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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 68 reviews )
 23 reviews34 %
 31 reviews46 %
 3 reviews4 %
 1 user review1 %
 2 reviews3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Croix12/28/2010

Croix's review"Small but good"

Akai LPK25
The AKAI LPK25(short for Laptop Performance Keyboard) is a compact sized midi keyboard from AKAI. It features 25 velocity sensitive keys, octave up and down buttons, a Sustain function, and an arpeggiator with tap tempo. And it really is extremely small.

The package in which the LPK25 arrvies contains a USB cable for connecting the LPK25 to your computer and a CD with editing software. The editing software is very simple, but it works. You can edit arpeggios, and save up to 4 different presets. The Sustain works as expected. The arpeggiator is well thought out, and you can easily switch between the different modes(UP, DOWN, EXCL, INCL, RAND) and time divisions(1/4T to 1/32T).

The LPK25 connects to your computer through USB. There is unfortunately NO midi out, so you can't control anything else with it, which is a shame, since that would really have made it quite perfect.

UTILIZATION

Setting up the LPK25 could not be easier. You simply plug it in to your computers USB port and play. There is literally nothing more to it.

The 25 keys feel great for such a small size. You probably can't play anything super too complicated with it, but it works great for simple melodies and motifs. It will also take a while to get used to the smaller keys, but that's the same with any new keyboard.


OVERALL OPINION

In conclusion, I loved the LPK25. It has a solid feeling, and it's only about as big as a laptop keyboard. I doubt I've ever seen better value for such a price. The durable build quality(I've dropped it on the floor a few times) and great arpeggiator are the cherry on top of the cake.

I would recommend this for anyone who wants a portable and well made midi controller. Of course it won't replace a full size midi keyboard, but for this price, who can complain?
02/13/2014

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Easy to use for beginners mao"

Akai LPK25
Small Midi Controller & easy to use, and easy to take anywhere, even in hotel & Vacence.
Connect a cable to a USB Midi.

UTILIZATION

The flexible soft touch, even, but Fits Forever awaiting use.
The manual is clear is easy to use in a PDF internete Akai.
Akai to download on Wed éditor free website & update.
Easy program to use + Arpégeateur on the controller Akai LPK25.

OVERALL OPINION

I, unwanted for 1 years & 6 months.
I tried no other controller as Korg: the nanoKEY, Roland Edirol: PCR-300.
Sound quality, flexible, easy to use ... ect
I do again my choice for Akai.

Thank you thank you & to & to Akai Audiofanzine.
pipostar09/12/2013

pipostar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" interesting"

Akai LPK25
small. 2 octaves keyboard.
6 buttons including octave + / -, sustain, arpeggiator (tap tempo sync), and programs.
USB connection to the computer.

UTILIZATION

very simple and effective use travel (tour live ...).

OVERALL OPINION

rather robust for its size keyboard (better than the Korg nano over time he seems).
size / quality / price ratio
hugzz09/06/2013

hugzz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" probably the best mini laptop mini keyboard keys"

Akai LPK25
Its size, its weight, its practical side for the trip ..
He just has a micro USB port on the left side.

UTILIZATION

The hit is probably the best you can find at this price and for a keyboard of this size ..
There is nothing to configure and nothing to read in the manual .. It's plug n play. There are some buttons that can be interesting .. Sustain, Tap Tempo, an arpeggiator and a few other options as well but I admit having used only keys.

OVERALL OPINION

I can be for 2 years because I was planning a move abroad and I now use it only while traveling on the train, plane ..
I have not tried the other one before but I think it's all down in price and quality of manufacture (which is good).
It still lacks a pitch wheel and modulation.

If strut again, for the trip, I would be the CME X-bit key that is ready to the same size with large keys or Korg Nanokey 2 because it is even smaller.
For a home studio does not fit because the mini-keys are not made for regular use and there are no wheels ..... If this is this case I would go on an M-Audio Oxygen 25 or Axiom 25 but it is not given ..
Bassmattea04/03/2013

Bassmattea's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good small keyboard"

Akai LPK25
Connectors: USB you plug it works

UTILIZATION

The keys are small, but it's still playable, the manual is clear and we can do without. Simple configuration. I use it to trigger samples or record ideas tablecloths etc..

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two years and I never had any particular problems. It does not take place, tiny, it is lightweight, perfect for mobile use and find its place in a home studio setup (I do not see myself taking him on stage). In short, a good keyboard for anyone who wants to be burdened and strum ideas or control samples.
/eden/03/24/2013

/eden/'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good"

Akai LPK25
size

UTILIZATION

manual unclear but the settings are not required

OVERALL OPINION

buy eyes closed
not take place
to complete parts of vst is the top
Forczz08/17/2012

Forczz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai LPK25
This is a USB keyboard, 25 keys as its name suggests. Features that interested me primarily are small size (it comes in a laptop bag) and prices unbeatable for a keyboard "classic" (the equivalent model Korg eg. Has a weird kind of pads instead of keys ... not for me!)
Level connectivity is there ne may be simpler: a USB mini-B f, mini-B/Type-A cable provided. One might regret the absence of connectivity for a pedal (-1).

UTILIZATION

I want to point out first that I bought this product as a complete beginner to the keyboard.
I use it to store parts, mainly composed of electro or when there is a playing hand. This should also use it perfectly.
The touch is quite good for the price, but it is still a bit "cheap" (-1). A drawback is precisely ... the size of the keys, a little tight when you got paws like shovels (-1)! But it's still playable, and that's the price to pay for a minimal footprint.
I did not read the manual, no need for basic functions, but I do not use any of the functions 'program'.
The Arpegiator is rudimentary but may be useful.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for more than a year. In the same price range, I tried the Korg thing about it but I got my way.
Clearly, this is not a touch keyboard-heavy high-end, but you get for your money.

Most: the small size and price.
Minimum: the size of the keys.

I would do this choice without hesitation!
Freddavids08/13/2012

Freddavids's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good product for the price"

Akai LPK25
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
-Its small size and light weight for easy carrying

What connectivity (MIDI, pedals ...)? ...
A simple USB cable

UTILIZATION

The touch keyboard is it nice? Should your use?
It's a touchdown platoc enough, no need to use more

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Without a manual it's OK ...

The general configuration is simple?
Yes

OVERALL OPINION

How long you use it?
Approximately 2 years

What is so special that you love the most, least?
+ Small, light,

- Disconnects the USB cable fairly easily if you move a lot

How would you rate the quality / price?
Very correct

With experience, you do again this choice?
To use that I have, yes. To make the live show, no.
I have an MPK45 to be more comfortable for the home studio.
AKAI for me it's good ... After do not want to "play the piano" with a keyboard an octave ...
tagj3r03/03/2012

tagj3r's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai LPK25
This is the first price that directed me to this little controller.

But then, when we look a little competition, I realized it was better for me than the other models:
- It is the only of this category to have a nice keyboard to play (albeit mini-keys, it is frankly without any comparison with the keyboards of this price range)
- This is also the only (to my knowledge) to have an arpeggiator, rather damn good for that matter.

If only he had a midi-out, I will use the arpeggiator much more often by plugging directly into my Nord Stage ...

UTILIZATION

As said before, I found the keyboard much better than his friends in 25 keys (and even better than his friends in 37 keys) in other brands.
Yet I have tried to try everything before buying it, and I am a true pinailleur on this subject (as a classical pianist at first, then play on small rolls of Korg Nano ... brrrr ...).

This is truly one of the elements that determined my choice when buying.

In practice, if the buttons could be a little wider ...
Another small detail that may have a (great) importance: at the nuances, it's not great. I do not like the way it manages the velocities, and sometimes we would like to disable it just ... Not easy to play some agreement "strong" and follow through agreements "pianissimo"!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2-3 years, in the following set-up:
- Nord Stage plugged into the PC sound card for audio play piano, e-piano and organ,
- PADKONTROL plugged into USB on the PC, which controls NI Battery 3 in Cubase, to play the drums,
- LPK25 plugged into USB on the PC, which controls most of the time Trilian (bass unit, often a kind moog synth) in Cubase too, to play bass.

The problem of key velocity is less experience in using this "additional synth bass" that if I started using it as the lead of course!
Used as well, so it's a very good supplement that allows me to put the keyboard on the shores of the North Stage, and so have a little bass synth on top of my piano for really cheap.
At that price, we will not do without it ;)
Meg@pixels12/05/2011

Meg@pixels's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nomad, solid and practical"

Akai LPK25
I was looking for a small keyboard that I could take it everywhere with me.

UTILIZATION

Keyboards trs enjoyable, is ideal for mobile use.
The manual may be useful for some but not essential depending on the branch to usb, it launches squenceur is chosen as the Midi IN peripherals and here's part. Tees really easy to use.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since I bought it.
The Akai is solid, well-Designed, beautiful and functional, easy to carry, I always in my backpack. I plug in my netbook + energy xt / Reaper and go.
I first buy the korg nanoKEY, enchanted by the concept of quality of manufacturing, the keys are blocked every one. So I turn to akai which followed suit in this crneau portable keyboard 25 keys with equivalent prices (between 45 and 49).