MPC Renaissance

BY Akai Professional

Sequencers & Samplers


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Music Production Controller
Fusing Akai Professional’s legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance is an unrivaled instrument for music production. The new flagship is a fully integrated hardware/software system: MPC Renaissance allows you to create using classic hardware controls and an integrated pop-up display, while its exclusive MPC Software empowers you with unprecedented, expandable production capabilities on your Mac or PC.

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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 128-track sequencing capability
• Avid® Pro Tools® Express audio production software now included
• 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
• Up to eight pad banks – more than any other MPC ever
• Massive 9GB+ sound library, including all the sounds of the classic MPC3000
• Includes 4 MPC Expansions
• Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins
• Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU plugin
• Works alone as your main DAW or works seamlessly with your current studio as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin
• Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND
• Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
• Compatible with Mac and PC
• Full 64-bit support in all versions; standalone, VST, and AU
• Auto-save capability

Technical Specifications

• Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
• Dimensions:19.75″ x 12.9″ x 2.75″ (4.9″ at max display angle)
• Weight: 10.5 lbs
• Power Supply: External, 12V, 2A
• Power Requirement: 24W Max
• Footswitches: 2
• USB Hub: 2 Port
• MIDI I/O interface: 2 In / 4 Out

• 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: 128
• 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. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
• Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
• Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, RTAS, AU (Mac Only)
• Word lengths supported: 32 and 64-bit

• 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 and MIDI I/O
• Sample Rates Up to 24 bit / 96 kHz 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

MPC Software Reference Manual
MPC Renaissance Quickstart Guide

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Weight211.2 oz





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