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Akai Force Standalone Sampler/Sequencer

Redefine your expectations. Force by Akai eliminates the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation DJ performance technology.


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Fusing clip-launching, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines, and tactile touch screen control into a stand-alone, performance-driven device, Force by Akai combines must-have modern functionality with an ultra-intuitive workflow that harnesses your creativity for maximum expressive capability. At the heart of Force is an intuitive clip-centric workflow that forms the creative core of your performance. Combine multiple Modes with Plug-in Tracks, MPC-Style Drum tracks, Audio tracks, Keygroup tracks, MIDI tracks, and CV tracks to define clip types, then sculpt clips via step sequencing, drum pad performances, and note data. Under the hood, Force provides musicians of all disciplines DAW-centric capability for an immersive, creative experience without limitation.

Seamlessly Import stems, loops, and one-shots into Force's 8x8 clip matrix and set playback modes including loop and trigger settings to remix and reimagine your tracks on the fly.

Import multiple stems, then tune and time-stretch your content for immense mash-up potential – all content syncs to your master BPM so you never miss a beat.

Seamlessly assign tracks to Force's crossfader, load full tracks, stems or loops to Force's 8x8 matrix - fuse with scene/clip payback for an unrestricted DJ experience.

Add impressive flair to your sets by harnessing the power of Force's multi-touch display and on-board XYFX. Apply filter, modulation, and beat repeat effects in real-time to individual tracks, select outputs or tracks.

Ableton Link
Connect Force to your wireless network and sync your project with any Ableton Link compatible application or hardware device, including the iconic MPC Series.

Never miss a beat, thanks to Force's dual custom real-time time stretch algorithms and auto BPM detection for effortless syncing of all audio within your project to your master BPM.

Cue Mix
The perfect drop! Prep your mix with dedicated cue assign controls and a cue mixer for all audio assigned to outputs 3/4 or via the cue-blend control on the headphone out.

Realtime sampling
Using Force's sampler, capture audio from combo inputs or resample from within the Force project. Add up to four real-time insert effects while recording and assign captured audio immediately to Tracks and Programs all a truly effortless live workflow environment.

The Perfect Groove
When it comes to capturing your performance, Force instantly adapts to your needs with all critical tools modern DAWs provide. With an on-board step sequencer, MPC pad modes, legendary MPC Swing, and a touch grid editor, capturing and honing your MIDI data for the perfect groove is just a touch away.

Resample your clips or capture audio from Force's collection of inputs and discover the endless creative possibilities of looping. Backed by an intuitive Touch User interface and full audio routing capability, Force's Looping capability is perfect for studio-centric inspiration or adding something truly original to your performance.

Using Force's Track and Pad Mixers, set levels, pan, assign insert FX, and send source audio to any one of four internal sends for all program pads, project tracks, and the master output. With dozens of processors and effects from the AIR FX suite, all controllable via smart assignments on the rotary encoders or the displays on the touch user interface, discover a fluid, immersive mixing experience without compromise.

  • Stand-alone – no computer required
  • 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
  • 7" full color capacitive multitouch display
  • Mic/instrument/line inputs, 4 outputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 4 configurable CV/Gate outputs
  • MPC Sample Editing
  • Automatic BPM detection, real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
  • 8 touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays
  • 4 powerful, fully-editable synth engines
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • Full-Size SD card slot and 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • Includes power supply and owner's manual

Get your Akai Force Force Standalone Sampler/Sequencer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Stand-Alone Sampler/Sequencer
  • Power Adapter
  • Owner's Manual






Beast of a Machine


A steep learning curve. This is a full audio production suite in the form of a playable instrument. Rewards you every step of the way. This is my central hub around which all my other gear orbits.

Wolfgang Van Eldorado

Moberly Mo.


I would buy a 2nd one to use for live set DJing


This is not an MPC so for some it will take some getting used to. The workflow is similar to Ableton Live. And because I know Ableton there was no learning curve for me. I love that I can use MPC sounds in this unit as well. My only issue with it is when I installed my 2TB SSD drive it didn't show up at first. I had to buy an encloser than format it on my computer. Put it back in the Force for it to see the added hard drive. Other than that great unit!



Lifetime of great service and great products!!!!


Quick shipment. Great product!! Sam Ash always does right by me. Customer for life!!



Akai makes the ableton push a standalone powerhouse.


Anyone looking for athe feel of an ableton push type controller with all the hardware of an mpc.



Force Standalone Sampler/Sequencer

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Midi Controller Type Mixer
After Touch No
Arpeggiator Yes
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Number of Knobs/Encoders 12
Faders Yes
Fader Type Cross Fader
Trigger/Pads Yes
Number of Trigger/Pads 64
Digital Display Type 7" Capacitive and Multi touch
Transport Controls Yes
Software Included FORCE
Additional Controls/Features Full audio track recording, 4 on board synthesizer engines, MPC sampling, 4 configurable CV/gate outputs, expandable with internal 2.5" SATA bay
Connections XLR, TRS, Midi (via included mini adapters), CV and USB
OS Compatibility PC ,  Mac
Mac OS Requirements Mac OS 10 or later
PC OS Requirements Windows 10 or later
Power Supply Type AC Power Adapter
Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 16" x 18" x 17" inches (WxHxD)
Series FORCE Series
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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