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    Akai MPC500 Production Station Sampler

    Small, powerful and highly portable, the MPC500 from Akai is great for both the beginner and the expert.

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    Akai MPC500 MIDI Production System/Sampler Product Description

    Akai Professional's 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. Compatible with other MPC products, the MPC500 extends users' studios to fit in with their mobile lifestyles.

    The Akai MPC500 is the first portable MPC. You can sample and create music wherever inspiration strikes: on the subway, on the plane, or even at the beach! Whether you're traveling around the globe or just across town, MPC500 is a perfect fit for your backpack, messenger bag, or briefcase. Beats and productions created in MPC500 can be dropped into your computer via USB or into your main MPC with the swappable CF card when you get back into the studio.

    The Akai MPC500 is a 48-track sequencer with a 32-voice stereo sampler. It has 12 velocity and pressure-sensitive rubber MPC pads. 16MB of memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128MB. When connected to a Mac or PC via USB, you can drag and drop data between the computer and your MPC500's CF card, just like a hard drive. Because MPC500 is compatible with other MPCs, MPC500 is the perfect way to extend your studio into your mobile lifestyle.

    Akai MPC500 Applications:

    - Sampling and Beat Creation
    - MIDI sequencing
    - Live Performance
    - Traveling

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Akai products.

    Akai MPC500 MIDI Production System/Sampler Technical Description

    General
    - 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.

    Sound Generator
    - 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
    - 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
    - Resolution: 96 parts per 1/4-note
    - Sequences: 99
    - Tracks per sequence: 48
    - MIDI output channels: 16
    - Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
    - Drum pad: 12 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
    - Drum pad banks: 4
    - Sync mode: MIDI clock

    Inputs/Outputs
    - 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
    - MIDI inputs: 1 x 5-pin DIN
    - MIDI outputs: 1 x 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.)

    Data Compatibility
    - 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)

    Power Supply: 12V DC 500mA Power Adapter (Included) or 6 AA Batteries (Not Included)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Akai products.

    Akai MPC500 MIDI Production System/Sampler Catalog Description

    Completely portable beat-making@48-track sequencer, 32-voice sampler@12 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads@CompactFlash drive and USB port

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Akai products.

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