Set to regain popularity in the world of audio hardware, Akai is about launch 3 brand new controllers. Moving away from the all-in-one, integrated hardware that made Akai’s original MPC famous, the new hardware will all be controllers for software.
The first controller is the MPC Renaissance. This new unit will keep Akai’s legendary MPC layout and workflow while utilizing the power of your computer to create 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 it’s exclusive MPC Software empowers you with unprecedented, expandable production capabilities on your Mac or PC. One added feature that we think is pretty cool is that the Renaissance will have a Vintage Mode. The new mode will give the user the ability to change the output sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 and more. Check out the feature list and preview video below.
MPC Renaissance Features:
- 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
Make sure to stay tuned for news on the next two models, the MPC Studio and MPC Fly
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