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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.

Akai LPD8

  • Product Hilights - 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 In The Box - USB Cable - AIR Ignite Software - Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition - Akai Editor Software - One (1) Year Warranty
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