AKAI Professional Force

Stand-Alone System for Music Production & DJ Performance

  • Combines step sequencer, clip launch function, sampler and synth engines in a single device
  • 7" Touchscreen display for control
  • 8x8 Clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
  • 8 Touch-sensitive controls with graphical OLED displays
  • 4 Powerful and fully adjustable synth engines
  • 16GB Internal Storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • MPC Sample editing
  • Remix, mash-up, DJ and produce with 6 different track types for all audio, MIDI, CV sequencing and performance needs
  • 2x Audio input for microphones
  • Line signals and instruments (XLR / TRS combo jack)
  • 4x Audio output (6.3 mm jack)
  • Headphone output (6.3 mm jack)
  • MIDI In / Out / Thru (3.5 mm TRS)
  • 4x CV / Gate output (3.5 mm jack)
  • SD card slot
  • 2x USB-A 3.0 Host Port
  • 1x USB-B 3.0
  • Link port
  • Connection for optional 2.5" SATA drive
  • Dimensions: 350 x 389 x 72.5 mm
  • Weight: 3.87 kg
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 459616 (not included)
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Further Information

Display Yes
Pads 64
Fader(s) 0
Effects Yes
Sampling Function Yes
Storage Medium Internal
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
USB Yes
Number of analog outputs 4
Headphone Output Yes

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Almost perfect - but instable
MeisterSchnubbel, 19.02.2021
I love the sound of the Force. It is an awesome sampler, has nice synth engines. It ist extremely extensive. You can record mic and guitar input, loop&overdub it in the looper mode, prepare a huge amount of snippets for live performance, create whole songs etc.

This complexity comes at a cost: It is heavy, I spend a lot of time tweaking sounds and thinking through patterns, micro adjusting notes and playing with plugins and tapping on the touch screen. This hindered me from being productive. I usually prepare projects with versatile drum kits, have user-defined synth sounds prepared and both audio tracks already prepared as a basis for all my new projects.

If you don't really need that many options and you want to be more productive on your couch, I would recommend smaller groove boxes e.g. Elektron Model:Samples over or in addition to the Force.
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Promising
Alex Pintinho, 16.05.2020
I like the machine very much but I am not going to say it is very good. They could implement so much that I feel it leaves this machine almost not worth buying. I was expecting more from the sequencer, more from the clip matrix. It all depends on the future updates, let's see if akai improves this machine or not. I like it because I am a long time mpc user and I appreciate having ableton grid system with the mpc insides. I think this machine has everything to be one of the best machines out in the market with a proper update, and I am not referring to an arrangement but more towards clip interaction and behaviour as well with nudge functions for the step sequencer.

I don't regret buying it but I am not 100% happy, hopefully an update will fix that.

an A+ to Thomman for always delivering and helping out with everything.
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Get's better with time (and updates)
M4ciej, 15.01.2021
Not long ago there was a great disturbance in the Force, as if all the owners suddenly cried out in joy and were suddenly able to create more freely. Yes I am using puns to review this. I'm strong with the Force, especially after 3.0.5 Firmware update and the Force is with me. There is a lot to unpack here and a video will probably be a better medium for it. My main point here is that I thought I was buying a pretty capable standalone device, and It was good for what it was but now with all the updates AKAI transformed it into something much better than I thought. I can't wait to see what will be added in the future.
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DK0000001, 05.06.2020
I was watching this product for over half a year before i had the 1300€ surplus to buy it.

I wanted to use this device for live performances.
To my surprise it was not at all what was advertised, and i am still waiting for the arranger mode (probably coming somwhere late 2020).

For 6 months i was trying not to leave a review because i felt so dissapointed and cheated, that i knew it would be bad. But the worst thing was, Thomann put the Akai Force for 21% off (280€ less than i paid), only 2 weeks after i bought the device. I was furious! I could have bought a turntable for that money, or a zoom recorder.

So now i have a reminder sitting on my desk, of how stupid i am, and how much these kind of stores don't care about their customers.

Buy something cheaper, not worth the money.
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