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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 36 reviews )
 15 reviews42 %
 14 reviews39 %
 2 reviews6 %
 1 user review3 %
 3 reviews8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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PriXL04/16/2014

PriXL's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practical, high quality"

Akai Professional LPD8
I have the machine for 2-3 years.

I quite uses mpd and apc.

It is a practical tool, its small size allows it to carry around everywhere, and it is a good complement for particular live (I used to run my samples to scratch on my plate, or to launch effects).

According to dial is another thing, the pads are not necessarily useful for me, but they are quite responsive to what I could try. In the studio he can fill the holes depending on the hardware you have.

Another positive point is the ability to expand the number of pads 32 through an internal bank, but the selection manipulation is not the easiest, so ultimately it is fairly limited, especially when you have a live set a little "tight" ...
Small bonus, the pads have a bright orange contour lights on when support is gadget, but it can take effect.

Negative point, the size of the knobs is a bit small, which sometimes complicates the grip, but it is possible to change them.

The price is clearly affordable, but it is not essential tool, I buy for myself as a backup machine to complement my keyboard or add missing knobs CPA 20.

I do not know if I would do this choice, not for the quality of the material, but its lack of use in my home studio.
bazzzoukk03/12/2014

bazzzoukk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great Pads"

Akai Professional LPD8
My problem was to play finger very precisely supplements driving rhythms DHS Sonic Core and sounds of madness, and save them in DAW, so I wanted very reactive pads, instant. I play the djembe and darbuka, so it has to follow. Already have several DAW controller, the knobs and sliders other dedicated I was not interested.

The LPD8 fulfill all these conditions, his pads respond excellently, very fast, accurate on the velocity and firepower.

For € 38 and 1 year warranty, what can one want more? The construction is solid and I broke out like crazy. This is an excellent complement when did want to play a machine without breaking the bank.

For less, changes in banks are zero, completely ornate, at least 4-5 seconds manipulation is unusable on the same track, so you must tell the DAW that cares. But if you work like me in successive recording layers, it does not matter.
02/13/2014

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

Akai Professional LPD8
I use it for 1 years & 6 months every day.
I do everything with love, played drums with Steinberg Cubase Elements 6 & Magix Music Maker 2013 Magix Music Maker Premium & 2014.
How would you rate the quality: Very solid, practical, easy you use, simple ... ect.
Price: cheap at all: 49 Euro.
I referiz my choice my Akai.

Thank you & Thank You to Akai & Audiofanzine on.
LooLoo1312/16/2013

LooLoo13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A killer I tell you!!"

Akai Professional LPD8
Used for about 1 month
I have tried many models of midi controllers (DJ \ Production)
most: Duty (to those seen in the size and concurrency could've ca not be the case)
But ultra-ultra simple to use set
Ultra mobile
-4 Banks controls easy noon to edit parametrer
EVERY-series more encoders pads has its own MIDI channel

least I do not see too ... ah if
The mini-usb plug which seems a little fragile
Encoders, a bit flat (provided that you have normal fingers it does not pose a concern)
And c is

AKAI first as controller (MPC 2000XL) I am excited to finish a qualitée of materials through the use of price and integration with various apps (perfect with live 8 for me very well for managing traktor decks remixes )
c is flawless
Frankly c's all good and not expensive more why deprive
Like everything that is good he did that a default
"We want more"
It makes you want to buy the next size desus
and I do it again this choice without hesitation
malmignatte10/02/2013

malmignatte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Useful and easy"

Akai Professional LPD8
How long have you use it?
2 years

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
More:
- It has assignable knob and pad 4 times (8x4 + 8x4 pad knobs)
- It is easily recognizable as the daw
- It is lightweight and fits easily in a bag
- The pads are nice, backlit, good response

Less:
- No quick passage through a single button on a preset (prog) to another (you must enter a combination of three buttons to access another program assigned)
- No separation knob / pad for the assignment, ie when a program passes to the other, all the buttons (+ pad knob) change registry.
- Knob is not endless (ok for the price!)

How would you rate the quality / price?
A little expensive in my opinion ....

With experience, you do again this choice?
With a little more money, combined Korg nano 1 (16 pad and 9 fader two separate controllers) is more convenient and allows greater ease of handling.
But he gave me quite a lot of services for small compositions trip!
So I keep it and I'm glad! ;-)
ddn08/03/2013

ddn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cheap"

Akai Professional LPD8
I've had three years, I do not use it at all for what it is intended. With I control guitar rig, serving me knobs assigned to those pedals / amps, and DRUMPADS to control activation / deactivation effects. To do this, it is very convenient, the LEDs remain lit pads when the effect is on and you can have a set of 4x8 knobs to control four separate effects.

You understand that I have a quiet use. Yet the knobs quickly took the game and the No. 5 and not two in a somewhat random works. Damage elsewhere, because everything is really handy, USB powered, with a dedicated software and setting queles pads look good réactigs.

I know there is no equivalent avols I kept it but I strongly advise against buying are, especially to serve as controller for drums Laquel just too fragile.
shanneton07/31/2013

shanneton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple and tasteful, and more solid"

Akai Professional LPD8
I use it at least 3 years.

I also had a Korg nanoPAD which proved useless.

This is a product that is strong, simple, works with any computer or operating system. Quite interesting to trigger samples and manage associated effects.
A little less usable for patterns of rhythm, for example, but I'm not very good at it.

The value for money is unbeatable. I remake this choice without problem.
instrumentalis formation05/24/2013

instrumentalis formation's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" LPD - Small and handy"

Akai Professional LPD8
I bought this item for use to serato video. It allowed me to assign MIDI commands to my videos and transitions effects. practice very malgrès its small size, light weight, it is easily transported and therefore take up little space. A reasonable price for a device that is very useful
s0ca05/11/2013

s0ca's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" kirikou of the countrolleurs"

Akai Professional LPD8
How long have you use it?

Around 5 years.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

To stay in the same price range and type of controller,
I tried nanoPAD of Korg.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The more picture is not his strength! I abused my LPD8 long and it still works like the first day! the pads are reagents there are no worries at the velocity is nickel.

The least that would be the small size of the knobs, and possibly to have been an endless more.

How would you rate the quality / price?

Really a great product.

With experience, you do again this choice?

Without any hesitation! When the quality of the pads compared to its cousin the nanoPAD we see is not a file (many posts on the forum for their yelling korg pads that fall quickly rad ...).

Personally I use it to manage live and Turnado Effectrix and it's very very good job :)

I board carefree people willing to invest in a small controller really cheap and very good quality
loipy05/02/2013

loipy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Efficient and compact!"

Akai Professional LPD8
How long have you use it?
2 months

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No, I returned my rhythm parts in MIDI keyboard

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Pros: Small size (fits in a bag), rotary encoders (most useful for me an X / Y pad) fully assignable touch pads, and light when touched. Also, very easy to use in any DAW (honors Ableton Live! ...)

The -: RAS

How would you rate the quality / price?
More than adequate, especially since prices tend to fall! ...
At worst, if 8 pads are not enough, buy a second, and you get an MPC 16 fully assignable encoders pads/16 for even € 100!

With experience, you do again this choice?
Without hesitation!