Akai Professional are cutting the wires with their latest release.
DJs/producers have been shouting for wire-free operation for some time, in order to reduce the amount of cable clutter in the studio and/or on stage, but it hasn’t been something that has been tackled to a point where wireless operation is the norm.
With this in mind, Akai have release two new controllers: the LPD8 and the LPK25 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI controllers.
These two new portable controllers can fit easily into a laptop case or backpack and are battery powered for ease of use whilst out and about. The LPK25 Wireless is a twenty-five key MIDI Keyboard (the clue is in the name) whilst the LPD8 Wireless is an eight-pad MIDI Pad Controller.
The new controllers are perfect for connecting up to your iOS or computer based software for making music in the studio or out and about, with both models coming in at under £70.