The LPD8 laptop pad controller from Akai Professional 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. The controller features 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 8 assignable Q-Link knobs you can assign to virtually any parameters in their software for hands-on control. It has 4 memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use. The unit works plug and play with Mac and PC.
Compact, but fully featured USB-MIDI pad controller that works with virtually all audio software
Perfect for a mobile setup using a notebook computer
8 backlit, velocity-sensitive drum pads can send note or program changes
8 Q-Link knobs for controlling virtually any parameters in software
4 programmable memory banks
Includes editor software for Mac and PC
Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
Includes Ignite music creation software with over 275 instrument sounds from AIR Music Technology
Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag
USB bus powered - no additional power cable needed