20 Most Recent Akai Mpc500 Mpc 500 Drum Sampler,cf Reader,new/dealer Questions & Answers

Check that your CF card is NOT biggerr than the unit allows... read the specs. A lot of equipment is having trouble with the larger memory cards. Unfortunately the smaller ones are almost non-existent.

Akai Mpc500 Mpc... | Answered on Dec 25, 2012

The power switch will need to be replaced. This will need to be done by a tech rather than the end user unless you are experienced in electronic repair. Take it to the shop.

Akai Music | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

You would come out of the S1100 l/r output jacks into your mixer line input jacks on 2 channels, one panned left, one panned right. Be sure to adjust the input pad on each channel to where you're getting a hot enough signal and that the channels you're inputing to are routed to the mixer's main outputs.

Akai Music | Answered on Dec 14, 2014


That's probably the drive belt inside the player, hope this helps.

Akai Music | Answered on Nov 06, 2013

If it's on ONE particular record, it may have a deep groove that the needle cannot move past. It could also be that you don't have enough pressure on the needle which you can adjust on the arm with a turn of the counter-weight (should be a knob on the other end from the needle)

Akai Music | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

normally a buzzing sound means a grounding problem, or a component has failed, unless you have the proper equipment to check these items,, your going to have to take it to a shop that does, sorry I know thats not what you wanted to hear,, but heres a hint, Ive found that a shop that deals in instruments and sound devices charges a lot, I have found a TV repair shop in my town, that can check my band equipment,, and its much cheaper, and I usually get the stuff back much quicker too

Akai Music | Answered on Oct 13, 2012

Grab the tape out leads or other mains jacks using TRS cables (balanced).

Akai Music | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

Here is a diagram of how the equipment should be connected:

Click on the picture for a larger view

The mixer is the device that interconnects your keyboard and drum machine. The receiver is just your sound output, and doesn't combine inputs, e.x. drum machine, keyboard, mic, etc.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_69f3cc28d95bf514

Akai Music | Answered on May 29, 2011

Try downloading the manual for the 2KXL. It should have instructions. Here's the link to download:

You'll have to scroll down the page to find your manual, but it might help.

Good luck!

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Akai Music | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

It is not clear whether you are recording audio or MIDI. If you recorded Audio samples, you will get the same sounds back even if you change the voice on the keyboard.

If you record a MIDI sequence, and then play it back you will STILL get the same sounds UNLESS you also record the MIDI voice or patch changes so the voice is changed as it occured when you recorded it. Usually there are options taht you can enable or disable voice changes.

Akai Music | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

Have a look in your manual at the sections on Note Repeat and Time Division.NOTE REPEAT] – Holding this button while
striking a pad causes the pad to retrigger at a
rate based on the current Tempo and Time
Division settings. The Note Repeat feature can
be synced to an internal or external MIDI Clock
source. [NOTE REPEAT] can function as a
latching or momentary button
19. [TIME DIVISION] – This button is used to specify
the rate of the Note Repeat and Arpeggiator
features. When [TIME DIVISION] is activated,
you can press one of the 8 switches to specify a
time division. [TIME DIVISION] can function as a
momentary or toggle button.
Please note that while [TIME DIVISION] is active,
the 8 assignable buttons will not function as MIDI
CC or Program Change switches until [TIME
DIVISION] has been de-activated.
20. [ARP ON/OFF] – This button enables and The manuals and updates can be downloaded here:http://www.akaipro.com/mpk49 Please let me know if this helps.

Akai Music | Answered on Nov 30, 2009

It appears that your hard drive has become un-accessable,

Open the dsp16 unit and check the cable to the drive.

Check the power supply to the drive.

Remove the drive on spin the case by whipping around in your hand. If the disk has stiction, this MIGHT free it. Try operating it again.

Then replace the drive and reformat.

Akai Music | Answered on Nov 29, 2009

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