Akai ME30P Midi programmable patch bay
Serial number : 10850-00912
Condition : Very good, fully working
Includes : Power supply cable
: General information :
The ME30P is an exclusive MIDI programmable patch-bay which makes it possible to functionally perform mutual MIDI signal connections of musical instruments, effectors, mixers and other MIDI equipment.
: Technical spec :
1. Patching of signals from up to 4 MIDI units to a maximum of 8 MIDI units is possible. (Signals are all thru).
2. The patch data is stored in banks. By switching banks, it is possible to recall 15 different types of data. (the bank can be switched by the MIDI program changing data of the equipment connected to the D channel)
3. The ME30P is equipped with a function for checking the input and output connections. (The signals in MIDI patch number 69 are transmitted at each input)
: Alan's comments :
“Drum pads were used to perform the rhythm parts to ‘Personal Jesus’ plus a few other songs during the ‘World Violation’ and ‘Devotional’ tours. We would use the Akai ME35T audio/midi units to trigger the appropriate samples when one hit the pad and the ME30P to enable the switching of banks of sounds, via midi, between songs In the case of PJ for example, the sample triggered would have been the original recordings of 3 people jumping on flight cases which created the famous ‘Personal Jesus’ stomps.”