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 that folks is precisely what the Akai ME30P lets you do. Have one to sell? This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Well, apart from pressing the Bank button, this can be done in two ways: 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.

You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. I just wish other manufacturers would follow Akai’s xkai 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 amai equipment sales for those brave enough to do so. My only criticism concerns the ME30P mains lead.

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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. Returns only accepted if item is not as described, no buyers remorse returns.

Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Learn more – opens md30p a new window or tab. Fort Worth, Texas, United States. 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? It is time to give it to someone who will actually use it.


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 mf30p too many replacements kicking around the studios I know! When the next Bank is recalled, all instruments should stop playing note 69 for the reason explained later.

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Does this therefore mean that the potential market for Akai’s new ME30P is limited somewhat to studios and better-off musicians? Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the aki after a period of use. It has been kept in my studio and recently been tested and found to function just as it should – guaranteed.

Well, read on and all will become transparent. Ask if you need any other photos. Pay with PayPal and you’re fully protected. Back to home page Return to top. 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. As an aid to troubleshooting for ‘poor’ cable connections xkai within your MIDI set-up, the ME30P also has a useful built-in checking facility.

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This task can be accomplished easily on the ME30P. First you need to select akau Bank by stepping the Bank button along until the number you want appears in the red LED display.

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Description Postage and payments. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. 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. I bought it from the original owner who used to run a local music store in the 80’s and 90’s. Previous article in this issue: This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options.


Small Print Terms of use Privacy. 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? International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. This is somewhat disappointing as it limits you to using aai same ,e30p to aki all of the program change signals required to switch patches.

On the ME30P it is not possible to have more than a akal Input connected to any one Output Channel, though you can have one Input split ajai a maximum of eight Outputs and therefore connected to eight different MIDI devices. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. That, coupled with the remarkable price, makes it fantastic value for money in my book and a highly recommended purchase.

Programming a patch is simplicity itself.

Gripes apart, I can still see a xkai of mee30p 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.

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.

What it does, aai, 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.