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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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. And with it also being able to accommodate up to eight MIDI devices, most owners are unlikely to outgrow its facilities too quickly. No additional import charges on delivery.

Returns only accepted if item is not as described, no buyers remorse returns. Read more about the condition. Me30, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase. Please enter a valid postcode. 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.

When ,e30p next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later.

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This task can be accomplished easily on the ME30P. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. 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. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Please enter me0p number less than or equal to 1.

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Report item – opens in a new window or tab. Well, apart from pressing the Bank button, this can be done in two ways: Bidding has ended on this item. 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 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.

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! Please have it changed Mr. Programming a new patch is a doddle too.

And when you wish to reconfigure your set-up to make another keyboard the Master instrument, you’re faced with unplugging all of your MIDI cables. 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. 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?

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. 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.

Will usually dispatch within 2 working days of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Each time you advance the Output Channel button, a red indicator illuminates above an Input button to tell you that it is connected as part of that patch. If no ‘Note-off’ is received, the played note will sustain indefinitely, which is bad news. Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios and better-off musicians?

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Akai – ME30P – Operator’s Manual

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. It also prevents you from using any device in the chain not fitted with a Thru socket unless it kaai last of course.


You certainly haven’t considered buying something that generates no sound of its own like a patchbay, you simply haven’t got the cash. Now you may be happy to put up with such things, but what’s required at the end of the day is a MIDI patchbay that will allow permanent connection of each device and make it possible for you to route MIDI signals from one unit to any other as desired but without replugging anything.

My only criticism concerns the ME30P mains lead. 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.

Select a valid country. Seller information vayperlok It does have scuffs and scrapes, please see pictures to judge cosmetic condition. 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. The seller has relisted this item or one like this. Other articles featuring gear in this article: Sound On Sound – Jul Donated by: 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.

AKAI ME30P (?) + AKAI ME30P II () Programmable Midi Patch Bay

Programming a patch is simplicity itself. It has been kept in my studio and recently been tested and found to function just as it should – guaranteed.

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