Akai announces the MPC Renaissance

And there it iis! the new Akai MPC Renaissance:

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 it’s exclusive MPC Software empowers you with unprecedented, expandable production capabilities on your Mac or PC.

– 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
– 64-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
– Runs standalone and as VST, AU or RTAS plug-in
– Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
– Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
– Mac and PC-compatible

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