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Akai MPC500 All-in-one Music Production Center

Akai MPC500 All-in-one Music Production Center - DISCONTINUED

Akai MPC500 All-in-one Music Production Center

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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.


• Sampling and Beat Creation

• MIDI sequencing

• Live Performance

• Travelling


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: 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

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


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


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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