Akai LPD8 Wireless MIDI Controller

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  • FREE Download Of Reason 10 Lite
  • Compact, Ultra-Portable Wireless MIDI Controller
  • Eight Velocity-Sensitive MPC-Style Pads
  • 8 Rotary Knobs
  • 4 Onboard Programmable Memory Banks

Akai LPD8 Wireless MIDI Controller

The Akai LPD8 Wireless MIDI Controller is a compact, Bluetooth enabled drum pad controller featuring 8 backlit MPC-style pads and 8 encoders. The Akai LPD8 is ideal for the digital musician on the move, allowing you to setup and perform wherever you go. The eight ultra-sensitive pads are ideal for finger-drumming as well as trigger one-shots, loops, bass lines and more. The Akai LPD8 is wireless thanks to its built-in Bluetooth connectivity, freeing you from the restriction of wires. It also features controls for switching between banks, Tap Tempo, Note Repeat and more. Additionally, the Akai LPD8 can be powered via USB or three AA batteries for added convenience.

Special Offer: For a limited time, new and existing users of this controller are eligible for a free download of the new Reason Lite DAW. See below for more information on how to claim your free download.

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Free Reason 10 Lite DAW Software

Once you have registered your Akai MIDI Controller, you are given a free copy of the new Reason 10 Lite DAW software. Take your new Akai product and let your creativity flourish immediately, with a wide range of professional production and mixing tools available at the touch of a button. The plug-and-play support from Akai gives you immediate access to 9 premium instruments, 11 effect processors, over 2GB of sample library and Softube guitar and bass amplifiers, as well as expansive options for VST and Rack Extension plugins.

MPC Style Pads

The eight backlit MPC-style pads are perfect for finger-drumming as well as triggering one-shots, loops, samples and more. The pads are velocity-sensitive delivering a natural and articulate sound, ideal for live performances and musical compositions. 8 encoder Q-link style controls allowing you to add and control effects on the fly, perfect for triggering and controlling automation. A whole host of other controls are also included such as Full-Level, customisable Note-Repeat and Tap Tempo functions. These versatile controls allow you to add flair and dynamics to your performance, giving you ultimate control over your sound.

Customisable Controls

As well as featuring a multitude of versatile functions, the Akai LPD8 also features customisable controls for enhanced configurations. The 4 onboard programmable memory banks allow instant recall of your own personal controller configurations, as well as being able to manage pad assignment, CC numbers, program change numbers and more. You can also store and manage all your programs using the LPD8 wireless editor software, allowing you to adapt to any situation.

Ultra Portable Design

The Akai LPD8 is ultra-compact in size, allowing you to take the unit anywhere you go. The highly portable design makes the LPD8 the ideal choice for the digital musician on the move, allowing you to create music as well as collaborate with others wherever you go. Its wireless Bluetooth connectivity frees you from the restraints of cables, allowing you to get setup and started within minutes. Setup is easier than ever thank to its class compliant design, offering effortless integration without the need for installing drivers. The unit itself can be powered either by USB cable or with 3 AA batteries (not included) for optimal portability.


  • 2 banks of 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads to send note or program changes – ideal for triggering samples, playing virtual synthesizers or controlling DAW switch and button based parameters
  • 8 assignable knobs for controlling virtually any parameter with a DAW, virtual instrument and virtual effect
  • 4 programmable memory banks for instant recall of personal control preferences
  • MIDI over Bluetooth to iOS and Mac OS X (Bluetooth LE4); MIDI over USB to Mac OS X and Windows
  • Works with virtually any music software or DAW – perfect for controlling soft-synths, samplers, virtual drum machines, DAW controls, virtual effect controls and more
  • Editing software for Mac and PC included for defining and recalling internally stored programs
  • USB- or battery-powered (3 AA, not included)
  • Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC, no driver required


  • Controls: (8) backlit pads, velocity-sensitive; 2 pad banks; full-level button, (8) 270° knobs
  • Note Repeat:
    • Time Divisions: 1/4-note, 1/4-note triplet, 1/8-note, 1/8-note triplet, 1/16-note, 1/16note triplet, 1/32-note, or 1/32-note triple
    • Modes: Latching (toggle) or momentary functionality
    • Swing: 50 , 56 , 58 , 60 , 62
    • Tempo: 30–240 BPM via Tap Tempo button (internal sync). Based on software tempo (external sync)
  • Programs: 4 stored programs, configurable via free downloadable editor software
  • Bluetooth: Profile | 4.0 Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) | Range* | Over 100 feet / 30.5 metres
  • Power: Via USB or (3) AA batteries
  • Dimensions: 12.4” x 4.3” x 1.3” (315 x 110 x 34 mm)
  • Weight: 0.45 kg (1.0lbs)