Excerpt: I am a keyboard player and I needed a midi controller to trigger tracks and clicks off my daw software live . This works perfectly , the size is great and it is durable . The pads feel nice and the knobs are cool. Also B&H shipped it fast and it came safe and in a secure package.
Excerpt: I currently own a number of Pioneer DJ equipment and primarily play on Serato DJ. With the Pioneer DDJ-S1 there is no sampler capability as it was built for Itch. I wanted to find a unit that would allow me to add a sampler function.
Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I got this as a way to track in midi drums more quickly, and it does the job well. It feels well built; the pads and knobs feel plenty robust. The LPD8 Editor software seems easy enough to use as well.
Pros: Easy to use, Good Value, Small footprint, Well-built
Excerpt: This is a bad little puppy right here. It is super portable, good solid build, and an excellent feature set. For the price it's a no brainer. One thing that I would like to mention is the lpd8 editor.
Pros: Great Sound, Huge Tone, Responsive, Sensitive, Versatile
Excerpt: I bought this in order to augment MIDI drums with fills that I would do myself. I use Sonar Cakewalk with a Tascam FW-1082 and had concerns how it would integrate via USB, but I had no troubles at all. For the hardware I give it 5 stars - it is solid and I believe it will last.
Excerpt: The Akai LPD8 seems pretty responsive and useful for what I needed, a simple easy way to add a few drum samples in a more playable way than midi keyboard, computer keyboard, or manual entry. This is doing that for me, and at a price that's completely reasonable.