Produce with Personality
Measuring in at just 13 inches, LPD8 is a USB MIDI pad controller thatís meant to escape the boundaries of your studio. It weighs less than a pound, will easily fit into a laptop case, backpack, or messenger bag, and gives you great-feeling pads and simple parameter controls so you can make music wherever you are.
Lose the Mouse, Forget the Keyboard
Music was never meant to be created with a mouse and computer keyboard. With LPD8, youíre no longer limited to making music in a stiff, non-musical way. Pound out new beats on LPD8ís drum pads. Add and tweak effects using LPD8ís Q-Link knobs. LPD8 provides a satisfying production experience that travels with you.
Production in Your Pocket
LPD8 is based on Akai Professionalís MPC line of iconic music production workstations. The backlit pads are velocity-sensitive, perfect for programming rhythmic or melodic parts. Send note information, MIDI CCs, or program changes from the pads to your software, and assign each of the eight Q-Link knobs to control any parameter.
When Inspiration Knocks
Be ready to answer. LPD8 has four memory banks, so you can set it up to work with each of your favorite software programs instantly. Plus, itís class-compliant and USB-powered, so there are no drivers to install and thereís no power adapter required. Just put LPD8 in your computer bag and be ready to make music.
- USB MIDI, works with virtually any music software or DAW
- 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads to send note or program changes
- 8 Q-Link knobs for controlling virtually any parameter
- 4 programmable memory banks
- Editing software for Mac and PC included
- USB bus-powered, no power adapter required
- Class-compliant with Mac and PC, no driver required
- LPD8 Controller
- USB Cable
- Software CD
- Quickstart Guide
USB 1.1 (2.0 compatible)
- User editable via included editor software
8 velocity sensitive MPC-style pads
- Send note with velocity
- Assignable program change
- Assignable control message
- Sends a value of 0-127 depending on how hard the pad is struck.
8 assignable knobs send midi CC#
Do I need any special software to make this work?No, you can use it with the MIDI music application of your choice. This controller is MIDI compliant so it works with popular applications like GarageBand, Logic, Sonar, Cubase, Ableton Live, ProTools, Reason, Fruity Loops, Digital Performer, and nearly all other MIDI applications.
How does this connect to my computer?A USB cable is included in the box for connection to your Mac or PC.
Does this work on a Mac?Yes, this controller works on both Mac OS X and Windows.
Does this require me to install any special drivers?No, this controller is plug-and-play as long as your computer's MIDI functions are working properly.