Originally Posted by DirtyMan
It should be noted I am not comparing the Ren to other products in this thread. In my experience Akai is horrible worse than other companies with updates and I'm hoping they will be better with Ren but believe we have to be loud for this to happen.
People are complaining. Just because you say they are not doesn't make that true.
I have not used new software really? My computers ML as a os logic Live pt komplete 8 omnisphere trilian and a boat load of other current software with latest updates.
Why am I here. Because I am interested in Akais new products but will not make a purchase out of some sort of blind loyalty I need tools that work for me as they are and not me working for them. So I am trying to keep on top of developments and trying to make it know that there are mpc users that would like to see some changes/additions made so their needs are met and they can be a happy user and not a paying beta tester so to speak. That being said i don't expect perfect from version 1 software but there are some glaring commissions and peculiar issues that have kept me on the "wait to buy side of the fence"
Your defensiveness is laughable this is not your child its a tool box just like a ratchet set and if I bought a new craftsmen set that they chose to omit 10mm and 12mm sockets it would defiantly would not fit my needs and I'd be on a tool forum with the same position I have here.
I agree. I really wanted a Tempest but I didn't like what I was seeing. Basically, I wanted a TR-808 but didn't want a 20-30 year old drum machine without midi. And the Tempest is more like my Virus KB than an TR-808. In other words easy to tweak drum sounds.
But the MPC Ren. looks like something that I would enjoy more than a Tempest. And this is coming from a guy who wanted a TR-808 and not a MPC 2000, 3000, 4000, 2500, ect. like other hip hop producers. But the MPC Ren. certainly changed my attitude towards AKAI and their MPC's.
But I also feel like Dirtyman when there are things missing that I want added like RTAS support which is a major thing that is missing from a major company such as AKAI. It's find to use the VST-RTAS wrapper for my other plugins but those are small boutique companies compared to AKAI.
As it is now, I have nothing to do drums on since I took Reason out of my workflow because I hate having to rewire it into Pro Tools. It was fine when I did everything in Reason but now that I have a Virus I want everything to work inside Pro Tools without using rewire. Something I am hoping the MPC Ren. would accomplish.
But it's this glaring ommission of RTAS support (or the new plugin format that replaces RTAS) that makes people think "Why AKAI?" Especially since they want the Ren. to be used in major studios which are already running Pro Tools. It's just that if Ren. won't work in my workflow than I might as well buy another hardware or software sampler since I don't like Structure Free; and the only other soft-sampler I like that I don't own yet is MOTU BPM.
But I would rather spend money on a software/hardware combo than a all software combo and I really am waiting on bugs to be fixed and RTAS support to be added.
And no I didn't think it would be bug free from the start. My custom built quadcore desktop has XP Pro on it still because Win7 had just came it and I wanted them to fix all bugs first (at give them a year to fix all the major bugs). Then I moved to Korea, left my desktop behind and bought a laptop that came with Win7.
So, I am like other people. I really want to buy the MPC Ren. but there are just some things that is keeping me from pulling the trigger on a MPC Ren. instead of a TR-808 or buying my friend's ASR-10 that he left with me when he moved back to the states (he told me it needs it's outputs replaced).