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The ME30P is a programmable midi patchbay with 15 patch memories, 4 midi ins / 8 midi thrus, input & output channel select and program select. Ships with. Akai ME30P This Akai ME30P is in great condition but features some rach rash around the screw holes from previously being racked in a studio. Simon Trask again, with some more MIDI outboard gear in the shape of Akai’s new ME30P programmable patchbay and ME25S note separator.

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You certainly haven’t considered buying something that generates no sound of its own like a patchbay, you simply haven’t got the cash.

ne30p Bidding has ended on this item. Patching Up Patching Up. Bearing this in mind, it’s probably best to assign a MIDI sequencer or mother keyboard to perform this task, not a synthesizer, otherwise it will involve you in tedious akak of voice programs from one synth memory to another in order to overcome those odd occasions when you’ll want to switch ME30P patches but not wish to change the ‘sound’ on your synth.

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Akai ME30P Midi programmable patch bay

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. As mentioned earlier, patches are retained in the memory when the a,ai is off but it is advisable to keep a written record of them for longterm storage purposes especially on studio sessions as there is no cassette dump or cartridge facility on the unit. Pay with PayPal and you’re fully akwi.

If Akai can’t fit a standard Euro-connector then I would prefer a non-detachable cable, as the me300p Philishave-style lead that’s supplied could easily get lost – and there aren’t too many replacements kicking around the studios I know! It does have scuffs and scrapes, please see pictures to judge cosmetic condition. Also featuring gear in this article. You have to hand it to Akai, when it comes to marketing their new ME30P patchbay, they have definitely got their heads screwed on the right way.


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Other articles featuring gear in this article: Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. By pressing the Bank button, followed by the Check button and each of the four Inputs in turn, the patchbay will transmit MIDI pitch number 69 to all equipment connected to the Input Channel sockets. It has been kept in my studio and recently been tested and found to function just as it should – guaranteed. Small Print Terms of use Privacy.

Akai – ME30P – Operator’s Manual

aaki Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. My only criticism concerns the ME30P mains lead. If no button illuminates, it means that particular Output is not in use.

That, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase. This method, however, generally results in the dreaded ‘MIDI transmission delay’ whereby those instruments furthest down the chain are slightly out of sync with the others.

Returns only accepted if item is not as described, no buyers remorse returns. Ask if you need any other photos. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Gripes apart, I can still see a lot of small studios and individuals buying several ME30P units in preference to one of the competing models on ,e30p market and though it is very basic in its operation, the ME30P shows every sign that it will give years of sterling service to whoever buys one.

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Ask a question – opens in a new window or tab. If no ‘Note-off’ is received, the played note will sustain indefinitely, which is bad news. All you have to do is press whichever new Input Channel it is you want to connect and it will up-date that part akzi the Bank memory accordingly. Please have it changed Mr. If you are a musician with perhaps one MIDI keyboard, an expander module and maybe a MIDI drum machine, then you don’t necessarily require the facilities offered by a programmable patchbay – you can get away with connecting equipment up directly, right?


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You see, whenever a note is activated on a MIDI instrument a ‘Note-on’ command is transmitted over MIDI followed by a corresponding ‘Note-off’ to tell the synth’s voice mee30p to stop sounding the note after the appropriate duration. Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Ken designed the Sycologic M1 6 MIDI Matrix, a very comprehensive way expandable patchbay, which was the first such unit to incorporate this vital message.

Each time you advance the Output Channel aksi, a red indicator illuminates above an Input button to tell you that it is connected as part of that patch. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

All you have to do next is press the relevant Input Channel button A, B, C or D and a small red dot appears to the right of the Output Channel number in the display to confirm that a successful connection has been made. When the next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later.

And when you wish to reconfigure je30p set-up to make another keyboard the Master instrument, you’re faced with unplugging all of your MIDI cables. The seller has relisted this item or one like this. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab.

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This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. And that folks is precisely what the Akai ME30P lets you do. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location.