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Akai MPC 500
Format Name: MPC 500
Company: Akai
Extensions: .pgm & .wav

To order MPC 500 Sounds,
choose the 'MPC 500' option under 'Format' and the 'Shipping' 1GB Compact Flash($50), CD-ROM ($2) or Download Option (instant download) when checking out. MPC 500 Sounds are the same as the MPC2000 and MPC 2000xl sounds and will import into the MPC 500.

MPC 500, MPC 2000, MPC 2000xl sounds ship in .pgm program and .snd files.

Sound kits that feature 128 sounds will contain 4 .pgm files: Drums (64), Effects (32), Instruments/ Synths (32) and then a fourth pgm file containing both the Effects and Instruments (64).
Kits including only Drums will have 2 .pgm files with 64 drums each. Addon Collections typically feature 96 samples spread across 3 pgm files.

MPC2000 and MPC 2000xl instrument sounds feature one sample on each pad bank in each pgm file and are mapped across all of the pads.

When using the download option, MPC sounds will not play on the computer. You must first convert the snd files to wav files in the MPC before being able to play back on a computer.

Order the Akai MPC 500 (List: $1299)
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Order Akai EXM128 MPC 500 128mb Expansion ($149.95)

Supercharge your MPC 500. The Akai EXM128 adds 128MB RAM to your MPC 500, adding to the number and/or size of the samples you can run simultaneously.
Make the most out of your MPC, increase the size of your musical canvas with Akai's EXM128.


Akai Professional's MPC 500 is the first truly portable all-in-one Music Production Center. Affording artists the ability to sample and create music on-the-go, the MPC500 offers many of the same features users have grown to love in the MPC line. From rock solid sequencing and programming to expandable memory and storage options, the MPC500 is only small in physical size. Compatible with other MPC products, the MPC500 extends users' studios to fit in with their mobile lifestyles.

Sampling and Beat Creation
MIDI sequencing
Live Performance


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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