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All-In-One Music Production DJ Performance System
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Akai Force is a standalone All-In-One Music Production & Performance System that features 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs & 7” full colour capacitive multitouch display
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Minimum 12 Months WarrantyAll new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).Extended WarrantyMany manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.
Firmware Update 3.0.3
Brand new Force 3.0.3 software update is available now! This update which is free includes directly exporting MPC sequences to Ableton Live Sets, as well as Step Sequencer automation, Grid Automation, and work-flow enhancements.
Firmware Update 3.0.1
With the 3.0.1 update, Force introduces a highly innovative Launch/Note mode - now users can simultaneously harness the creative power of Force's Note mode while launching clips on a split, single pad layout. Also included in 3.0.1 is the inclusion of the Mother Ducker and Mother Ducker input effects plugins - recently added to the MPC platform in version 2.4, this pair of processors allows users to create side-chain effects effortlessly via inserts within Force's mixer window.
3.0.1 also includes a number of workflow refinements including:
Portable Performance Station
The Akai Force is designed to break boundaries between studio production and live performance. With 16GB of on board storage, you can import your stems, loops and one-shots into the Force and begin assigning them to the 8x8 clip matrix. You can then apply playback modes to loop, trigger, and remix your tracks. You can also time-stretch in real time without latency or digital artefacts impacting your samples.
If you don’t want to use your own samples, the Force comes with 10GB worth of signature Akai samples. Use the extensive factory kit library to create your own drum tracks, as well as the highly regarded Synth engines that are present in the MPC 2.3 series update. Use these in collaboration with your own tracks and stems and assign these tracks to the Force’s crossfader for the ultimate mashup. You won’t need to worry about timing either, as the Force will automatically sync to a master BPM, so you’ll never miss a beat.
Designed With Performers In Mind
Whether in the studio or on stage, there’s no reason you can’t excite your mixes and stems. Using the impressive new XYFX feature, you’re able to do this. Use the Force’s 7 inch multi-touch display and on-board XFYX controls to apply filters, modulations, beat repeat effects, plus a host of additional features in individual tracks or selected outputs on the go.
Take on venues with confidence.
The Akai Force was designed with live performance in mind, either standalone as a performance centre, or, easily integrated into your current DJ set up. Link up to Ableton via a wireless network and sync your project with Ableton Link, which means it can also be linked with any of the existing Akai MPC series. In standalone mode, prepare with the Cue-Mix feature for the perfectly timed drop. Dedicated cue assign controls and a cue mixer are available for outputs 3/4, as well as the cue-blend control on the headphone out on the front of the unit, so you have all the control.
Have Total Control
The Akai Force allows you to feel confident in your set. Unlike making changes using conventional laptop and DJ setups, everything can be commanded from the front of the Force. The 7 inch full-colour multi-touch capacitive screen allows you to search through all your various parameters and assign them to hardware controls.
These can be assigned to any number of controls. The Force features Akai’s class leading RGB drum pads (backlit so they’re ready for the stage or moody studio lighting), as well as eight 360-degree rotary encoders, all with OLED screens so you can see the value and what has been assigned to each touch capacitive encoder. These allow you to improvise on the go with total reassurance.
With both producers and performers in mind, the Force is easy to use in any live or studio set-up. Much like the MPC range, the Force can be used as a sampler, just plug your synthesizer, drum machine, mixers, or instrument directly into the two Combi XLR/Jack inputs on the rear (with independent gain controls). Load the in-built Sampler and begin sampling and looping.
Have total control of your outputs as well with a combination of four ¼-inch jack outputs on the rear of the mixer. Assign individual tracks to either the left or right main outputs of the Force and trigger samples to each out independently, whilst having your main beat playing in stereo for total, hectic stereo immersion. With the second set of outputs, you’re able to mix your own monitors, feed another mixer, or ever feed into another DJ system to have a scratch system on the go. You also have an independent headphone input on the front of the unit, so you can easily swap your headphone mixes between live sets.
The Force is also filled with MIDI capability. With MIDI in/out/thru, you can send MIDI data to external synths, drum machines, or DJ controllers to trigger sounds during your set. You can also control sounds within the Force using the two USB’s on the rear panel by plugging in a bus powered MIDI controller. This will automatically route to your current session and allow you to play melodies and drum parts using a more traditional format instead of the pads. You can also link your modular gear. Much like the MPC X, the Force utilises 4 CV/Gate outputs to send MIDI data to external modules. You can also use the standard MIDI out to send data to any additional drum modules or synths.
16GB Onboard Storage
As well as the 16GB of on-board storage, there is also an SD card input on the front of the module. This will allow you to load your samples quickly, without the hassle of going to the back of the unit to plug in a USB. If you’d prefer to use a USB stick, the two USB ports can be used to load your beats, samples, and setlists. Ideal for a more permanent set up.
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