Akai LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard

Includes:
- LPK25 keyboard controller
- USB cable
- Software CD

Power Supply: USB Cable (Included)

- Dimensions: 339 mm x 97 mm x 33 mm (13.34" x 3.82" x 1.3")
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 7 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LPK25
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-4032
(10 ratings)
Submitted March 11, 2011 by a customer from windstream.net
"The Great and Amazing Akai LPK 25"
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Sound
Received the Akai LPK 25 on February 16, 2011. Not a novice to music and music performance but I had never really got into midi controllers and using DAW software. So this is my first experiment into the world of midi. For the price of this midi controller I am extremely amazed! This little controller is solid, and the velocity sensitive keys are wonderful and helps create that more "human sound" when playing. I have been using it with Ableton Live and it's really a lot of fun how simple but great this product sounds.

Features
The Akai LPK 25 was a snap to install! Actually there is really nothing to it, just plug it into a usb port and you are done! Just that simple. It did come with little piece of software for setting up the arpegiattor which can be set to external control so it can sync with your DAW's timing or you can set it independently. There was no fuss setting it up in Ableton, in fact there was nothing to setup. I just plug in the LPK 25, startup Ableton and it automatically just works.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use, small and portable. Great as an added piece to your 'mini studio' setup, or for taking on the road so you have an easy device to record ideas anytime/anywhere inspiration may hit.

Quality
Great quality, the keys feel great, it definitely doesn't feel cheap when you play which surprised me read more to be honest.

Value
The price is what blew me away. As a person that wanted to get into midi for the first time I was always a bit put off by the higher priced controllers and was specifically looking for something that not only offered what some of the higher priced controllers did but for a nice low price. If and when I do upgrade to a more elaborate setup, this LPK 25 will still definitely be used as a wonderful tool that is portable, and great for testing out musical ideas on the go.

Manufacturer Support
Not applicable... not had to contact support for anything yet "knock on wood" it's worked 100% since I've had it and just been a lot of fun.

The Wow Factor
Small, portable, yet the feel is very professional, the velocity sensitive keys and the feel of the keys is done very well, which shocked me that the price wasn't much higher.

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
Ambient, Triphop, Trance
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