Akai keeps pushing innovation with new wireless capabilities for the new L series LPK25 and LPD8 MIDI controllers.csm_akai_lpk_lpd_news_d9cabd5ecaSay goodbye to the days of tripping over wires and making sure you have enough midi cords to go around. Akai’s new L Series midi controllers now include a Bluetooth option as well as other crucial improvements to the producing experience. Weighing in at one pound, the LPD8 Wireless controller can now be powered by battery or midi. The controllers are compatible with iOS, Mac, and PC respectively and give you the ability to use beat making apps such as iMPC Pro.

Next up is the LPK25 wireless 25-key midi keyboard which creates ease when working in a crowded studio without sacrificing sound quality. Other features include an Arpeggiator mode, octave-up and octave-down buttons as well as a sustain pedal for maximum control over your sound.

On top of the new wireless capabilities, improvements to the L series include a Full Level button for the pads which creates a steady velocity amount so you don’t have to worry about wearing out those pads to get a full sound. The LPD8 Wireless also includes a Note Repeat button which is huge for live performances.

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Features:

-Supports Bluetooth MIDI for iOS and Mac OS X
-USB MIDI, works with virtually any music software or app
-25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard keys
-Arpeggiator, sustain pedal input, octave up and down and tap tempo controls
-Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC; no driver installation required
-Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag
-Four programmable memory banks
-Comes with editor software for Mac and PC
-USB bus or battery powered (3 AA, not included)

LPD8 Wireless Specs:

Dimensions (in inches): 12.4″ x 4.3″ x 1.3″
Weight: 1.0 lbs (0.45 kg)

Both the LPK25 Laptop Performace Keyboard and the LPD8 Wireless MIDI Pad Controller will be available for the holiday season.

See more on the Akai website: http://www.akaipro.com/product/lpd8-wireless#sthash.c5A5KMpX.dpuf

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