Akai LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard USB Midi Controller
LPK25 laptop performance keyboard is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. It measures less than 13 inches across and weighs less than a pound to easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability.
Keyboard players who want to work with software on their computer will find that the LPK25 gives their laptop the keys they need to express themselves anywhere.
The LPK25 is a scaled-down relative to the MPK series of keyboard performance controllers. The diminutive keyboard is made up of 25 miniature, velocity-sensitive keyboard keys with synth action.
The LPK25 contains an arpeggiator, which steps through chords automatically, assisting musicians with creating quick melodic ideas. Sustain, octave up and down and tap tempo controls round out the LPK25’s easy-to-learn layout.
The LPDK25 works plug and play with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use.
- USB-MIDI controller works with virtually all audio software
- 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard keys
- Arpeggiator, sustain button, octave up and down, and tap tempo controls
- Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC requires no driver installation
- Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag
- Four programmable memory banks
- Comes with editor software for Mac and PC
- USB bus powered - no additional power cable needed
- Number of presets: 4
- MIDI output channels over USB: 16
- Note keys: 25 (velocity-sensitive)
- Inputs/outputs: 1 USB-mini port
- Power: < 100 mA, 5V DC via USB
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 339 mm x 97 mm x 33 mm
- Weight: 40 g
- LPK25 keyboard controller
- USB cable
- Software CD
I purchased a Korg Nano Keys yesterday and did not like the "button" like keys you had to play on. I could not tell what notes I was hitting without looking at the keyboard. (My old piano teacher would have been cracking the backs of my hands with a ruler for looking...lol). I traded the Korg in for the Akai LPK25 (which I did know existed till last night!). It was [...] more, but so worth it! This thing is much better built than the Korg. The Korg felt like it might break in my laptop bag. This is much more solid. It is about twice as thick as the Korg, but still small enough to put in your messenger bag or laptop case. No drivers needed, just plug it in and you are ready to go. very happy with this! 5 stars!