Akai MPC Renaissance - Routing MIDI to a Track in Presonus Studio One

The MPC Renaissance can be used in many different ways and with the Digital Audio Workstation of your choosing. This guide covers how to route MIDI messages from the MPC Renaissance hardware to a Studio One Instrument track.

 

Contents

  1. Studio One Setup
  2. MPC Renaissance Hardware Setup
  3. Setting up Transport Control
  4. Also See...
  5. Technical Support and Warranty Service

 

Studio One Setup
  1. Open up Presonus Studio One, select Create a new Song and choose Empty Song.

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  2. Select Studio One > Options...

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  3. In the window that appears choose the External Devices tab and select Add... in the lower left of the window.

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  4. Another window will appear. Choose New Instrument in the list to the left and set the Device Name to MPC RenaissanceMIDI Channels to All, Receive From to MPC Public, and Send To MPC Public.

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  5. Select the MPC as the External Device and click OK.

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  6. Click on Track > Add Tracks.

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  7. In the window that appears choose the following
     - Type: Instrument
     - Input: Default
     - Output: New Instrument and select MPC

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  8. Next add another track by clicking on Track and choosing Add Tracks. (Refer to step 6)
     
  9. In the window that appears choose the following
     - Type: Instrument
     - Input: MPC|CH 1
     - Output: Existing Instrument and select MPC Renaissance CH 1

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  10. On the first track you created change the Input from All Inputs to MPC.

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  11. Then change the Output from MPC to MPC Renaissance.

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  12. Make sure you select the Record Enablerecordbutton and Monitorspeakerbutton buttons on both tracks you've created.

     

MPC Renaissance Hardware Setup
  • Use the CURSOR buttons on the MPC Renaissance to navigate to Type: Then use the Data Dial to select MIDI.

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Setting up Transport Control
 
  1. Select Studio One > Options...

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  2. In the window that appears choose the External Devices tab and select Add... in the lower left of the window.

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  3. Another window will appear. Click on New Keyboard from the list to the left. Set Device Name to MPC Renaissance Trans and set Receive From to MPC Public then click OK. (If you get a message that the port is already assigned, disregard it and proceed.)

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  4. Select Studio One > Options...

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  5. In the window that appears choose the External Devices tab and select Add... in the lower left of the window.

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  6. Another window will appear. Click on the  Presonus folder from the list to the left and choose MMC from the sub folder. Set Receive From to MPC Public then click OK. (If you get a message that the port is already assigned, disregard it and proceed.)

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  7. Open the Console/Mixer view. This button is located in the lower right under the browser

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  8. On the bottom left you will see a button for "External". Click it and you should see the name you chose for your controller in your list of External Devices.

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  9. Double click on MPC Renaissance Trans and a new window pops up with the button "Midi Learn" in the upper left.

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  10. Click MIDI Learn and proceed to physically press all of the transport buttons on the MPC Renaissance. This will populate each transport control in the empty space of the window on your screen.

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  11. Right click on each knob that appears and choose "Button On/Off" or the appropriate control for each button on the MPC Renaissance in the Transport section.

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  12. Then right click the knob and choose Assign Command...

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  13. In the window that appears and search through different Studio One commands to assign to that knob.

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  14. Repeat steps 12 and 13 until each of the 10 Transport Controls on the MPC Renaissance are assigned to the proper command in Studio One.
     
  15. The MPC Renaissance is now all set up and ready to go! Add a plug-in from Studio One to the second track that was created and enjoy!

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Also See...

 

 Technical Support and Warranty Service

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