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Akai MPC500 Sampler

Stock code: 51775

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  • Pattern-based 48-track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels
  • 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM
  • Velocity sensitive pads
  • 12-level function places one sound on all pads
  • Compact Flash drive and USB port
  • Support for standard WAV files and MIDI sequences

The Akai MPC500 is the first truly portable all-in-one Music Production Centre, affording artists the ability to sample and create music on-the-go. Whether you travel around the globe or across town, the Akai MPC500 is the ultimate answer to your mobile production needs. The Akai MPC500 is fully compatible with the legendary MPC line, which means you can use the MPC500's built-in battery and drop your mixes back into your MPC2500 when you get back into the studio.

The Akai 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 and drop data between the computer and the Akai MPC500's CF card. Because the Akai MPC500 is compatible with other MPC products, mobile producers and musicians will find it is the perfect way to extend their studios and accommodate their mobile lifestyles.

Size No
Storage Type No
Power No
Manufacturers Link Akai MPC500 Sampler
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)
Dimensions 266mm x 175mm x 44mm
Weight 1.34 kg
Power requirement 12v DC 600mA (negative tip)
Battery life Approximately 4.5 hours of continuous use with LCD backlight ON.
Sampling rate 44.1kHz
Memory capacity 16MB standard (11.5MB for sound memory), expandable to 128MB
Recording time 136sec. (16MB, MONO) or 24m28sec. (128MB, MONO)
Memory expansion slot 1 x for optional EXM128
Data format 16-bit linear
Polyphony up to 32 (dependent on processing)
Dynamic filtering 2-pole lowpass filter per voice
Preset sound memory 5MB
Number of programs 24
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
Sequencer Maximum events 100,000 notes
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
MIDI In and Out
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).
Akai MPC500 Compatibility
MPC2000/2000XL SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded).
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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