Akai LPD8V2 Laptop Pad Controller
The Akai LPD8 is a USB MIDI pad controller that's meant to escape the boundaries of your studio.
Now includes MPC Beats.
Produce with personality.
Measuring in at just 13 inches, the LPD8 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, you're no longer limited to making music in a stiff, non-musical way. Pound out new beats on LPD8's drum pads. Add and tweak effects using LPD8's Q-Link knobs. LPD8 provides a satisfying production experience that travels with you.
Production in your Pocket
LPD8 is based on Akai Professional's 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, it's class-compliant and USB-powered, so there are no drivers to install and there's no power adapter required. Just put LPD8 in your computer bag and be ready to make music.
Ignite music creation software from AIR works seamlessly with LPD8 (Preset 1), giving you the fastest way to capture ideas and make music. It's a refreshingly different approach, a simple and seamless creative partner that empowers your ideas and brings them to life. Say goodbye to the rigid and complicated methods of the past. Say hello to a fresh new way to create.
Ignite includes over 275 instruments, many of which are taken from our renowned instrument collections - including Strike, Structure, and Velvet. All sounds have been optimized to load quickly, and the editing controls are automatically mapped to your connected LPD8. These extraordinary sounds include keyboards, drums, percussion, basses, guitars, synths, strings, brass, and woodwinds.
- 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
- USB 1.1 (2.0 compatible)
- 4 Programs
- 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.
- LED backlight responds to midi note on
- 8 assignable knobs send midi CC#
MPC BEATS - Beat Making Starts Here
Great Sounding Beats
Presenting MPC Beats, the fully featured, beat-making software based on the legendary MPC workflow to quickly make great sounding beats.
Everything You Need
From the moment you install MPC Beats, you're ready to start creating. Remix one of the included songs, or start off with a genre template like Trap, Dance, Pop and more. Start fresh and select from 2GB worth of content, including samples, loops and built-in virtual instrument plugins to craft your sound.
Intuitive MPC Workflow
Aspiring beat makers ready to delve into a world of music production will find MPC Beats an ultra-intuitive, inspiring entry-point for producing professional sounding music. Underpinned by the renowned MPC workflow, MPC Beats offers an easily accessible 4 x 4 drum sample grid, a piano roll, sample library browser and sample edit window. Users can seamlessly switch between these workspaces to discover, create, and edit their beats to perfection.
You're In Control
With MPC Beats, you're in full control of your sound. Experience plug and play compatibility with all class-compliant USB controllers. From MPK Mini to M-Audio Oxygen, Alesis V-Mini and much more, get connected with a large list of pre- mapped controllers to get completely hands-on with your beat making.
MPC Beats has plenty of power for ambitious creators. Over 80 audio FX plugins to warp, manipulate and transform audio into whatever you can think of. Plus, VST/AU compatibility mean there's room to expand your sonic palette with compatible third-party virtual instrument plugins and audio processing plugins. You can even record instruments or vocals with 2 stereo audio tracks to add live elements to your music.
MPC Beats Expansions
Introducing the MPC Beats MPC Expansion Pack Editions featuring the best of our top-selling sample collections from the music industry's premier sound designers. From Araab Muzik & Motif Alumni to MSX Audio and F9 Instruments, beef up your sample library with premium sound content to take your production to the next level.
- Free software based on the legendary MPC workflow
- 2 Audio, 8 Midi/Instrument Tracks
- 16 Pads, Sample Editing, VST/AU support
- Ready to create right away - sample/sound content, effects, and virtual instruments built-in
- Can be mapped to any Controller, including MPC
- Unified Installer