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Akai MPC 500 Portable Sampler Sequencer Production Workstation

The world’s first portable MPC was Akai’s MPC 500 sampling/sequencing workstation. This compact mobile drum machine easily fits in any handbag, laptop case or backpack, and powered by 6 AA batteries, musicians can make beats and loops no matter where inspiration strikes, be it in the subway, on the sidewalk or even down on the farm. With the MPC 500 you are truly at liberty to create on your own terms.

The MPC 500 is compatible with other MPC’s, which makes it the perfect auxiliary companion for mobile musicians. Now you can leave your big gun at home, create tunes with the 500 on the go and simply drop your new beats you’re your other MPC when you get back to the studio.

The MPC 500 is a 48-track sequencer with a 32-voice stereo sampler that has 12 velocity and pressure sensitive MPC pads. The standard 16 MB of RAM can be easily expanded up to 128 MB and, when connected to a Mac or PC computer via the USB port, you can simply click, drag and drop files back and forth from the MPC’s CF card.

Also featured on the MPC 500:

• Battery or wall powered via AC adapter
• 48-track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels
• 12-level function assigns one sound to all pads with progressive level or tuning on each pad
• Compact Flash drive and mass storage class USB port
• Compatible with standard WAV files and MIDI sequences
• Analog I/O, headphone jack and MIDI I/O
• Sounds included on CF card for convenient start up
• 4-way sample layering and velocity switching on each pad
• Low pass filter
• On-board effects (2 stereo and a master)
• 10.5” X 2” X 7”

The MPC is an amazing beat production workstation that lets musicians turn opportune musing into performance quality music. This cool little music friend literally puts an array of sound options into the palm of your hand, so while your companions in-transit are texting on their phones or fiddling with their mp3’s t kill time, you can be actively working on your next big hit. The possibilities are endless with Akai’s MPC 500.

Akai site: MPC500

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