Akai Professional LPD8 USB-MIDI Pad Controller


Akai Professional LPD8


The LPD8 laptop pad controller from Akai Professional 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. The controller features 8 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 8 assignable Q-Link knobs, which allow you to can assign to virtually any parameters in their software for hands-on control. It has 4 memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use. The unit is plug and play with Macs and PCs.

  • Compact but fully featured USB-MIDI pad controller that works with virtually all audio software
  • Perfect for a mobile setup using a notebook computer
  • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads can send note or program changes
  • 8 Q-Link knobs for controlling parameters in your existing software
  • 4 programmable memory banks
  • Includes editor software for Mac and PC
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
  • Includes Ignite music creation software with over 275 instrument sounds from AIR Music Technology
  • Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag
  • USB bus powered, no additional power cable is needed
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Connection USB
Faders No
Trigger Pads 8
Rotary Controls 8 Q-Link Knobs
Included Software Editing Software
System Requirements USB Port
Power Requirements USB
Dimensions (W x D x H) 12.2 x 3.1 x 1.1″ / 31 x 8 x 2.8 cm
Weight 12 oz / 340 g

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