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Akai Professional MPC Renaissance Music Controller Audio Interface



  • Display:

    360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
  • Dimensions:

    19.75" x 12.9" x 2.75" (4.9" at max display angle)
  • Weight:

    10.5 lbs
  • Power Supply:

    External, 12V, 2A
  • Power Requirement:

    24W Max
  • Footswitches:

  • 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:

  • Tracks per sequence:

  • Drum pad:

    16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
  • Drum pad banks:

  • Sync mode:

    MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
  • Transport Controls:

    MIDI Machine Control

MPC Software

  • Polyphony:

  • 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:

  • Memory capacity:

    System Dependent. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
  • Plugin Supported as Host:

    VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
  • Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs:

    VST, AU (Mac Only)


  • 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:


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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

    2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.6 or later DVD-ROM drive
  • Windows:

    2 GHz Pentium® 4 or Celeron® compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) DVD-ROM drive

Manufacturer's Description

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
  • Up to eight pad banks — more than any other MPC ever
  • Massive 9GB+ sound library, including all the sounds of the classic MPC3000
  • Includes The Bank plus three additional free MPC Expansions
  • Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins
  • Record each track 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, RTAS, or AU plugin
  • Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND
  • Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
  • Compatible with Mac and PC