Akai Releases MPC And Force Update

Firmware adds Ableton Live Set export options, Grid and Step automation and more      23/07/19

Akai Releases MPC And Force Update


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Akai Professional has announced the availability of two new firmware updates for the Force as well as the MPC X and Live products. The updates feature multiple workflow enhancements alongside Ableton Live Set Export functionality, enabling users to move their projects from the MPC and Force ecosystems to the Ableton Live platform.

Users can now enjoy a seamless transition from the MPC and Force work environment into that of Ableton Live to take advantage of their favorite Ableton features as well as their virtual instruments and plugin collections. Akai Professional tells us that they are proud to add one more tool into the immense palette for users to take their creativity and performance to unparalleled heights.

Updates Force 3.0.3 and MPC 2.6 also include a host of other new features and enhancements:

New in MPC firmware 2.6:

  • Grid Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in Grid Edit and Audio Edit.
  • Step Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in the Step Sequencer.
  • Support for up to eight submixes in the mixer window.
  • All-New TUI layouts for Akai Vintage effects.

 

New in Force firmware 3.0.3:

  • Grid Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in Clip Event/Region editors.
  • Step Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in the Step Sequencer.
  • Functionality to export all clips or export a single clip - users can now export the clips in their Force project to audio, MIDI or MPC Pattern files.
  • Matrix Mode enhancements - Users can now copy, paste, create and delete clips from the Matrix mode.
  • Convert to Keygroup function - On a Drum track, users can quickly convert a sample assigned to a pad into a Keygroup track so they can play the sample chromatically.
  • Improved external keyboard support for scales selected in Force.
  • New Step Sequencer Mode - Mono Lanes, perfect for single line melodies and basslines.
  • Support for up to eight submixes in the mixer window.
  • Force now works as an audio interface in Computer Mode.
  • All-New TUI layouts for Akai Vintage effects.

 

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