Introducing the Akai MPC Fly
The Akai MPC Fly is an integrative beat controller for your iPad 2. It works hand in hand with Akai’s MPC app to bring you a complete production experience. Those of you that like the classic workflow of an MPC drum machine will appreciate this hardware the most. If you do a lot of traveling with your iPad you will definitely make use of the protective casing that the MPC Fly provides as well.
Simply lock your iPad into position and now you have something more like a beat-creation laptop. The major difference being that instead of a standard keyboard you have an MPC hardware controller and your screen is also a touch screen.
We haven’t gotten our hands on the MPC Fly yet, but Akai was proudly displaying this piece at the NAMM show. The current retail is $299, so I would say it’s geared more toward someone looking to make professional use of the iPad’s mobile capabilities. It’s also worth mentioning that the MPC Fly is only compatible with iPad 2. If you’re looking for some cool hardware to compliment your iPad be sure to check out the MPC Fly.