The Allen & Heath ME-500 is a powerful walk-up-and-mix solution that’s quick to set up and easy for just about anyone to learn in moments. The ME-500 personal mixer’s intuitive hands-on controls and crisp visual display make it easy for musicians to quickly build and control their own monitor mixes. With plug-n-play setup and self-sufficient musicians, ME-500 is also a massive time-saver for the audio engineer.
With ME-500 there’s no time-consuming configuration of individual units. The first 16 mono/stereo channels and/or mixes assigned from the mixer will be automatically mapped to ME-500’s 16 select keys, so it’s fast and simple to deploy personal mixers in pressured situations such as festivals.
Levels, pan and mutes can all be stored and recalled at the touch of a button. Presets can be saved to USB and easily transferred to different ME-500s.
Which ME is right for ME?
Although superficially similar, ME-1 and ME-500 are quite different solutions for different types of users and scenarios. For resident artists (such as a broadcast house band or church praise band), shows with high channel counts and plenty of rehearsal time, ME-1 allows the engineer to configure each unit to perfectly reflect each artist’s tastes and needs. For budget-conscious or low channel count applications, or for more impromptu scenarios where the engineer and artists have very limited soundcheck time (festivals being the typical example), ME-500 is a great solution for getting the show up and running with minimum fuss.
• 16 Mono/16 stereo inputs with level and pan control
• Master 2 band EQ and Limiter
• Automatic key assignment
• 8 User presets
• 3.5 mm and 1/4-inch headphone outputs
• Solo and Mute keys
• Mains or PoE powered
• Daisy chain or use standard PoE Ethernet hubs
• Mic stand bracket and headphone hanger sold separately