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Akai Force

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Standalone Music Production Studio

  • No computer required
  • 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
  • 7" color capacitive multitouch display

Standalone music production/DJ performance device with clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-in touch display and captures the modern clip-based workflow.

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Play

The ultimate side-cart and a solo centrepiece in its own right, Force provides the pinnacle of liberated performance capability that roots your focus on delivering the ultimate performance, whatever your next set demands.

Perform

Combine multiple Modes with Plugin Tracks, MPC-Style Drum tracks, Audio tracks, Keygroup tracks, MIDI tracks and CV tracks to define clip types, then sculpt clips via step sequencing, drum pad performances and note data.

Produce

The ultimate creative sketchpad. Under the hood, Force provides musicians of all disciplines DAW-centric capability for an immersive, creative experience without limitation

Features::
  • Standalone - no computer required
  • 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
  • 7" color capacitive multitouch display
  • Mic/Instrument/Line Inputs, 4 outputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru via 1/8" TRS inputs (5-pin DIN adapters included)
  • (4) configurable CV/Gate Outputs to integrate your modular setup
  • (8) touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays
  • Time stretch/pitch shift in real time
  • Comprehensive set of AIR effects and Hype, TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric synth engines
  • Ability to record 8 stereo tracks
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10 gigs of sound content included)
  • 2GBofRAM
  • Full-Size SD card Slot
  • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SATA or HDD)
  • (2) USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • Ableton Live support (coming soon)
Specifications::
  • Pads
  • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
  • Knobs
  • (16) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
  • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • (7) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
  • Buttons
  • (63) dedicated-function buttons
  • Display
  • 10.1” / 257 mm (diagonal)
  • 8.5” x 5.5” / 216 x 139 mm (width x height)
  • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
  • Memory
  • RAM 2 GB
  • Storage 16 GB (user storage, 10 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system)
  • Connections
  • (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
  • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair)
  • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS instrument inputs (Inst 1/2)
  • (2) RCA inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair, phono- or line-level)
  • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS footswitch inputs (FS 1/2)
  • (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
  • (8) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (Main L/R, Outputs 3/4–7/8: 4 stereo pairs)
  • (4) 5-pin MIDI outputs
  • (8) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
  • (1) 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
  • (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
  • (2) USB Type-A ports (1) USB Type-B port
  • (1) SD card slot
  • (1) power adapter input Power via power adapter (19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included)
Size + Weight:
  • Height: 3.4" / 8.64cm"
  • Width: 19.9" / 50.55cm"
  • Depth: 16.7" / 42.42cm"
  • Weight: 12.57lb / 5.7kg"

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11/17/2019
Nathan W.
Canada Canada

Great addition

This is a great piece of kit to add to any rig. It’s very hands on with minimal menu diving, and the splice integration is awesome. I’m not much of a producer,but this is similar to my circuit in that I can just sit down and start banging beats out to use in hybrid sets. You will need to use beat link trigger and carabiner if you have standalone pioneer gear that you would like to sync up with it (unless it’s compatible with Traktor or Serato) or use VIrtual DJ as it has Ableton Link, but it doesn’t do the HID integration as tight as Rekordbox DJ does with the XDJ 1000 MK2’s (no big surprise here). The synth engines are nice and work well with a lot of decent presets, you won’t replace your Komplete instruments from NI but I don’t think it’s meant to, yet. There are still some bugs Akai needs to work out, but nothing that will stop you from enjoying it fully, and with song mode and deep Ableton integration coming in the next update, I don’t see it moving from the center of my desk anytime soon. One thing I will however note, is that it does not come with any software bundled. Most people will be ok with this, but there are some who will want Ableton as well. Myself, I’ve had it for 2 months now, and haven’t opened up ableton at all. I’ve ha4ly used my computer at all in regards to making music actually, just to choose which sounds I want from splice, I don’t even need to connect it to load the sounds I purchased, you can do it over wifi right from the user menu on the force.

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