AKAI Professional have released new versions of their LPK25 mini MIDI keyboard and LPD8 drum pads.
According to the press release / email: “The new LPK25 is an ultra-sleek and responsive 25-key MIDI keyboard controller for mobile music makers who want to get the most out of their plugin instruments.”
“The new LPD8 is a pad controller featuring dynamic velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit MPC pads for triggering samples and making beats.”
I previously owned an LPK25, so I’m looking forward to seeing how AKAI have updated and improved their entry-level MIDI keyboard. One of the things that prevented me from using the original version was that the built-in arpeggiator couldn’t sync to an external clock. As such, it was rendered pretty useless when running it from a computer or external device. According to the product page, there is now Internal/External clock sync control, so at least they’ve sorted that out!
I’m a big fan of AKAI’s products, especially the more recent MIDI controllers, so I’d love to get my hands on the LPK25 and LPD8. If anyone from AKAI or InBrands is reading this, please get in touch and send me one for review! I recently did a review and unboxing video of the MPK Mini Play Mk3 and would love to do a video for each of these!