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Akai LPD8 MIDI Controller

Released on 28 January 2010

Manufacturer: Akai

4.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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Sold by: EESMusic

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The Akai LPD8 laptop pad controller is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. It measures less than 13 inches across and weighs less than a pound to easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability.

The LPD8 is based on Akai Professional's MPC line of iconic music production stations. Producers who love the feel of the MPC and want to work with software on their computer will find that the LPD8 gives their laptop the controls they prefer over a mouse and keyboard.

The LPD8 has eight orange light-up pads that are velocity sensitive for programming rhythmic or melodic parts. The pads can also send program-change information to software. Additionally, the LPD8 has eight assignable Q-Link knobs you can assign to virtually any parameters in their software for hands-on control.
  • USB-MIDI controller works with virtually all audio software
  • Eight backlit, velocity-sensitive drum pads can send note or program change
  • Eight Q-Link knobs for controlling virtually any parameters in software
  • Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC requires no driver installation
  • Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag
  • Four programmable memory banks
  • Comes with editor software for Mac and PC
  • USB bus powered - no additional power cable needed

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Good, with tiny niggle.

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Let me start by saying that for the money this piece of kit is excellent!

Pros:

-8 Drum Pads and 8 Knobs feels like everything you need to use this as a standalone controller for Ableton Live
-Nothing is pre-programmed, meaning you have free reign to do whatever you would like with the controller. I use mine with VDJ for extra controls when mixing, such as crossfader bass and extra hotcues.
-Drum pads are really sensative, but in a good way. You really feel control over how loud you make a sample based on how hard you tap it. The LED's are really good quality that not only look awesome but give really good feedback.
-The lightness of the unit really makes it portable, and the fact that it needs no excess power other then the USB is a great bonus.

Cons:
-Drum pads are sometimes a little sketchy, giving you a double beat when you didn't want it. (Although that could just be me.)
-Software is a little old, feels rushed and does not get on with Traktor (works but takes time).

All in all for 40quid you can't really complain. The cons are tiny little things that the average eye wouldn't notice, good piece of kit wether your just starting out or are an experienced producer/dj.

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