Assigning samples to Akai LPD8 pads?


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I took delivery of an AKAI LPD8 Pad Controller today and I haven't the foggiest clue how to assign a drum sample to each pad. Plugged USB in (it lights) and installed the editor. And I'm stuck.

I'm using Sonar 8.5 Producer and I have hundreds of samples in Session Drummer 3 but not being very technical, I don't know what to do next. I downloaded your Quickstart guide but it's not simple enough for me to follow, sorry! Any ideas?

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