I am using the MPC Renaissance as a VST In Cubase 8 on Mac OSX Ver 10.8.5 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 with 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 and my problem is one that I have discovered other Cubase users have. (You cannot send audio into the MPC Renaissance to sample) Once you open the MPC Renaissance as a VST inside of Cubase 8 you are not able to sample into it (send audio to the MPC VST). Only when the MPC software is used as a standalone without Cubase, the inputs become available.
I have relayed this info to AKAI technicians since the inception of the MPC Renaissance software and I have finally gotten an answer back from them, That answer was "You will have to contact Steinberg because the same feature works in Pro tools, Logic X, Ableton Live and a few other DAW’s.
(I have done this myself with Logic X)
Below is a very detailed example of this same setup being used in logic 9.
I have been trying to find a solution for this problem for the past 2 years and I have come across several different sites where Cubase users have the same problem.
Here are two examples of one such forum:
I have taken this issue to the Steinberg Forums and have gotten no answers whatsoever.
I am a Cubase user who switched form Logic some years ago because of the features and the way they were implemented along with the quick turnover in updates of the software.
I am hoping that this is an issue that will be fixed soon or with the next update.