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Akai Professional LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops

Akai Professional LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops

Akai Professional LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops

  • 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller gives you expressive performance with computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
  • 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard keys are highly portable; writing sessions, capturing ideas and studio use with nearly all music creation software
  • Built-in arpeggiator provides melodic inspiration and versatile patterns for modern music production
  • Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC; no driver installation required. Perfect for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, Digital Performer, Ableton, etc
  • USB-powered; no additional power cable needed
  • Sustain button, octave up and down, and tap tempo controls ensure your ideas translate from head to hardware
  • Includes editing software for Mac and PC; easily customize the keyboards’ MIDI commands to fit your workflow

Melodic performance in the palm of your hand.

The LPK25 laptop performance keyboard is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. Powered by a USB connection to your computer, 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.

Technical Specs

  • 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 (width x depth x height): 13.3” x 3.8” x 1.3”
  • Weight: 1.41oz

Box Contents

  • LPK25
  • Software CD
  • USB cable
  • Safety Instructions & Warranty Information

List Price: $ 63.99

Price: $ 63.99

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful

Wireless portability and iOS app support make the LPK25 a winner for mobile songwriting, May 17, 2017

By Toddster64 (Marin County, CA)

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This review is from: Akai Professional LPK25 WIRELESS | 25 Mini-Key Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard (Electronics)

I’ve traditionally played workstation-style and arranger keyboards – all self-contained. Then I got into iOS music apps, but the lack of actual keys was a bit problematic.For me, the LPK25 solves the problem. The wireless feature helps me play it anywhere within reasonable range of the iPad Pro, and it easily connects via GarageBand bluetooth pairing. While the limited number of keys makes it challenging to replicate full piano/keyboard-driven pieces, its versatility helps me greatly in writing riffs and songs, particularly with the built-in arpeggiator. Sound is great right out of the iPad; I had some latency issues with wireless headphones, but plug-in phones work great.The BIG plus, beyond wireless connectivity and so many iOS apps that are supported, is portability – I can pack this in my mini-pack and take it wherever I go with my iPad. At that level, it’s a game-changer. Hats off to Akai for this wonderful device.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

Great for music notation!, December 9, 2016

By Melissa K

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This review is from: Akai Professional LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Electronics)

I needed a small and affordable keyboard to use for music note input in Finale. Went with this one and I love it! It looks like an actual piano, and you can feel the keys depressing when you play them (unlike some other controllers, which look and feel more like buttons than keys). All I have to do to use it is plug it into my computer’s USB port using the cord which they provide. No batteries required. There are buttons for “up an octave” and “lower an octave” which I use all the time to get notes right where I want them. One funky thing which I noticed right away is that I have to have the controller plugged into my computer before I open my Finale files in order for it to actually input notes using speedy entry. Another minor annoyance is that you have to have the keys completely depressed for them to be notated in the software – it is easy to slip for a moment and lose a note which you needed. Be aware, this is NOT a keyboard with its own bank of audio effects, so you will only hear sound out of it if it is plugged into your computer and you have music software running (and with Finale, you had to have used Playback once so that the audio bank is actually loaded up). If you’re looking for a keyboard to play around with for fun, this is definitely not for you. But if you need something to make music notation easier, this is definitely worth the money! Saved me hours of time.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful

Decent, if sligtly delicate and finicky tool, October 1, 2016

By Amos W Roddy

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This review is from: Akai Professional LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Electronics)

I’ve had this controller for maybe 3 years and overall it’s great! I recommend it, but there’s a couple things that are good to know before you buy.Number one, and this is a big deal for most people, the (cheaply surface mounted) mini usb port has broken 3 times, rendering the controller 100% useless. Thankfully a good friend builts analog studio equipment for a living and has always been willing to help solder it back. But if you don’t have a friend like this… well this is probably the end of your controller. It’s the typical cheap production you see in controllers like this, but yeah, maybe good to know. My advice is buy a right angle usb plug!Another potentially important note, this controller has very bad velocity sensitivity reading. Don’t buy this is you’re trying to write expressive piano pieces on the go. It jumps from 6 to 127 wayyyyy too easily. This won’t matter if you’re using mono synths or organs or whatnot, but be aware that this tool isn’t going to inspire much expressive or dynamic creativity.Other than that, 3 years later, I still use it! Super portable and easy to use, never had a problem with plug and play. Just know what you are buying!

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