NAMM 2012: Introducing… Akai MPC Renaissance

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In the words of 2Unlimited… are y’all ready for this? All bow down to Akai‘s brand-spanking, beat-whacking, boom-shanking new flagship bit of kit. Featuring the consistently legendary MPC layout and workflow, paired with the formidable power of your computer; the MPC Renaissance is – in the words of Akai themselves – “an unrivaled instrument for music production.”

A bold statement indeed. However, with its fully integrated hardware/software system, the Renaissance allows you to create music using classic hardware controls and an integrated pop-up display; at the same time as providing you with exclusive MPC Software, giving you ALL kinds of musical production super powers that can be used in conjunction with your Mac or PC. All of a sudden, that statement doesn’t seem so bold anymore…

Again, I refer to the great 2Unlimited when I say, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, there’s no limit”. I think it’s safe to say that the MPC Renaissance is quite the majestic music production machine.

PRODUCT FEATURES

MPC Renaissance Hardware

  • 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 64-track sequencing capability
  • Two XLR-1/4” combo inputs and dedicated turntable input
  • Four-channel US B 2.0 audio interface and two-port US B 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

  • 64-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 seemlessly 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
  • Mac and PC-compatible
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