The Akai LPD8 is the world’s first Bluetooth MIDI pad controller. The portable LPD8 features eight velocity and pressure sensitive MPC-style pads, the new LPD8 Wireless can be powered by 3 AA batteries and is optimized for long battery life. The result: A truly untethered beat creation and pad performing experience. Command your favorite VST kits from nearly anywhere in the same room as your computer.
No batteries? No problem. The LPD8 Wireless can also be powered via USB cable.
Akai LPD8 Wireless Blue Tooth Pad Controller Features
All the World’s Your Stage
- MIDI over Bluetooth to iOS, Mac OS X and Windows
- USB MIDI, works with virtually any music software or DAW
- 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads to send note or program changes
- 8 assignable knobs for controlling virtually any parameter
- 4 programmable memory banks
- Editing software for Mac and PC included
- USB bus or battery powered (3 AA, not included)
- Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC, no driver required
Motion and music are undeniably tied together. With the LPD8 Wireless we cut the MIDI cord, making it an especially lethal on stage performer. Portable in size but robust in features, the 6 UI buttons and 8 assignable slim-design pots provide the ultimate in control over sound and freedom of motion. Finger drummers - you can now get from behind the laptop to the front of the stage and let everyone see how you shred the pads.
The newly added Full Level button guarantees your patterns are coming out loud, clear and at an equal velocity, when even volume is a must. Also added to the LPD8 Wireless is a Note Repeat button, perfect for the electronic performer who loves creating build-ups before the drop. Use the NR Config button to control and hone in Swing and Time Division parameters.
Another huge perk of going cord-free: No more accidental disconnecting of the USB connection or tripping over power cables mid performance.
Music Apps. Enhanced.
The LPD8 Wireless can also connect to any iOS device. Used in tandem with beat making apps such as iMPC Pro, the LPD8 Wireless provides enhanced compositional control and expressive power over any music creation app, while maintaining a truly mobile setup.
Two of a Kind
Paired with the LPK25 Wireless, our Bluetooth MIDI enabled keyboard, the two controllers form a killer combo of wire-free musical portability. Mobile producer and performers have never had it so good.