Thursday, July 16, 2009

Akai Challenges Korg's "Nano" Line

Looks like Akai is looking to take on Korg's 'Nano' products for laptop musicians with their recently-announced LPD8 and LPK25. They definitely LOOK higher quality, but we'll have to wait to see if they top the Korg stuff's sort of questionable-feeling construction. (Why is it that everything Korg has made in the past 10 years or so feels so CHEAP?)

4 comments:

Gamma Goblin said...

Yeah the Nano's aren't all that great, then again they arent all that expensive either. I bought a Nanopad last year and expected it to be awful but its actually not that bad, and it feels heavy and solid. Then again, I make shit music so I wouldn't go on my word for it ;)

These Akai's do look a lot better, especially the keys on the LPK25. I just wonder how much travel the keys have however, and if it will be any "nicer" to play than the Korg Nanokeys. If they price them around the same they'll be onto a winner.

XET said...

yeah i was thinking that when i played the new microkorg at guitarcenter. the knobs are wobbly and the plastic body is toy like. not what i'd expect for $500.

Rendren said...

I've got the Korg trio.. the pads i rarely use.. but the Kontrol and the Key i love.. altho for the key id prefer it to be a lil more velocity sensitive(sure i can wack on a midi compresser in albeton to make a piano sound more natural].. but the nano key is built a lil too flimsy.. which is why i hope the akai will fill the void! just want something portable!

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