The Akai MB76 provides simple automated signal routing at a very low cost. The MB76 has 7 inputs and 6 outputs and the ability to route any of the inputs to any. used Akai MB 76 splitter mixerMIDI controlled via PC 32 presetsMix any 7 inputs to any 6 outputsSave presets and recall with MIDI Program. Used together, the Akai MB76 Mix Bay and PEQ6 Equaliser can bring a limited but useful degree of automation to the MIDI-based home studio. Ian Gilby.
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It allows you to route your signal to different pieces of equipment FX processors, etc.
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The six outputs operate at line level OdBm, ohms and are thus suitable for connection to pro gear as well as home studio equipment. In this manner it is possible to call up one mix setting for use during a verse, for example, then switch instantaneously to another for the song chorus, then to another for the solo, and so on. My solution to this problem has been to purchase a second MB Far better to simply call up the necessary Bank from memory.
Mv76 programmed settings is a bit of a pain because you have to turn the knob past its centre position before the PEQ6’s internal processor mv76 that you wish to manually override the stored EQ setting.
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Next article in this issue: These controls actually attenuate reduce the levels of the input signals and when turned fully anticlockwise to the ‘Off’ position, effectively mute the input.
As the PEQ6 is effectively six independent equalisers combined, you can connect up to six different sources and equalise them individually, storing the settings of all six equalisers aksi one memory Bank. Although seven bands of equalisation is pretty restrictive as far as graphic equalisers go, at least Akai have done their homework and chosen an excellent kb76 of frequencies for the bands they do provide – 63Hz, Akaii, Hz, 1kHz, 2.
The front panel knobs will still be set to their previous positions whenever a new Bank is selected. The MB76 is aptly named.
The Ibanez didn’t seem to offer quite the same features as the Akai. Backup all SysEx data from your MB76, just in case You can of course patch more than one input to any output and vice-versa. Below is a small sampling of Akau Quest features.
It really helps – thank you! Unlimited Undo with undo history – back out of any editing changes. Real time tracking and display of edited vs. Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website. Incidentally, when Bank 00 is selected, the level controls can be manually adjusted in real time, thus acting as rotary faders. For aka detail on Midi Quest and the differences between the three versions, please click here.
VST and AU automation record and playback of all parameter edits. I suspect this is where the PEQ6 will be used most. On mn76 front panel, each input source has its own Input Trim rotary control and an associated red LED. Automatic import of SysEx data stored in.
Create Pro ToolsPerformer and Ardour compatible midnam xml files with patch names. The problem is, there is no means by which you can tell what the recalled volume level is. Automated and manual patch auditioning options: The PEQ6 is a seven-band graphic equaliser – or rather, six seven-band graphic equalisers in one box!
Akai MB76 Mix Bay User Review by Thomas-vxnJ5
Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. This module runs in all three versions of Midi Quest: If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! What sort of things would you use it for? As with the MB76, the PEQ6 works fine provided you don’t wish to make frequent changes to the control knobs. Find patches in large banks quickly by entering a partial name. If you intend using the MB76 purely as an audio patchbay, to route inputs to outputs in the conventional manner, then obviously there will be no need to vary the levels and so the Trim controls should be set fully clockwise for unity gain.
This takes you and the equalisation back to square one, ie. It’s even worse than writing down the control settings of an analogue modular synth on a patch a,ai Having done this, you then assign the inputs to a chosen output which you select by incrementing the Output button until the required number is shown in the main LED display.
View the Media Kit. Problem is, your reverb unit only has one input socket, which means you can only connect one instrument at a time. akaj
Okay, this is a programmable mixing bay In this way, up to seven different instruments could be routed to up to five different effects processors, keeping the sixth output of the MB76 to carry a dry mix of the seven instruments.