New Akai Force - thoughts?

Anyone else see this yet? Looks like Ableton is going standalone with help from Akai. I can definitely see the appeal. Thoughts?

op-1 kenobi and the force?!

https://force.akaipro.com/

Wow does look next generation.
I’m still getting use to separates like octatrack with op-1, plus korg products KP3s etc.
Be interested in those Air effects. (If it had multi band distortion with/expander I’d be very excited :))

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looks cool. But it also makes me think about other products like the push 1 and the pioneer xdj-rx that were quickly replaced with the push 2 and the xdj-rx2. I might hold out for version 2 with a smaller footprint or faders like apc, and larger movable screen like the MPC-x.

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I have a MPC Live and OP-1 and love that I can use them both untethered. I was about to pre order but it not being battery powered was a hard pass for me. Such a little thing but about half my composition time is in my car or at coffee shops where outlets are unavailable other unreliable.

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Dude i get it. Ever since i got the op-1, most of my production time is spent “unplugged”. I gassed over this product for like 2 hours before i was over it. Its a nice bit, but…

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It looks like a lot of the same features are coming to the MPC Live in a few weeks. V2.4 firmware upgrade with I think 12 new air plugs from pro tools it says…I can’t wait. 2.3 was great already.

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Also, as of now, the Force will launch with no sample chopping, nor song mode.

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Ya, it looks like a dud. Or maybe a hit for live performers who don’t want to take a laptop (which could possibly be MUCH smaller and lighter than the Force) lol

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But you’d need a laptop w/ a controller to have the same versatility, so there’s that.

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I agree 100%…but mpk mini is dirt cheap i’d bet compared to the Force.

The best answer is ‘its not for me’ I guess.

I’m so hyped over this update!!! They give details here. Super stoked about the new AIR channel strip. Much needed for my flow.