It Just Got Easier to Make Beats on the Move
Akai’s LPD8 Wireless pad controller makes producing electronic music with your favorite virtual instruments totally portable. Just toss this compact controller in your laptop case or tuck it in your bag next to your iPad, and you’re ready to go wherever inspiration strikes you. A set of eight responsive MPC pads gives you full access to samplers, and Q-Link knobs let you reach out and grab any MIDI-controllable parameters. Plus, you get four program banks, so you can easily switch setups on the fly. Top it off with battery power and Bluetooth connectivity, and the LPD8 Wireless is ready to take your music anywhere.
You can’t beat classic MPC feel
Generations of producers here at Sweetwater still swear by the feel of classic MPC pads, and that’s exactly what you get with the LPD8 Wireless. Any seasoned beat maker will feel at home on these eight firm and responsive pads (complete with red backlighting), and you can switch them to Full Level mode when you don’t want velocity-sensitive dynamics. Two switchable layers also provide full access to traditional 16-pad sampler instruments. On top of that, the LPD8 Wireless features classic Akai Note Repeat mode, perfect for quickly laying down hats and other rhythmical elements.
Set it up for perfect portable control
Beyond a great set of pads for playing samples and drum synths, the LPD8 Wireless delivers extensive MIDI control. You can set up the pads to trigger program changes, and the set of eight Q-Link knobs can cover a wide range of continuous controllers. In fact, there are four program banks onboard the LP8 Wireless, providing you with all of the program change triggers and CC knobs you need. What’s more, you can set up all of your programs from the simple editor/librarian software (Mac/Windows) and take them with you.
Who needs cables anyway?
Want to lay down beats at the beach or bust out a groove on the subway? Between USB bus power and batteries, you never have to worry about plugging in to get your hands on your favorite virtual sampler. What’s more, thanks to its onboard Bluetooth LE connectivity, you can leave your USB cable at home too and enjoy total wireless freedom for hours of music production anywhere inspiration strikes.
Includes a free license of Reason Lite (Mac/Windows)
An included copy of Reason Lite gives you even to more to love about your Akai Professional controller. This DAW is industry famous among live performers and electronic musicians for its streamlined workflow and studio-grade recording and mixing tools. Reason Lite includes nine premium instruments (synths, samplers, and drum machines) and 11 effects (reverb, delay, EQ, and distortion), along with virtual amps from Softube and 2GB of included loops and samples to help your fledgling creative ideas take flight. And with plug-and-play support for your controller, making music with Reason Lite has never been simpler. Simply create an account (or log in) and register your product at http://www.akaipro.com/register to receive your free Reason Lite license.
Akai Professional LPD8 Wireless Features:
- USB/Bluetooth pad controller for your favorite virtual instruments
- Small enough to fit in a backpack and sit right in front of your keyboard
- 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive pads deliver classic MPC feel
- Classic Full Level and Note Repeat functions make laying down beats easy
- 8 Q-Link knobs control almost any parameter in software
- Store and recall your settings in 4 programmable memory banks
- Comes with editor software to make setting up programs simple
- Runs on bus power or 2 AA batteries for up to 12 hours of playing time
- Compatible with Mac, Windows, and iOS via USB and Bluetooth LE
- Includes Reason Lite DAW license