Akai Force Standalone Music Production/DJ Performance System Overview : Redefine your expectations. Force blurs—no, eliminates!—the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation DJ performance technology, setting the precedent for a new industry standard. 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.
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 our 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.
MPC Sample Editing
Without doubt, Akai Professional’s MPC series cements the most advanced sample editing capability modern production demands. With Force, trim, crop, chop, process and manipulate samples with all the power our iconic MPC series provides. Seamlessly assign and layer samples and sequence via Force’s RGB pads or the touch display.
Specifications : Pads : (64) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
- (8) 360° touch-sensitive Knobs
- 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
- (5) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
- (56) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit
- 9” / 176 mm (diagonal)
- 9” x 3.7” / 150 x 93 mm (width x height)
- Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
- (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
- (4) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
- 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
- 1/8" (3.5 mm) MIDI input
- 1/8" (3.5 mm) MIDI output
- 1/8" (3.5 mm) MIDI thru port
- (4) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
- Ethernet link port
- USB Type-A ports
- USB Type-B port
- SD card slot
- power adapter input
- via power adapter: 19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included
- 8” x 15.3” x 2.85”
- 350 x 389 x 72.5 mm
- 53 lbs.
- 87 kg