Akai Professional LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller

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About this product


  • Easy music creation on the go
  • Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads
  • Connect to your computer via USB - no other cables or power required

Product overview

• Easy music creation on the go
• Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads
• Connect to your computer via USB - no other cables or power required
• Functions with all MIDI compatible software

What can I do with the Akai LPD8?
Make musical masterpieces on the go with the Akai LPD8. Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads and eight knobs, compatible with all MIDI software on Mac OS X or Windows, give you a wealth of options. Intuitive controls make this controller feel more natural than a keyboard and mouse and are suitable for any musician.

Is it easy to carry around?
The Akai LPD8 is a very lightweight and portable MIDI controller that will fit easily into laptop and messenger bags, making sure it’s at hand when inspiration strikes. Plug and play through USB into your Mac OS X or Windows computer and use with virtually any MIDI compatible software such as Ableton. No additional power supply required.

Can I customise this MIDI controller?
The eight assignable drum pads can be used to make beats and melodies, while eight 270-degree knobs can be used to change virtually any parameter within the software, from tempo and pitch to bass control. If the 16 controls are not enough for you, the LPD8 provides four memory banks that you can quickly swap between to provide you many more possibilities.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from a very good beatpad for people who make music now they can make beats on the go i dont see any bad in it honestly if you have a mixtrack pro or any other dj controller that uses vitual dj/seraato or traktor you can map it for sample players and you can also can map the knobs do a effect then you have a very good device
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I was hoping to get some full licensed software but I had to download the free trial which Is bad cause I'll now have to spend an extra £30 pounds to buy the full version
Date published: 2017-05-21
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Drum Pads 8 (velocity sensitive)
Knobs 8 (270 degree)
Connections USB 1.1+
Software Any MIDI music application
Compatibility Mac OS X
Dimensions (W x D x H) 310 mm x 80 mm x 28 mm
Weight 34 g
Package Contents LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller
USB Cable
Software CD (LPD8 Editor)
Instructions / Warranty

Is it compatible with VirtualDJ 8?

Asked by: Hens
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-05-30

So as soon as you plug in the drum pads can you use it and hear the drum sounds from your computer speakers? 

Asked by: Samzie
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-03-20

Does this product come with any software at all

Asked by: Zani
Comes with editor software for Mac and PC.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-17

Hi I heard on the internet that the Akai lpd8 comes with ignite software is that true.

Asked by: Aaron williams
This is not provided with the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-08-18
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