Fusing clip-launching, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines, and tactile touch screen control into a stand-alone, performance-driven device, Force by Akai combines must-have modern functionality with an ultra-intuitive workflow that harnesses your creativity for maximum expressive capability. At the heart of Force is an intuitive clip-centric workflow that forms the creative core of your performance. Combine multiple Modes with Plug-in Tracks, MPC-Style Drum tracks, Audio tracks, Key group tracks, MIDI tracks, and CV tracks to define clip types, then sculpt clips via step sequencing, drum pad performances, and note data. Under the hood, Force provides musicians of all disciplines DAW-centric capability for an immersive, creative experience without limitation.
Seamlessly Import stems, loops, and one-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.
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.
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.
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.
Connect Force to your wireless network and sync your project with any Ableton Link compatible application or hardware device, including the iconic MPC Series.
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.
The perfect drop! Prep your mix with dedicated cue assign controls and a cue mixer for all audio assigned to outputs 3/4 or via the cue-blend control on the headphone out.
Using Force's sampler, capture audio from combo inputs or resample from within the Force project. Add up to four real-time insert effects while recording and assign captured audio immediately to Tracks and Programs all a truly effortless live workflow environment.
The Perfect Groove
When it comes to capturing your performance, Force instantly adapts to your needs with all critical tools modern DAWs provide. With an on-board step sequencer, MPC pad modes, legendary MPC Swing, and a touch grid editor, capturing and honing your MIDI data for the perfect groove is just a touch away.
Resample your clips or capture audio from Force's collection of inputs and discover the endless creative possibilities of looping. Backed by an intuitive Touch User interface and full audio routing capability, Force's Looping capability is perfect for studio-centric inspiration or adding something truly original to your performance.
Using Force's Track and Pad Mixers, set levels, pan, assign insert FX, and send source audio to any one of four internal sends for all program pads, project tracks, and the master output. With dozens of processors and effects from the AIR FX suite, all controllable via smart assignments on the rotary encoders or the displays on the touch user interface, discover a fluid, immersive mixing experience without compromise.
Stand-alone – no computer required
8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
7" full color capacitive multitouch display
Mic/instrument/line inputs, 4 outputs
4 configurable CV/Gate outputs
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 and 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
Includes power supply and owner's manual
Force Sampler Sequencer