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Akai MPC Renaissance

Akai is set to kick off 2012 with the introduction of the MPC Renaissance. The fully integrated

Akai is set to kick off 2012 with the introduction of the MPC Renaissance. The fully integrated system boasts true MPC input and output alongside 16 backlit pads, support for all legacy MPC file formats, and even a “Vintage Mode” that allows the user to replicate the sound of the MPC3000, MPC60 and more. Look for the Akai MPC Renaissance to debut at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, California on January 19.

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

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
Runs standalone and as VST, AU or RTAS plug-in
Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
Mac and PC-compatible

Source: Brook Bobbins

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