Connecting Akai LPK25 & LPD8 to Logic.

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by CraigB3, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. CraigB3 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Hey guys

    Im currently in the middle of putting together a mini bedroom studio setup, and had a quick question.

    Im going to be buying both the Akai LPK25 and the LPD8, but i was just wondering whether or not i will need a midi interface to connect these to logic, or can i just plug in direct via the usb cables they come with?

    Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but i just want to be sure.

  2. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    no you will not need a midi interface. Midi is transfered through the USB cable for these controllers.

    You generally only need a midi interface if you have a piece of hardware that only has midi in/out ports, which the controllers you are looking at don't even have. These are easily recognizable circular 5 pin ports.
  3. CraigB3 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Thanks Howard

    All of my previous midi instruments have had the midi in/out ports so was a bit unsure when it said i could just connect via usb.

    Oh well, bit less clutter for my desk! :cool:

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