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    Akai Professional Force Production/Performance System

    Akai Professional Force is the ultimate in standalone, end-to-end production workflows, complete with every tool you need to produce, remix, mashup and perform your tracks live. Fusing clip launching, a linear arranger, MIDI Multi capability, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines, a tactile touch screen control and much more, all in a singular standalone device, Force is primed for any setting from the studio to the stage – no computer needed.

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    Kraft Music 8GB Flash Drive

    This flash drive will allow you to store files, songs, and samples for your favorite keyboard, workstation, recording device, or electronic drum set. Simply load your files from your Mac or PC, connect to your instrument and import.

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    Akai Professional Force is the ultimate in standalone, end-to-end production workflows, complete with every tool you need to produce, remix, mashup and perform your tracks live. Fusing clip launching, a linear arranger, MIDI Multi capability, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines, a tactile touch screen control and much more, all in a singular standalone device, Force is primed for any setting from the studio to the stage – no computer needed.

    • Standalone – no computer required
    • 8×8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
    • 7" full-color capacitive multitouch display
    • Mic/instrument/line inputs, 4 outputs
    • MIDI in/out/thru
    • 4 configurable CV/gate outputs
    • Remix, mashup, DJ and produce with 6 track types and a linear song arranger for complete audio/MIDI/CV sequencing and performance capability
    • Performance modes including 16-Pad Drums, Notes, Smart Scales, Chords & Progressions
    • MPC-style sample editing
    • Automatic BPM detection, realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting
    • 8 touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays
    • 4 powerful, fully-editable synth engines
    • 16GB of onboard storage with over 10GB of sound content included
    • Full-size SD card slot
    • 2 USB 3.0 connectors for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
    • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector
     
    detail image of Akai Professional Force showing color multi-touch display

    Multi-touch display
    This is the heart of your Force experience: launch clips, browse your sounds, edit MIDI data, manipulate samples, arrange your composition, apply effects, sculpt synth sounds and much more, all from Force's 7" full color capacitive multi-touch display.

    detail image of Akai Professional Force showing rotary encoders with adjacent dedicated OLED displays

    Tactile performance tools
    Find your creative flow with Force's arsenal of tactile controls. Trigger scenes/clips, step sequence, finger drum and play note data with an expandable 8×8 clip launch matrix. Discover new ways to supercharge your performance via 360° rotary encoders with OLED feedback for immediate realtime access to all core controls or any assignable parameter. Fast-track your workflow with Force's collection of smart controls for navigation, playback/recording control, note expression, crossfading and much more.

    detail image of Akai Professional Force showing rotary encoders with adjacent dedicated OLED displays
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    Connectivity and storage
    Load your samples from a USB thumb drive or SD card, or expand Force's storage with the SATA drive bay. Capture audio with two XLR / 1/4" combo inputs with phantom power, switchable to line/instrument level. Route your audio to two stereo 1/4" outputs, selectable per track within Force's UI. Use the headphone out as a cue bus to audition clips/scenes. Take control of your modular gear with four independent CV/gate outputs and unite your peripheral MIDI equipment courtesy of MIDI in/out/thru ports and USB via Force's unprecedented MIDI Multi capability. Connectivity and storage restrictions are things of the past!

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    Produce
    From sparking that initial idea to arranging and final mixdown, everything your production demands is here. Record, program and sequence with multiple track types including plug-in tracks with MPC-style drum tracks, audio tracks, keygroup tracks, MIDI tracks and CV tracks. Sketch out song sections in performance mode, then arrange them using Force's linear arranger. Add the final polish to your track using 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.

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    Play
    For the DJ, Force immediately connects to your live rig either as a feature-rich 'sidecar' or as a solo centerpiece. Remix and mashup tracks on Force's 8×8 clip matrix. Import multiple stems, then time-stretch and pitch-shift your content all in real time. Assign tracks to Force's crossfader and load full tracks, stems or loops to Force's 8×8 matrix. Add an extra dimension to your performance with tactile effects. Connect Force to your wireless network and sync your project with any Ableton Link compatible application or hardware device. The creative possibilities are only as limited as your imagination! Adding an extra dimension to your DJ performance has never been simpler.

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    Perform
    Force is your instrument, the heart of your performance and the perfect platform to reimagine your productions live. Combine an intuitive clip-centric workflow, multiple payback modes and track types to sculpt clips with realtime step sequencing, drum pad performances and note data.

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    Meet the synth engines
    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 over to Notes mode for instant access to intelligent chord, progression and scale options.

    • Hype: cover everything from hard-hitting plucks to sultry melodic leads with this preset- and macro-based synth combining multiple synth engines (wavetable, FM, subtractive, sampling) and a giant
    • preset library into a single easy-to-use package
    • Tubesynth: emulate the sound of classic vintage analog polysynths with an advanced analog modeling algorithm, packaged with five integrated AIR effects
    • Bassline: access the sounds of a classic monosynth with variable oscillator waveshapes, sub/fifth oscillators, low pass and high pass filter options and four integrated AIR effects
    • Electric: the ultimate in classic e-piano emulation with pickup, envelope, bell and noise parameter sections, five AIR effects and dozens of presets to get you started

    screenshot from Drumsynth plug-in on Akai Professional Force

    Introducing DrumSynth
    Force includes a groundbreaking selection of 8 drum-focused synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plug-ins. Packed with must-have contemporary sounds and backed by powerful sound generators driven by FM synthesis, analog and physical modeling and sample-based algorithms, every synthesized drum sound the modern producer should have at their disposal is here. DrumSynth empowers Force users with powerful synthesis, incredible presets and precise sound design sculpting capabilities to develop their own unique sounds.

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    Sounds
    Out of 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, 2,500+ 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.

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    Splice integration
    Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with onboard Splice integration in Force. Splice Sounds fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets and loops covering nearly every musical style. With Splice natively embedded in Force, experience immediate wi-fi access to your own Splice library directly from the touch screen user interface.

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    screenshot from Akai Professional Force showing Ableton Live control interface

    Ableton Live integration
    Force comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live with clip launching, control of the mixer and control of Ableton macros, all over a wi-fi network via Ableton Link or over an ethernet cable between Force and your computer. Enjoy the seamless flexibility to instantly switch Force between standalone operation and Live Control mode without ever stopping playback from either ecosystem. For the ultimate standalone experience, bring your Ableton projects into Force for a workflow completely free of computer tethering using the Ableton Live project import function.

    More Information
    SKU AKAI-FORCESTK
    MPN FORCEXUS
    Manufacturer Akai Professional
    Condition New
    Included from Manufacturer Power supply
    USB cable
    3 × 1/8" to 5-pin MIDI adapters
    Analog/Digital Digital
    Programs/Presets Hype, Tubesynth, Bassline, Electric and Drumsynth built-in synth engines
    10GB of sample content from CR2, MSX Audio and Sample Magic
    Effects AIR FX suite of plug-in effects
    Sequencer Step sequencer with multiple interaction modes including Drum Mode, Melodic Mode, Lanes Mode, Mono Steps Mode and Poly Notes Mode
    Sampling Onboard sampling via audio inputs
    Sample import via SD card or USB storage
    MPC-style sample editing
    Internal Storage Capacity 16GB
    Arpeggiator Yes
    MIDI In, Out, Thru, USB
    USB Port (to Host) MIDI, File Transfer, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
    USB Flash Drive Port (to Device) Sample Import
    Audio Inputs 2 × balanced XLR / 1/4" audio inputs
    Audio Outputs Dual balanced 1/4" stereo master output
    2 × balanced 1/4" assignable outputs
    1/4" stereo headphone output
    Control Connections 4 × assignable 1/8" CV/gate outputs
    Onboard Controllers 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB backlit pads
    Expansion Internal 2.5" SATA drive connector for SSD/HDD storage expansion
    Width 13.8"
    Depth 15.3"
    Height 2.85"
    Product Weight 8.53 lb
    Unique Features Ableton Live integration with control over clip launching, mixer and macros over a wi-fi network via Ableton Link or over an ethernet cable

    Akai Professional Limited Warranty

    inMusic Brands, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that Akai Professional products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the period commencing upon the date of purchase from an authorized Akai Pro dealer and continuing for the following period of time after that date for (1) Year.

    This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of the product by the purchaser. This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, unusual physical or electrical stress, modification of any part of the product, or cosmetic damage; (b) equipment that has the serial number removed or made illegible; (c) all plastic surfaces and other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal use; (d) defects or damage from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, adjustment, or service of the products.

    During the applicable warranty period, Akai Pro will repair or replace, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, without charge to the purchaser, any defective component part of the product. Akai Pro may, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any product or replace a product with a rebuilt, reconditioned, new or comparable product.

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