The Akai MPC500 is a compact, portable, full-featured music production center featuring a 48-track, 16-channel MIDI sequencer combined with a 32-voice drum/phrase sampler. The MPC500 supports 16-bit/44.1 kHz sample rates and provides upward of 128MB of RAM. The unit’s MIDI sequencer supports the SMF (standard MIDI file) format, while the sampler accepts WAV files. Like all Akai MPC units, the MPC500 provides velocity sensitive pads (12) for triggering sounds and the unit includes Akai’s legendary 12 Levels function—where one sound can be assigned to all pads with varied level or tuning per pad.
- Pattern-based and linear 48-track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels - 16-bit / 44.1kHz sampling - 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM - Battery powered (6 AA’s) 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
Akai MPC500 [AMPC500]
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