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AKAI MPC500 Drum Machine/Sampler

AKAI MPC500 Drum Machine/Sampler
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AKAI MPC500 Drum Machine/Sampler


The classic sampler, battery operated or wall powered. Connects to computer via USB for file transfers. Few scratches as visible in the photos.

Fully compatible with the legendary MPC line, you can work anywhere with the MPC500's battery powered capability and drop them back into your MPC2500 when you get back to the studio.

The MPC500 combines a 48 Track MIDI Sequencer and a 32 voice Stereo Digital Sampler, with 12 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads. 16MB of on board memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128 MB of RAM. When connected to a Mac or PC via its built in USB port, you can simply drag and drop data between the computer and the MPC500's CF card. Compatible with other MPC products, the MPC500 extends users' studios to fit in with their mobile lifestyles.

Akai MPC500 Features

Pattern based 48 track sequencer with 16 MIDI channels

32 voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM

Velocity and pressure sensitive pads for responsive, accurate programming

12 Levels function one sound on all pads with varied level or tuning per pad

Built in Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)

Support for standard WAV files and MIDI sequences

Built in Analog I/O, headphone output, and MIDI In/Out

Internal sounds in Flash

4 way sample layering and velocity switching per pad

1 low pass filter with resonance per voice

On board effects 2 stereo effects and a Master effect


General Display 2 x 16 character LCD w/back light

Memory card slot Compact Flash (The size of the compact flash card that MPC500 can handle is from32MB to 2GB)

Dimensions 266mm x 175mm x 44mm

Weight 1.34 kg

Power requirement 12v DC 600mA (negative tip)

Battery life Approximately 4.5 hours of continuous use with LCD backlight ON.

Sound Generator

Sampling rate 44.1kHz

Memory capacity 16MB standard (11.5MB for sound memory), expandable to 128MB

Recording time 136sec. (16MB, MONO) or 24m28sec. (128MB, MONO)

Memory expansion slot 1 x for optional EXM128

Data format 16-bit linear

Polyphony up to 32 (dependent on processing)

Dynamic filtering 2-pole lowpass filter per voice

Preset sound memory 5MB

Number of programs 24


Effects 2 stereo effects and Master effect

Effect type Chorus, Flanger, Bit grunger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phase shifter, Tremolo,

Flying pan, Reverb, Delay

Master effect 4 band EQ, Compressor


Maximum events 100,000 notes

Resolution 96 parts per 1/4-note

Sequences 99

Tracks per sequence 48

MIDI output channels 16

Song mode 20 songs, 250 steps per song

Drum pad 12 (velocity and pressure sensitive)

Drum pad banks 4

Sync mode MIDI clock


Record input (L and R) 1/4-inch stereo phone x 2, pseudo balanced -40dBu, input impedance 9k ohm

Max. Input level 10dBu

Stereo output (L and R) 1/4-inch phone x 2 pseudo balanced 11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,

Max. Output level 5 dBu

Phones output 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms

MIDI inputs 1 x 5-pin DIN

MIDI outputs 1 x 5-pin DIN

USB Slave connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support (Windows 2000/ME/XP or later version, or Mac OS 9.x/10.x or later version.)

Data Compatibility


MPC2000/2000XL SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)


MPC4000 SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)

MPC3000 SND (THRU Computer)

Z4/Z8 WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)

S5000/6000 WAV only (THRU Computer)

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marty300 1 month ago
Is delivery / postage an option?
cfit 1 month ago
@marty300: I'm sure we can figure something out
calzonecombo 3 weeks ago
Anything in my ads?
cfit 3 weeks ago
@calzonecombo sorry, afraid there’s nothing there for me at the moment
musov78 4 days ago
Open to trades?
musov78 4 days ago
Have a maschine+ , or a baglama lol
cfit 4 days ago
@musov78: Yeah, open to trades - unfortunately nothing in your ads for me atm
musov78 4 days ago
Are you possibly into fragrances? Have some to trade. Or records, have a large record collection n some sought after ones.
cfit 4 days ago
@musov78: Neither, I'm afraid
musov78 4 days ago
if I get cash I will be back onto you. Thanks.
cfit 4 days ago
musov78 4 days ago
Are you interested in any music software? I have FL studio producer edition and lots of plugins. Worth about €400.
cfit 4 days ago
@musov78: To be honest, I've probably got way too much on Ableton as it is :)
musov78 4 days ago
lol that’s fair enough. Let me know if ya change your mind. I can give you software instruments and a lot of them instead of fl.
musov78 1 day ago
Mpc2500 maybe?
cfit 1 day ago
@musov78: Might've a few months ago, but I've kinda started going down a different path in terms of setup

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