Had a maschine a while ago and going back to it as an add on/controller for reason workflow. I looked into the Ren but that price and no hardware standalone it just an expensive joke. You can grab a maschine just the controller for like $200-250, x6 and you can buy the same thing with the Ren. I agree that software wise maschine > ren. If the Ren dualed as an actual MPC then yeah go for it because you got a MPC and a controller but that price just for something with the Akai name on it?...
also I came from MPC only so im a big Akai fan but feel like they let most down with the Ren and trying to call it a MPC.
Last edited by jacobhuff; 2012-11-01 at 16:24.