volume gain set
up to + 6db gain
OVERVIEW main panel features a 240 x 64 pixels LCD backlit display (with contrast trimmer) which can be tilt, 16 velocity sensitive pads, a volume knob, a data encoder, a slider, 56 buttons and a 720 kB DD disk drive (Data can be saved to both720Kb drive or special 793 Kb format)
Optional SCSI is available, typicalstorage media are Iomega zip or Hard disk (external)
- stereo main analog outs+ 8 separate outs + 2 send returns
- balanced signal input (switch between HI/MED/LOW gain)
- 2 Midi inputs (with merge option) + 4 Midi ouputs
- Metronome out
- 2 assignable foot switches
- Sync I/O with level trimmer.
- RS-232C connector (factory not activated, can it be removed to install optional Marion SCSI board)
up to + 6db gain
range from -12 to +6 semitones
a mini EG for amplitude with Attack + Decay segments
- mono / poly / gated sample play modes
with coarse of fine search
Assign 2 or 3 samples to a single pad with possible velocity switch threshold.
PERFORMANCE handy features for lives:
- FULL LEVEL switch: plays all pads at full gain velocity
- NOTE VARIATION slider: a real-time controller changes the decay, tuning, attack of a sample
- 16 LEVELS: assign a sound to all pads with 16 variation of a single parameter (volume / tuning for chromatic play / decay / attack)
- NOTE REPEAT synched rolls or fills for recording (can be changed using quantisize level)
- TRIGGER set allows to play a single set from external source (special standalone mode)
- DRUM MIX special screen with overview mix, analog ouputs assigned as well as management of send/return to hook external FX unit.
SEQUENCER Each track can be assigned to internal sounds or external Midi channel (it also handles exclusive systems). A special TOOL (FREE) for 3.1 allows to convert MPC sequences to standard SMF Midi files, Famous Akai swing mode from 50 to 75% add special Mojo to your beats.
- FUNCTIONS: change signature, loopmode, solo mode, overdub, punch IN, shift offset, tempo change, erase and copy. Each pad can be assigned to a different MIDI note for external triggering and some basic Control changes.
- Correction tempo can be set to 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/16T,1/32 , 1/32)
- Memory - 20 songs / 99 sequences / 99 tracks / max 60000 events
SYNC internal tempo range from 30 to 300 BPM can slave-synched to:
- external Midi clock / SMPTE / external trigger / tape FSK24