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PAD Controller from Akai Professional belonging to the MPC series.

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  • Anonymous

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 05/01/14 at 23:34
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    - 0 - No
  • Anonymous

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 05/01/14 at 23:34
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    - 0 - No
  • Anonymous

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 05/01/14 at 23:34
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  • Anonymous

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 05/01/14 at 23:46
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    - 1 - Very poor
  • mehsahmehsah

    To be clear with you just

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 10/27/14 at 06:27
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    How long have you use it?

    I used it for 3 months

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?

    Yes I used the MPC 2500, Mpc 2000XL, MPC 3000, Ensoniq EPS 16, Akai S950 and emu SP1200

    What is so special that you like most and least?

    For +

    - If we can we get used to the found a small grain old, but you have to play with great effect as Decimator, master compressor effect with old school ...

    - The are many effects can therefore be used with each pad, what do you pleasure.

    - The complete connector on the sound card

    - The Estetique and ease of use

    Now come to the part that really disappointed me:

    Already start with the sound part:
    - Loss of momentum, with …
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    How long have you use it?

    I used it for 3 months

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?

    Yes I used the MPC 2500, Mpc 2000XL, MPC 3000, Ensoniq EPS 16, Akai S950 and emu SP1200

    What is so special that you like most and least?

    For +

    - If we can we get used to the found a small grain old, but you have to play with great effect as Decimator, master compressor effect with old school ...

    - The are many effects can therefore be used with each pad, what do you pleasure.

    - The complete connector on the sound card

    - The Estetique and ease of use

    Now come to the part that really disappointed me:

    Already start with the sound part:
    - Loss of momentum, with an example as I have sampled breakbeat vinyl (Technics SL1200 MK2 with M44-7 cell), and once cut to mpc, no more potato my vinyl even using the internal eq and compressor the software ...

    - It sounds too digital for my taste, the sound is not neutral color (Logic as it's digital)

    - The A / D converters are really not good at all

    Then in terms of the MPC REN

    - But the reagent pad is hit too hard for my taste (Unlike the old generation)

    - Bug Unwanted Software and MPC freezes (Hear AKAI after 2 years of software update)

    - Do not take to the live at least for the moment because too many bug Hardware and Software

    - Fragility of the MPC

    .....

    How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ...

    Too expensive for what it is, to be honest with you Akai wanted to make a machine to succeed the older generation is missed because for 880 euro, I would call an MPC but not its surface with a midi sound card ( MPC STUDIO MIDI)
    For my part after trying MPC 2500 3000, SP1200 Ensoniq eps 16 ... I can tell you that there's no picture sonnorité levels ...

    Its not worth it in any case is 880 euro !! After this is my personal opinion

    With the experience I would not choose that it is something that is on, To invest MPC 2500 that no loss transparent and level converters has limited effect certe 2 but the sound that I would be back in the I'd even go out.

    Akai has simply become a trading company that designed the sale and not the quality.!
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  • janolitohjanolitoh

    software still perfectible (too many bug)

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 09/27/14 at 10:37
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    How long have you use it?

    I ais for 5 months.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?

    I have the mpc 1000 with the osjj, more I "ve worked on cubase 5.


    What thing do you like most?

    Its sequencer
    visual comfort and work thanks to software

    light pads

    vintage fashion especially the mpc 60 giving a can of potato prod mode

    is its ease of use even without specific notion of English is doing very well, we are working a classic mpc faster, the finish is excellent, recall the design of the mpc 60.

    It is very ergonomic.


    How do you like the least?

    Unable to save the prod with the vintage mode (works only reading)

    No detector bpm
    Neither side chain
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    How long have you use it?

    I ais for 5 months.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?

    I have the mpc 1000 with the osjj, more I "ve worked on cubase 5.


    What thing do you like most?

    Its sequencer
    visual comfort and work thanks to software

    light pads

    vintage fashion especially the mpc 60 giving a can of potato prod mode

    is its ease of use even without specific notion of English is doing very well, we are working a classic mpc faster, the finish is excellent, recall the design of the mpc 60.

    It is very ergonomic.


    How do you like the least?

    Unable to save the prod with the vintage mode (works only reading)

    No detector bpm
    Neither side chain
    It's not really a mpc is a control surface that is dependent on its software to work
    but it is mainly the overall stability of the software which is disappointing, yet I had ais version 1.6 (the first thought that we purchased in 2012 to version 1.0), I already had the software crash and even pc (blue screens) and more bugs backup made me lose my current project, the problem of external vst that are planted and even those like the famous Akai hybrid (version 1.7) that this cut when I change preset so I am forced to charge for it working again makes me spike gpu so that I have a Q9550 intel cadensé to 3.4GHz and since I switched to version 1.7 my backup problems is missing but other bug the crash appeared more numerous (software and pc) crack audio during recording software that is not responding when I stopped, and even Temp Temp in the 16 level that it disables all alone while I do a bass line by ex, as you say that to live is missing, otherwise I think the future shift of Akai contribute their share of resolutions but when ??? here is another story.

    How would you rate the quality / price?

    It's quite expensive for a control surface and an ultra buggy software that is yet out there 2 years ago.

    With experience, you do again this choice? ...

    Yes, because without her unstable and poorly optimized software, the mpc ren would be a frightening machine
    now all in the hands of akai to continue corrected bugs and added new functionalities to the mpc renaissance is inevitable.
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  • rentrent

    Still be improved

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 02/24/14 at 07:53
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    I bounce on the advice of atomik45 which seems to be the most objective opinion about this MPC Renaissance.

    For my part, I also have a MPC 5000 and have long hesitated to sell in favor of rebirth.
    Having been able to have a loan from a friend for 2 weeks, I was able to get an idea of ​​the craft.

    On paper, it is really tempting, certainly the most comfortable to use compared to all these small and big sisters MPC:

    - Edition computer, nothing to do with the LCD screen.
    - Pads that illuminate to have benchmarks for live.
    - MPC software software is very close to the MPC editor, so we are not disoriented.

    In fact, it's all well and good, but like the other MPCs can be controll…
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    I bounce on the advice of atomik45 which seems to be the most objective opinion about this MPC Renaissance.

    For my part, I also have a MPC 5000 and have long hesitated to sell in favor of rebirth.
    Having been able to have a loan from a friend for 2 weeks, I was able to get an idea of ​​the craft.

    On paper, it is really tempting, certainly the most comfortable to use compared to all these small and big sisters MPC:

    - Edition computer, nothing to do with the LCD screen.
    - Pads that illuminate to have benchmarks for live.
    - MPC software software is very close to the MPC editor, so we are not disoriented.

    In fact, it's all well and good, but like the other MPCs can be controlled by noon and midi control via many software (reason 7, live, cubase, logic, etc ... etc ...) no major changes except for a pads that light.
    Ha if there is still a significant change the MPC does not work if it was not connected to a computer is not well understood logic akai for once, so it is a kind of MPD (controller pm) which has a sound card and built-in preamp ....

    Noise level, it is like all the MPCS, everything depends on the samples we upload it.
    Nevertheless, the MPC60 module provides a really interesting grain.

    I think for now this MPC is not yet developed, the software is still perfectible and is sometimes inconsistent with vst pluging some apps.

    If you've never had this type of device in the hands, the MPC has at least the merit of having a simple app, so grip fast enough.
    If you are looking for against an MPC that can stand alone even if you do not care the next bling / bling pads that light up / if you want to use for live / if you bought reason or ableton live 7 ( great external midi controller) I advise you rather older MPC to be equally effective (note nevertheless fault, because more and more difficult to find on some parts)
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  • Atomik45Atomik45

    Encor not convinced ...

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 02/06/14 at 14:27
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    I've had 2 days.

    I had the MPC 2000, 2000XL, 500, 2500 and 5000

    When I plugged the bike and started to realize the opportunities, I thought: "Big killing". After two days of intensive taf on the machine, I think it's huge potential. You can do everything without taking the mouse, AU plugins and instruments turn out well (I remain suspicious) and automatically assign to 16 pots. The step sequencer is quite handy for touch-ups. Everything is well thought out to make room for creation. Everything is changeable, improvable, interchangeable at will, as the old but with technological improvements that were needed. A CGPA of modern times.

    For negative criticism, and yes ... I met my first…
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    I've had 2 days.

    I had the MPC 2000, 2000XL, 500, 2500 and 5000

    When I plugged the bike and started to realize the opportunities, I thought: "Big killing". After two days of intensive taf on the machine, I think it's huge potential. You can do everything without taking the mouse, AU plugins and instruments turn out well (I remain suspicious) and automatically assign to 16 pots. The step sequencer is quite handy for touch-ups. Everything is well thought out to make room for creation. Everything is changeable, improvable, interchangeable at will, as the old but with technological improvements that were needed. A CGPA of modern times.

    For negative criticism, and yes ... I met my first bugs tonight retouching few sequences. Machine freezée once in rehearsal, cold morning. And again tonight from the "FULL" mode from the "step sequencing". Since I no longer hear the pads with a "track" mutated when I type it, then I do not mute the pad but the slopes. I think the backup is corrupt, I have encountered this problem on Reason and another model of MPC.

    All that to say that the app is not encor very stable and I hope it will not let me live ... The MPC 5000 encountered similar problems. Unable to make a scene with a chance of planting a title. AKAI and never solved the problem ... € 1500 machine ...

    I hope the programmers are doing to improve code just because it could, if it was reliable, to turn pale concurence smoothly. Sequencing System is the best I've seen, a cinch with endless possibility!

    For once, I can not say if I would do this choice or not, I regretted the acquisition of 5000. The bugs I encountered on the Renaissance reminded me bad memories ... waiting for updates.
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  • delavilledelaville

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 08/19/13 at 02:23
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    I work with and I had a reason in 2500 and 1000 MPC, and I wanted an alternative to meet the hard and soft.
    but it is always difficult to integrate vts my prods.
    and for me the big plus of this mpc is that the may have to integrate VST instruments and effects vst vsti to.

    this is more than just even for a novice, it is possible to use the mouse, and the boss of the mpc mpc use only.
    with the display on the Mac screen, nothing more simple the waveform are easy to cut and specific options for truly effective mpc!
    I downloaded the manual online, but there is a help section on the mpc software.

    it is oriented electro, but they are a ton of sounds, even after 2 months of use I have…
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    I work with and I had a reason in 2500 and 1000 MPC, and I wanted an alternative to meet the hard and soft.
    but it is always difficult to integrate vts my prods.
    and for me the big plus of this mpc is that the may have to integrate VST instruments and effects vst vsti to.

    this is more than just even for a novice, it is possible to use the mouse, and the boss of the mpc mpc use only.
    with the display on the Mac screen, nothing more simple the waveform are easy to cut and specific options for truly effective mpc!
    I downloaded the manual online, but there is a help section on the mpc software.

    it is oriented electro, but they are a ton of sounds, even after 2 months of use I have not been around;
    effects are giant, and the use of huge vst effects.

    it is expensive because it is an empty shell, and hit mpc is not that of a true hard mpc (regarding the groove)!
    but it is a killer!
    I think she's going to follow me for a while
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  • fabamariefabamarie

    an empty shell

    Akai Professional MPC RenaissancePublished on 05/19/13 at 02:36
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    we can say it is like a control surface with dedicated software (but it can also controlling vst)
    it also serves as USB hub, which is pretty awesome to connect a master keyboard or other control surface

    I turn on a macbook pro 2009 dual core with 4GB of RAM and it runs well

    I do not know the universe and the akai mpc is a first for me who works especially in a home studio with Logic 9 and some vst
    everything is pretty much done, the app is pretty clear and everything is accessible from the MPC, which is very significant when using the MPC with its software, a lot of sounds, the assignments to the pads, sequences, everything is really well thought
    there are still some bugs someti…
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    we can say it is like a control surface with dedicated software (but it can also controlling vst)
    it also serves as USB hub, which is pretty awesome to connect a master keyboard or other control surface

    I turn on a macbook pro 2009 dual core with 4GB of RAM and it runs well

    I do not know the universe and the akai mpc is a first for me who works especially in a home studio with Logic 9 and some vst
    everything is pretty much done, the app is pretty clear and everything is accessible from the MPC, which is very significant when using the MPC with its software, a lot of sounds, the assignments to the pads, sequences, everything is really well thought
    there are still some bugs sometimes ignition (mpc not recognized, turn off and turn on the soft and mpc)
    use vst in a sequencer I use with Logic Pro 9, it's done, the app resembles that in standelone without midday grid to create the groove, so you would lose a little. I think it still lacks a few things, the integration is not quite to the point because we do not really know what we play and what is recorded, there are some bugs because it can control the DAW with play and stop commands to the MPC, for against the rec keys do not work over dub. Most of the time I am forced to use a system of doing that is to record each audio track in the DAW to be able bosser, you know, it's a bit away from the standelone version, which is super intuitive and easy to use. MPC uses his card, I was able to record voice tracks in Logic with a condenser microphone (XLR inputs on the 48v).
    the manual is in English pdf, there is a French version of the forums audiofanzine thanks, thank you guys
    installing apps is quite simple and updates bring many, update 1.4 is here one month also expects it to be even better

    many sounds and many possibilities, it's really well done, the effects are good, but sometimes I need to use the mouse as there are some things that I have not grasped in the edition with the MPC
    editing samples is very well made, the pads, the Qlink and finally the possibility of using vst
    on the other hand when we pass on vst (even the wub, the noise, the bank and 808 are supplied with the MPC) where you must use the mouse and the screen and be a little patient because sometimes I find it slow to react and so use of the DAW VST
    personally I'm not really connected electro synth sounds so I'm never a big fan but you can still fiddle with the Qlink

    mixed view, therefore, what's weird is that without soft, the MPC is an empty shell, when you turn the app on his computer there is always suspended when one wonders what will happen if the app does not recognize not the MPC
    once the two connected in standelone is a treat, the MPC is great and you can order everything, it really is a workstation

    then for integration into a DAW, it could still be improved, I expect a lot of updates in future days because the possibilities are still high and there are still some bugs (something I rarely see on Mac) as when I leave the DAW and I pass on standelone version, the soft and MPC do not recognize, you must turn on the 2

    Here, I wanted to bring a different view from the other for a different use
    I think it is not bad and it could still be improved, the ball is in the camp that comes AKAI updates fortunately
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