Free FORCE 3.0.5 debuts the Arranger with intuitive navigation menus, MIDI Multi for expansive USB device connectivity, and Ableton session import for a complete standalone workflow.
Ft Lauderdale, FL USA (October 6, 2020) – Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the arrival of the highly anticipated update to FORCE, firmware 3.0.5. Since its launch, FORCE has reimagined the possibilities of the standalone workflow, delivering a versatile, untethered clip-launching music production experience. With this free update, users are empowered with a new set of tools for the most intuitive creative process from song creation to completion.
Grab Your Devices and Get Connected
FORCE is a formidable performer complete with CV/Gate, MIDI Din and USB 3.0 ports. Now with MIDI Multi, enjoy unprecedented control of MIDI tracks. Users have independent control of MIDI tracks for up to 32 devices via USB. Connect your class- compliant USB MIDI hub and immediately access your favorite synths, modules, MIDI- based effects and so much more. Easily modify MIDI device names, layer MIDI tracks and set device behavior with Track and Master settings. Whether in the studio or on the stage, even the most complex setups can be achieved with versatile routing and efficient labeling and categorizing.
FORCE comes pre-mapped to control Ableton Live wirelessly or via an ethernet cable using Ableton Link. 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, you can now bring your Ableton projects into FORCE for a workflow completely free of computer tethering using the new Ableton Live Project Import function.
• Ableton Live Project Import
FORCE update 3.0.5 will be available for free for all current users October 6, 2020 from akaipro.com. FORCE is currently available with a suggested retail price of $999.