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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Review by Ian Gilby. Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Programming a new patch is a doddle too. 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. On the ME30P it is not possible to have more than a single Input connected to any one Output Channel, though you can have one Input split between a maximum of eight Outputs and therefore connected to eight different MIDI devices.
Previous article in this issue: The ME30P stores your programmed routing patch in a chosen Bank and up to 15 Banks labelled and A-F can be held me30l non-volatile memory, so they’re not lost when you power down. Mouse over to zoom – Click to enlarge. It also prevents you from using any device in the chain not fitted with a Thru socket unless it goes last of me30o.
If no button illuminates, it means that particular Output is not in use. Sound On Sound – Jul Donated by: Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location.
Akai Pro ME30P Midi Programmable Patch Bay 4 Input 8 Output Rack
Gear in this article: When the next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later. PATCH UP-DATES As mentioned earlier, patches are retained in the memory when the power 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.
Configured as a em30p programmable device, the ME30P will let you connect kaai MIDI me3p0 usually a ‘controlling’ unit like a keyboard or sequencer to each of its four Input Channels, and let you assign them to any of its eight Output Channels normally connected to ‘passive’ MIDI devices like expanders, digital delays, sampler modules etc.
Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. And with it also being able to accommodate up to eight MIDI devices, je30p owners are unlikely to outgrow its facilities too quickly.
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Well, read on and all will become transparent. That, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase. If no ‘Note-off’ is received, the played note will sustain indefinitely, which is bad news.
I bought it aksi the original owner who used to run a local music store in the 80’s and 90’s.
Programming xkai patch is simplicity itself. No alternative payment methods accepted. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. No additional import charges on delivery. Also featuring gear in this article.
Akai – ME30P – Operator’s Manual
Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios and better-off musicians? You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above.
And that folks is precisely what the Akai ME30P lets you do.
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. If Akai can’t fit a standard Euro-connector then I would prefer a non-detachable cable, as the two-core Philishave-style lead that’s supplied could easily get lost – and there aren’t too many replacements kicking around the studios I know!
Read more about the condition. This aoai, however, generally results in the dreaded ‘MIDI transmission delay’ whereby those instruments furthest down the chain are slightly out of sync with the others.
I just wish other manufacturers would follow Akai’s example and sell MIDI peripherals at similar prices – it’s the best way I know of enticing more people to explore the full potential of MIDI and will undoubtedly lead to higher equipment sales for those brave enough to do so.
This is somewhat disappointing as it limits you to using the same instrument to generate all of the program change signals required to switch patches.