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MPC500 is the first portable MPC. You can sample and create music wherever inspiration strikes: on the subway, on the plane, or even at the beach! Whether you're traveling around the globe or just across town, MPC500 is a perfect fit for your backpack, messenger bag, or briefcase. Beats and productions created in MPC500 can be dropped into your computer via USB or into your main MPC with the swappable CF card when you get back into the studio.

MPC500 is a 48-track sequencer with a 32-voice stereo sampler. It has 12 velocity and pressure-sensitive rubber MPC pads. 16MB of memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128MB. When connected to a Mac or PC via USB, you can drag and drop data between the computer and your MPC500's CF card, just like a hard drive. Because MPC500 is compatible with other MPCs, MPC500 is the perfect way to extend your studio into your mobile lifestyle.

Features:

  • Battery powered (6 AAs) or wall powered (AC adapter included)
  • 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-level function places one sound on all pads with progressive level or tuning per pad
  • Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)
  • Support for standard WAV files and MIDI sequences
  • Analog I/O, headphone output, MIDI I/O
  • Sounds included to get started quickly
  • Four-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
  • Low-pass filter with resonance per voice
  • On-board effects: two stereo effects and a master effect

Specifications:

General:

  • Display: 240 x 128 dot graphic LCD w/back light
  • Memory Card Slot: Compact Flash (The size of the compact flash card that MPC5000 can handle is from 32MB to 2GB)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 18" x 16 1/16" x 3 3/8" (6 7/8" with screen at maximum height)
  • Weight: 18.2 lbs
  • Power Supply: Internal, auto switching, 110-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Power Requirement: 50W

Sound Generator:

  • Sampling rate: 44.1kHz
  • Memory capacity: 64MB standard, expandable to 192MB
  • Recording time: 12m 48sec. (64MB, MONO), 38m24sec. (192MB, MONO)
  • Memory expansion slot: 1 x for optional EXM-E3
  • Data format: 16-bit linear
  • Polyphony: 64
  • Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
  • Filter types: LOW PASS, BAND PASS, HIGH PASS, BAND BOOST, BAND STOP, ANALOG MODELING, VOCAL FORMANT
  • Preset sound memory: 16 MB
  • Number of programs: 128

Effects:

  • Effects: 4 stereo busses with 2 stereo effects per buss, and Master effect
  • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor

Sequencer:

  • Maximum events: 100,000 notes
  • Resolution: 960 parts per 1/4-note
  • Sequences: 99
  • Tracks per sequence: 64
  • MIDI output channels: 64 (16 channels x 4 outputs)
  • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
  • Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
  • Drum pad banks: 4
  • Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
  • Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control

Inputs/Outputs:

  • Record input (L and R): MIC/ 1/4-inch Combo x 2 balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms; RCA with PHONO preamp,
  • Max. Input level: +10dBu
  • Digital RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
  • Stereo output (L and R): 1/4-inch phone x 2 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
  • Max. output level: +22dBu
  • 8 individual outputs: 1/4-inch phone x 8 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
  • Max. output level: +22dBu
  • Phones output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
  • Digital output: RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
  • ADAT Optical: x 1 (8 Channels)
  • MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 2
  • MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 4
  • USB: 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. )
  • Footswitches: 1/4-inch x 2
  • Standard accessories: Power cable, Operator's manual

Options:

  • EXM-E3: 128MB expansion memory card (Upgrades unit to 192MB total)
  • CDM-25: CDR/DVD Drive

Data Compatibility:

  • MPC1000: SEQ, WAV, PGM
  • 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: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
  • S5000/6000: WAV only (THRU Computer)
  • S1000/3000: No compatibility