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Akai FORCE Standalone Music Production/DJ Performance System

R24,995.25



Standalone Music Production /DJ Performance System. 8 x 8 Clip Launch Matrix with RGB LEDs. 7″ Colour
Capacitive Multitouch Display. Mic/Instrument/Line Inputs, 4 outputs. MIDI In/Out/Thru. 4 Configurable CV/
Gate outputs. 8 Touch-Sensitive knobs with GUI feedback. Remix, mash-up, DJ and produce with 6 Track
types for complete audio / MIDI / CV sequencing and performance capability. Performance Modes including 16-
Pad Drums, Notes, Smart Scales, Chords & Progressions. 4 powerful, fully-editable synth engines. 16GB of onboard storage (over 10GB of sound content included), Full-Size SD card slot & 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb
drives or MIDI controllers.

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Description

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.

 Trap Performance and Tutorial

Audio Tracks

Capture Audio from the dedicated combo inputs, load / sequence samples from Force’s browser or resample from another track.

Drum Tracks

Browse the expansive factory kit library or create your own with samples loaded from USB thumb drives or SD cards. With full MPC Sample Editing functionality fused with 16-Pad or Step-Sequencing performance Modes, it’s simple to create your perfect groove.

Plugin Tracks

Hard-coded into the Force Architecture are four premium synth engines, each with full editing capability for immersive sound sculpting potential. Sequence via a traditional piano roll, apply the onboard Arpeggiator or switch up to Note Mode for instant access to intelligent chord, progression and scale options.

Keygroup Tracks

Load multi-sampled instrument keygroups and playback samples chromatically via a MIDI keyboard or Force’s pads. Using the on-board autosampler, create your own keygroups from your outboard synth gear and sound modules for instant recall within your project.

MIDI Tracks

Send your track’s MIDI data to an external MIDI device including synths and drum machines. Connect your peripheral studio outboard to Force and sample your gear to an Audio Track.

CV Tracks

Get the most out of your modular rig. With CV tracks send your track’s MIDI data to external devices via Force’s 4 CV/Gate outputs.

 

The ultimate creative sketchpad. Under the hood, Force provides musicians of all disciplines DAW-centric capability for an immersive, creative experience without limitation

Realtime sampling

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.

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.

Looper

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.

Mix

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 (made famous by ProTools), 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.

Out-the-box, Force comes preloaded with 10GB+ of must-have sounds from industry leading sample content providers including SampleTools by CR2, MSX Audio and Sample Magic. With 248 Kits, 16 Demo Projects, 2500+ Loops and 500+ patterns, Force’s core library provides immediate access to the most sought-after sounds to inspire your creativity from the get-go.

SPECIFICATIONS

Pads
  • (64) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
Knobs
  • (8) 360° touch-sensitive Knobs
  • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • (5) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
Buttons
  • (56) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit
Display
  • 6.9” / 176 mm (diagonal)
  • 5.9” x 3.7” / 150 x 93 mm (width x height)
  • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
Connections
  • (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
  • (4) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
  • (1) 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
  • (1) 1/8″ (3.5 mm) MIDI input
  • (1) 1/8″ (3.5 mm) MIDI output
  • (1) 1/8″ (3.5 mm) MIDI thru port
  • (4) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
  • (1) Ethernet link port
  • (2) USB Type-A ports
  • (1) USB Type-B port
  • (1) SD card slot
  • (1) power adapter input
Power
  • via power adapter: 19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included
Dimensions (width x depth x height)
  • 13.8” x 15.3” x 2.85”
  • 350 x 389 x 72.5 mm
Weight
  • 8.53 lbs.
  • 3.87 kg
Additional information
Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 40 × 40 × 80 cm
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