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Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller User Guide
LPD8 Editor User Guide
The LPD8 Editor software gives you intuitive ways to edit the many functions that your
LPD8 can perform.
For the latest information about the Editor software and product registration, visit
akaipro.com.
For additional product support, visit akaipro.com/support.
Software Installation
To download and install the editor software:
1.
Go to akaipro.com and register your product. If you don’t have an Akai Professional
account yet, you will be prompted to create one.
2.
In your Akai Professional account, follow the download instructions in your User
Account.
3.
•
Windows: Double-click the .exe installer file you downloaded.
•
macOS: Double-click the .dmg installer file you downloaded.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Setup
To use the LPD8 Editor:
1.
Optional: Connect LPD8 to your computer using a standard USB cable. If you are
connecting LPD8 to a USB hub, make sure it is a powered hub.
2.
Open the LPD8 Editor on your computer. The window will show a visual
representation of all your LPD8’s editable controls. See Features on the next page for
an overview of each section.
Features
1. Programs
2. Pads
3. Knobs
4. Channel Select
1.
Programs: Once you have finished adjusting settings with the Editor, you can save your group
of settings as a program. The program can then be sent to your LPD8 so that you may activate
the settings while playing the keyboard. Programs can also be stored on your computer.
To save or load a program on your computer, go to File > Save Program or File > Open
Program.
To load a program from a connected LPD8: Click the Get icon corresponding to the number
of the desired program on your LPD8 (1 – 4) or go to File > Get Program.
To send a program to a connected LPD8: Click the Send icon corresponding to the number of
the program you want to replace on your LPD8 (1 – 4) or go to File > Send Program.
To send a program to the RAM of a connected LPD8, click the SEND TO RAM icon or go to
File > Send Program > Ram. Sending a program to the LPD8’s RAM will not overwrite any
programs on the device; the program will be stored only temporarily.
2.
Pads: You can edit assignments for the 8 pads on your LPD8.
To assign a pad’s MIDI note: Click the Note field within the pad and then type the desired MIDI
note number (0 – 127). The MIDI note value (C 1 – G 9) will be displayed on the pad.
To assign a pad’s CC message: Click the CC field within the pad and then type the desired CC
number (0 – 127).
To assign a pad’s PC message: Click the CC field within the pad and then type the desired CC
number (0 – 127).
3.
Knobs: You can edit the function of the 8 knobs on your LPD8.
To assign a knob’s CC message: Click the CC field within the pad and then type the desired
CC number (0 – 127).
To assign a knob's minimum and maximum values: Click the Lo field (minimum) or Hi field
(maximum) under a knob and then type the desired value (0 – 127).
4.
Channel Select: You can click this drop-down menu to select the MIDI output channel for the
pads and knobs (Channel 1 – 16).
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