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Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller

Model: MPC Renaissance

Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller
Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller
Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller
Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller
Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller
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About: Akai MPC Renaissance - 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.

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
  •     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
  •     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
  •     Works alone as your main DAW or works seamlessly with your current studio as a VST/AU/RTAS plugin
  •     Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
  •     Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
  •     Mac and PC-compatible

Technical Specifications

  •     Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
  •     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: 64
  •     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. 2gb Minimum / 8gb Recommended
  •     Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
  •     Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only), RTAS


  •     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 files supported: WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND

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

Minimum Computer specs:

  •     Mac: 1.8 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended, if supported by your computer), Mac OS X 10.5 or later recommended, DVD-ROM drive
  •     Windows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7), Windows XP (home or Pro), Windows Vista or Windows 7, DVD-ROM drive

Software Included: Pro Tools Express

UPC: 825213002715 is a Canadian authorized Akai retailer.

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Warranty: Akai MPC Renaissance - Music Production Controller Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

1 year limited warranty