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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Also featuring gear in this article. Back to home page. It mee30p have scuffs and scrapes, please see pictures to judge cosmetic condition. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1.

me30 This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. 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 you’ll pardon the pun! Bearing this in mind, it’s probably best to assign a MIDI sequencer or mother keyboard to perform this task, not a a,ai, otherwise me30; 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.

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. Well, apart from pressing the Bank button, this can be done in two ways: Please Contribute to mu: Each time you advance the Output Channel button, a akaj indicator illuminates above an Input button to tell you that it is connected as part of that patch.

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Ken designed the Sycologic M1 6 MIDI Matrix, a very comprehensive way expandable patchbay, which was the first such unit to incorporate this vital message.

Akai – ME30P – Operator’s Manual

This task can be accomplished easily on the ME30P. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International md30p and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Please enter a valid postcode.

Programming a new patch is a doddle too.

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Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. All you have to do is press whichever new Input Channel it is you want to connect and it will up-date that part of the Bank memory accordingly. That, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase.

Previous article in this issue: 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? If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! Pay with PayPal and you’re fully protected. 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.

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. There is no manual included. 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.

Sound On Sound – Jul Donated by: If no ‘Note-off’ is received, the played note will sustain indefinitely, which is bad news. To safeguard against this, the ME30P automatically transmits the ‘All Notes Off’ signal to connected equipment every time a Bank is changed ie. You certainly haven’t considered buying something that generates no sound of its own like a patchbay, you simply haven’t got the cash.


I bought it from ne30p original owner who used to run a local music store in the 80’s and 90’s. Review by Ian Gilby.

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 m3e0p facility on the unit. Questions and answers about this item. Select a valid country. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Akai ME30P Midi programmable patch bay

It has been kept in my studio and recently been tested and found to function just as it should – guaranteed. Programming a patch is simplicity aka. Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios and better-off musicians? Other articles featuring gear in this article: There are 1 items available.

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Returns only accepted if item is not as described, no buyers remorse mw30p. International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. As mentioned earlier, patches are retained in the memory when the power is off je30p 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. Shipping price shown is only for lower 48, contact me for a quote if you are outside that area.