Item #: AKA FORCE LIST

Akai Force Grid Based Music Production System

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Product Description

Akai has designed a remarkable force in music production and DJ performance that will redefine what you should expect in your music gear! Fusing clip-launching, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines and tactile touch screen control into a standalone, performance-driven device, Force combines must-have modern functionality with an ultra-intuitive workflow that harnesses your creativity for maximum expressive capability.

Akai Force Grid Based Music Production System 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
  • 16GB of on-board Storage (over 10 gigs of sound content included)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 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
  • Controller Mode
  • Multi-Touch Display: The heart of your Force experience. Launch Clips, browse your sounds, edit MIDI data, manipulate samples, apply XYFX, sculpt synth sounds and much more all from Force’s 7-inch full color capacitive multi-touch display
  • Matrix: Tactile control for an unrestricted creative flow. Trigger scenes/clips, step sequence, finger drum in MPC 16 Pad Mode and play note data with an expandable 8X8 clip launch matrix with radiant RGB backlighting 
  • Control: Discover new ways to enhance your performance via 360-degree rotary encoders with OLED feedback – smart assignments and dual banks provide immediate real-time access to all core controls or link to any assignable parameter for a truly customized experience. Capture and playback any changes with real-time FX automation. 
  • Command: Experience total control of your performance. Navigate your project, control clip/scene playback and access critical mix control (mute/solo/cue) right from the hardware with Force’s ergonomically-positioned controls
  • The INS: Load your samples from either USB Thumb Drives or SD Cards – there’s even a dedicated SATA drive bay for internal storage expansion. Capture audio with (2) XLR / ¼-inch combo inputs, switchable to line/instrument level
  • The Outs: Route your audio to two stereo ¼-inch outputs, selectable per track within Force’s UI. Take control of your modular gear with four independent cv/gate outputs and unite your peripheral MIDI equipment courtesy of MIDI In/Out/Through ports.
  • Play: The ultimate side-cart and a solo centerpiece in its own right. Force provides the pinnacle in liberated performance capability that roots your focus on delivering the ultimate performance, whatever your next set demands.
  • Remix: Seamlessly Import stems, loops and on-shots into Force’s 8x8 clip matrix and set playback modes including loop and trigger settings to remix and reimagine your tracks on the fly.
  • Mashup: Import multiple stems, then tune and time-stretch your content for immense mash-up potential – all content syncs to your master BPM so you never miss a beat.
  • DJ: Seamlessly assign tracks to Force’s crossfader, load full tracks, stems or loops to Force’s 8x8 matrix - fuse with scene/clip payback for an unrestricted DJ experience.
  • XYFX: Add impressive flair to your sets by harnessing the power of Force’s multi-touch display and on-board XYFX. Apply filter, modulation and beat repeat effects in real time to individual tracks, select outputs or tracks.
  • Ableton Link Compatible: Connect Force to your wireless network and sync your project with any Ableton Link compatible application or hardware device, including our iconic MPC Series 
  • Real-Time Time Stretching & Pitch-Shifting: Never miss a beat, thanks to Force’s dual custom real-time time stretch algorithms and auto BPM detection for effortless syncing of all audio within your project to your master BPM.
  • Cue Mix: The perfect drop! Prep your mix with dedicated cue assign controls and a cue mixer for all audio assigned to outputs 3/4 
  • Perform: At the heart of Force is an intuitive clip-centric workflow that forms the creative core of your performance. 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

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  401-658-4032 Warranty:  1 Year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Akai Force Grid Based Music Production System Specifications
  • System Requirements
    • Windows
      • Windows 8.1 or newer
      • Available USB 3.0 port
    • Mac
      • Mac 10.12 or newer
      • Available USB 3.0 port

Customer Reviews

Review: Mark Young Submitted: 7/11/2019

Product Rating1 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Ableton Live Users - Proceed with Caution
Product Rating

Product Review

So, I purchased the FORCE thinking I could use it with my Ableton workflow. Boy was I wrong. The FORCE, pretty much, has ZERO compatibility and ZERO support for any sort of Live integration. BTW, I'm not talking about the 'Ableton Link' functionality. That works fine but I was under the impression I would be able to work on and with my Ableton projects using the FORCE as a controller. That is SOOOO not the case. If you don't believe me, just do a search for yourself to see if you can find anything that would be useful to you with consideration to your workflows in Ableton. If something turns up, then awesome but if you finder little to nothing except for a handful of videos that are demos more than anything and have little practical value with regards to workflow stuff, then that might suggest that you should hold on to your money until you feel certain that there is sufficient information and support in the universe for using the FORCE w/ Ableton. I feel particularly stupid because I own a Push 2 but bought this thing thinking it would be some sort of improvement. Definitely not the case. The Push 2 is for Ableton, the Force is not.

Review: The Heff Submitted: 7/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Portable and powerful

Product Review

This has been a long time coming and I am enjoying exploring this powerful machine. No computer needed and you can make full productions and perform live. Its has little bit of everything from the Akai software to the Kompmete interface and effects to the push style production. Can’t say enough about this fun production and performance tool!!!

Review: Hunter Submitted: 6/6/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Akai finally releases a modern standalone

Product Review

I have alot of Akai products and was always was impressed with legendary MPC series so I gave the Force a try. I love it and started selling other gear because I just don't use it. I run the Force with a Stanton turn table and a modified MS-20. But I'm slowly using the built in synths more and more!

Review: DRABBUH ENTERTAINMENT Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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AKAI IS WINNING

Product Review

I OWN A MPC X, MPC LIVE, AND AKAI FORCE. I LOVE THEM ALL. AKAI IS TRULY UNTOUCHABLE RIGHT NOW. ALL THANKS TO AMS!!!

Review: Chris Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Was nervous of price but now I understand

Product Review

It is an absolute beast of a machine. It can seamlessly be used as a tool to create high quality songs using nothing but the akai force, or can coexist with external gear like butter. Midi connectivity is a breeze, and the 64 pad keyboard is the best. People without music theory knowledge can get down on this machine no problem. It has built in scale and chords so intuition is the only real factor on this machine This thing is pretty dang cool, and ultra powerful. Expensive, but worth it as you don’t need much else. Was nervous about dishing out so much money, but luckily AMS put me on a payment plan and had my force sent 2 days later. I was in awe at how easy AMS made it for me to acquire such awesome gear .

Review: MusicMan Submitted: 4/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Better than the MPC X

Product Review

As soon as Akai makes a seamless integration with Ableton Live 10, the Akai Force will be untouchable.

Review: Tre Submitted: 4/26/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

Subject

A lot of hype..

Product Review

Not bad but if you have the x you might want to wait

Review: Luke “MC Glovebox” Harper, luke@clreps.com Submitted: 4/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

Subject

Sounds Incredible, Is Crazy Powerful, Is Hard to Learn

Product Review

When something has this many options of course it’s gonna have a crazy learning curve though. Cmon. I’ve been in MPC land for about 20 years so I’m cool with that Os... I’ve been in Ableton for about 7 months and mmmmm... yeah. Getting there. The Force mixes some principle features of the two : rad pads and sounds with triggerable sequential instances. It also has onboard synths, a superb sample editor, deep effects and, well... WiFi. Basically if you can’t make amazing material with this stand alone work of Art, that’s entirely on you. So but it right now. But: give yourself a bit, and watch the YouTube tutorials!

Review: Alfonso Woods Submitted: 4/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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I’m happy with this standalone unit great choice

Product Review

Great piece of gear well worth the money

Review: Clarence stanley Submitted: 3/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

Subject

The Akai Force is a great machine!

Product Review

The Akai force is a very powerful workstation. It is perfect for all musical endeavors and it’s capabilities are far and beyond! I would recommend this standalone piece of equipment to everyone that is musically inclined

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