Akai LPD8

The LPD8 laptop is an ultra-portable production pad controller. A USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. Measuring at less than 13 inches and weighing less than a pound, it can easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for excellent portability. The LPD8 is based on Akai Professional’s MPC line of iconic music production stations. Producers who enjoy the feel of the MPC and want to utilize software on their computer will find that the LPD8 gives their laptop the controls they prefer over a mouse and keyboard. The LPD8 features 8 orange light-up pads that are velocity sensitive for programming melodic or rhythmic parts. In addition, the pads can transfer program-change information to software. With 8 assignable Q-Link knobs you can assign to virtually any parameters in their software for hands-on control. The LPD8 works plug and play with Mac and PC, requiring no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It include 4 memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use.

No matter where you are when musical inspiration pops into your head, you can turn it into a beat by just plugging the Akai Pro LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller into your Mac or PC. An excellent choice for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators on the go.

Key Features

  • 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

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