 1/32T timing) with variable Swing setting
      • Note Repeat (1/8 note – 1/32T timing)
      • 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
      • Erase notes and undo takes
      • Three built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
      • Create and edit your own Programs
      • Built in sound library of samples and drum kits
      • Sample using internal mic or line-in
      • Sample from your iPod library with turntable interface
      • Trim and categorize samples
      • Export to your PC
      • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, twitter, etc.
      • Supports WIST, Wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg
      • Supports AudioPaste
    • What iPad models are supported?

      The MPC Fly 30 supports iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Generation.

    • Will the MPC Fly 30 work with Android, or other tablet devices?

      No. The MPC Fly 30 will work with supported Apple iPad models only.

    • Does the MPC Fly 30 charge the iPad while plugged in?

      Yes. The included power supply charges the iPad, and the MPC Fly 30 while plugged in.

    • Is there a sled or a molding for iPad Mini?

      No. The MPC Fly 30 is not compatible with the iPad Mini.

    • How long will the MPC Fly 30 battery last on a full charge?

      The MPC Fly 30 will last up to 8 hours on a full charge.

    • Is the battery user replaceable?

      No. The Lithium-ion battery is not user replaceable. Lithium-ion batteries have a very long life expectancy.

    • How can I tell how much battery life is remaining on the MPC Fly 30?

      To check the remaining battery life of the MPC Fly 30 hold down the power button for a couple seconds, you will see pads 1, 5, 9, 13 illuminate indicating the remaining battery power. Each pad represents 25% of the total battery life. The Green LED = the pad is 25% if full, Yellow LED = low battery level, while Red LED = is a very low battery level. Example if you had 85% of your battery life remaining you would have 3 Green LED pads, and 1 pad illuminated in Yellow.

    • Does the MPC Fly 30 add or unlock any features in the iMPC app that aren't available without the hardware?

      Yes. Connecting the MPC Fly 30 to your iPad with iMPC App installed adds note repeat with after touch, and adds 16 velocity sensitive pads that are not available in the app itself.

    • My iPad feels loose inside the MPC Fly 30 shell. How can I fix this?

      iPad 2 users are encouraged to use the included felt strips for a tight and secure fit.

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MPC Fly 30

MPC for iPad (30-pin Version)

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Overview

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 works with nearly any Core MIDI app available from the App Store.

iPad and iMPC app not included.

MPC is a registered trademark of inMusic Brands Inc. iPad and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. SoundCloud is a registered trademark of SoundCloud LTD. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter Inc. Tumblr is a registered trademark of Tumblr Inc.

Features

  • MPC Fly 30 Hardware

    • Compatible with the 2nd and 3rd generation iPad (30-pin connector)
    • Compatible with virtually any Core MIDI app
    • Works seamlessly with the iMPC app (sold separately)
    • 16 genuine MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Charges iPad when plugged into wall power
    • iPad not included
  • The iMPC iPad App—Developed in partnership with Retronyms (sold separately)

    • More than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences
    • Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library
    • Sample from mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface
    • Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio
    • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
    • Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
    • Create new sequences, record and overdub beats
    • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
    • Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
  • For more information, visit the iMPC Product Page or App Store listing.

Tech Specs

  • General:

    • 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 iPad
  • Pads: 16 velocity sensitive with aftertouch, backlit by velocity
  • UI Buttons:

    • Note Repeat
    • Transport Controls
    • Mute/Solo
    • Track Select
    • Erase
    • Timing Correct
  • Dimensions:

    • Height: 1.2 inches (30.5mm)
    • Width: 9.7 inches (246mm)
    • Depth: 8.0 inches (203mm)
    • Weight: 2.02 pounds (0.92kg)
    • Power: Internal Lithium-Ion battery, 6VDC/3A AC adapter for charging MPC Fly and iPad2
  • App Specs:

    • Sequence four simultaneous tracks
    • Four-track mixer
    • Record and overdub sequences
    • On-the-fly timing correct (1/8 note – 1/32T timing) with variable Swing setting
    • Note Repeat (1/8 note – 1/32T timing)
    • 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
    • Erase notes and undo takes
    • Three built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
    • Create and edit your own Programs
    • Built in sound library of samples and drum kits
    • Sample using internal mic or line-in
    • Sample from your iPod library with turntable interface
    • Trim and categorize samples
    • Export to your PC
    • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, twitter, etc.
    • Supports WIST, Wireless Sync Start protocol from Korg
    • Supports AudioPaste

FAQs

  • What iPad models are supported?

    The MPC Fly 30 supports iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Generation.

  • Will the MPC Fly 30 work with Android, or other tablet devices?

    No. The MPC Fly 30 will work with supported Apple iPad models only.

  • Does the MPC Fly 30 charge the iPad while plugged in?

    Yes. The included power supply charges the iPad, and the MPC Fly 30 while plugged in.

  • Is there a sled or a molding for iPad Mini?

    No. The MPC Fly 30 is not compatible with the iPad Mini.

  • How long will the MPC Fly 30 battery last on a full charge?

    The MPC Fly 30 will last up to 8 hours on a full charge.

  • Is the battery user replaceable?

    No. The Lithium-ion battery is not user replaceable. Lithium-ion batteries have a very long life expectancy.

  • How can I tell how much battery life is remaining on the MPC Fly 30?

    To check the remaining battery life of the MPC Fly 30 hold down the power button for a couple seconds, you will see pads 1, 5, 9, 13 illuminate indicating the remaining battery power. Each pad represents 25% of the total battery life. The Green LED = the pad is 25% if full, Yellow LED = low battery level, while Red LED = is a very low battery level. Example if you had 85% of your battery life remaining you would have 3 Green LED pads, and 1 pad illuminated in Yellow.

  • Does the MPC Fly 30 add or unlock any features in the iMPC app that aren't available without the hardware?

    Yes. Connecting the MPC Fly 30 to your iPad with iMPC App installed adds note repeat with after touch, and adds 16 velocity sensitive pads that are not available in the app itself.

  • My iPad feels loose inside the MPC Fly 30 shell. How can I fix this?

    iPad 2 users are encouraged to use the included felt strips for a tight and secure fit.

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