iMPC APP TUTORIAL FOR iPAD – Kanye West Black Skinhead Tutorial

iMPC APP TUTORIAL FOR iPAD – Kanye West Black Skinhead Tutorial


Damn that was some bad rapping! If you managed
to sit through that, congratulations you have made it to the Epic Tutorials for iMPC for
iPad, the incredible app developed my Retronyms in partnership with Akai Professional. We are going to be teaching you how to use
just about every feature of this app, and to do this we are going to be recreating Black
Skinhead by Kanye West. Now there is a link to this app in the description below, so if
you want to get this app, just click that and it’s going to open up the App Store on
your iPad. You will also find chapter links down there,
so if you don’t watch this whole tutorial; because it’s going to be fairly long and in-depth,
just tap one of those chapter links and it will take you to what you are looking for. Alright, let’s get started and take a look
at the interface. Well thankful this app retains the classic Akai simplicity on the right we
have our drum pads, we have a main volume knob above those. In the upper right we have “about” which gives
you access to the user guide. WIST which allows you to turn on, this is Korg’s Wireless Sync
Start technology, you can see it’s compatible with a huge range of apps including: Figure
and Nave; so this allows you to sync up two iPad’s wirelessly and have them play back
in time, very nice! Finally where you see “MPC” if you have the
MPC Fly accessory from Akai this light will light up. Sadly there is no lightning version
yet, but it is coming. Now if we jump over to the left hand side,
our main window here gives us our sequences, these are in effect patters, or loops or songs;
below that we have programs and these are your different kits. You can see this comes
with a huge range of program presets ready for you to use. We are going to be looking
at how to create our own soon. And of course you can cycle through your tracks
here, so you can have four tracks per sequence. Below that we have our “note repeat”, our
“time correct” or quantise, our “16 levels”, undo and erase, and in the lower left we have
our transport controls. If we jump up the top we have access to your
four track mixer. Next along we have our effects which gives you access to a bit crusher, delay
and a master compressor limiter. We also have access to a sampler allowing you to sample
tracks from your iTunes library. And finally a share sequence button which
will upload your currently loaded sequence to Soundcloud as well as export a .WAV file. Ok with the interface out of the way lets
start making a track. Now when you are making a new track you will need to create a new
sequence so if I tap the sequence icon in our little display area, if I go down the
bottom I can tap “New”. As you can see it’s now untitled. To change this we need to tap
“Edit”. This allows you to add a sequence name. Add the BPM. And set the bar length.
I’m going to tap “Save” then just tap “done”. And you can see our sequence is loaded and
it’s blank. If I press “Play” nothing plays back. Now the next thing we want to do is
apply some kits. So if I tap on the Program icon you can see I can choose from any one
of these many preset that come loaded. And some of these are really cool but because
we want a very definite sound with some very distinct samples in it, we are actually going
to create our kit from scratch. So to create a new kit, tap the program icon
then tap the “new” button and where it says untitled, well we can tap “edit” again. Give
it a name, and we can tap “Return” to accept that. Now you will see you have sixteen empty
pads. To start adding samples to these we can tap on the “Sound Library” button. And
from here we access “Akai Classic Sounds”, Akai iMPC sounds and these all come loaded
with the iPad app. From here I could select “Kicks” and to preview
one of these I just tap the waveform. When I find something I like, tap and hold and
drag it onto an empty pad, and it’s applied. We can do the same and go back and get some
hit-hat; tap hold and drag and drop. And lets get a snare. Some I’m going to come down here
and pull a snare and drop that there. So we already have the beginning of our custom kit. Now something we want to do is actually sample
our own sound from the track “Black Skinhead” so to do that tap on the “Edit” button and
you will notice in the lower left we have a “Sample New Sound”. So to do this I want
to tap on an empty pad, and then tap “Sample New Sound”. From here we can tap on the music
library, and then tap “Load”. And you will be able to browse your iTunes on your iPad,
select a track and have it loaded. Now to create a sample just simply record
arm your track, get your track in the correct position then tap play. Ok so, I’ve got everything
I need there, I just need the bass sound. So I can move my sliders here, and I can drag
my out point back until we get the right area. Too short. Alright that’s a good bass sound
so I’m going to call this “Kanye Intro Bass” so I can find it later. I’m going to assign
it to the bass section, and then I’m going to tap “Save to bass”. Now this is applied to my custom kit. You
will notice we have a few other options here. We can adjust the level and the tuning. I’m
going to leave that at centred. You can also choose a play mode. “One shot” means you tap
the pad once and it will play it in its entirety. If we tap “hold” you actually have to hold
the pad down to play the full sample. You can also assign it to a pad group as being
polyphony or a mute group. So polyphony means you can have multiple sounds playing at once,
whereas mute means it will cut anything else off. So I’m not going to spend to much longer
on this, you get the idea so I’m going to tap “Save” and then you have “Kanye Kit”. Luckily I’ve already created my own custom
kit with a few more samples called “Skinhead Kit” so
I’m going to tap that to select it, and then tap done. Next you will notice that you have four tracks available.

78 thoughts on “iMPC APP TUTORIAL FOR iPAD – Kanye West Black Skinhead Tutorial

  1. Awesome. Thank you!

  2. Woo! Imma get on this. Respect.

  3. Haha this is awesome! Looking forward to more videos 🙂

  4. BOOM!

  5. It only plays whilst recording. As soon as you play back your track it can't be heard.

  6. lol your stupid for that intro. im subbed. your vids are gonna make me a serious movie music maker

  7. i tried to load a track to sample but i got the following msg "DRM protected tracks(formerly sold on the iTunes Store) cannot be accessed." do you know what i need to do to be able to access my songs to sample from my itunes?

  8. That is to do with the studio who distribute the song. Most of iTunes is now DRM free (digital rights management) but we still come across some old tracks we purchased that have this restriction. If you burn it to a disc and import it again into iTunes and sync with your iOS device it will remove this restriction. Note it's not an issue with iMPC. Hope this helps you out.

  9. How do you access the files once you export the files into itunes?

  10. Please i need to quit the metronome please, like nano studio. 

  11. First class. Thanks!

  12. you rock !!! 

  13. Thanks for getting me started on this app.  

  14. This was great!!! very well explained.

  15. that rap was better than these new songs out on the radio….

  16. Well, I've seen better robot moves, but this tutorial is top-notch. Thanks man.

  17. i was gettin so fed up with my impc so this helped me calm down with the humor thanks!

  18. Dude You Are Awesome ! thanks :]

  19. lmao 

  20. You are a very good teacher of this software. Thank you.

  21. the intro might be a little bit annoying, but the tutorial was great! thanks man! i gotta learn that robot move too.. hahaha

  22. nice video
    one question, when I put dub & start to rec and make a mistake rhythm how to rec again, cause now if play start play the wrong rhythm

  23. How do you sample with internal mic on ipad2? There are options for sampling music library and from other apps but I don't see the option to sample from internal mic even though Akai claims this is an option

  24. This is a very helpful tutorial. Thanks for making this. Ive made very good use of it.

  25. Cool man!!!!

  26. Once again, a superb tutorial.  Thanks!

  27. Nice work! Tight!

  28. Bro!!!! You are THE DON!!!!!! with skills like yours you rap away master. Been watching ur tabletop tutorial so many times. Thank u Soo much for great help & inspiration

  29. lol hahaa!! You are a beast😂😂

  30. All i can say is wow!
    Can you make another video tutorial about cubasis? And DM.?

  31. ahahahahah dam man you got bars..nice tutorial..it was fun watching 

  32. THIS IS BOSS!!!

  33. The video is awesome but do you hve a video on how to use impc pro im new to this software thnx and keep up good wrk

  34. You're a great teacher and I would love a tutorial on IMPC Pro when you get a chance, by the way awesome rap sample!

  35. That rap just made my life better!! That was fuckin awesome!!!🔥

  36. That rap just made my life better!! That was fuckin awesome!!!🔥

  37. Love your stuff dude keep it up 

  38. Love the app and great tutorial.. Check out my channel for beats made with my Akai MPC 2500

  39. Honestly it was ALRIGHT you never even showed how to add the sample he used. Whack!!!!

  40. Hey good job I have question how do I sample from my iTunes

  41. Every time I record, my snare drum always plays when I dont it to, what should I do?

  42. just saying the 300 spartans were greek.

  43. Which sampe did you use ? You did use your own kit?

  44. Lmao, the lyrics wasn't bad at all

  45. i sorry i dont understand you can't live with the 4 decks & register your live?

  46. Is there a way to connect this to garage band to edit and loop and do all that good stuff to your track?

  47. How do you string together your sequences, and export them as one whole beat?

  48. Can some tell me how to change the time signature on impc iPad plz thanks

  49. hahaha hilarious intro!

  50. I'm on the impc pro version, a bit hard and complex to get at first for a novice! Most of the Impc features are on the pro too, so your vid help a lot!

    A few remarks that goes for most of the drum app, except DM1, is the lack of an option for exporting multitrack! And second but no the least, it seems you can't connect other midi controller to the impc than the dedicated akai one, I got a an akai push, and I would have loved to use it it with impc through the alesis dock!

  51. hi, cuoud u make a impc pro tutorial please, thanks for this men.

  52. How do you change the time signature?

  53. Can you tell me ho to get iMpc to see GarageBand
    Great video and thank you

  54. Great video Man !! But I have a little question.. How did you "connect" your sequences and export them as ONE whole beat ??? I will be so grateful for your response!:)

  55. Is an iPad A1490 compatible with the iMPC fly?

  56. Really entertaining intro ><, i cant acces my itunes, as it says the songs are DMR protected and tells me something regarding upgrading to itunes plus, wtf???

  57. DOPE

  58. That intro song ;)! EPIC 🙂

  59. Robbin Thick😂

  60. Ok, even if the video was only the intro by itself, it still would've been a cool ass video.

  61. I don't have any songs on my ipad everything is on my laptop is there anyway I can access them from there and then use them on my ipad please help

  62. I feel like we can be friends.

  63. Hi….. great & clear tutorial….thanks…do u know if can you loop latch a sample..ie a sample will continue to loop around rather than just 1 hit ie hold….cheers.

  64. Good!

  65. dude hats off for that intro, really great to see people putting so much effort and creativity into their work

  66. Did the T-pain auto tuner app go away or what?

  67. I have a huge problem man… how do you detect/ find the bpm of a sample hope u can help me

  68. Hi there . Is it possible on impc that you could change the time signature ?

  69. Good tutorial I got the pro app too but can't get my head around it.. This app is way ahead of imachine2 and beat hawk which stutters on my iPad 3 yeah I'm upgrading soon. I much prefer this to the other two apps mentioned its sound through my eclipse. M1 powered wifi speakers is awesome but they cost $1300 in uk

  70. Wassup my Dude, I hqve have the same program do you know how to import you own sound kits plus I have an ear piece adapter that allows you to record into the Mpc sampler live. You stick it in ear piece an it has 3 bars on the tip for input…Hit me asap cuz I have ipad 1

  71. is there a way to have the sample get sliced without upgrading to Pro?

  72. I have an ipad mini & the impc app. I want to sample old songs & make beats. I don't have a laptop or a pc,just the ipad & impc. So how do I sample?

  73. How did u manage the skinhead kit? Need help pls

  74. Absolutely love it! Oh, impc is great too

  75. Great tutorial thank you!

  76. Can't get 16levels to work like a real mpc I'm using android and it records the same octave even though I played 3 different ones

  77. 🔥 🔥 🔥

  78. Very good tutorial

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