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Akai Force Grid Based Music Production System

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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

Seventh Tzun Submitted: 2/12/2019
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It's great.....but there are some missing features at the moment
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
This is not a replacement for an MPC, at least not yet. There actually is a button for note repeat, they labeled it ARP, you can configure as note repeat as default, press and hold for regular note repeat or press quick to latch. Unfortunately you will have to go through the menu if you want to change time divisions. I'm really digging it overall, however I did pre-load all my kits and samples onto an SSD using an internal SATA connection before it arrived. In standalone mode I can't make it create a new folder from the GUI on the root drive, if I go into another folder it works fine. I have a Maschine Studio and Jam, and MPC Touch from back when it was 8 bills smdh. I was debating between this and a standalone MPC. Went this route because I'm normally in the lab and have the touch right there. The force is fun, however it's not quite there yet for production, can be dope live. I'll keep it around and see where it goes.
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Teacee Submitted: 2/9/2019
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Great for live performance- waiting for computer hybrid mode with ableton live
What is your opinion of this product?
I own the Akai MPC X and Live as well as the Push 1&2, so I feel I can give a true comparison. The force as a standalone unit is great for those wanting to play live or just ditch the computer. But as a producer, I feel like it lacks what I am accustomed to, such as plugin au/vst. I have many of the Komplete Collectors edition etc., but can't use them unless I use the auto sample feature in the Akai MPC software and make a sampled instrument then transfer it to the force, to much work. When it becomes a hybrid such as the mpc x, then I will be a happy camper. The instruments, and sounds that come with the force are decent to good. The push 2 actually has more features that I wish were on the force. Such as note repeat you have to go into another menu window to bring up note repeat and the push has dedicated buttons. I can press the browse button on the mpc x or push2, but on the force I have to press menu then browser then browse to what I am looking for. A few more steps on the force.
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