Akai MPC500 MIDI Production System Sampler Pedal

Akai MPC500 MIDI Production System Sampler Pedal

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Akai MPC 500 MIDI Production System Sampler

The Akai MPC500 is the first truly portable all-in-one Music Production Center. Affording artists the ability to sample and create music on-the-go, the MPC500 offers many of the same features users have grown to love in the MPC line. From rock solid sequencing and programming to expandable memory and storage options, the MPC500 is only small in physical size. Because of its great attributes, the MPC500 is great for applications such as sampling and beat creation, MIDI sequencing, live performance or traveling. Compatible with other MPC products, the MPC500 will fit in perfectly with your mobile lifestyle. The MPC500 combines a 48-Track MIDI Sequencer and a 32-voice Stereo Digital Sampler, with 12 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads. 16MB of on-board memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128 MB of RAM. When connected to a Mac or PC via its built-in USB port, you can simply drag & drop data between the computer and the MPC500's CF card. Check out the in-depth comparison chart for all the MPC's that Akai makes. Use it to find out exactly how much power you need!

Akai MPC 500 Features:

  • Battery powered (6 AAs-Not Included) or wall powered (AC adapter-Included)
  • Pattern-based 48-track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels
  • 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128 MB RAM
  • Velocity and pressure-sensitive pads for responsive, accurate programming
  • 12-level function places one sound on all pads with progressive level or tuning per pad
  • Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)
  • Support for standard WAV files and MIDI sequences
  • Analog I/O, headphone output, MIDI I/O
  • Sounds included to get started quickly
  • Four-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
  • Low-pass filter with resonance per voice
  • On-board effects: two stereo effects and a master effect.

Akai MPC 500 Specifications:

  • Storage: Compact Flash: Type-II, support up to 2 GB card
  • Memory: 16 MB installed (Can be expanded to 128 MB with EXM-128)
  • Sampler Resolution: 16bit/44.1kHz

Analog Input/Output:

  • Balanced 1/4-inch Inputs
  • Unbalanced 1/4-inch Outputs
  • Headphone Output

MIDI Input/Output:

  • MIDI Input [5-pin DIN]
  • MIDI Output [5-pin DIN]

Other Input/Output:

  • USB [Slave only]

Levels:

  • Analog Input = +10dBu
  • Analog Output = +5dBu

Sampler Recording Time:

  • 136 seconds [16 MB/MONO]
  • 24 minutes 28 seconds [128 MB/MONO]

Sequencer Details:

  • 100,000 notes resolving at 96ppq
  • 99 Sequences with total 64 tracks per seq
  • 20 Songs with total 250 steps per song
  • 24 "Active (loaded)" Programs max

Pad Details:

  • 12 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
  • 4 Pad Banks [A, B, C, D]

Power Options:

  • 12V DC 500mA pin-negative power adapter (included)
  • (6) AA batteries (Not Included) [lasts about 4.5hrs continuous use w/backlight ON

Data Compatibility:

  • MPC1000 -- SEQ, WAV, PGM
  • MPC2000/2000XL -- SEQ (saved as MID file only), WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
  • MPC2500 -- SEQ, WAV, PGM
  • MPC4000 -- SEQ (saved as MID file only), WAV, AKP (DRUM program only...No Keygroups. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
  • MPC3000 -- SND (THRU Computer)
  • Z4/Z8 -- WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
  • S5000/6000 -- WAV only (THRU Computer)
  • S1000/3000 -- No compatibility

Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.73 x 6.89 inches (WxHxD).


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