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Akai MPC500 MIDI Production System Sampler

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Akai MPC500

  Music Production Center can be powered by 6 AA batteries allowing producers to work outside the studio with familiar Akai features and functions. The included AC power adapter along with the high-quality construction, sound, and feel will make it a great small sound editing and production unit in the studio. This compact-yet-full-featured music production center features a 48-track, 16-channel MIDI sequencer and 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with 16-bit/44.1kHz fideilty.

The sequencer supports standard MIDI file format and the sampler accepts WAV files. Akai MPC500 provides 12 velocity-sensitive pads for triggering sounds and has Akai's legendary 12 Levels function which allows one sound to be assigned to all the pads with varied level or tuning per pad. Akai MPC-500 music synth provides numerous onboard effects plus two stereo effects sends and a Master control.

Akai MPC500 uses up to 128MB RAM via the same EXM128 memory expansion used on the popular MPC1000 and MPC2500. The CF Card slot will allow users to backup their data, which can then be loaded directly into a MPC1000 or 2500 making the family of new MPC's fully compatible. The USB port allows you to transfer .wav files and .mid files or MPC sequence files in and out of the Akai MPC500 or connect an external hard drive.

Item Includes

  • Akai MPC500
  • Power Cord
  • 32MB CompactFlash Card
  • Owner's Manual

Classic MPC feel in a portable, battery powered unit

12 MPC style pads

Built in effects

Data compatible with MPC1000 and MPC2500

CF card for quick, expandable data storage

Uses same EXM128 memory expansion as MPC1000 and MPC2500

USB for transferring samples and sequences to and from a computer

Selectable mic/line inputs

Q-Link slider for writing tune, filter or level automation

Pattern-based and linear 48-track sequencer

16 MIDI channels

16-bit/44.1kHz sampling

32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM

Battery powered (6 AAs) or AC powered

Velocity and pressure sensitive pads for expressive programming

12 Levels function: one sound on all pads with varied level or tuning per pad

Built-in Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)

Support for standard WAV files and MIDI sequences

Built-in Analog Audio I/O, headphone output, and MIDI I/O

Internal sounds in Flash

4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad

1 lowpass filter with resonance per voice

On-board effects: 2 stereo effects and a Master effect

Memory expansion available separately

Compact Flash card and AC power adapter included



Triggers 12 Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Pads
Polyphony 32
Multitimbral Not Specified by Manufacturer
Data Format 16-bit Linear WAV
Sampling Rate 44.1kHz
Recording Time 136 seconds (16MB Mono)
(Can be Increased to Approximately 24.5 minutes with Optional 128MB Expansion)
Presets Filters - 2-Pole Low Pass Filter Per Voice
Programs - 24 (48 Pads Per Program)
Drum Pad Banks - 4
User Memory No
Effects Master Effects: 4-Band EQ, Compressor
Effect Types: Chorus, Flanger, Bit Grunger, 4-Band EQ, Compressor, Phase Shifter, Tremolo, Flying Pan, Reverb, Delay
Sequencer 99 Sequences with 48 Tracks Each, 100,000 Note Capacity
16 MIDI Output Channels
20 Songs, 250 Steps Per Song in Song Mode
Controllers 1 x Q-Link Slider
1 x Main Volume Knob
1 x Rec Gain Knob
Connectors 1 x 1/4" Stereo Mic/Line Input (2 Jacks)
1 x 1/4" Stereo Output (2 Jacks)
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Jack
2 x MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
1 x USB Port
1 x Power Input
Expansion Slots 1 x CompactFlash Slot
1 x Slot for Optional   Memory Expansion
Sample RAM 16MB
Storage 16MB Internal Memory (Expandable to 128MB)
CompactFlash Card Slot Accepts Type I and II Cards up to 2GB (32MB Card Included)
USB Data Transfer to Mac or PC
Display 2 x 16 Character Backlit LCD with Adjustable Contrast
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.5 x 6.9 x 1.7" (266 x 175 x 44mm)
Weight 2.9 lbs (1.3kg)

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