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Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance is truly a powerhouse of an instrument for making music. The Akai MPC Renaissance is a ful... Read More

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Overview

Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance is truly a powerhouse of an instrument for making music. The Akai MPC Renaissance is a fully integrated hardware/software system that allows you to construct and create songs using the classic hardware controls and pop-up display that have made the MPC a known name in the world of music production, while incorporating an intuitive software program for sequencing on your computer. Along with legendary controls, the MPC Renaissance features Akai's exclusive MPC software with 128-track sequencing, instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plug-ins, and a massive 6GB+ sound library that will vastly expand your production capabilities to your Mac or PC.

MPC Renaissance Hardware
Combine MPC production workflow with the raw processing power of your computer. The MPC renaissance has16 genuine MPC pads that are backlit for easy visibility, 16 Q-Link controls, and an adjustable backlit LCD screen so you can see where you are at in the process at all times. The classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and MPC Transport controls are all present to keep you with the familiar MPC style workflow you may be accustomed to. Connections include XLR/TRS combo inputs, Stereo 1/4" out, stereo assignable mix 1/4" out and S/PDIF I/O, dedicated turntable outputs, two MIDI inputs and two MIDI outputs, and a four channel USB 2.0 interface with a two-port USB 2.0 hub built-in.

MPC Studio Software (version 1.4)
Akai's exclusive MPC software makes the transition from the original box to your computer a breeze. 128-Track sequencing ability will provide you with plenty of options when cruising through the massive 6GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds from the original MPC3000. There's instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins, and the ability to record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU program. The MPC Studio software supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND audio file types, as well as any samples and sequences from any MPC ever made. Use the software as a stand alone DAW or inside of your favorite workstation as a VST or AU plugin. The software is both Mac and PC compatible.

New features in version 1.4:

• 64-bit support for PC/Mac. The standalone application, VST and Audio Unit plugins now have 64-bit versions
• Ability to load samples when playing
• Ability to export return buses
• Auto-save function (see preferences window)
• Control surface buttons auto-repeat when you hold them down (useful for zoom,
• locate, etc)
• Quick bank/mode selection via button double-tap. You can double-tap shift to enter "shift lock" mode. You can also double-tap bank/mode buttons directly
• Multiple file selection in file browser
• New file browser folder button behavior. The 1-5 buttons retain their stored location when you move away from them; the location can be set by press-and- hold
• QLink control of zoom and scroll in the sample editor
• Added a sample overview in sample editor
• LCD sample editor supports zoom and scroll
• MIDI clock receive
• Ability to alphabetically sort the samples list (see button over the Sample list)
• New command history window, with the ability to drag the undo position around (Edit>History...)
• Holding shift at startup skips any autoload files

Download software update version 1.4 at: http://www.akaiprompc.com/mpc-renaissance/#software-updates

Features
  • Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer
  • Vintage Mode changes output sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 and more
  • 16 Backlit genuine MPC pads, 16 Q-Link controls, and adjustable backlit LCD screen
  • Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing and MPC transport controls
  • MPC SOFTWARE for Mac or PC with 128-track sequencing capability
  • Two XLR-1/4" combo inputs and dedicated turntable input
  • Four-channel USB 2.0 audio interface and two-port USB 2.0 hub built in
  • Up to eight pad banks―more than any other MPC ever
  • Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs
  • Stereo 1/4" out, stereo assignable mix 1/4" out & S/PDIF I/O
  • MPC SOFTWARE
  • 128-Track sequencing capability
  • Massive 6GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds of the classic MPC3000
  • Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plug-ins
  • Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program or VST plug-in
  • Works alone as your main DAW or works seamlessly with your current studio as a VST/AU/RTAS plugin
  • Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
  • Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
Specifications
  • GENERAL
  • Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
  • Dimensions: 19-3/4" x 12-7/8" x 2-3/4"
  • (4.9" at max display angle)
  • Weight: 10.5 lb.
  • Power Supply: External, 12v, 2A
  • Power Requirement: 24W Max
  • Footswitches: 2
  • USB Hub: 2 Port
  • MIDI I/O interface: 2 IN / 4 Out
  • SEQUENCER
  • Maximum events: unlimited (based on CPU)
  • Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note
  • Sequences: 128
  • Tracks per sequence: 128
  • Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
  • Drum pad banks: 8
  • Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
  • Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control
  • MPC SOFTWARE
  • Polyphony: 64
  • Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice
  • (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
  • Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant
  • Number of programs: 128
  • Memory capacity: System Dependent.
  • 2gb Minimum / 8gb Recommended
  • Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
  • Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only), RTAS
  • EFFECTS
  • Program effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per Pad
  • Track effects: 4 Inserts and 4 stereo Sends per Track
  • Master effect: 4 Master Effect Slots
  • Over 50 high-quality effects Included
  • Instrument Plugin Formats supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
  • Audio files supported: WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND
  • AUDIO AND MIDI I/O
  • Sample rates up to 24-bit / 96kHz
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring via adjustment knob
  • Record input (L and R): XLR/ 1/4-inch Combo x 2 balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms; RCA with PHONO preamp
  • Max. Input level: +10dBu
  • Digital Input: 24-bit RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
  • 4 Audio Outputs: 1/4-inch phone x 4 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms
  • Max. output level: +18dBu
  • Phones output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms; 1/8-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
  • Digital output: 24-bit RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
  • MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 2
  • MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 4
  • Footswitches: 1/4-inch x 2
  • Standard accessories: Power cable, Operator's manual
  • MINIMUM COMPUTER SPECS
  • Mac: 1.8GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 2GB RAM (4GB recommended, if supported by your computer), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended), DVD-ROM drive
  • Windows: 2GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 2GB RAM (4GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7), Windows XP (home or Pro), Windows Vista or Windows 7, DVD-ROM drive
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4.0

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

HELP ME!!!

By joe

from Seattle, WA

I bought this product with hopes of it working.... for about 15 to 20 minutes, then the audio starts popping and distorting. I tried to get help from Akai,I've been going back and forth with their techs for about 2 weeks now about latency, audio buffer size, sample rate and whatever else they had me try. They tried to tell me it's my computer. I have a windows 7 64-bit home premium PC, Intel core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM.. Oh yeah i haven't even had the computer for a month yet, and to top it all off they won't even give me my money back. Money that i work for. $1100 right down the drain. They told me i have to take it back to guitar center. Oh... guitar center said " we can't take software back." Even though Akai software is free to download and they can approve a resale. Soooo disappointed. I was actually considering more Akai products, but after this whole experience I'm not so sure.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GReat Controller

By Kevin Lassiter

from Norfolk, VA

Just Bought this MPC and First impression was great, Software is a little buggy still and thats why it doesnt get a perfect 5. It was Very easy to setup on my 8 core mac pro and mac book pro with Mountain Lion. Im sure something Ionic as the MPC will receive proper updates to remove the bugs

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceded expectations.

By Cartier Harris

from Detroit, Mi

First off I don't typically write reviews BUT this product compelled me to. If you're reading this review you're probably very familiar with drum machines and maybe deciding between spending the extra money on this or native instruments maschine. I sold my mpc 2500 and contemplated the same question. I purchased native instruments maschine in 2011 and I liked it but I didn't love it. The workflow is innovative but very different if you're an mpc user. The pad response isn't quite instant, so It had to go. I later heard about the Renaissance and purchased it. THIS DRUM MACHINE IS worth the wait and the money! It includes all of the legacy sounds (mpc 60, 2000/2000 XL, 2500, 3000, 4000 and 5000) and I had it up and running in the first 15 minutes. It's built like a tank. The pads feel great and the lights help when sequencing. The built in audio box is a nice feature so no need for a mixer when sampling directly into the mpc. Take your time when deciding because it is your money after all but if it is on this product you won't be disappointed

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(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hip-hop never died it just left to make a come back

By Coleen Rockey

from Los Angeles

Akai just reinvented the game. This MP is the best controller/mpc thats ever been invented. it really re inspired me and my artists to make new music. I really recommend it

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5.0

Best controller I ever had!

By Laron WilliamsLaronW

from Cincinnati Ohio

I had some troubles receiving my MPC Renaissance but was like a kid in a candy store when it finally came. The easy way of loading the drum pads is nice! The expansions which are included with the purchase (The Wub, The Bank, The Noise and The 809 is too hot. The MPC software is so easy to learn, it has everything mapped out for you! In the past I had a MPC 2000 and a MPC 2000XL that I loved so much, now that the MPC Renaissance is here I got that MPC feeling again and still love it.

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