Akai Force, Standalone Music Production & DJ Performance System

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  • Easily export your work to Ableton Live
  • 7” full colour capacitive multitouch display
  • Mic/instrument/line inputs & 4 outputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru & 4 configurable CV/Gate outputs
  • 4 In-built synths & over 10GB+ of sounds included
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Akai Force - Standalone Music Production & DJ Performance System With Touchscreen

New firmware delivers control of Ableton Live’s session view, mixer, effects and devices via Wi-Fi for Force, MPC X and MPC Live.

This is the update you have been waiting for! Akai Professional is proud to announce Force firmware 3.0.4 and MPC firmware 2.7 that include the highly-anticipated Ableton Live Control.Force and MPC now come pre-mapped for deep tactile control of Ableton Live clip launching, mixer panel and of course, Ableton devices. Ableton Live Control functions wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network via Ableton Link. This is an unparalleled level of Ableton integration from a standalone device. Ableton Live Control mode has been carefully designed to enable users to instantly switch between standalone operation and Live Control mode without ever stopping playback from either platform.

With Ableton Control integration, Akai Professional has bridged the standalone and Ableton worlds seamlessly for an unprecedented amount of creative power. The ingenuity of Force and MPC plugin instruments Bassline and Tube Synth, pristine sound processing FX and stellar sample manipulation algorithms, paired with Ableton and the power of clip launching is here and ready for musical ambitions of the most adventurous kind.

  • Matrix Tab - The Matrix tab displays an 8x8 section of Live’s Session View marked in the Live GUI by the coloured session ring. Users have a complete overview of—and immediate access to—the scenes, clips, play status, recording status as well as control over playback, recording quantize functions and scene / clip management.
  • Mixer Tab – The Mixer Tab provides instant access to Live’s key mixing functions, divided into three views for control of Levels, Main mixer parameters and Sends. Using Force’s touch interface, control any slider/knob or bring up a full screen editor for precise adjustments.
  • Device Control Tab – The device tab controls the device on the current track at Ableton Live’s Blue Hand position, providing control and key visual feedback on Ableton Instruments and third-party plugins.
  • Control Bar – At the top of the touch user interface, users can customise the Control Bar to display preset displays for Session, Arrangement and Performance modes including BPM, Phase Nudge Down/Up, Metronome, Follow, Overdub, Automation Arm and more.

Break out of a sample-based workflow with four synth engines from leading developer AIR Music Technology

  • Hype | Cover everything from hard-hitting plucks to sultry melodic leads with this preset and macrobased synth combining multiple synth engines (wavetable, FM, subtractive, sampling) and a giant preset library into a single easy-to-use package
  • Tubesynth | Emulate the sound of classic vintage analogue poly-synths with an advanced analogue modelling algorithm, packaged with five integrated AIR effects
  • Bassline | Access the sounds of a classic mono synth with variable oscillator waveshapes, sub/fifth oscillators, LPF & HPF options and four integrated AIR effects
  • Electric | The ultimate in classic e-piano emulation with Pickup, Envelope, Bell and Noise parameter sections, five AIR effects and dozens of pre-sets to get you started

Out-the-box, Force comes preloaded with 10GB+ of must-have sounds from industry leading sample content providers including SampleTools by CR2, MSX Audio and Sample Magic. With 248 Kits, 16 Demo Projects, 2500+ Loops and 500+ Patterns, Force’s core library provides immediate access to the most sought-after sounds to inspire your creativity from the get-go.

  • Standalone – no computer required
  • 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
  • 7” full colour capacitive multitouch display
  • Mic/instrument/line inputs, 4 outputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 4 configurable CV/Gate outputs
  • Remix, mash-up, DJ and produce with 6 track types for complete audio/MIDI/CV sequencing and performance capability
  • Performance Modes including 16-Pad Drums, Notes, Smart Scales, Chords & Progressions
  • MPC Sample Editing
  • Automatic BPM detection, real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
  • 8 touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays
  • 4 powerful, fully-editable synth engines
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • Full-Size SD card slot & 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
Pads

(64) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit

Knobs

(8) 360° touch-sensitive knobs
(1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
(5) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment

Buttons

(56) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit

Display

6.9”/176mm (diagonal)
5.9” x 3.7”/150 x 93mm (width x height)
Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface

Connections

(2) XLR+1/4” (6.35mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
(4) 1/4” (6.35mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
(1) 1/4” (6.35mm) stereo headphone output
(1) 1/8” (3.5mm) MIDI input
(1) 1/8” (3.5mm) MIDI output
(1) 1/8” (3.5mm) MIDI thru port
(4) 1/8” (3.5mm) CV/Gate outputs
(1) Ethernet link port
(2) USB Type-A ports
(1) USB Type-B port
(1) SD card slot
(1) power adapter input

Power

via power adapter: 19V, 3.42A, centre-positive, included

Dimensions (W x D x H)

350 x 389 x 72.5mm

Weight

3.87kg

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Spain, Austria, Denmark, Hungary 3-5 Working Days £19.99

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Akai Force, Standalone Music Production & DJ Performance System

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