The Akai Professional LPD8 is a small and lightweight pad controller that offers great value for money. This super-affordable and highly-portable pad controller is perfect for music production on-the-go.
With its compact and lightweight design, the LPD8 can be thrown into a bag and easily taken on the road with you. This controller is USB-powered and doesn't require drivers so you can take it out and use straight away with your laptop, no time wasted on setup!
While it may be small, there's plenty here to play with. The LPD8 features 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC pads which can be used play notes and create beats, as well as send MIDI CCs and program changes. There are 8 Q-Link knobs for adding and tweaking effects and can be assigned to control almost any parameter. You also get four memory banks so you can save and recall settings for different programs. With these features, you can get a more natural, intuitive, and rhythmic workflow to help you unleash your creativity.
Akai Professional MPC Beats
Akai Professional are now offering that classic MPC beat-making workflow in a software format. Introducing MPC Beats! With both Simple and Advanced modes, MPC Beats has features to satisfy both beginner and experienced beat producers. The accessible interface, streamlined Simple mode, and the included templates make MPC Beats a great starting point for those looking to get into making beats. More experienced users will enjoy the over 80 audio FX plugins for warping, manipulating, and transforming audio, as well as the VST/AU compatibility for using third-party virtual instruments and audio plugins. You also get two stereo tracks for recording instruments or vocals.
MPC Beats comes free with this controller but is also free to download and use with any class-compliant USB MIDI controller regardless of brand. You can also expand the sample library in MPC Beats by purchasing expansion packs from premier sound designers.
- Small, lightweight, portable pad controller
- USB MIDI - compatible with most audio software
- 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC pads
- 8 assignable Q-Link knobs
- 4 memory banks for instantly recalling settings
- Class-compliant, USB-powered
- Includes editor software
- LPD8 Controller
- USB Cable
- Software CD