There is also an arpeggiator to trigger and control DAW software plug-in instruments. You can choose from seven modes on the arpeggiator. The keyboard instrument also has the option to store up to eight programs. The LPD8 features eight velocity-sensitive RGB backlit MPC pads four storable programs and eight assignable knobs for plug-in control. In addition, there are Sustain, Function, and Octave Up and Octave Down buttons. Included in the purchase price of both novelties is the MPC Beats Music Production software with thousands of drum samples and plug-in instrument sounds. There's also a USB port on both units to quickly connect them to a laptop or MIDI-enabled smart device.
Price and availability
The LPD8 is available now for 75 Euro. The LPK25 will cost 70 euros.
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