Reviews and questions about the entry-level MPC500
By hunterestrada Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:42 am
How can clear everything stored on my mpc's entire internal memory. I want to get all of the settings back to factory defaults and all of the sequences and samples cleared. Is there a combination of butons that can do this?
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By Ill-Green Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:31 am
Yeah, you do that thing that'll take you to the other thing and there you do the thing that does the thing.

Or you can just open the manual and actually read it.
By Emilie Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:39 pm
hunterestrada wrote:Hey dickhead can u just tell me what to do.


Ok:
http://www.akaipro.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/d46fecbf812e639125e2553b3f13172e/file/mpc500_reference_manual_revc.pdf

Page 106:


Initialize To Factory Default
Various Sample and Sequence settings can be saved to Compact Flash when the file is saved. The global settings found in the MPC500
(listed below) are saved to the internal Flash Memory and stored when the MPC500 is turned off. You can re-initialize the Factory Preset
settings using the following procedure.

1. Turn the MPC500 on while holding the [ERASE / UNDO] button.

2. Release the [ERASE / UNDO] button after the display shows [MPC500 (##MB installed)].

Now the MPC500 is reset to the Factory Preset settings. The following global settings are stored in the MPC500:

Timing Correct (Note value, Swing%)
Click/Metronome (Count in, Rate, In play, In rec)
Step Edit Options (Auto step increment, Duration of recorded notes)
Active track receive channel
Soft thru
Sync in
Sync out
Master level
Sustain pedal to duration
Truncate dura
Tap average
Autoload




Another time, please read the manual.
I just used a little peace of my life on you, in which i could have done some awesomly cool things.
By tonyj Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:47 pm
It's toxic to see how much people discouraged others back then.

The excerpt that was copy pasted as a response clearly tells you it only sets settings back to factory.

I haven't found a way to automatically get rid of all the sounds from the internal memory, other than 1 by 1, or simply loading over them.

I kept formatting my CF card and all the sounds were there until I booted it without the CF, I just changed the autoload to OFF and now my MPC500 shows up empty (score!).

From my understanding if you did the 128 mb update there is a portion that comprises library sounds from AKAI, which is the DJ Set the Top GUN Set and the Sunny Set (that lighter shades of brown tho).

Im a fan of AKAI, the AKAI workflow, but I hate to see toxic people in the community, this is why forums go to die.
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By NearTao Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Yeah, disable autoload... the internal storage is not very much anyways... so I never bother with it.