The OFFICIAL Akai MPC Renaissance Thread
Old 1st October 2012
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The OFFICIAL Akai MPC Renaissance Thread

Welcome to the official thread for the MPC Renn. This is the ONLY place to discuss any and all MPC Renn related topics in this forum.

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Old 1st October 2012
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when is os 1.1 available for download?
what bugs does it fix?
its taking forever.....
Old 1st October 2012
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Is it possible to switch from one sequence to another immediately and "in time"?
Old 1st October 2012
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I'm very interested in the new MPC but any word on Pro tools implementation would be appreciated.
any one actually using it inside a PT 10 session?
is it just a vst wrapper or a rtas thing coming?

thnx.
Old 1st October 2012
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Is it possible to switch from one sequence to another immediately and "in time"?
Yes. You can use the sudden button when in next seq mode.

D
Old 1st October 2012
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are you sure about this? if I'm playing a 4-bars-sequence and press the sudden button at bar 3.2. will the next sequence playback from bar 3.2. or will it start from bar 1.1.?
Old 1st October 2012
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are you sure about this? if I'm playing a 4-bars-sequence and press the sudden button at bar 3.2. will the next sequence playback from bar 3.2. or will it start from bar 1.1.?
Yep, it changes as soon as you press the sudden button. I just tested it out.
Old 1st October 2012
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My biggest gripe is not being able to work leash free does anybody know if akai will let you cut the cord and use he software without the hardware attached in a update. For producers that travel to work with others this functionality could be a lifesaver.
Old 2nd October 2012
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My biggest gripe is not being able to work leash free does anybody know if akai will let you cut the cord and use he software without the hardware attached in a update.
I agree it's crazy that you are tethered to the hardware. I work in different locations all the time and I see no reason why I should be forced to drag the the MPC around with me in order to use the software.
Old 2nd October 2012
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are you sure about this? if I'm playing a 4-bars-sequence and press the sudden button at bar 3.2. will the next sequence playback from bar 3.2. or will it start from bar 1.1.?
i wish i could answer this for you because I would really like to know as well.
I had a REN the day they came out and stupidly sold it four or five days later for $1599. I would much rather be using it even though it crashed and ruined my first ever project and couldnt load any vsts and had tons of serious bugs and graphical glitches.

I still am going to get another, but if I had a hand in developing this thing it would have been so much better....
Old 2nd October 2012
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My biggest gripe is not being able to work leash free does anybody know if akai will let you cut the cord and use he software without the hardware attached in a update. For producers that travel to work with others this functionality could be a lifesaver.
Never going to happen.
Old 2nd October 2012
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Akai seriously lost like 1/3 of its sales by not making it standalone or even allowing you to use the software without the hardware being plugged in.
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Perhaps they are satisfied with the 2/3 of your sales projection?

As far as Next Sequence Mode's Sudden function, it doesn't work like the MPC 4000.

With the MPC 4000, you hold this button down and any pad you press will immediately play the corresponding sequence.

Using the Ren, holding down this button will first restart the current sequence and then when you press a pad, it will allow the current sequence to play to the end; then the next sequence will start. Or....when you hit a pad to play a sequence, it will start flashing. The corresponding sequence will play to the end of the current sequence unless you press sudden. At that point, the next sequence will start immediately.

Note that Sudden always start sequences from 001:01:000.

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I still am going to get another, but if I had a hand in developing this thing it would have been so much better....
Are you a software programmer?
Old 2nd October 2012
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My biggest gripe is not being able to work leash free does anybody know if akai will let you cut the cord and use he software without the hardware attached in a update. For producers that travel to work with others this functionality could be a lifesaver.
^^Cosign this x1000
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Old 2nd October 2012
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Note that Sudden always start sequences from 001:01:000.


......argh, I'm very disappointed, I really need to switch between seq's in time,
this is one of maschine's good features....

ok, next question: did anybody try to export a ren-file to mpc1000?
I'm asking this, because I don't want a CPU on stage, I basically like the
(hopefully) fast workflow of the ren in a studio environment, but would like
to export it on a mpc1000 in order to be able to perform it live on a mpc1000...

any feedback appreciated.
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Welcome to the official thread for the MPC Renn. This is the ONLY place to discuss any and all MPC Renn related topics in this forum.

Enjoy!

What about REN videos?
Can YouTube vids be posted here in this thread only?
It would be nice to be able to post a 1.1 OS features video when it drops soon.
Old 2nd October 2012
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Does the Ren. Work in 64bit os imac?
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Never going to happen.
Is this speculation or do you you know something I don't, I simply don't understand the reason behind this as I'm sure there is other means of software protection other than using the hardware as a dongle.

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Does the Ren. Work in 64bit os imac?
I think it is 32 bit only (my second biggest gripe) but wait for confirmation by those with first hand experience.
Old 2nd October 2012
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Any thoughts on the timing of the sequencer compared to the hardware version? I know folks think the timing/swing of the hw units is a myth, but I've tried other before and have always come back to the HW units. It's very real to me. Anyway, I just wondered if anyone has compared the timing in those units to the new Ren?
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Any thoughts on the timing of the sequencer compared to the hardware version? I know folks think the timing/swing of the hw units is a myth, but I've tried other before and have always come back to the HW units. It's very real to me. Anyway, I just wondered if anyone has compared the timing in those units to the new Ren?
If your looking for in the box timing miracles just keep in mind your bound by Software coding sound card drivers and buffer settings your computer can handle reliably. All of us who do now or wish to work in the box regardless of software or peripherals are in the same situation. Myself I see no appreciable latency on any software on any of my systems (currentyly a q6600 hack and i7 quad laptop) regardless of daw or plugins.

How much ram what cpu and what is the buffer setting you run at ?
Old 2nd October 2012
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Originally Posted by ferrarimusic View Post
Note that Sudden always start sequences from 001:01:000.


......argh, I'm very disappointed, I really need to switch between seq's in time,
this is one of maschine's good features....

ok, next question: did anybody try to export a ren-file to mpc1000?
I'm asking this, because I don't want a CPU on stage, I basically like the
(hopefully) fast workflow of the ren in a studio environment, but would like
to export it on a mpc1000 in order to be able to perform it live on a mpc1000...

any feedback appreciated.
Maschine let's you bring in a new seq on the second beat? Meaning a 4/4 seq will start on the snare? You can bring in a new seq with Ren at any time in sudden mode but as Jah stated it starts on the first beat.
Old 2nd October 2012
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which bugs are fixed by os 1.1?

i dont want a new features video
i need to know how stable it is

none of your videos mention any bugs lol

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What about REN videos?
Can YouTube vids be posted here in this thread only?
It would be nice to be able to post a 1.1 OS features video when it drops soon.
Old 2nd October 2012
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Anyone tried using the Ren in any DJ/Live performance situations?
Old 2nd October 2012
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which bugs are fixed by os 1.1?

i dont want a new features video
i need to know how stable it is

none of your videos mention any bugs lol

BUGS! lol every software got them but its not stoping me from making beats on the REN. I got the REN on friday made some beats on saturday sold my other MPC on sunday lol. I still got my motif, Roland SonicCell and SP1200 still no software replacements for these yet.
Old 2nd October 2012
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Does the Ren. Work in 64bit os imac?
Yes, I'm running 10.8 in 64bit while the MPC Ren is running in 32bit.

D
Old 2nd October 2012
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What about REN videos?
Can YouTube vids be posted here in this thread only?
It would be nice to be able to post a 1.1 OS features video when it drops soon.
No.
Old 2nd October 2012
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interesting

my motif never crashed

neither did my sp1200

the ren is full of bugs...there four pages worth on mpc forums

all i want to know is which of these bugs are fixed in os1.1?

i never said you couldnt make beats with it...but if the akai people are saying in mpc forums that os 1.1 make it more stable...they sorts agree with me...no wad i meen....hell even akai ship ren in europe with os 1.1...i know its got new features,,but its got bug fixes too...
and all i wanna know is
whens it comin out, what bugs r fixed

keep on rocking os 1.0!!

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BUGS! lol every software got them but its not stoping me from making beats on the REN. I got the REN on friday made some beats on saturday sold my other MPC on sunday lol. I still got my motif, Roland SonicCell and SP1200 still no software replacements for these yet.
Old 2nd October 2012
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Maschine let's you bring in a new seq on the second beat? Meaning a 4/4 seq will start on the snare? You can bring in a new seq with Ren at any time in sudden mode but as Jah stated it starts on the first beat.
yes, you can switch between seq's in the middle of a bar (f.e. 3.2.0.) and the following seq's will not start from 1.0.0. but will continue playing from 3.2.0. (more precisely 1/16th later) maintaining the timing. MPC1000 with JJOS02xl, Maschine and Tempest are able to do this.

I really don't understand why the "official" operating system of the mpc1000 and now 10 years later the mpc ren aren't able to this...
Old 3rd October 2012
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interesting

my motif never crashed

neither did my sp1200

the ren is full of bugs...there four pages worth on mpc forums

all i want to know is which of these bugs are fixed in os1.1?

i never said you couldnt make beats with it...but if the akai people are saying in mpc forums that os 1.1 make it more stable...they sorts agree with me...no wad i meen....hell even akai ship ren in europe with os 1.1...i know its got new features,,but its got bug fixes too...
and all i wanna know is
whens it comin out, what bugs r fixed

keep on rocking os 1.0!!

The SP and Motif got problems too but your still rocking it! well so do i. What ever problems they have its not getting in my way i find a work arounds. The SP got problems too just go the SP forums and you will see them, go to Motifa forum you will see the motif problems. You ask about bugs not crashing lol but still i rock the REN and will rock it with 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and so on. I expected problems with the REN but the way how people was acting like they don't know what happen when a new computer product come out made me lol. Don't get me wrong i get your concerns but its the way of life in the computer world problems at 1.0 and different problems at 1.1.
Old 3rd October 2012
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my sp is completely stable...has never crashed
most of the posts on sp forums related to it causing issues is due to the aged components....nigh on 20 years old.
I wonder how many cats will be using the Ren in 20 years time
good to see youll be installing the the newer updates for the Ren....Id hate to see you loose dope beats cos of it crashing after loading a vst.
Apprently most of the current instability is cos of 3rd party software like vsts.

As I said all i wanted to know is what bugs will be fixed in os 1.1
i dont want to see new features, i was to see stability.

Have fun with your REN!!
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