Brand new to impc pro. I've spent a couple of days with it so far and took some notes which are shared below. Since I'm so new to the app, there may be some things that aren't totally correct.
Any corrections are welcome. Building blocks
*Projects-overall project file Random stuff
*Programs-essentially an impc pro patch containing samples, sequences and settings
*Sequences-Kind of like a meta pattern or meta clip. Sequences are like Ableton Live scenes. When you trigger a sequence you are simultaneously triggering the MIDI clips associated with the sequence for all tracks.
*You have to load a sample onto a pad before you can edit it
*File and folder management in ifunbox can be a powerful workflow enhancement. BUT – folders under AKAI SOUNDS are treated differently than USER folders. Specifically I renamed a folder in AKAI SOUNDS. It created a copy of the folder (Great!) that can not be deleted in ifunbox (Not great!). USER folders under MY SOUNDS can be renamed and new folders aren’t created. So it’s best to rename those as needed. There is a place to store samples with a particular project in impc pro, but that folder didn’t appear in ifunbox. Some further exploration is needed.
*sequences contain data for all tracks.
*Delete program- swipe leftSequencing Workflow
*Save program-open program then hit save. Make sure to delete the word copy at end of file name
*Delete sample-long press, drag to trash
*Move sample to different folder- first load sample on to pad, then EDIT SOUND then use "Sound Bank:" button at upper right to change folder location
*Rename sample. Click on sample name when in edit mode.
*Import sample from audioshare-Copy audio in Audioshare (obviously). In impc pro, Program tab + SOUNDS button, click AUDIOPASTE, then paste audio
*New Sound button. Don't be fooled by the name. This is not where you bring in *any* new sounds, just new sounds from the recorder. A better name for the button would be "Recorder" IMO.
1. Import audio samples. Cut samples in AudioShare. Copy sample in AudioShare. In impc pro - Go to Program tab with SOUNDS button selected. Click AUDIOPASTE. Sample is pasted into PASTED AUDIO BANK folder. Rename and move as desired.
2. Load samples on pads.
3. Sequence samples. Need to confirm this but very roughly. In impc pro “sequences” are like Ableton Live Scenes. The "Timeline" tab is like a MIDI editor where you create and edit a track's clip within a scene. You can either record sequences by playing the pads or you can click in the MIDI data. The "Song" tab has two purposes: 1) to set the characteristics of a sequence like bpm, time sig, length (SEQUENCES button at bottom right), and 2) to arrange sequences (ARRANGEMENT button at bottom right).
4. Export audio. You can export audio via audiocopy for sequences and songs. To export stems solo tracks then export.
Note editing in Timeline tab.
It’s very deep, but you need to learn the gestures. Click to enter a note. Change length: Hold down with left hand, note turns yellow, drag to right with right hand. When a note is blue you can move it around. Also when a note is blue it has corner handles that can be used to select adjacent notes. When multiple notes are selected you can operate en masse – change lengths of all selected notes, and move all selected notes around. Brilliant!