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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Below is a small sampling of Midi Quest features.

In xkai recording studio, m7b6 ability allows MIDI to be applied to a growing number of tasks where some degree of automatic switching or selection is envisaged, the most obvious application being an audio patchbay or jackfield.

If you do wish to vary the levels however, to produce a ‘mix’ of the inputs, simply adjust the rotary controls to suit just as you would set the faders on a mixer. Automatic import of SysEx data stored in.

Akai MB76 Midi Programmable Mix Bay 7 in 6 out Patchbay Signal Router

Please kb76 your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. These offer a maximum of 12dB of signal gain or attenuation, which is not over-generous but sufficient for most jobs.

Parameter Editing – any way you want to My solution to this problem has been to purchase a second MB This takes you and the equalisation back to square one, ie. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Transfer patches from the bank into the editor with manual or auto save options. Find patches in large banks quickly by entering a partial name. I think this is a good unit for what it does. Previous article in this issue: Real Time Updates – all parameter edits are automatically sent to the instrument so the instrument stays in sync with your editor.


Trouble is, there are only 32 Banks and no external data storage is possible. If you can live with this way of working, fine; if you can’t then I’m afraid you’ll have to look elsewhere at other, more expensive, programmable equalisers – or stick with what you’ve got.

Anyone still using unbalanced, high impedance microphones could try connecting them to the MB76 and, by careful planning and programming, control the MB76 from a MIDI sequencer and have it mute those mic channels that are not in use, thus reducing unwanted pickup of extraneous noise. This module runs in all three versions of Midi Quest: Each EQ has a number and you select it with the Line button.

Midi Quest Pro x Unlimited Undo with undo history – back out of any editing changes. This unit is midi controllable.

Akai MB76 Mix Bay User Review by Thomas-vxnJ5

Gear in this article: You can display, edit, tweak, organize, audition, archive and manage your MB76 from the focal point of your studio. On the front panel, each input source has its own Input Trim rotary control and an associated red LED. Previous Article in this issue Korg Performing Synthesizer. Let’s begin with a look at the MB76 unit. You probably know that by the use of Program Change commands, MIDI can instantly recall parameter information stored in computer memory.

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Although seven bands of equalisation is pretty restrictive as far as graphic equalisers go, at least Akai nb76 done their homework and chosen an excellent range of frequencies for the bands they do provide – 63Hz, Hz, Hz, 1kHz, 2. Autosense automatically configures communication for most MIDI hardware.

In this way, up to seven different instruments could m7b6 routed to up to five different effects processors, keeping the sixth output of the MB76 to carry a dry mix of the seven instruments. It’s even worse than writing down the control settings of an analogue modular synth on a patch sheet!!


These mb776 actually attenuate reduce the levels of the input signals and when turned fully anticlockwise to the ‘Off’ position, effectively mute the input. The way this is designed is that you are able to patch any of the 7 inputs to any of the 6 outputs.

Create Pro ToolsPerformer and Ardour compatible midnam xml files with patch names. What you need is some way of combining the output of each instrument into one overall output which you can mmb76 connect to the input of the reverb unit.

What sort of things would you use it for? There are three ways in which to recall a mix from memory: This is where the red LEDs above the Trim controls come in; when lit the corresponding input channel is active. Each input has a trim pot so that you can attenuate the signal coming in.

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Incidentally, when Bank 00 is selected, the level controls can be manually adjusted in real time, mbb76 acting as rotary faders. Real time tracking and display of edited vs. It really helps – thank you! Obviously there was no way Akai could fit faders on a 1U high box, but the MB76 is not intended to be a replacement for a mixer, it is designed for those occasions when several levels need to be balanced and then left.

Midi Quest includes all of the standard features you would expect to find in a MB76 Editor and Librarian along with unique capabilities found nowhere else. The PEQ6 is a seven-band graphic equaliser – or rather, six seven-band graphic equalisers in one box!