TAKE THE MPC PLATINUM STANDARD EVERYWHERE YOU GO.
48 track 32 voice sampling sequencer. Built in FX. Battery or AC
The MPC500 is the first truly portable all-in-one Music Production Center, affording artists the ability to sample and create music on-the-go.
Whether you travel around the globe for hit-making sessions or across town to link up for a casual beatmaking hang, the MPC500 is the ultimate answer to your mobile production needs.
Fully compatible with the legendary MPC line, you can work anywhere with the MPC500's battery-powered capability and drop them back into your MPC2500 when you get back to the studio.
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.
Compatible with other MPC products, the MPC500 extends users' studios to fit in with their mobile lifestyles.
Sampling and Beat Creation
Akai MPC500 Features:
Battery powered (6 AA's) or AC powered (with included power adaptor)
Pattern-based 48-track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels
32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM
Velocity and pressure sensitive pads for responsive, accurate 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 I/O, headphone output, and MIDI In/Out
Internal sounds in Flash
4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
1 low pass filter with resonance per voice
On-board effects: 2 stereo effects and a Master effect
Akai MPC500 Specifications:
Data format: 16-bit linear WAV
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Memory: 16MB standard (11.5MB sound memory), expandable to 128MB with EXM128 option
Preset sound memory: 5MB Flash
Recording time: 136 sec (16MB mono) 24m28sec (128MB mono)
Dynamic filtering: 2-pole lowpass filter per voice
Number of active programs: 24 (with 48 pads per program)
Effects: 2 stereo effects and Master effect
Effect type: Chorus, Flanger, Bit grunger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phase shifter, Tremolo, Flying pan, Reverb, Delay
Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
Maximum events: 100,000 notes
48 Tracks per sequence
16 MIDI output channels (16 channels x 1 output ports)
Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
MIDI Clock Sync: Master/Slave
12 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
4 pad banks
Record input (L and R): 1/4-inch stereo phone x 2, pseudo balanced -40dBu, input impedance 9k ohm; Max. Input level: +10dBu
Stereo output (L and R): 1/4-inch phone x 2 pseudo balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms; Max. Output level: +5 dBu
Phones output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
Headphone Output: stereo jack x 1
MIDI: 1 x MIDI In and 1 x MIDI Out [both 5-pin DIN]
USB: Slave connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support (Windows 2000/ME/XP or later version, or Mac OS 9.x/10.x or later version.)
Display: 2 x 16 character LCD w/back light
Memory card slot:Compact Flash (The size of the compact flash card that MPC500 can handle is from32MB to 2GB)
Power Supply: 12v DC 600mA (negative tip)
Battery life: Approximately 4.5 hours of continuous use with LCD backlight ON.
Dimensions (W x H x D):
266mm x 175mm x 44mm
Weight: 1.34 kg
MPC1000: SEQ, WAV, PGM
MPC2000/2000XL: SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
MPC2500: SEQ, WAV, PGM
MPC4000: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. 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)
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