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Akai Pro MPC500

Portable Sampler/Sequencer Workstation

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Product Features:
  • Akai Pro Portable Sampler/Sequencer Workstation
  • Pattern-based 48-track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels
  • 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM
  • Battery powered (6 AAs) or wall powered (AC adapter included)
  • 12 velocity and pressure-sensitive rubber MPC pads
  • Built-In 16 MB of memory can be expanded up to 128MB
  • 12-Level function places one sound on all pads with progressive level or tuning per pad
  • Compact flash drive
  • USB 2.0 port for connecting to computer
  • Support for standard WAV files and MIDI sequences
  • 4-Way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
  • Low-pass filter with resonance per voice
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Connectivity:
    • 2 x 1/4" inputs
    • 1 x MIDI input
    • 2 x 1/4" outputs
    • 1 x Headphone output
    • 1 x MIDI output
    • 1 x USB Port
  • Storage: Compact Flash, Type-II, support up to 2GB card
  • Memory: 16 MB
  • Sampler Resolution: 16bit/44.1kHz
  • Resolution: 96 ppq
  • Also found as: mpc500 mpc-500 mpc five hundred
  • Weight: 2.93 lbs
  • Dimensions: 6-7/8"D x 10-1/2"W x 1-3/4"H

General Features

Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

LCD Text Display
Pads/Triggers
Pads/Triggers are the amount of drum pads on the drum machine.
12
Sample Rate
Sample rate defines the number of samples per second (or per other unit) taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal.
24/28
Preset Notes
Select the amount of Preset Notes that are integrated into the drum machine.
100,000
Preset Songs
Select the number of Preset Songs integrated on the Drum Machine.
20
Sequencer
A Sequencer is software or hardware device for recording, playing, and editing digital music data.
Yes
Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots are ports which other devices can be connected to to expand drum capabilities.
No
Sample RAM
Sample RAM is the UltraSound offered MIDI playback by loading instrument patches into adapter RAM.
Yes

Inputs

MIDI Inputs
This is the number of MIDI inputs that connect to the Drum Machine. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) allows electronic musical instruments such as keyboard controllers, computers, and other electronic equipment to communicate, control, and synchronize with each other.
1
1/4" Stereo Inputs
Select the number of Stereo Inputs.
2

Outputs

MIDI Outputs
This is the number of MIDI outputs that connect to the Drum Machine. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) allows electronic musical instruments such as keyboard controllers, computers, and other electronic equipment to communicate, control, and synchronize with each other.
1
Headphone Outputs
Select number of outputs for headphone connection.
1
1/4" Stereo Outputs
Select the number of Stereo Outputs available on this Drum Machine.
2

Specifications

Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
10-1/2"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
1-3/4"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
6-7/8"
Weight (Pounds)
This is the weight of the item in pounds (lbs).
2.93 lbs
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
2.5
The JiGa Jace

NY NY

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Beats on the go....

May 16, 2012

Don't expect to learn or master this machine overnight, however with a lot of practice and playing around with functions and samples you'll be amazed the kind of beats you can make. I never leave home with out it anymore.

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The JiGa Jace

NY NY

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Beats on the go....

May 16, 2012

Don't expect to learn or master this machine overnight, however with a lot of practice and playing around with functions and samples you'll be amazed the kind of beats you can make. I never leave home with out it anymore.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MPC500

UPC

0825213002258

Weight

2.93lbs

Internal SKU

mpc500

Internal Product ID

25788

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Product Name: Akai Pro MPC500