There are so many new technologies that come out in the field of music every day as we speak. One of the devices that I’ve chose was the MPC Renaissance manufactured by a well-known multimedia tech company, Akai. This specific device is a production workstation, which is considered the best thus far. From hardware to software, the Akai MPC Renaissance empowers users to produce professional quality music of any genre. In this essay, you will also see the paradigm shift from the beginning up to this present day.
Even though, this MPC is solid and weighty, the pads are similar to the previous prototype, MPC3000, and there are now eight pad banks. Each pad can light up yellow, orange, green or red to show velocity levels, note events and functionality/links - a move recently adopted by its rival Maschine. The new metal jog wheel is solid too, as are the 16 assignable Q-Link dials (with LEDs) that give much-needed visual feedback whether controlling the MPC software, or external plug-ins. Vintage Mode on the Akai MPC Renaissance changes output sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 and other previous models.
The first MPC that Akai made was the MPC60 in 1988, which enhanced MIDI sequencing and audio sampling. Earlier beat machines used analogue synthesis for their sounds and only provided pre-set rhythms. But now, producers can implement their own sounds and effects into their workstation making their production sound intergalactic like nothing heard before. Akai Renaissance is the next step in the evolution of sound after the MPC60, MPC200, MPC1000, MPC2000, MPC2500, MPC3000 & MPC5000; classic drum machines from Akai like the TR-808, TR-909 and DMX.
Now this concludes the overview and paradigm shift of the Akai MPC. Over the decades, we have seen how advanced computers have gotten. Therefore, the software as well as the hardware of this device had made astonishing advancements in development. With all of the information provided above, I hope you do consider in purchasing the MPC Renaissance.