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 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 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 4 memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use.
Make music in any setting with the LPD8.
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|Outer Dimensions (cm)||31 x 8 x 2.8|
|System Requirements (PC)||Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/Vista|
|System Requirements (Mac)||Mac with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X|
Akai entered the electronic music industry in 1984 with one purpose - to give artists the tools they need to express and explore new musical possibilities. Since then, Akaiproducts have become a fixture of modern music both in studio and on stage. The refinement of our digital sampling technology has become the building block of today's most popular music. The uniqueness of our MPC sequencing samplers has forever changed the way modern music is created by enabling digital samples to become the basis for composition. Akai stands at the forefront of digital technology and remains one of the most influential manufacturers of musical equipment of the last 20 years.More Akai products