AKAI has relaunched the MPC range with the flagship MPC Renaissance, a production instrument that combines dedicated hardware with a cutting-edge software sampler. Music Matter reviews the new music production centre.

Angle View - MPC RenaissanceThe AKAI MPC Renaissance is a reinvention of the famous MPC sampler into a truly hybrid hardware and software system, combining the best features of both into an unrivalled music production tool. The MPC Renaissance hardware acts as both an audio interface for capturing and playing back audio, and as a dedicated controller with high-quality MPC-style backlit pads, Q-controls and an LCD screen, while the accompanying software handles the sequencing and sampling, with full automation support inside your DAW. continue reading…