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Akai Professional LPD8 | Ultra-Portable USB Drum Pad MIDI Controller for Laptops (8 Pads / 8 Knobs)

style:Non-Wireless Product Description Ultra-portable production pad. The LPD8 laptop pad controller 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 poun...

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Reviews around work (5.00 of 5)

  • Pads are not very sensitive however you can do the good old electrical tape hack that works on most Akai pads
  • The pads feel nice, very portable and works every time the only problem is that the knobs dont work in reason.
  • the Akai pro LPD8 controller worked perfect with reasons, and fruity loops, but it works best with ablerton live.
  • Amazing works great as described, I use this with reason 5 works wonders
  • This works perfect with fruit loops 11 ill give it 10 stars I had this for two months
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Reviews around akai (5.00 of 5)

  • This is the best controller Akai makes incl;uding the high end stuff.
  • Akai (in my experience) has been helpful (for the most part)
  • For someone just getting into music production, I must applaud Akai for making such a user-friendly midi device
  • the Akai pro LPD8 controller worked perfect with reasons, and fruity loops, but it works best with ablerton live.
  • the Akai pro LPD8 controller worked perfect with reasons, and fruity loops, but it works best with ablerton live.
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Reviews around quality (5.00 of 5)

  • Great Quality for me just starting up this was perfect.
  • I'll be sure to tell all my musician colleagues about the spectacular quality of the Akai's standards.
  • Great quality and responsiveness, even responsive using Bluetooth
  • I read that the Korg nanopad has more responsive pads, but that the quality isn't very good and the pads tend to stick or stop working after a short period of use, so I decided to step it up and replace the lpd8 with the Korg padKontrol.
  • the cdelivery was on time and overall it is a good quality item for the money.
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Reviews around use (5.00 of 5)

  • After 1 year of good use, the LPD8 lasted much longer than I thought it would
  • Great quality and responsiveness, even responsive using Bluetooth
  • Need for better manual to be able to make better use of product.
  • The pads themselves and knobs are extremely useful and can be used for anything in a program like Ableton live 8.

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Reviews around thing (4.49 of 5)

  • I did the tape mod that can be found on youtube and this thing was well worth the money
  • I spend more time fighting with the damn thing than it would take for me to just pencil it all in by hand, while having superior control, dynamics, timing, and groove
  • This pad has been the best thing I've ever purchased in my LIFE!!
  • This thing is great for any program basically, you can map it to Ableton as well, and basically have a small drum pad on the go
  • If you're just looking for something to plunk down beat ideas with your laptop on the go, this thing is perfect
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Reviews around price (4.40 of 5)

  • I have no problems with it at all, and recommend to anyone looking for a pad controller at a good price.
  • The price of repairing something like that is not worth
  • This MIDI controller was just what I needed for a great price.
  • I bought this item for $80 and the week later the price was $39… Needless to say I returned it because for some reason it started messing with my Bluetooth settings on my iMac and my mouse and keyboard would lose connection for some reason I am going to get the MPD 218 instead
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Reviews around knob (4.31 of 5)

  • Very easy to use, VERY nice response on the pads, and the knobs feel awesome.
  • On the other hand, the product feels sturdy and well made, and the knobs feel pretty good.
  • The knobs feel just good, I found more pleasent these ones over the ones that comes with the novation launchkey
  • The remaining knobs had inconsistent resistance, but basically worked
  • The knobs are awesome as well, and I have not had them in my setup before... great for recording automation ("Latch" mode in Logic)
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Reviews around lpd8 (4.21 of 5)

  • the Akai pro LPD8 controller worked perfect with reasons, and fruity loops, but it works best with ablerton live.
  • the Akai pro LPD8 controller worked perfect with reasons, and fruity loops, but it works best with ablerton live.
  • On the systems where my old LPD8 would be flaky, the new LPD8 is rock solid
  • On the systems where my old LPD8 would be flaky, the new LPD8 is rock solid
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Reviews around midi (4.03 of 5)

  • I am using it for my Hot cues and my effects its a good midi
  • This is the greatest portable MIDI controller available
  • For someone just getting into music production, I must applaud Akai for making such a user-friendly midi device
  • Cheap USB MIDI
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Reviews around device (3.50 of 5)

  • This device works well, but there are no instructions to help you program the pads and the software that comes with it is not intuitive
  • The pads themselves are as solid as devices several times more expensive.
  • after just sitting around for a while i used it and tried to plug my usb in and the usb literally broke off, whole device is unusable now
  • CONS:*-USB port soldering points broke leaving the device without a place to a computer, creating a problem actually using the device ever again...(without cracking the thing open and fixing it
  • For something you can throw into a laptop back for that studio on the go, this is a sweet little device.
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Reviews around install (3.22 of 5)

  • Works great, easy install, no problems.
  • you have to buy the Fruity Loops program for this for some reason mine dosn't have any preset beats installed and the fruity loops program is expensive
  • Flexible, responsive, easily installed.

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Reviews around usb port (1.00 of 5)

  • The USB port was slightly loose when it arrived, and now after only a few uses it has broken off the controller board and fallen back inside the case
  • However, the usb port that plugs into the device is flimsy and held only by weak solder joints
  • They only attached the mini-usb port to the circuit board with solder and it ripped the circuit

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More about Akai Professional LPD8 | Ultra-Portable USB Drum Pad MIDI Controller for Laptops (8 Pads / 8 Knobs)

  • style:Non-Wireless Product Description Ultra-portable production pad
  • The LPD8 laptop pad controller 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Make music in any setting with the LPD8. Amazon.com No matter where you are when an idea pops into your head, you can turn it into a beat by simply plugging the Akai Pro LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller into your Mac or PC
  • A great choice for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators on the go, this compact controller easily fits in your laptop bag or backpack so you can always have it on hand
  • The LPD8 is based on Akai Professional's MPC line of iconic music production stations, and it provides your laptop the MPC controls you've become accustomed to and prefer over a mouse and keyboard
  • It 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 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
  • Key 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 Akai Pro LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller
  • Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag (see larger image).