Cubase Artist 9 and MPC Renaissance

Having trouble with recording audio and midi with MPC Renaissance and Cubase Artist 9 (PC/Win8). I have tried many different routing options and cannot make the two work seamless. Is this a bug? I followed the instructions on Akai website and still coming up short of glory. I do not have any issues linking with Reaper or Ableton DAWs, just Cubase Artist 9. Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?

In addition, my workaround is creating tracks and sequences in MPC software then exporting to import the audio into Cubase Artist 9.

Thank you for your help.