The OFFICIAL Akai MPC Renaissance Thread
#121
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
  #121
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Was about one-hour into a dope beat I was crafting, went to copy a sequence, and CRASH. Crashes happen way too frequently for me to integrate the REN into my workflow... I mean I'm sure it was VST-related, and yes I should save frequently, but man is it frustrating to pay $1300 only to find out that the software isn't nearly as reliable as it should be.

I love the hardware! It's great, but I hope the software gets fixed up over the next few months, because as of now I have a $1300 drum pad, it's back to Live for me!
#122
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
  #122
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Originally Posted by Jahrome View Post
You can stop crying now as all major US retailers have them in stock as I type this. What is odd to be is one statement you are ranting about the Ren not being widely available...and then in the next breath calling those that purchase the Ren right away are paid beta testers.

You do realize that when most companies release a V1.0 of their software product that there is pretty much always an incremental update to fixe any bugs? I am hard pressed to find any music production product that didn't require an update to address bugs.
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#123
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
  #123
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You can stop crying now as all major US retailers have them in stock as I type this. What is odd to be is one statement you are ranting about the Ren not being widely available...and then in the next breath calling those that purchase the Ren right away are paid beta testers.

You do realize that when most companies release a V1.0 of their software product that there is pretty much always an incremental update to fixe any bugs? I am hard pressed to find any music production product that didn't require an update to address bugs.

My gripe is not about them having it in stock...out of the 10+ stores I called, IIRC, only 2 DIDN'T have it in stock. My issue is with ALL the stores refusal to put them on the floor.

The closest I have come to an explanation by a manager is, and I quote this verbatim, "It's something to do with the software licensing from AKAI".

And that was it.

The fact is this...anybody who buys a piece of equipment that has NEVER hit the market before and never demo'd it....ARE PAYING BETA TESTERS.

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I am hard pressed to find any music production product that didn't require an update to address bugs.
Nice, just push off any accountability on the consumer. As if it being an industry standard practice somehow absolves AKAI from blatantly exploiting consumerism. Classic double speak from you, Jah.

I bet the v1.1 changelog will speak volumes. And your talking point here will become painfully relative.
#124
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
  #124
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I just hope version 1.1 brings in the export audio in mono. That should have been standard with 1.0
Why in the hell would I want to export a stereo stem of my kick drum:(
#125
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
  #125
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I'm not touching this thing until its doing a solid[rtas,etc] interface with Protools.
constant importing/ exporting -
#126
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
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Originally Posted by atlpd3147 View Post
I just hope version 1.1 brings in the export audio in mono. That should have been standard with 1.0
Why in the hell would I want to export a stereo stem of my kick drum:(
yeah +1.
makes absolutely zero sense having to always split files to mono.
#127
14th October 2012
Old 14th October 2012
  #127
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Originally Posted by Hobbs_Won View Post
My gripe.......
That is all you have done for the past 9 months. Obviously the Ren and Akai products in general are not for you. Get yourself a Maschine and be done with it......
#128
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
  #128
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Originally Posted by RoundBadge View Post
yeah +1.
makes absolutely zero sense having to always split files to mono.
The most basic concept in mixing drums, was overlooked. I have taken the Ren off my list of things to do for now. This may change at some point if they address some things.
#129
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
  #129
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Originally Posted by jrides View Post
The most basic concept in mixing drums, was overlooked. I have taken the Ren off my list of things to do for now. This may change at some point if they address some things.
Having MONO tracks is certainly needed IMO.

My work around is using the Ren as a plugin within my DAW. I route the Ren's drums to mono audio channels in the DAW.
#130
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
  #130
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Quote:
Originally Posted by atlpd3147 View Post
I just hope version 1.1 brings in the export audio in mono. That should have been standard with 1.0
Why in the hell would I want to export a stereo stem of my kick drum:(
If it was a stereo kick drum?
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#131
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
  #131
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If it was a stereo kick drum?
oh yea because that's definitely the norm......
#132
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
  #132
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Originally Posted by Hobbs_Won View Post
oh yea because that's definitely the norm......
I can see a need for mono and stereo. I wouldn't be doing drums only if I copped it. However it is a drum controller.

With that said, ya'll appear to be going in on Jah, so Im gonna make my exit riiiiight about here lol.
#133
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
  #133
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Originally Posted by RoundBadge View Post
Yeah sure.
that's certainly a workaround.
..only if it works in my DAW,which is Pro Tools 10HD.
[Avid Pro Tools - one of the most popular DAW's in the industry].
Does it?
Solidly?
or is it one of those vague promised "in the future updates" we may never see?
Currently there is no rtas/pt support but I honestly can't see them not rectifying that mistake that's a huge one
#134
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
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Originally Posted by DirtyMan View Post
Currently there is no rtas/pt support but I honestly can't see them not rectifying that mistake that's a huge one
it'll be there.


According to Akai tech support, we're days, maybe hours, away from the update.
#135
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
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Originally Posted by DirtyMan View Post
Currently there is no rtas/pt support but I honestly can't see them not rectifying that mistake that's a huge one
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Originally Posted by IMAKEMADBEATS View Post
it'll be there.


According to Akai tech support, we're days, maybe hours, away from the update.
I'll believe it when its out there working rock solid.
till then I'll use something else.
#136
15th October 2012
Old 15th October 2012
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I'll believe it when its out there working rock solid.
till then I'll use something else.
I definitely respect that.
#137
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
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Oh yeah....
#138
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
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I'll believe it when its out there working rock solid.
till then I'll use something else.
I'm waiting as well
#139
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #139
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I'm waiting as well

How will you get rock solid software when the OS there on is not rock solid?
#140
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #140
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Originally Posted by TitaniumG View Post
How will you get rock solid software when the OS there is on is not rock solid?
then Akai will lose a LOT of sales to professional producer/engineers.
do or die,sink or swim,step up to the plate ..etc etc
#141
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #141
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I'll believe it when its out there working rock solid.
till then I'll use something else.
use what you got now rock solid will not happen in your life time. A boss drum machine is rock solid but you guys don't want that lol. What you guys probably want is 1 million nerdy things and with that come 1 million bugs.
#142
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #142
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then Akai will lose a LOT of sales to professional producer/engineers.
do or die,sink or swim,step up to the plate ..etc etc
You didn't answer the question so let me state it again. How will you get rock solid software if the OS there on is no stable?
#143
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #143
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Originally Posted by TitaniumG View Post
You didn't answer the question so let me state it again. How will you get rock solid software if the OS there on is no stable?
why the hell are you asking me.
ask the designers.
I didn't design the thing.
I'm an end user.I'm on your side.
i want it to work

I use PT 10 everyday and i consider it rock solid.
I use it.its reliable.I get the invoices paid.

if it works I'll buy it.
#144
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
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A little perspective Roundbadge relax lol. The moral of the story: be patient they will get this
#145
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
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A little perspective Roundbadge relax lol. The moral of the story: be patient they will get this
totally relaxed.
personally don't care either way at this point.
I've been w/out the mpc workflow for years.
if they get it right,people will buy it.
#146
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #146
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Yessir they will. I came up on the 2000XL, 3000LE, 500 & 2500 however for the last year I have been using the Maschine. It really is a great piece. I am in love with the ability 2 sequence VST's w plug in's & be able to pull my drums directly from my desktop. What I miss tho is THAT rock solid MPC timing & feel that I feel the Maschine is lacking. My Ren is in the mail right now! At the end of the day I will happily use both because they are both excellent tools 2 get out the ideas that I have in my head in a fast way. We are in the midst of a revolution, embrace & evolve!
#147
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #147
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Originally Posted by Smokey510 View Post
Hello Gearslutz i am a time traveller from the not so distant future. Lately we have been using Akai Software OS rev 3.9 & it is absolutely ROCK SOLID!!! It does everything that u guys complain about & MORE!!! Be patient... I have SEEN the future & it is beautiful!!! Back 2 these beats
how many times do i have to tell you to quit borrowing my delorean?
#148
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #148
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Originally Posted by djloekee27 View Post
how many times do i have to tell you to quit borrowing my delorean?
You left the keys & I didn't end up on Bait Car lol
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#149
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #149
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Originally Posted by TitaniumG View Post
You didn't answer the question so let me state it again. How will you get rock solid software if the OS there on is no stable?
stop the nonsense. theres all kinds of bugs reported on macs as well.
#150
16th October 2012
Old 16th October 2012
  #150
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Originally Posted by RoundBadge View Post
why the hell are you asking me.
ask the designers.
I didn't design the thing.
I'm an end user.I'm on your side.
i want it to work

I use PT 10 everyday and i consider it rock solid.
I use it.its reliable.I get the invoices paid.

if it works I'll buy it.

Protools 10 rock solid lol nooooooooooo way! Protools 10 got bugs for days they might not get in the way of your work flow and even if they did you would do what i do on the REN find a work around. Why am i asking you about OS? its simple you and other people on GS talk like rock solid its possible NOT! useable may be and you do not have to be software writer to be real. Avid is going through changes it would not be wise for anyone to write Plugin code for Protools till version 11.
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