AkaiForce Standalone Production Station


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Akai Force

Akai's Force is a significant evolution in the state of standalone music workstations, providing progressive DAW-like workflows and an extremely playable, editable user interface all in one package. Based around Ableton-like clip launching, the Force is more than just another MPC: it is a powerful control surface and all-in-one workstation in a single package.

Providing support for on-the-fly sampling, a huge library of internal samples, and four dedicated synth engines ranging from electric piano emulation to progressive digital synthesis, the Force has everything needed to build tracks from scratch. The 64 velocity-sensitive pads make it easy to treat the force like a true instrument, and a dedicated clip launch mode in conjunction with this grid of pads makes performing live sets simple and intuitive.

From MPC-style sample editing, built-in step sequencing, looping, and fully capable mixing facilities make the Force a formidable tool for any performer or producer, sure to restructure the workflows of many artists to come.

Force Features

  • Standalone workstation with hybrid drum machine/DAW-style workflow
  • 64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
  • 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs for easy visual indication
  • 7" color multitouch display
  • Mic/instrument inputs and 4 TRS outputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 4 configurable CV/Gate outputs for syncing with modular and analog gear
  • Performance modes include 16-pad drums, notes, smart scales, and more
  • MPC-style sample editing
  • Eight touch-sensitive knobs and dedicated OLED displays for displaying current function/level
  • 4 internal synth engines
  • Hype engine offers a powerful digital synth engine built around macro-based multi-engine structures
  • Tubesynth engine provides classic polysynth emulations
  • Bassline engine offers analog monosynth workflow
  • Electric engine is the ultimate electric piano emulator
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 2x USB 3.0 slots for connecting external controllers, thumb drives, and more
  • Display dimensions: 6.9" diagonal, 5.9 x 3.7"
  • Inputs: 2x XLR/TRS combo
  • Outputs: 4x TRS outputs
  • Headphones: 1x 1/4" stereo output
  • MIDI: In/Out/Thru via 3.5mm TRS
  • CV/Gate: 4x 3.5mm outputs
  • USB: 2x USB-A host ports, 1x USB-B port
  • SD card slot
  • Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 15.3 x 2.85"
  • Weight: 8.53lbs
  • Power: 19V, 3.42A center positive PSU included
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Product Demo Videos
Akai Force Sequencer, Sampler, Synthesizer NAMM 2019
The Akai Force is a standalone music production tool that can be played with pressure sensitive pads in a pad per sample or single sample at different notes configuration. The pads can also be used to edit step sequences and launch clips. The Force works with loops and samples as well as having built in synthesizers and effects.
Akai Force Sequencer, Sampler, Synthesizer. It Is A DAWless Production Hub
The Akai Force is a powerful sequencer, sampler, and synthesizer with built-in effects. The pads on the Force can be used for launching clips in and 8x8 grid as well as playing in patterns since they are touch sensitive and have drum as well as chromatic layouts. The force can sequence multiple external MIDI as well as CV instruments.
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