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Naming Sequence and Tracks from MPC Renaissance

In the next update, can you please make it so we can name the Seq & Tracks from the MPC Ren Hardware. I've been asking this since v1.0.
This will speed up workflow for hardware users and you won't have to keep switching back and forth from Hardware to software just to name a track as you work.
It's funny when I see videos, and they get a flow then, they turn around and go to rename each track and they can't remember what was what, so they solo each track.
Such a time waister. Why can't anyone at Akai see this? Very weird....
All the MPC's from 60 to the 5000 had this option.
So, again, for the thousandth time, please add ability for MPC Ren users to name the Seq and tracks from the hardware as they are working. Pretty please, begging you now. Facepalm moment....

Marc
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting.

    Please keep in mind the Renaissance was always intended to work hand in hand with the software. So, naturally there will be functions that will not be possible from the unit itself and what is possible from the unit is still only controlling what is happening in the software. This helps expand the features and flexibility of the product and adapt it better for current digital studio systems.

    I understand your concern. Some people may enjoy the ability to rename their sequences, tracks, etc. with a full keyboard but others may find this time consuming and would rather step through the naming process like on older units. Just having the option may be nice.

    I'll be happy to pass this along to the team for review.
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  • Renaming sequences is buggy and problematic in MPC 1.9 plugin mode on Reaper..both vst and au..but no such problem in Ableton. Is there a solution to that? Thanks in advance
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  • It would be a nice option to have... Actually, it would be a nice option to have many of the software functionalities to be processed either via software or hardware depending on your taste and preference. Just my thoughts....
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    Given the history of the MPC machines, why would you NOT be able to rename tracks and sequences? This is/was an original feature and now that we've moved to a software based system you suddenly lost basic functionality? Maybe I'm the only one confused here?

    The average sequencer has renaming functionality and the MPC Series machines were always considered above/ahead of the world of sequencing, but taking away the simple functions as such is just plain lazy at best.

    I apologize in advance, but owning the MPC 60II, 2K, 4K, 5K and Renny....it's hard to hear an excuse about why the Reny can't do that basic/simple function such as renaming tracks (whether its on the physical unit or within the software).

    Long Time Akai Guy.......
    • Yeah, I don't get it. I've asked for this since 1.0 and for some reason, they don't see it. Weird... Not everyone has their MPC right in from of their cpu or, not everyone likes to stop their workflow if they got something going on the MPC to name stuff on the software.
      Why can't we name as we go on the software? Both the Seq and the tracks.
      Every MPC has done it except Ren.

      Come on Dan...

      Marc
    • I love where the technology is going, but I long for the days gone by where it was easy to do the simple basics while your mind worked at being a craftsman of the machine.
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    It is the fun to deal with a controller like the Studio/Ren. I have some restrictions, but these restrictions allow me to focus on making music. I will prefer it to deal with the scroll wheel AND being focused to the controller than switching between controller and software.
    Sometimes the customer likes "crazy" stuff ;)
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  • Is there a # of people that request of feature before you add it?
    I like the new features but again, I guarantee that being able to re-name Seq and Tracks will add big time to the work flow of everyone using the Ren or MPC X.
    Please, again been asking for this feature since 1.0.

    Thanks, Marc
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