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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 ...
Have to have a Midi Keyboard in all studios.
As seen demonstrated in the YouTube video (@ [2:18](http://youtu.be/PaZ3ZW0QzpA?t=2m17s)), Stromae uses the Akai Pro LPK25 USB MIDI keyboard to lay down some melodic bass line notes with [Propellerheads Reason NN-19 Sampler](http://equipboard.com/items/propellerheads-reason-nn-19-sampler). The compact keyboard has become an apparent trademark to his production as he has been seen brandishing it in many interviews, videos of performances, as well as in some press photos like [this one](http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oBFlpAiNh0E/TiSkrvc-OzI/AAAAAAAABGc/-e0XLxFk53U/s1600/1301064046_STROMAE1.jpg).more
The LPK 25 is a standard USB midi keyboard with 25 keys. It is small, the touch of the keys is not very nice, but it does the trick. When I play melodies, I do it freely mostly before I put additional work on the played sequences within the computer. I can take it with me anywhere and it comes in very handy when I know i won't be home for more than two weeks. I would not take it with me for just one week, as then the laptops internal keys would be enough.more
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.
Melodic performance in the palm of your hand.
Nice and solid construction, does the job pretty well, but tends to lose its connection from time to time. Lack of a pitch bend control is the only serious flaw though. I use this mostly for working out note sequences in the studio, rather than for performance or anything like that, and for that it's perfect.
This little guy sits right between my iMac and bluetooth keyboard. It's always plugged in, and ready to go for whenever I launch Reason or Logic. It's light, simple, looks great easy to play, and overall just really convenient. I also like to take it on trips and compose on the go.
I love this little controller. I've taken it with me on many trips. The controller fits on top of my 13" Macbook Pro perfectly and gives me the ability to add arps to any instrument. Fits into any backpack easily. Will always keep this controller.