Akai Professional LPD8Item ID: LPD8
USB Controller with 8 Velocity-sensitive Pads, 8 Knobs, 4 Programmable Memory Banks, and Editing Software - Mac/PC
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This Pad Controller Feels Great and Travels Well!If you're looking for an excellent yet affordable USB pad controller, then check out the Akai Professional LPD8. The most obvious and striking thing about the LPD8 is its size. It's narrow enough to fit in a laptop bag with plenty of room to spare, and shallow enough to sit right in front of your keyboard and still let you reach your track pad and keys comfortably. But here's the thing you're sure to love: these pads feel simply incredible! And why wouldn't they? Akai Professional has been the force behind pad programming since the early days of the MPC. The LPD8's pads have that same responsive feel.
It's no secret: no body wants to deal with drivers. And with the LPD8, you don't have to! Just plug it into either a Mac or a PC, and the computer will instantly recognize it. It does come with a handy editor program though, so you can easily reassign things like the note value of each pad or the continuous controller values of its eight programmable knobs. When you plug the LPD8 into a computer, you never have to worry about a power supply, because the LPD8 is totally bus powered. Other cool features are the sweet orange backlights that really add to your live performance, and four programmable memory banks for quickly reconfiguring your LPD8.
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
Love it....hooked on Akai.
by Bradley Olinger from United StatesI have actually had one of these for a couple of years, and these are the best feeling pads I have ever tried. The knobs, though not necessary, are excellent. The only downside is that, to do any re... read more [+]al recording, you need two of these. Not Akai's fault, since they can only do so much, so I am picking up a second one soon. Until you have the funds for one of the new MPC devices, I would recommend a couple of these over the MPD16 anytime. I only wish Akai made a portable controller similar to the nanoKontrol to go with it. close [-]
April 4, 2012
Music Background: Home Producer and Musician
Great piece of Instrument.
by Michael Edmund from Trinidad & Tobago West Indies.My guy's in the studio thinks it can only get better when you deals with Sweetwater for music equipment, and as the CEO of a studio I'm happy to share this with the public
March 1, 2012
Music Background: I'm a Recording & Sound Engineer for the pass 7 years.
Like a Rock!
by Jason Jones from Odum,Ga USAThis thing is the most solid pad controller for its size ive ever used and I've used alot of them over the years. The pads have great response and the roto knobs are tight and solid giving you good co... read more [+]ntrol over your envelopes/filters ect. The Software the comes with the controllers its Awesome! It can edit muti patch modes with different settings for each pad and knob and you can easy scroll through your preset sellection on the fly with your 2 program buttons on the far right bottom on the device. Get this thing, I use it for live show in corilation with an M-audio Oxy 25 and fast trax Pro and a Lap top running Reason five...Its a great rig and I can do so much with it with it that ppl ask....What are all the guys making all those other sounds standing??? CAll your SWEETWATER REP. right now and pick up the LPD8 up TODAY! close [-]
June 9, 2011
Music Background: Singer/Song Writter/Vocal Coach
Perfect Portable Pads
by Randy from Arkansas USAThis is a great addition to Propellerheads Reason 4 - even on a desktop. I use a keyboard controller as well, but this fits perfectly in front of it to allow much easier access to the pads than those ... read more [+]at the top of most keyboard controllers. It sits lower than the keys on most controllers so it is out of the way when not in use. The knobs can be assigned to control software parameters, but the pads are the best part in my opinion. The pads have four banks available and are stiff, but touch sensitive. The included editing software is easy to use as well. close [-]
February 14, 2010
Music Background: Engineer, Musician, Producer
The Akai LPD8 is perfect for the traveling DJ or performing electronic musician. It's inexpensive, has great build quality, and fits in a backpack.