Standalone music production/DJ performance device featuring clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-inch touch display that captures the modern clip- based workflow.

Ash Vale, UK (January 17, 2019) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the release of its new standalone Force music production/ DJ performance device, with clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-inch multi-touch display. Force is designed for the user who wants a standalone product with the latest in modern work ow techniques, free from being connected to the computer. Force is the rst standalone music production device that truly captures the modern clip-based work ow.

Force features an 8×8 RGB clip launch matrix, a 7-inch full-colour touch-capacitive multitouch display, 8 touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays, 2 audio inputs, 4 audio outputs, MIDI and CV I/O. Together, this comprehensive versatility affords the user an unprecedented degree of creative freedom and expression, while remaining totally free of the constraints of being tethered to a computer.

Additional features include time stretching/pitch-shifting in real time, a comprehensive set of on-board effects by AIR Music Technology, including the TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric synth engines. It also boasts an additional synth called Hype, a preset and macro-based synth combining several different synth engines into a single easy-to-use package. Force also has the ability to record 8 stereo tracks.


  • Standalone – no computer required
  • 8×8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
  • 7” colour capacitive multitouch display
  • Mic/Instrument/Line inputs, 4 outputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru via 1/8” TRS inputs (5-pin DIN adapters included)
  • 4 con gurable CV/Gate outputs to integrate your modular setup
  • 8 touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays
  • Time stretch/pitch shift in real time
  • Comprehensive set of AIR effects and Hype, TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric synth engines
  • Ability to record 8 stereo tracks
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • Auto-sync’ing of Splice sample folder
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Full-Size SD card slot
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SATA or HDD)
  • 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers

“Force is aptly named, since this unit truly delivers a new level of creative force and energy to the music production/DJ performance world,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. “With its Ableton Live-style workflow, 8×8 clip launch matrix, touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays, 7-inch multi-touch display and total freedom from the computer, users will experience a degree of creative expression and spontaneity they simply can’t nd anywhere else.”

The Akai Professional Force will be available in Q1 2019 and will ship with an MSRP of £1299.99. For more information, visit akaipro.com

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