The Ren is not Maschine. There is a huge difference in the Ren's controller and Maschine's controller. The Ren is a 10 lb MPC, with touch sensitive knobs, and adjustable LCD, smooth data dial, and the best pads ever seen on an MPC. Not to include the audio/MIDI I/O and the power USB ports. Anybody that has actually held the Ren in their hands can see the Ren's controller is on a completely different level than Maschine's.
Originally Posted by kb420
If you want to talk Maschine, then compare it with the MPC Studio which is in the same price range.
As far as support, the Ren is shaping up to be the best supported MPC ever. When 1.3 is released this month, that will be 3 updates in 6 months. There are additional updates coming that will continue to advance the Ren/Studio.
Weapons of mass destruction:
MPC Ren, MPC 4000, MPC 3000, MPC 2500XLCD, Kronos, ASR-10, Fantom G, Maschine MKI