Akai FORCE Professional Standalone Music Production/DJ Performance System


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FORCEXUS - Overview

Standalone Power. Start To Finish.
Introducing AKAI FORCE, 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, tactile touch screen control and much more, all in a singular standalone device, FORCE is primed for any setting, from the studio to the mainstage - no computer needed.

Multi-Touch Display
The heart of your FORCE experience. Launch Clips, browse your sounds, edit MIDI data, manipulate samples, arrange your composition, apply XYFX, sculpt synth sounds and much more, all from FORCE's 7-inch, full-color, capacitive multi-touch display.

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 8x8 clip launch matrix. Discover new ways to supercharge your performance via 360-degree rotary encoders with OLED feedback for immediate real-time 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.

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 (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 and USB via FORCE's unprecedented MIDI Multi capability.

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 Plugin Tracks with MPC-style Drum Tracks, Audio Tracks, Keygroup Tracks, MIDI tracks and CV tracks. Sketch out song sections in performance mode, then arrange these on FORCE's linear arranger.

For the DJ, FORCE immediately connects to your live rig either as a feature-rich side-cart or a solo centerpiece. Remix and mashup tracks on FORCE's 8x8 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 8x8 matrix. Add an extra dimension to your performance with tactile XYFX. Connect FORCE to your wireless network and sync your project with any Ableton Link compatible application or hardware device.

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

  • Features:

    • Standalone - no computer required
    • 8x8 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, 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
    • 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 10 gigs of sound content included)
    • Full-Size SD card Slot & 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
    • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • Specifications:

    • Pads
    • (64) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit

    • (8) 360° touch-sensitive Knobs
    • (1) 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

    • 6.9" (diagonal)
    • 5.9" x 3.7" (width x height)
    • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface

    • (2) XLR+1/4" TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
    • (4) 1/4" TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
    • (1) 1/4" stereo headphone output
    • (1) 1/8" MIDI input
    • (1) 1/8" MIDI output
    • (1) 1/8" MIDI thru port
    • (4) 1/8" 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

      Digital Audio System
    • ADCs 32-bit @ 44.1kHz
    • DACs 32-bit @ 44.1kHz
    • Digital Signal Processing 32-bit floating point

    • Inputs (2) combo XLR / balanced 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS
    • Dynamic Range 111 dB
    • SNR 111 dB
    • THD+N 0.003% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
    • Preamp EIN -128 dBu (max gain, 150-ohm source, unweighted)
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.0/-0.1 dB)
    • Maximum Input Level +12.5 dBu
    • Sensitivity -46.5 dBu
    • Gain Range 59 dB
    • Dynamic Range 111 dB
    • SNR 111 dB
    • THD+N 0.006% (1kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.0/-0.2 dB)
    • Maximum Input Level 20 dBu
    • Sensitivity -10.5 dBu
    • Gain Range 30.5 dB
    • Dynamic Range 111 dB
    • SNR 111 dB
    • THD+N 0.005%
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.0/-0.2)
    • Maximum Input Level +16 dBu
    • Sensitivity -14.5 dBu
    • Gain Range 30.5 dB
    • Input Impedance ~1 M-ohm

    • 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"
    • Weight: 8.53 lbs
  • Item Includes:

    • 1x Akai FORCEXUS Professional Standalone Music Production/DJ Performance System
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