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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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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. Then you press the Output Channel button and advance to the Channel you want your Input sending to eg.

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Previous article in this issue: It does have scuffs and scrapes, please see pictures to judge cosmetic condition. Returns only accepted if item is not as described, no buyers remorse returns. When the next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later. You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above.

Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. 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. Will usually dispatch within 2 working days of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Local pick-up is offered. There are 1 items available.

The ME30P stores your programmed routing patch in a chosen Bank and up to 15 Banks labelled and A-F can be held in non-volatile memory, so they’re not lost when you power down. 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 aka more people to explore the full potential of MIDI and will undoubtedly lead to higher equipment sales for those brave enough to do so.

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Akai ME30P Midi programmable patch bay

Ask a question – opens in a new window or tab. And one thing’s for sure, your next income is already going on that new sampler or sequencer, tape recorder or even a MIDI effects unit.

What it does, basically, is to prevent the continuous droning effect that can occur if you accidentally change routing patches whilst a keyboard is part-way through playing a note.

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

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This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options. 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! Back to home page Return to top.

And that folks is precisely what the Akai ME30P lets you do. PATCH UP-DATES As mentioned zkai, 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.

Well, apart from pressing the Bank button, this can be done in two ways: Please enter a valid postcode.

Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. 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 copying 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.


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 the 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. That, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase.

It is time to give it to someone who will actually use it. Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Mouse over to zoom – Click to enlarge. I bought it from the original owner who used to run a local music store in the 80’s and 90’s. Back to home page. Skip to main content. Other articles featuring gear in this article: There is no manual included. 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.

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.

First you need to select a Bank by stepping the Bank button along until the number you want appears ke30p the red LED display.

If no button me30pp, it means that particular Output is not in use. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. No additional import charges on delivery. Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios and better-off musicians?

As an aid to troubleshooting for ‘poor’ cable connections etc within your MIDI set-up, the ME30P also has a useful built-in checking facility.


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