I have had my Akai MPC 1000 for several years now and still appreciate its craftmanship and accessability. At this year’s NAMM show in Nashville, Akai will unveil the LPK 25 and the LPD8 as the ultimate portable MIDI controllers. Not sure on the total specs but they seem to be bare bones at this moment. The LPD 8 is a drum pad only device and the LPK 25 has 25 full size keys, an argeggiator, controls for sustain, octave switching, and tap tempo. Any guesses on price points?