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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And with it also being able to accommodate up to eight MIDI devices, most owners are unlikely to outgrow its facilities too quickly.

Akai ME30P Midi programmable patch bay

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 skai facility on the unit.

Local pick-up is offered. Programming a new patch is a doddle too.

Description Postage and payments. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. When the next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later.

Akai ME30P Programmable MIDI Patchbay | eBay

You have to hand it to Akai, when zkai comes to me300p their new ME30P patchbay, they have definitely got their heads screwed on the right way. Please enter a valid postcode. Please Contribute to mu: Well, apart from pressing the Bank button, this can be done in two ways: 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.


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Akai – ME30P – Operator’s Manual

Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. 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. If you are a musician with perhaps one MIDI keyboard, an expander module and maybe a MIDI drum machine, then you don’t necessarily require the facilities offered by a programmable patchbay – you can get away with connecting equipment up directly, right?

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. 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. 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. Patching Up Patching Up.

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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. 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. Select a valid country.


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? Small Print Terms of use Privacy. No additional import charges on delivery. Then you press the Output Channel button and advance to the Channel you want your Input sending to eg.

Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. 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.

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This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. 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.

Review by Ian Gilby. Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios and better-off musicians?

Please include your email address if zkai want to be contacted regarding your note. Other articles featuring gear in this article: Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode. You see, whenever a note is activated on a MIDI instrument a ‘Note-on’ command is transmitted over MIDI ,e30p by a corresponding ‘Note-off’ to tell the synth’s voice circuitry to stop sounding the note after the appropriate duration. Also featuring gear in this article. There are 1 items available.