First Look: Akai MPC Renaissance Studio 1.8 Software Update Features

In this MPC Renaissance Studio first look video @DJ-Hellfire highlights the new features in the Akai software 1.8 update. Some features include non-destructive chopping, manual slice mode, qlink touch to focus, program preview, pad copy, live looper and more. For more tips, tricks and tutorials on MPC Renaissance, Maschine and Ableton join us at

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Feature List

Sample Edit:
1. Pads light in trim
2. Shift F Keys and Sub screens (nipples)
3. Zoom from F keys
4. Data wheel works at zoom level
5. NDC To Program & NDC to Pad (Slices are saved into the sample)
6. Manual Chop / Realtime Slice
7. Tap qlinks to change focus in sample edit
8. Program in Sample edit
9. Bar and Beats in Sample Edit
10 . Maschine Style Pad copy chop.
11. Clear slices function
12. BPM calculate in Time Stretch
13. BPM calculate in Tune
14. Cue, Cue playhead
15. Scrub in Sample Edit

Sample Record:
16. Sampling with insert FX (Q FX)
17. Sample in Mono or Stereo
18. New Looper
19. Sample record assign to program

Program Edit / Keygroup Edit:
20. Layer Shift / Offset
Sample/slice start and end adjust

22. Chords and Scales
23. Seq edit from Software
24. Window+Sequence new “Double” & “Cut Half” option
25. Step seq pad choice

26. Vintage Mode FX on inserts
27. Project Preview

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