Akai Professional has announced Force firmware 3.0.4 and MPC firmware 2.7 that include the highly-anticipated Ableton Live Control.
Force and MPC come pre-mapped for deep tactile control of Ableton Live clip launching, mixer panel and of course, Ableton devices. Ableton Live Control functions wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network via Ableton Link. Akai says that this is an unparalleled level of Ableton integration from a standalone device. Ableton Live Control mode has been carefully designed to enable users to instantly switch between standalone operation and Live Control mode without ever stopping playback from either platform.
With Ableton Control integration, Akai Professional tells us that they have bridged the standalone and Ableton worlds seamlessly for an unprecedented amount of creative power. The believe that the ingenuity of Force and MPC plugin instruments Bassline and Tube Synth, pristine sound processing FX and stellar sample manipulation algorithms, paired with Ableton and the power of clip launching is here and ready for musical ambitions of the most adventurous kind.
Ableton Live Control Features:
Dan Gill, Senior Product Manager for Akai Professional told us, “With every update, we redefine the products and extend the scope of their capabilities. With these firmware releases for Force and MPC, our standalone platforms join with Ableton Live to provide musicians, performers and producers unparalleled creative possibilities. Following an extensive Beta testing programme, and listening to our customer’s feedback, we are delighted to provide the production community with a control solution for Ableton Live, while harnessing the sheer creative power of the world’s greatest standalone production and performance solutions.”