Reviews and Problems with Akai Lpk25 Midi Keyboard
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Great little gem
Mr. J. M. Zielinski "Cabal", amazon.co.uk
15 May 2011
Summary: Used by my flatmate, she rates it high, as finally able to compose various sounds and music tracks by using this keyboard. Light, with decent look, many options and easy to use. Good purchase.
great purchase if you have a Macintosh - for big kids of all ages
9 October 2010
Summary: I'll start off by saying that I have an Apple Macintosh computer, and cannot play or read music. Having said all that, this is a great fun purchase. First impressions are not great, it comes in a blister pack that would have been at home in Woolworths during the seventies. There is the keyboard, a USB cable, and a CD Disk. Plug the USB cable into the computer, open up GarageBand, and hit a key and hear music. No power cord required.
Summary: Good purchase but can be a problem for Windows 7 users. Not an issue if you know why it won't work with music production software though, so I'll explain for you. If the lights are on but it doesn't recognise it with your software, you may need to disable your webcam in "Device manager>imageing devices" (if it's an inbuilt camera). I had to contact the company to find this out.
Summary: I haven't bought one of these but the size, quality and arpeggiator is exactly what I need. But why no mod / pitch bend? And how about one twist knob that can be assigned to any parameter? Laptops do not have any levers / knobs so these additions would help to add expression to recordings, which is essential when you are making emotional and organic music on the move.
Summary: At this price point you are unlikely to find a better midi keyboard. It's obviously not a performance instrument but is more than adequate for messing around on a PC. The arpeggiator is a great addition, something not always found on budget controllers. The velocity sensitivity is not great but this is a cheap keyboard, you can't have everything.
Summary: Despite having 25 toy-sized mini keys, they are touch sensitive and have a very good feel. I generally use step input with Sibelius and can't always be arsed to get my heavyweight CME UF5 out, so the Akai is ideal and it's octave shift gives the range of a full piano. The enclosed driver CD is required for Windows XP but alas there is none available for Windows 2000, so no use for my laptop.
Summary: Gekocht voor werken met MIDI/DAW/VST- plug-ins. Reden van aankoop is dat je 'm (smal!) vóór je PC-toetsenbord kunt zetten, je hoeft dus niks aan de kant te schuiven om een riedeltje in te spelen. Ik kan geen piano/toetsen spelen en dus is de aanslaggevoeligheid even wennen. Verder één feest. Plug-and-play in optima forma. Met de octaaf toets heb je ook een fors bereik. Niks op aan te merken, en dát voor dit geld.