Akai LPD8 Laptop USB MIDI Pad Controller
Make music in any setting with the Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller!
Ultra portable production pad... the LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller is a USB MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. Measuring less than 13 inches across and weighing less than a pound, this unit easily fits into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag.
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.
Akai LPD8 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
- 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.
The LPD8 also 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 you use.
What's In the Box?
- LPD8 controller
- USB cable
- Free download of AIR Ignite
- Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
- Akai Editor software