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Akai Professional LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller  

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An ultra-portable production pad and USB-MIDI controller.

The 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 Q-Link knobs you can assign to virtually any parameters in the software for hands-on control.

The LPD8 works plug-and-play with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs.

  • USB-MIDI controller works with virtually all audio software
  • Eight backlit, velocity-sensitive drum pads can send note or program changes
  • 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 and ultralight
  • Four programmable memory banks
  • Comes with editor software for Mac and PC
  • USB bus powered ” no additional power cable needed

LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 3.2" H x 11.9" W 1" D
  • Weight: 0.7 lb.
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Akai LPD8 you made it again! Awesome


from Miami

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality


    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Akai Professional LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller:

    Just awesome, i compose dubstep and this akai is what i was looking for my trip!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    akai little pad rocks


    from balto, md

    Comments about Akai Professional LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller:

    I have had the lpd for a few months it works great but the instruction manule is crap! It doesn't tell you anything.. I am new to the midi world and I dont understand anthing about cc notes and numbers or how any of that works. The manule should help I thought but it doesn't. I am useing it with native instruments kore player with reactor sparks sound pack it works but I feel that it should be able to do more and I know it can I just have no clue of how to do it. I have looked online for help from akai but there is none, no help for me !!!!!! I would guess if you know how to use midi thatn this is great for you. if you are new try to learn as much as you can first so you have a clue cause the manule won't help.. after learning a few things I can put the notes I want where I want them but it is a hassle. I wish they had a octive up down feature.. otherwise the product has held up to my abuse gotten wet ect. still works great. I think it would work better with ableton ??????

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