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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As mentioned earlier, patches are retained in the memory when the qkai 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. On the ME30P it is not possible to have more than a single Input connected to any one Output Channel, though you can mw30p one Input split between a maximum of eight Outputs and therefore connected to eight different MIDI devices.

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.

Please Contribute to mu: Patching Up Patching Up. It would obviously be a good idea if the various ME30P patches Banks could be called up and changed automatically in remote-control fashion, wouldn’t it? This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options.

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Akai ME30P Midi programmable patch bay

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. This task can be accomplished easily on the ME30P. Shipping price shown is only for lower 48, contact me for a quote if you are outside that area.

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.

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Learn More – opens in a new mee30p or tab Any international postage and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. I suppose Akai expect you won’t mind re-programming 15 Banks eight times – it’s a very quick operation after all and cost ‘savings’ have to be made somewhere if akqi pardon the pun! Well, read on and all will become transparent.

Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. First you need to select a Bank by stepping the Bank button along until the number you want appears in the red LED display.

,e30p no button illuminates, it means that particular Output is not in use. Also featuring gear in this article. Review by Ian Gilby. 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.

Akia item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking.

Ask if you need any other photos. Ask a question – opens in a new window or tab. Programming a patch is simplicity itself. Then you press the Output Channel button and advance to the Channel you want your Input sending to eg. 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.

Configured as a 4-into-8 programmable device, the ME30P will let you connect a MIDI instrument usually a ‘controlling’ unit like a keyboard or sequencer to each akak its four Input Channels, and let you assign them to any of its eight Mw30p Channels normally connected to ‘passive’ MIDI devices like expanders, digital delays, sampler modules etc.

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.

It does have scuffs and scrapes, please see pictures to judge cosmetic condition.

There is no manual included. That, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase.

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All you have to do next is skai 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 qkai been made. Mouse over a,ai zoom – Click to enlarge.


Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. No additional import charges on delivery. Please enter a valid postcode. It has been kept in my studio and recently been tested and found to function just as it should – guaranteed. I bought it from the original owner who used to run a local music store in the 80’s and 90’s. 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.

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. Pay with PayPal and you’re fully protected. All you have to do is press whichever new Input Channel it is you zkai to connect and it will up-date that part of the Bank memory accordingly.

Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios m3e0p better-off musicians?

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States. If no ‘Note-off’ is received, the played note will sustain indefinitely, which is bad news. When the next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later.

Next article in this issue: Questions and answers about this item. Bearing this in mind, it’s probably best to assign a MIDI sequencer or mother keyboard to perform me300p 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.

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