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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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Next article in this issue How It Works: 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. When you recall an already programmed Bank from memory, naturally you need some way of knowing which combination of inputs have been used.

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Real Time Updates – all parameter edits are automatically sent to the instrument so the instrument stays in sync with your editor. The programmable nature of the device is very appealing aki there’s nothing worse than having to arduously reset the EQ controls akwi hand on multiple mixer channels, in readiness for a mix.

Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. These are well positioned to provide control over most of the useful and troublesome frequency spots people encounter when recording, though the scope is obviously nowhere near as flexible as a good parametric.


You can of course patch more than one input to any output and vice-versa. 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 range of frequencies for the bands they do provide – 63Hz, Hz, Hz, 1kHz, 2. This module runs in all three mmb76 of Midi Quest: Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines.

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

Previous article in this issue: Those inputs that are not required as part of a particular routing patch or mix can be turned off using their Trim control, or simply not included when defining the program. The problem is, there is no means by which you can tell what the recalled volume level is. On the front panel, each input source has its own Input Trim rotary control and an associated red LED.

Although each band acts over a fairly broad range, above and below the quoted centre frequencies, there are inevitable gaps in the frequency spectrum not covered by the PEQ6, so it is best used in conjunction with a secondary source of equalisation like a multi-band parametric this is true of any graphic EQ which offers only a handful of bands.

I would definitely buy another one if this one were lost, stolen, or if simply quit working which I think unlikely.

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Login or Sign Up. Midi Quest Pro x Patch Bank and Patch. Let’s begin with a look at the MB76 unit. Aaki 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 in one memory Bank.


The PEQ6 is a seven-band graphic equaliser – or rather, six seven-band graphic equalisers in one box! This allows for quite a bit of flexibility.

The more advanced versions of Midi Quest include additional features such as plug-in capabilities, patch generators, and advanced tools to manage larger MIDI systems and patch collections.

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. Each input has a trim pot so that you aka attenuate the signal coming in. The front panel knobs will still be set to their previous positions mv76 a new Bank is selected.

VST and AU automation record and playback of all parameter edits. My solution to this problem has been to purchase a second MB This unit can hold up to 32 presets which I think is more than enough I only use about half that. Create Logic environment files containing the MB76 patch names. Review by Ian Gilby. Sound On Sound – Mar Gear in this article: