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Akai Professional is proud to announce MPC Renaissance and MAX49. Details are below.

MPC Renaissance is the world’s first MPC designed to harness the processing power of a user’s Mac or PC. Akai Professional will unveil MPC Renaissance at booth #6400 at the 2012 NAMM Show from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California.

MPC Renaissance is the much-anticipated merging of a premium MPC with a computer. This new Akai Pro flagship combines software and hardware to deliver the experience of using a stand-alone MPC, while also allowing the flexibility of using a computer screen and keyboard that are seamlessly integrated.

MPC Renaissance features 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, 16 Q-link controls, an adjustable backlit LCD screen, transport controls and a full array of inputs and outputs for easy connection in any studio. A two-port USB hub is built-in along with two 5-pin MIDI ins and four MIDI outs, Stereo ¼” out, Stereo assignable mix ¼” out, S/PDIF In & Out, Switchable Phono/Line in and dual balanced XLR combo inputs with phantom power.

Designed in collaboration with dozens of working producers, the design goal for MPC Renaissance was to maintain the workflow and layout they love–to preserve the essence of the MPC. Now producers will be free to focus on making music, not learning to play a new instrument. Although the computer screen will display numerous advanced features, everything producers need to create tracks will be available on the smaller, backlit pop-up screen.

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MAX49 is a revolutionary USB/MIDI/CV controller for use with virtually any MIDI or Control Voltage hardware and MIDI software. Akai Professional will unveil MAX49 at booth #6400 at the 2012 NAMM Show from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California.

With an intuitive layout and the included AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software, MAX49 offers a fully immersive experience with virtually all VSTTMplug-ins and music software. From its 49 semi-weighted keys and 12 real MPC pads, to its groundbreaking LED touch faders and vintage CV & Gate outputs, MAX49 combines cutting-edge Akai Pro technology with classic capabilities, to deliver an unprecedented music-making experience.

MAX49 represents the state of the art for keyboard controllers. It’s an instant standout due to its most distinguishing feature: four banks of eight backlit LED touch faders, allowing the assignment of up to 32 control parameters. These striking LED touch faders can be used like analog faders by simply dragging a finger along the strips, or musicians can perform instant leaps in any MIDI value from zero to maxed out—an unparalleled keyboard controller capability.

Equipped with four banks of 12 backlit MPC pads, MAX49 provides a total of 48 assignable pads, allowing for the integration of legendary Akai Pro production capability into live performances and recording sessions alike. These velocity sensitive pads come with classic MPC Swing, Note Repeat, Full Level and navigation controls to allow musicians to create music at the highest level.

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