Akai Force update

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KVRist
203 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:04 am

Oooof!

Disk Streaming for longer recording and playback with improved system performance
New plugin instruments Mellotron, Solina, and Odyssey
New insert effects Stutter, Half Speed, Diffuser Delay, Limiter, Stereo Delay, and Granulator
The new AIR Vocal Suite featuring Vocal Tuner, Doubler, and Harmonizer
Class-compliant USB Audio Interface Support
10 insert effects assignable to FORCE pads
MIDI File Compatibility: load MIDI files into FORCE
Akai Sample Tail and more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1DfQbiQCI

KVRAF
8236 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:26 am

Just overtook the MPC Live again! (until the next Live update ;-))
More great stuff from AKAI, there hardware is the gift that keeps on giving
PC + S49 MK2, Studio One, BWS, Live (+PUSH2), FL Studio, Renoise, Reason, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths (Summit, Hydrasynth, DM12, P8), A4 + RYTM, MPC Live, Poly Tracker, Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars, Basses, Amps and Pedals

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KVRist

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203 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:57 am

SLiC wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:26 am
Just overtook the MPC Live again! (until the next Live update ;-))
More great stuff from AKAI, there hardware is the gift that keeps on giving
True


Theres always a bit of leapfrog but I reckon the disk streaming took the most time though the beta seems to have been out for an age.

For what this is nothing touches it…

KVRAF
8236 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:31 am

kcearl wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:57 am
For what this is nothing touches it…
Only the MPC Live Mk2 ;-) I love the way each product group seems to feed each other, great stuff.
PC + S49 MK2, Studio One, BWS, Live (+PUSH2), FL Studio, Renoise, Reason, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths (Summit, Hydrasynth, DM12, P8), A4 + RYTM, MPC Live, Poly Tracker, Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars, Basses, Amps and Pedals

KVRAF
29958 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:33 am

I thought this was about AKAI forcing updates...
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRist

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203 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:39 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:33 am
I thought this was about AKAI forcing updates...
I think theres maybe some punctuation missing in the title :D

KVRAF
29958 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:15 pm

:D

Not your fault. Not AKAI's either, I guess. :)
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KVRian
771 posts since 17 Oct, 2018

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:45 pm

Even with this amazing update this will still probably be the most under the radar machine ever created. I'm not sure why it doesn't get more attention.
Studio One 5.2 // Bitwig 3.3.4 // Logic Pro X 10.6 // Ableton 11 // Reason 11 // MPC // Force // Maschine

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KVRist

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203 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:10 pm

apoclypse wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:45 pm
Even with this amazing update this will still probably be the most under the radar machine ever created. I'm not sure why it doesn't get more attention.
Its always been very misrepresented I think…I hope its been popular enough to warrant a mkII, but even if its abandoned, unlike computer based software which its often compared too, this will keep on going until its dead. And in its current state Im totally happy with it. :tu:

KVRAF
1778 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:44 pm

Disk streaming is unlikely to reach the MPC range, the saving issue it causes will simply not be acceptable to the much much bigger pool of MPC users.
Akai wont take that risk.
If your plugin is a C++ creation, please don't say so.
If it is, pop round Marcos, he has just bought you a Mac to port it.

KVRist
45 posts since 8 Sep, 2015

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:03 pm

not bad, finally really comparable with MC-707.
makes me want one again.

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KVRist

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203 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:17 am

bungle wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:44 pm
Disk streaming is unlikely to reach the MPC range, the saving issue it causes will simply not be acceptable to the much much bigger pool of MPC users.
Akai wont take that risk.
I think itll come…I think the whole range will have pretty much the same OS eventually.

By the time it hits the MPCs it’ll be ironed out.
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KVRist

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203 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:18 am

chaocrator wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:03 pm
not bad, finally really comparable with MC-707.
makes me want one again.
My MC707 has barely left the shelf since I bought it…never been comparable imo. Too clunky for me, screen too small, and Im so over a data wheel…sounds excellent though…I just use my mc101 instead.

Now if the 101 got an editor like the 6s! My 707 would be on ebay in a heartbeat.
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KVRian
771 posts since 17 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:00 pm

bungle wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:44 pm
Disk streaming is unlikely to reach the MPC range, the saving issue it causes will simply not be acceptable to the much much bigger pool of MPC users.
Akai wont take that risk.
It's will likely come to the MPC. If MPC users can put up with buggy as Qlinks they can put up with a longer than usual file save. Hell I've seen the same file save behavior on the MPC already as it was a bug at some point on the MPC.
Studio One 5.2 // Bitwig 3.3.4 // Logic Pro X 10.6 // Ableton 11 // Reason 11 // MPC // Force // Maschine

KVRAF
1778 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:46 pm

It isn't just longer file save, and alpha testers are saying that this is staying as it is (Tom Nice Things)
Aside the twenty seconds saves now taking twenty minutes, it is also resaving every audio file on every save, including dithering with noise, which becomes audible after five or so saves, this is not good.
If your plugin is a C++ creation, please don't say so.
If it is, pop round Marcos, he has just bought you a Mac to port it.

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