from Nazareth, PA United States
Got this last Summer, and it was awesome. I love the LED feedback. Knobs felt a little cheap, and we're hard to use due to size. If I had to, I would buy it again.
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June 23, 2010
I bought the LPD8 because I travel a lot and wanted to have some MIDI devices that were small enough to fit in a carry on bag. This paired with the Akai LPK25 make for a fantastic pair.
The LPD8 is compact, yet effective as a simple pad input controller for any audio software. The included driver software is simple to use and allows for some basic customization for the user. The bank select option is fantastic for many purposes. And the pads are sturdy and responsive. The encoders on the right side of the device also provide extra flexibility and are great for controlling many parameters inside any modern audio software.
The only qualm I have with the device is that some of the pads seem to be slightly more, or less sensitive than others. However, given that this is a small device meant for portability, it's a small price to pay for the ability to work with my music anywhere I go.
If I lost, or broke this item I would certainly buy a new one to replace it.