I am looking to purchase the Renaissance but first want to make a few clarifications… (Sorry if some of this has been discussed already, I’ve just skimmed through the massive 50 page warzone in the old MPC thread and have seen a lot of conflicting opinions on different sites through the net.)
1.) How is the latency compared to the older stand alone models? I record my keyboard and synthesizers without quantization and am afraid this could be a problem with the software based Renaissance. Has anyone tracked with this without quantization noticed a delay throwing off their performances?
2.) I use mainly hardware synths and keyboards and wanted to know if this adapts the standard MPC workflow for controlling them. How much is going on with the automation in the software? Do the breakpoints align to the grid properly, can I draw detailed curved automation lines, etc…? I will be using the MPC software for everything MIDI instead of Logic or Pro-Tools and hope this can allow me to extensively automate all of the MIDI CC data from my hardware keys/synths just like any hi-end DAW.
3.) I plan on tracking my audio from my hardware synths/keys into my Apogee Symphony I/O
and Pro-Tools. I read somewhere that the Renaissance only allows you to export MIDI? That can’t be right. I can track out my beats into Pro-Tools through my third party converters like any other MPC, right?
4.) Is anyone using the Renaissance in Pro-Tools yet and finding solid integration between the two?
5.) I am not interested in the software vintage mode emulations, but I am interested in the hardware 3000 components built in the Renaissance’s hardware. How does this sound? Does anyone with a real 3000 have an opinion on comparing the two? I would want my drum samples to get some of the 3000 hardware punch.
6.) How do the filters sound? Does the Renaissance have the 3000 filters? Again, can anyone with a 3000 give a thorough comparison between the two?
7.) Lastly, I keep hearing about bugs. Is there anything too atrocious that would handicap my workflow at the moment?
Thanks in advance!