Akai MPC 500

“Akai MPC 500 fully expanded for outdoor beatmaking with FREE archive of 214 drum machines

With the warmer days here again, it’s fun to get outside and make music, and this little Akai sampler with its simple 6 AA batteries makes it a breeze. You can see the straightforward LCD screen in bright sunlight, and it has the legendary MPC workflow that is so appealing and really good fun. It’s a robust little design, and I’ve improved the pad performance by placing the recommended corks inside each of them. Now they respond to light taps, making the machine really responsive and enjoyable to play on. In addition, I should point out that this has the genuine and expensive Akai 128mb memory expansion fitted. Other aftermarket versions were often reported to give trouble. And I should also mention that the modern and far more expensive MPCs can all import and load programs that you produce on you 500. Perfect.

My example comes fully boxed and I’ve spiral bound a full printed manual for you too. There’s a mains adaptor as well for times when you need to go inside.

By the way, I’m only selling this now because I’m moving from music making to field recording and need the funds for some special microphones.

Anyway, added to all the above, I’m including a fabulous free set of drum kits loaded onto the included 2gb memory card. It contains every drum machine that you can think of including, of course, the popular Roland TR808 and TR909 and absolute classics like the LinnDrum and much-loved Oberheim DMX. All you’ve got to do is add the wave versions of these to your MPC and make up drum programs with them. One of the photos on the listing details this MASSIVE archive in more depth.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai MPC 500

“Akai MPC500 Memory Music Production Sampler & Sequencer – See Description.

Was part of a stored DJ collection. I have not seen this unit in operation nor have I been able to power it up (no cord/batteries at this time). Exterior looks to be in great shape with buttons/knobs moving as they should. Please note a rubber bottom peg is missing as shown. Please refer to pics for details and what’s included and any imperfections. Will ship as shown in pics, untested. Does not have a power cord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai MPC 500

“This mpc500 works but with some buttons issues:

3 of 4 cursor buttons work bad( need to press hard)

dub stop play play/start buttons not always work from first touch as they were defectrd and then glued little to work better.
Generally better to replace but may work as is .

Original jog wheel was replaced and current one works fine but rotates little not by vertical axis .

Rec Gain and master volume knobs little not in the center of their enclosure holes.

Rest works as it should and fully functional

Visually it has many small scratches as pictured.

Comes with usb cable , 1gb sample card, micro sd adapter to akai format (max 2 gb can be read by mpc500 as far as I know), and convenient sandisk reader for these cards . All as pictured. No power adpter included.

Good option to try mpc and then upgrade if liked . Buttons replacement easily can be found on ebay .”
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