Akai Professional LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller
Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller Overview by GAK
The Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller is a USB MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators.
The Akai LPD 8 Laptop Pad is less than 13 inches across and weighs less than a one pound coin to easily fit into a laptop case or backpack for extreme portability.
The Akai LPD8 is based on Akai Professional's MPC line of iconic music product stations. The LPD8 has eight blue light-up pads that are velocity sensitive for programming rhythmic or melodic parts. The pads can also send program-change information to software. The LPD8 also has eight assignable Q-Link knobs to which users can assign virtually any parameters in their software for hands-on control.
The Akai LPD 8 features plug and play technology for Mac and PC systems. No software driver installation or wall power is needed. The Akai LPD8 has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs they use.
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- USB MIDI controller
- Less than 13" Width
- Weighs less than a Â£1 coin
- Fit into a laptop case or backpack for extreme portability
- 4 Memory Banks for programming and recalling settings
- 8 blue light-up, velocity sensitive pads
- 8 assignable Q-Link knobs
- Plug and play technology for Mac and PC systems
- No software driver installation or wall power needed
No upgrades available
Great as a base product, perfect for beginners or those looking to build a set up from individual pieces from the bottom. Great for live as well for queuing sounds and samples.
Great value starter drum pad console! I needed something to record drum tracks on a budget and this exceeded my expectations! I've not fully utilized it yet as I need to map the control knobs for different perimeters in my DAW but once I do, it'll be a great addition to my workflow!
Works with reaper no problem I knocked off one star because the manual is not very good (although it came on a CD which makes a change) Doesn't come with any drum or sample software just the basic interface for setting the pads and uploading to the LPD8 Cheap to buy but pretty well made so no complaints on that front Just felt Akai might have made a bit more effort to give some examples of using the LPD8 on their website or the CD /manual
Have to slap the pads hard but it's a good way of getting the creative angst out your system i guess hahahaha
Simple to use, easy to set up and works fantastic with Logic X. The price and portability make it just that extra bit better for myself (I travel a lot). Great for professional and beginner!