Akai LPD8 Portable Production Pad

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  • 8 Backlit, Velocity-Sensitive Pads
  • 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs
  • Hands-On Control of Virtually Any Software
  • Plug In and Play, No Software Driver Installation
  • Bus-Powered by USB

Akai LPD8 Portable Production Pad


The LPD8 laptop pad controller is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. It's lightweight, measures less than 13 inches across and easily fits into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability, so you can make music in any setting.

Product Ref: 15188

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The LPD8 is based on the Akai Professional MPC line of iconic music production stations. Producers who love the feel of the MPC and want to work with software on their computer will find that the LPD8 gives their laptop the controls they prefer over a mouse and keyboard.

The LPD8 has eight 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 eight assignable Q-Link knobs you can assign to virtually any parameters in their software for hands-on control.

The LPD8 plugs in and plays with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use.


  • 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)


  • Number of Presets: 4
  • MIDI Output Channels (USB): 16
  • Drum Pads: 8 x Velocity Sensitive
  • Knobs: 8
  • Inputs/Outputs: 1 x USB Port
  • Power: Height: 28 mm
  • Width: 310 mm
  • Depth: 80 mm
  • Weight: 34g