Force, MPC X, and MPC Live updated now with Ableton Live Set Export

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Akai Professional is proud to announce 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. To learn more about MPC Live and MPC X have a look at our MPC Live and MPC X Review. With an MPC Live or X, it is exceptionally agile and easy to produce songs without the need to use a computer-based DAW. These resulting productions are ready to mix and master.

MPC Live and MPC X

MPC X is the battleship including extensive connectivity and the possibility of recording of audio tracks in your studio or when you perform live. MPC Live is the hands-on smaller device which can be used mobile to produce beats and works just fine in a studio or on live stage

MPC Live and MPC X are absolutely beat and song maker machines. Both let you perform with the support of a sampler workstation and more to produce a beat or song. All features required by the modern producer are included in those little devices, there is really no computer needed.

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 is proud to add one more tool into the immense palette for users to take their creativity and performance to unparalleled heights.

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New in MPC firmware 2.6

Force Standalone Music ProductionDJ Performance System by AkaiPro

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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