Akai LPD8

music production hardware

The Akai LPD8 is a laptop pad controller that only measures 13 inches and is powered by a USB. The LPD8 is also MIDI USB capable meaning that this controller can be used in several places giving you the ability to set up your quick music production studio anywhere. Thanks to its size and weight, it is very portable and fits easily into your laptop case or backpack. Its sensitive and great feeling pads and knobs will make you feel right at home and enhance your production workflow the instant you start using it.

Thanks to the features included and the flexibility of this pad controller, you will be able to forget the mouse and keyboard, to focus completely on hands-on creative and productive input. With the LPD8’s drum pads, you will have a blast pounding on to new beats and adding exciting tweak effects with the Q-Link knobs. The overall musical and playing experience on this pad controller is great and user friendly. It is a production pad-based performer that almost fits in your pocket and guarantee workflow augmentation.

The LPD8 is based on the MPC line of iconic music production workstations giving you the confidence that this little bad boy is backed by serious power and precision. The pads on this controller are velocity-sensitive and are also backlit, making them great for producing in low light or even on a live performance blending with other gear. You can program rhythms and melodic parts, send note information, program changes from the pad to your software, and even assign link knobs to control parameters.

With the LPD8 you can set up memory banks to your software programs instantly, and thanks to it being class compliant you will need no drivers to set it up. Just plug and play the LPD8.

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