Akai MPC Renaissance MIDI Music Production Controller

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  • flagship MPC model fuses legendary hardware production capabilities w/ expanded computer power
  • 16 genuine MPC pads, 16 Q-link controls, adjustable LCD screen
  • classic MPC workflow, Note Repeat, and transport controls
  • vintage mode changes sound character to MPC3000, MPC60, etc.
  • works with MPC Software on Mac or PC for 128-track sequencing
  • four channel USB 2.0 interface w/ 2 port USB hub built-in
  • 2x XLR combo inputs + dedicated turntable input for sampling
  • multitude of output options: 1/4" stereo, assignable mix 1/4" out, S/PDIF
  • expanded MIDI I/O to integrate with other studio gear
  • includes massive 6GB sample library w/ all of the sounds of the classic MPC3000


The MPC series has been at the heart of studios around the globe for decades, and with the introduction of the newly updated 2012 line, Akai has ensured their place there for many years to come. This is the new flagship model - the MPC Renaissance, the ultimate fusion of classic hardware control and workflow with the expanded production power of your computer via the exclusive MPC Software.

The MPC Renaissance offers the best of both worlds. The unit takes some of the best hardware features of past MPC's, including velocity-sensitive pads, Q-Link controls, adjustable LCD screen, the classic layout and workflow, and adds a four channel audio interface loaded with a variety of input and output options, dual USB ports, AND MPC Software connectivity. If that wasn't enough, the Renaissance also boasts a unique "vintage mode" that changes the sonic characteristic of the output to replicate that of classic MPC's like the MPC3000, MPC60, etc. This combination of features creates an absolute beast of a machine, a fully integrated hardware/software system that is without a doubt the most powerful MPC ever.

The Renaissance is destined to be the center piece of the studio, and with an expanded MIDI I/O (2x in/4x out) integration with your existing studio set up is a breeze. The dedicated turntable input makes this MPC perfect for sampling, while expanded audio inputs + outputs and 1/4" + 1/8" headphone outs ensure the unit will be heard in practically any situation. On the software side, The MPC Software gives you 128-tracks of sequencing power through your Mac or PC, with an included 6GB of sounds and samples so you can get to producing right out of the box. The software works as a standalone program or within your favorite DAW (Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, etc.) as a VST or AU plug-in allowing you to record up to 128 tracks with unlimited events, filters, effects, and much more. In addition, the large adjustable LCD screen provides all the vital track data, so you can work on the unit without looking at the computer screen (great for live performance).


  • vintage mode changes sound character to MPC3000, MPC60, etc.
  • 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, 16 Q-Link controls, and adjustable backlit LCD screen
  • 128-track sequencing capability
  • instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins
  • record tracks as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program or VST/AU plugin
  • works alone as your main DAW or works seamlessly with your current studio as a VST or AU plugin
  • supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
  • supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
  • Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice
  • Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal
  • 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


  • sample rate: up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • record input: XLR/ 1/4-inch Combo x 2 balanced, RCA with PHONO preamp
  • digital input: 24-bit RCA x 1 S/PDIF
  • audio outputs: 1/4-inch phone x 4
  • headphone output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 1/8-inch stereo phone x 1
  • digital output: 24-bit RCA x 1 S/PDIF
  • footswitches: 1/4-inch x 2
  • USB Hub: 2 ports
  • MIDI I/O Interface: 2 in / 4 out
  • System Requirements Mac: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.6 or later DVD-ROM drive
  • System Requirements Windows: 2 GHz Pentiumå¨ 4 or Celeronå¨ compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) DVD-ROM drive
  • dimensions: 19.75" x 12.9" x 2.75"
  • weight: 10.5 lbs.
  • power: USB or AC Adaptor


  • MPC Software
  • 6GB+ sound library