PSA: Akai LPK25 Wireless, LPD8 Wireless + Windows 10 = NO WIRELESS

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EnochLight
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Post 10 Apr 2018

Just a heads up for anyone who caught Props new promo videos featuring Justen Williams on Akai LPK25 Wireless and LPD8 Wireless controllers... if you're on Windows 10 and are considering these controllers, be aware that Windows 10 currently does NOT support Bluetooth MIDI. Basically, these are tiny/portable MIDI controller that you'd still have to use a USB cable with. :(

From Akai support:
At this time, Windows does not support Bluetooth MIDI, but it will work with a USB connection. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us using the contact information on akaipro.com/support.
I've also read that build-quality is questionable with this line.

Video that it's featured in:

Win 10 | Reason 11 |  Studio One 4.5 | i7 3770k @ 3.5 Ghz | 16 GB RAM | Reactor 1TB SSD | RME Babyface Pro | Nektar Panorama P-4 | Akai MPC Live | Roland System 8 and System 1 | Roland TR-8 with 7x7 Expansion | Roland TB-3 | Roland VT-4 | Roland MX-1

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svenh
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Post 11 Apr 2018

As a Windows user, I miss wireless MIDI soo much. Using wireless mouse and (qwerty) keyboard has improved ergonomics so much for me. I wish it would be possible with MIDI keyboards too.

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EnochLight
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Post 11 Apr 2018

svenh wrote:
11 Apr 2018
As a Windows user, I miss wireless MIDI soo much. Using wireless mouse and (qwerty) keyboard has improved ergonomics so much for me. I wish it would be possible with MIDI keyboards too.
It’s just so disappointing that Microsoft went part of the way with the anniversary update, but only 32-bit (which makes no goddamn sense).

https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/bl ... -10-642798
Win 10 | Reason 11 |  Studio One 4.5 | i7 3770k @ 3.5 Ghz | 16 GB RAM | Reactor 1TB SSD | RME Babyface Pro | Nektar Panorama P-4 | Akai MPC Live | Roland System 8 and System 1 | Roland TR-8 with 7x7 Expansion | Roland TB-3 | Roland VT-4 | Roland MX-1

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