Play, Perform, and Produce With The Akai Force Standalone Music Production/DJ Performance System
Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation DJ performance technology, setting the precedence 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.
The heart of your Force experience. Launch Clips, browse your sounds, edit MIDI data, manipulate samples, apply XYFX, sculpt synth sounds and much more all from Force's 7-inch full color capacitive multi-touch display.
Tactile control for an unrestricted creative flow. Trigger scenes/clips, step sequence, finger drum in MPC 16 Pad Mode and play note data with an expandable 8x8 clip launch matrix with radiant RGB backlighting.
Discover new ways to enhance your performance via 360-degree rotary encoders with OLED feedback's smart assignments and multiple modes provide immediate real-time access to all core controls or link to any assignable parameter for a truly customized experience. Capture and playback any changes with real-time FX automation.
Experience total control of your performance. Navigate your project, control clip/scene playback and access critical mix control (mute/solo/cue) right from the hardware with Force's ergonomically-positioned controls.
Load your samples from either USB Thumb Drives or SD Cards or even a dedicated SATA drive bay for internal storage expansion. Capture audio with (2) XLR 1/4-inch combo inputs with phantom power, switchable to line/instrument level.
Route your audio to two stereo 1/4-inch 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/Through ports.
- Standalone, No Computer Required
- 8x8 Clip Launch Matrix with RGB LEDs
- 7in Full Color Capacitive Multitouch Display
- Mic/Instrument/Line Inputs
- 4 Outputs
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- 4 Configurable CV/Gate Outputs
- 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 and Progressions
- 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)
- Pads: (64) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
- (8) 360 Degree touch-sensitive knobs
- (1) 360 Degree encoder for display navigation and selection via push
- (5) 270 degree knobs for gain, mix and level adjustment
- 56 Backlit buttons dedicated function buttons; red, amber, or green
- Display: 6.9in/176mm (diagonal) 5.9 x 3.7in /150 x 93mm (width x height) Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
- (2) XLR 1/4in (6.35mm)
- TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
- (1) 1/8in (3.5mm) MIDI input
- (1) power adapter input
- (4) 1/4in (6.35mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
- (1) 1/4in (6.35mm) stereo headphone output
- (1) 1/8in 3.5mm) MIDI output
- (1) 1/8in (3.5mm) MIDI thru port
- (4) 1/8in (3.5mm) CV/Gate outputs
- (1) Ethernet link port
- (2) USB Type-A ports
- (1) USB Type-B port
- (1) SD card slot
- Power via power adapter: 19V, 3.42A, center-positive, included
- Dimensions: (W x D x H): 13.8in x 15.3in x 2.85in (350mm x 389mm x 72.5mm)
- Weight: 8.53 lbs. (3.87kg)
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
We are Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC's legendary music shop. Family-owned and operated since 1958. Buy gear the way it was meant to be bought, from a store that's been there through it all and has the vibe to prove it. We're staffed with musicians and industry experts, people that live and breathe music gear. Our mission is to help you find the right gear for your project, that thing that will bring you the most joy out of what you do. We're an authorized dealer for almost every brand, we stock items the other stores don't, so you can try before you buy. Stop by our Wheaton, MD showroom and see for yourself.
Contact us if you have questions about one of our listings or if you need help finding the right piece of gear.