This Akai ME30P is in great condition but features some rach rash around the screw holes from previously being racked in a studio. The Akai ME30P four-in, eight-out Midi Programmable Patch Bay with 15 programmable routing configurations. All four inputs can be channeled through the unit at the same time, but you can't send more than one input to the same output. This would require the ME30P to be able to merge MIDI data, rather than merely route it.
Operation of the ME30P is very straightforward, though the 360 Systems MIDI Patcher is easier to follow in that you can see at a glance from the front panel which outputs are assigned to each input. Akai have, however, thoughtfully included a facility for checking which instruments are slaved to each of the inputs.
The ME30P's 15 Banks (ie. routing configurations) can be stepped through by footswitch or called up by MIDI patch changes. In the latter case, patch changes are registered on MIDI input D only - though as you can't define a specific channel on which the patch changes will be received you can't, for instance, devote a specific sequencer track to calling up ME30P routing configurations, which would be an obvious ME25S application. In contrast, the 360 Systems Patcher listens for its patch changes on MIDI channel 16 of input 4.
Pictures show are of the unit being sold. This unit is in good condition but some rack rash can be seen at the screw points on the rack ears.
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Manufacturer AKAI SKU SAKAME30P Model ME30P GTIN NA
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