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Pros

The quality of the device is a 4/5. Having the portability and great affordable price more than makes up for the flaws. This pad bank has 8 of the legendary pads by akai.



Cons

Audio is faulty! The sound of the keys goes in and out - some times it will be loud, other times very dull and quiet. Are not tap/trigger * like the description made it seem, just controls for basic function like ovtave shift. And finally, we're at a ...  Read More

As a basic midi interface for a beginner of experimenter maybe. Beats i can tap out with this are so lifeless and flat. Akai refuses to allow their software for the device to update to be compatible with mac os catalina or higher.

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Quality


Akai quality portable midi mini keyboard with decent features sized to carry with a laptop.


It interfaced quickly with my daw and i am quite happy!


The box was very damaged so gave me a bad impression of the quality at first.


If you expect professional grade quality and only want to pay $70, you either don't know even know how to play piano, or your delusional.


It's a little thicker thank i'd like, however the build quality feels high.

Price


This thing is perfect for what it cost.


At a very affordable price pointthe only downside is the keys are not weighted


Everything you get in this portable device for such an amazing price is well worth it, i highly recommend the lpd8, akai is kno...  Read More

Competitiveness


Plus after i got an 88 key arturia this thing looks like a melodica when on top of it.

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  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 72.5% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 3,206 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 5 2022.
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Super tiny, perfect for my limited space desktop

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[1] Start LMMS[2] Click far-left music-note-icon My Samples[3] Expand instruments and select piano01.ogg and drag it into the S...  Read More

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I’ve gotten so much done with this little midi controller! Got me through my first semester of Berklee College of Music 💕 good ...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Even when you get used to that language, getting a midi keyboard is essential, unless you want to be creating every individual note in your songs and drive yourself insane.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The first is that i feel like it is a couple of keys too small.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I still love this keyboard, and i don't think my complaints are as big of an issue as they could be, because having the portability and great affordable price more than makes up for the flaws, and you cant get the highest quality at a discount anyways.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Didn’t make it out the hood :(


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I returned it and i am getting a nektar se49.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Plus after i got an 88 key arturia this thing looks like a melodica when on top of it.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The box was very damaged so gave me a bad impression of the quality at first.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This keyboard is a midi controller, meaning it does not make a sound on its own.

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