Akai Announce New Wireless Controllers

For a more stocking-friendly piece of kit this year Akai has announced new wireless versions of its compact controllers, the LPD8 and LPK25

LPK25 & LPD8

The LPD8 still features the same six UI buttons and eight assignable pots as before, but now features a Full Level function that will ensure that all pads deliver equal velocity. “The LPD8 Wireless delivers exactly what mobile producers and performers have been waiting for – great beat-making couple with freedom of motion and no cords to worry about,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional.

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Much like the former the LPK25 remains relatively unchanged but does come equipped with a Sustain pedal input. The absence of cords means that the LPK25 can be used “to play, record and control…plug-in instruments from anywhere in the room.”

Whilst their appearance remains almost unchanged both controllers are fitted with a new chassis, an updated design and will be compatible with iOS, Mac and PC over USB and Bluetooth.

The LPD8 wireless and LPK25 wireless will ship in December for £70 each. For more information head to the AKAI website.

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