Prefer MPC’s to DAW’s – MPC Renaissance

For about a quarter of a century AKAI, have been in the beat-oriented musicians guild with their creative work environment, robust hardware and sounds that set industry standards. MPC users express their solidarity with those characteristics.  The MPC Renaissance is for the next generation of musicians and also popular with older users too.


What you can expect

This new MPC comes with a range of controls and options, but very difficult to get into the minor technical details at this point. Nevertheless, you can expect a complete overview of the workflow, starting with the loading of the first sounds to the export of the finished piece.

MPC Renaissance Overview

The MPC Renaissance is the modern edition of the famous classics and in some ways a summary of the earlier models. However, this model works with its own software DAW. This makes a change from the “good old days” but not entirely. Some will be very glad to hear that it is not just a simple controller, but also a good audio interface.

You are able to hook it up to the laptop, plug the cable into the console and perform at a live gig.  The library inside the  MPC is rich with a crisp sound. This shows the ratio between quantity and quality, as each rotation of the wheel may occasionally produce “oomph”’ or ”hissing sound” separately. For the vintage fans, there is a corresponding library in the form of a Legacy series, starting with the MPC60, 500, 2000, 2500, 3000 and 5000. In addition, it allows the vintage mode on the MPC to emulate the tonal characteristics of it’s ancestors MPC60, 3000 and SP 1200. You can also easily integrate an arsenal of VST / AU / RTAS instruments in the MPC DAW and use the Control Knobs from the MPC  if the plug-ins are MIDI compatible.

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