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Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard  

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Overview

  • 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
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Melodic performance in the palm of your hand.

The Akai LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. The keyboard measures less than 13" across and weighs under a pound, so it fits easily into your laptop case, backpack, or messenger bag for extreme portability.

Keyboard players who want to work with software on their computer will find that the Akai LPK25 gives their laptop the keys they need to express themselves anywhere. The LPK25 is a scaled-down relative to the Akai MPK series of keyboard performance controllers. The diminutive keyboard is made up of 25 miniature, velocity-sensitive keyboard keys with synth action.

The Akai LPK25 Performance Keyboard 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 Akai LPK25 keyboard controller's easy-to-learn layout.

The Akai LPDK25 offers plug-and-play with Mac and PC computers and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. The LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard has 4 memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to the software programs you use.

Features

  • 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
  • Send note information or program changes from keys
  • Comes with editor software for Mac and PC

Quickly create melodic and harmonic riffs anywhere when you buy the LPK25.

 

LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard Specifications:

  • Weight: 1 lb.
  • Dimensions: 1.1"H x 13.4"W x 3.8"D
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Akai ProfessionalLPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

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    Just purchased this, I have never owned a midi controller before. I have a little experience with the microkorg, but that's the extent of my keyboard knowledge. The LPK25 is great, I...Read complete review

    Just purchased this, I have never owned a midi controller before. I have a little experience with the microkorg, but that's the extent of my keyboard knowledge. The LPK25 is great, I chose this over the nanokey because of the obvious advantages in quality. The two things I wish this keyboard had are mod buttons like the nanokey and a sustain pedal input. I don't understand why these portable controllers don't have sustain inputs, the little buttons can be so inconvenient. Other than that, great controller. Pairs great with a macbook and garage band. I'm still learning how to program the controller and use the arpeggiator, but that's not the keyboard's fault. If you're looking for something to experiment with midi on but don't want blow your cash, this is a great choice. i suggest you take advantage of the price match policy as well, you can save a good chunk of cash.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Only works on 64 bit.

    Akia support was very rude,did not bother to tell me,It only works on 64 bit systems,tried to get working,for 10 days,finally got support some where else,you get what you...Read complete review

    Akia support was very rude,did not bother to tell me,It only works on 64 bit systems,tried to get working,for 10 days,finally got support some where else,you get what you pay for. Musicians Friends,let me up grade without any problems,Thanks,T.H.

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    5.0

    powerful exquisite keyboard

    By robinwang

    from MI 48105

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

      Cheap but functional and powerful. More shinny features for such a low price keyboard. By the way my performance professor using this keyboard too.

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      5.0

      Neat little item

      By Musicnut

      from Atlanta, Ga.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Better Than Using Ipad
      • Easy To Use
      • Fits In Computer Bag
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Key Touch A Bit Springy

      Best Uses

      • Instead Of Ipad Keyboard
      • Practice And Composing
      • Practicing

      Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

      I bought this because it is so small and portable, easily fits in my MacPro computer case. Akai is a reliable brand name and at the price I could not pass this up. Looking for a very small practice keyboard I had considered buying a used keyboard and cutting it in two! Not a practical idea without a lot of rewiring etc! This looked just right and I am very pleased. Switching octaves is very easy and instant, much better than using the iPad keys in Garage Band. Only negative is the feel of the keys, a bit springy, not like on a real piano or on my full size touch sensitive keyboard.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Travel Practice Keyboard

      By stephenabritton

      from Boston Ma

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • 'no' Software

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

      I am predominantly a bass player, but I am a musician first. Often I need to travel for extended periods for work and am unable to bring a bass with me, so recently I bought this little guy to take with me.

      The build quality is incredible, and it fits in my back pack with ease and without fear of causing any damage to it. It's so small I was able to comfortably play music on the plane with a person on either side of me ( in coach ).

      Be aware it is only a barebones keyboard, no bending, no sustain; 25 keys, octave up and octave down. Also as far as I can tell there is no software bundled with it that allows you to actually use it. This may or may not be common, I'm not quite sure.

      I am extremely pleased with this product and would definitely considering buying Akai again if I needed another product that they sell.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So far, perfect.

      By BlackStar

      from Arlington, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

          Perfect size. Low power usage. Love it!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          one of the best keyboard i ever try

          By cmg

          from Bronx, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

              this one of the best midi usb keyboard i try and is very portable not heavy sound great love it easy to use and the price was very good.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for producers

              By smoke070z

              from NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

                  Integrates perfectly fine with VSTs and my music production software. Great product. Highly recommended.

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent addition

                  By lulz

                  from Columbia, MO

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Small Keys

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

                  Perfect for when inspiration hits you anywhere!

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great travel solution

                  By fussylizard

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

                  I got this to use while traveling, and I've used it heavily about a month. It's a good size overall- easy to carry around in a backpack and perfect for playing chords and melodies while on the go.

                  With only 2 octaves there are limits to what you can do, but that's the tradeoff for the small size. While it's better than using a piano roll or computer keyboard to enter notes into a DAW on the go, I need more octaves for normal studio use. The keys are small but useable.

                  The keyboard has synth weighting and feels pretty good, and while being made of plastic it seems solid enough. If it were stolen or lost, I'd get another immediately.

                  Bottom line: A great product if you need extreme portability.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for what it is, a little small

                  By Frank

                  from Boston, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Compatible
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Small

                  Cons

                  • Keys are very small

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Travel
                  • Writing

                  Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

                  I have used a lot of midi keyboards with all the bells and whistles. Anything from 16key to 81key. This one is great with the two octave rango. It has the arp, sustain for the arp, and octave up/down. Everything you need, nothing you don't. It's small, fits in my 13" Macbook Pro Messenger bag. It is SO light. For composing, on the road, this thing is great. However, for studio work and live, I would not recommend. The keys are SO small. Little licks, riffs, and solos are nearly impossible. I bought this along with Scarlett 2i2 for on-the-go writing and recording on a budget. I wish I could go back and buy a full size midi keyboard. If you're on a budget, this should suffice. If you have a little more coin, try going for Oxygen or something along those lines.

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                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  does what it does very well

                  By nofrets

                  from Denver/Front Range, CO

                  Comments about Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard:

                  This is a simple 2-octave keyboard. A true keyboardist would call this a "toy" but when on-site and you need to add pads or percussion or basic keys parts, this can be a life saver. Nicely made equipment even though plastic. And I've used it with 32-bit Windows (XP & Vista) as well as 64-bit Mac. To the best of my knowledge, I've had no problems whatsoever in any environment with this little dude.

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