http://m.getsatisfaction.com/products/233300/topics?page=1 Topics for Force 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 357 146 76 123 0 4 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7965418 7965418 (Midi/Plugin) Clip Edit > [Shift] Select All > [Tap] Velocity | bugged? 2020-01-24T23:51:44Z 2020-01-24T23:51:44Z Vroenis http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10325164 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a213868a4d57e88030566599b3a61e5e?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG vroenis So I'm learning I may be going about things entirely the a** backwards way (btw mods, how much censoring should we be doing here? Happy to keep it clean, just asking) - all good, it's on me. I am doing searches in the user-guide but the guide is a bit weird, things are often not in the section I'm doing my reading in, but then after you folks help me out and I search for the solution, it does make sense where it's listed - anyway... <br /><br /> Editing a plugin clip, I select all notes and am attempting to just adjust the velocity of all notes at once. By default, velocity is already selected but the selected parameter (red outline) is actually playback head, so moving the data wheel moves the playback bar/head. I figure, tap velocity again down at the bottom of the screen, or tap away from it/select another parameter and tap back on velocity but no dice, the timecode is still the active parameter at the top-right of the screen. <br /><br /> Then oddly, if I execute something irrelevant like duplicate notes after having selected all notes, then undo it, suddenly the velocity value appears in the middle of the horizontal bar that divides the piano roll in the upper portion of the screen, and the velocity window in the lower portion. Now moving the data-wheel will adjust velocity for all notes. <br /><br /> What makes me think I might be doing something wrong is I feel like there was one thing I did yesterday where I didn't have to force this... (pause for all force puns...) although I thought it was on a drum track where I could press a drum pad to select all notes for that pad, but the second time I tried this I still couldn't adjust velocity for all notes selected for some reason. <br /><br /> Can anyone attempt replicating or at least attempt replicating both conditions - condition in which it doesn't work (ie., I'm doing it in the wrong screen/mode) and condition in which it *does* work? Last time I figured something like this out without dropping into the forum, it was just because for Force/Akai hardware OS is just a wee bit odd in how it was designed. Reminds be a little of software engineers not consulting human users - I understand the approach - logical but aaaah... a little out of touch. Nevertheless, once I get it, it'll be fine. <br /><br /> Edit: Sorry should get into the habit of always including firmware: 3.0.4 problem 0 1 1 create clipedit force_firmware_304 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7964148 7964148 Honestly, should I buy the Force 2020-01-24T23:37:58Z 2020-01-21T14:20:44Z S. Saint. Claire. http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10432521 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11489409/photo_medium.jpg s_saint_claire Hi folks. This coming weekend I am looking to buy the Force. I want to make ambient/techno kind of music. I like the performance aspect of the Force, love the cross fader. I would love to make music on the fly as I go along. <br /><br /> However, after research I see a LOT of criticism of the Force. <br /><br /> °If I am using audio samples as little one shots, or chopping samples up with the pads would the 2gb ram restrict me with this? Also, is chopping a sample up considered a midi track or an audio track? (Like with Ableton, chopping a sample up with drum rack, that would be a midi channel) <br /><br /> °I see that like Ableton, you have the clip viewz and work your way down through the clips. <br /><br /> °Is there a limit on clips? <br /><br /> °lets say I hit my limit for how many life synths I have in a track, can I freeze/flatten these to audio like you would with Ableton, or resample these? <br /><br /> °For jamming on and general enjoyment, is the Force more restrictive than fun overall? I'm not looking to play live with this device. I just want to play out techno tracks with some audio samples thrown in, and not feel like there's a hard limit stopping me from genuinely enjoying the Force. <br /><br /> It's a lot of money and I would hate to spend it and feel regret afterward. <br /><br /> Thanks folks. question 5 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7961015 7961015 Force Bug: After updating to 3.0.4, internal clock unexpectedly stops at random moments during standalone mode playback?? 2020-01-24T19:01:46Z 2020-01-13T00:48:43Z analoguebubblebath http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5609885 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/b149060cf98c0df17b7d187a3f56c2d6?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG 724045 Updated to 3.0.4 and have been recording new music all day in standalone mode, unfortunately have experienced this about 6 times in the past few hours where Force seems to randomly just STOP playback of the entire project for no apparent reason. All clips seem to be at random points in their loops, not necessarily connected with any start or end. Playback just totally stops of internal clock and ALL loops. A couple of the times I was recording a new audio clip and it was at around bar 141 when playback stopped. <br /><br /> Sync is set to off, I only have 4 tracks in my project. 2 audio, 1 CV and 1 midi drum instrument. <br /><br /> I'm recording and playing back longer clips from my modular synth and this is seriously disrupting any sort of songwriting workflow. Have been trying to diagnose but there does not seem to be any cause for the random stopping. <br /><br /> I have been using Force extensively the past few months before updating and have never experienced unexpected stopping like this. I was planning on performing live with Force soon but this bug is extremely worrying..... <br /><br /> Anyone else experiencing this??? I will also pull up some old projects and share my results. problem 7 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7962070 7962070 Free MPC Expansion Bundle #NAMM 2020-01-23T21:29:11Z 2020-01-16T08:45:36Z beatsbyrossi http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9726879 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11299203/bbrblacktext_vectorizedsquare_medium.jpg beatsbyrossi I’m giving away 2 MPC Expansions I made! Just click the link below! Enjoy! <br /><br /> <a href="http://eepurl.com/gflB2L" rel="nofollow">http://eepurl.com/gflB2L</a> <br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1821203/RackMultipart20200116-2333-g60bmg-CA611663-50A1-4228-856F-733EA1E5760D_inline.jpeg?1579164194" /> praise 3 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7964677 7964677 expand on MMC commands receive 2020-01-23T14:16:36Z 2020-01-22T19:26:37Z tiger001 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9930310 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11376544/F35a_medium.jpg jhendrix_k9fkgnfwqu72v there are other MMC commands that, although the MMC recieve option is activated, don't instigate a response in the MPC <br /> like : DEF PLAY, FORWARD, REWIND, REC PSE, PAUSE, EJECT, CHASE, ERR RST, MMC RST <br /><br /> these could all be tied to global transport and/or sample edit idea 4 3 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7956934 7956934 Stand-alone Select-All option in MPC X 'Grid view' 2020-01-22T22:55:50Z 2019-12-28T03:36:56Z Damo Diggler http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9417901 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11484420/Sniffing-Glue2_medium.jpg damodiggler Hi, <br /><br /> Every time I enter Grid View, more often than not, I need to 'select all'... but half of the notes are usually off-screen, out of view... so is there a short-cut to 'select all' notes ?! ..rather than having to draw a selection around everything every time? question 19 10 9 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7964558 7964558 Akai Froce feature idea : DJ Mode 2020-01-22T15:51:10Z 2020-01-22T13:09:45Z Julien Garcia http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5692644 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/01c2b6952340352e3d47a6f9402b7086?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG julien_garcia_5389322 <p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Hi !!</p><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Please excuse me for my very bad English. My name is Julien, I'm French and I mainly use Force (and I love it so much !!!!!!!) to compose, but I would also like to be able to do dj sets with. I'm not registered for beta, maybe this idea might interest you.</p><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Currently, loading times are a little frustrating to use Force as a real djing tool, this is obviously due to the limitations of RAM. My proposal is therefore to add a “dj” mode which allows you to cut the Force's resources in two and play 4 tracks on one side and 4 tracks on the other.</p><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The idea is as follows: cut vertically into 2 zones. Each zone is represented by 4 vertical lines of pads, the fader allows you to make smooth transitions between the two zones. This operating mode allows you to load a project in one zone while the other is playing. This will allow you to make long sets without interruption :&nbsp;</p><img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1821981/RackMultipart20200122-62280-mv5jly-dj_inline.png?1579698528" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Settings for each zone:</b></p><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Choice of project to load in the area</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Zone tempo</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Zone key</p></li></ul><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Transitions between zones:</b></p><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Using the crossfader</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Using master / XY effects</p></li></ul><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Launch of clips:</b></p><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">By pressing the clip</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">By pressing “launch” + “assign A” (“or assign B”) to launch a line</p></li></ul><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The good :</b></p><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Music non-stop !&nbsp;</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Interesting use of the crossfader</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">A new project export mode could also be added allowing to export the project in a “4 tracks” form</p></li></ul><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The bad :</b></p><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The user must prepare the content of his 4 tracks in advance and cannot load a complex project</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Master effects are shared across the two areas</p></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">I don’t know if it’s achievable</p></li></ul><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">I hope my explanations are clear enough ...</p><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">What do you think ?</p><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> idea 4 3 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7964324 7964324 can the Akai Force act as an effect processor, by connecting it to the send/return line of a mixer? 2020-01-22T14:46:04Z 2020-01-21T20:00:16Z Tito Franki http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10432961 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11489476/IMG_9450_medium.JPG tito_franki Hi, <br /><br /> I am seriously thinking to purchase an Akai Force. Apart from other uses, I thought it could be used as an effect processor box. <br /><br /> Does somebody know if it can act as an effect processor box, by connecting it to the send/return line of a mixer? <br /><br /> In particular, I would like to be able to make kind of a pitch-echo effect. <br /> To do so, I would chain a delay effect and the pitch effect in the Force. The send line of a mixer would be connected to the input of the Akai Force, while the outputs 3 and 4 of the Akai would be connected to the return line in the mixer. <br /> It would be great if I could be able to map one pad in the Akai Force to activate the effect, and three knobs to control the echo feedback, echo time, and pitch, but I don't know if this is even possible. <br /><br /> Any thoughts? question 3 3 1 comment effects, processor, connection, force http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7962718 7962718 Request to change Step Sequencing functionality 2020-01-22T00:53:32Z 2020-01-17T22:23:59Z Vroenis http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10325164 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a213868a4d57e88030566599b3a61e5e?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG vroenis Every time I just start getting into the groove of working at a project, something gets in the way - I really am struggling with the workflow of this thing and I acknowledge that its immensely coloured by years of using other gear, however surely we must appreciate that other gear exists. <br /><br /> Step sequencing with Novation gear, in particular the Circuit is super intuitive. It only has an 8 x 4 pad matrix, divided horizontally into two sections when step sequencing - the top half into time division and the bottom half - note. The Force can be arrange in similar fashion. <br /><br /> Where the Circuit differs in what happens when you place notes and how it behaves "offline" or when the machine isn't playing, and what happens when you press and hold a placed note in the timeline. <br /> On the Circuit, when playback is stopped, when you press a placed note, it sounds the note, be it a drum sample or a melodic note - this means you can effectively preview your entire sequence or any note in it - it will preview it at set velocity and at full note length for as long as the pad is held - it will cut the note if you lift off the pad. <br /><br /> On the Force, touching the pad will remove the note, so you can appreciate old habits aren't ideal in this case. It also means the only way to preview a pattern is to start playback. <br /><br /> Step sequencing on the Circuit is much faster and far more intuitive - can you just clone it? Is that a problem? Is this something that infringes patent? Because it's straight-up just better, a million times better. <br /><br /> Of all the things I'd like - including being able to re-order channels in the matrix (and dear-lord do we need that without having to dupe and delete, and bear in mind, you can't do that once you've hit the 8 channel/plugin limit...) for now at least, I'd like this improvement first, please. question 4 3 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7962811 7962811 Is the drum Step Sequencer restricted to the Axx pad group only? (no way to step-sequence Bxx, Cxx and Dxx pad groups?) 2020-01-21T19:24:29Z 2020-01-18T10:34:10Z Vroenis http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10325164 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a213868a4d57e88030566599b3a61e5e?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG vroenis Is there any way to step sequence the samples assigned to the other pads in drum programs? i.e., what I mean by Bxx groups etc. is B01-B16, C01-C16 and so-on. <br /><br /> There doesn't seem to be a way to say, put the pads in Note mode, or the Step Sequencer in full pad mode to select a pad outside of the A01-A16 range, then have it stick when changing back to the the Step Sequence mode - this will force selection back inside of Axx range. <br /><br /> Does this mean instead of making a practical and useful sample toolkit utilising as many pads possible - considering it's just a sample-set - utilising more than 16 pads, I can only really assign samples to A01 through A16 because if I want to use the Step Sequencer, I can't outside of this range? So I have to keep making kits and then loading them into extra channels in the Force? <br /><br /> Can this be changed, please? Unless I've missed something? <br /><br /> Edit: I realise the reason for this is the architecture is based on MPC hardware - like almost everything in the Force - it's based on only 16 pads existing in the MPCX, Live and now One (which, by the way, looks great for what it is - well done), and while some parameters have simply been extended to add multiple groups of 16 pads, other implementations haven't been considered and this is one of them. I figured this out when I first came across pad nomenclature as I initially couldn't figure out how the software was handling labelling but the Bxx, Cxx etc. grouping makes sense. problem 5 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7964061 7964061 Custom time signature on Akai Force 2020-01-21T18:45:00Z 2020-01-21T06:23:23Z Quicotte Tom http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10386768 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11480444/AAuE7mCPXQXVC0Nxm0ihw46_ArsivxdCUI6O-XliPQSuiQ_medium. quicotte_tom Any idea when it will be planned ? idea 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7963439 7963439 Can you set Force to default to toggle clip launch mode? 2020-01-21T15:05:59Z 2020-01-19T23:11:01Z jonathannewsome http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10429632 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/98a0a2453750b04d3953896908a3e521?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jonathannewsome Al new clips are in trigger mode. I’d like to default to toggle. question 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7963369 7963369 Akai Force - Parameter "Off" and not sure how to enable? 2020-01-21T14:57:38Z 2020-01-19T16:59:13Z Rob Jameson http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10353188 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11474359/AAuE7mCv48mq5hF_Igy4BgVcmFH_6RYhoMg3CNLr1ZYcjg_medium. rob_jameson_gjrdyr0dj3lso When I go to assign knobs in the force, I don't understand how to set it up with knobs controlling things like in the FORCE demo tracks that come pre-loaded.... like Low Thru/Kill filter. <br /><br /> For me, when I go to Insert 1 in the Knobs assign menu (for ex), it says Parameter - Off.... there is no option to enable it to have the various parameters to choose from... <br /><br /> What am I missing? I can't figure it out! question 3 3 1 comment knobs, force, assign, insert, parameter http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7962792 7962792 Akai force (internet/ Splice 2020-01-21T09:04:29Z 2020-01-18T08:31:13Z Dennis http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/1231860 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/b10b13fbef4091b308b0ea5a2a64699c?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG dennis_955097 Love my Force, but got problems connecting to the internet and log in to Splice. Always get the same error message (see pic). Tried by cable and Wifi. Also resetted the settings. The wifi connectiion also seems to disconnect as I have to reconnect after trying to log in to Splice. <br /><br /> Asket support, but they asked me to ask Splice. Splice again, asked me to ask Akai. I am not kidding! <br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1821469/RackMultipart20200118-73900-1y7zs2d-6DD7DE4D-A174-4E38-947D-7326CDBE9B22_inline.jpeg?1579336098" /> problem 3 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7892002 7892002 A serious word from customers to Akai 2020-01-21T02:16:38Z 2019-06-02T17:57:45Z john w http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9318619 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/9e0cf0bef11841310fd9d9a236050073?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG john_wylie_211nijnhex7nn So here goes.... <br /><br /> Akai has been making very encouraging progress with its MPC and force line, some very good, well build and almost brilliant products are the MPC and Force. <br /><br /> Now here's an observation and Im pretty sure its not just me but I can't help but think that the policy from internal pressures are to drastically cut the production team once a product ships and then divert resources onto new products. <br /><br /> How do I put it politely..... stop this silly approach!! You are letting both the customers and sales potential down! <br /><br /> I find it hard to imagine the people who built the MPC Live, X or Force suddenly lost interest, run out of ideas, thought the product was perfect and didn't want to make everybody start shouting from the rooftops that they love the products. <br /><br /> Now, lets be honest here, that's not totally happening, yet. Thats both a shame and a very bad commercial decision. <br /><br /> So what's going wrong? once the product goes out the door, it feels like the accountant want to reduce dev teams costs and re-allocate resources. <br /><br /> It leaves a sour taste in customers mouths, when they are sitting waiting/expecting for basic features like multitimbral midi and other feature that were available in older MPC's to appear in a software update. And when they get an update and they see plugin artwork prioritised, it is an insult, and quite clear to most if not all that the marketing team has bigger say in things than making features that are expected to arrive not appear. <br /><br /> As a developer I find it hard to believe that the dev team couldn't be iterating and releasing regularly, once a year or every 6 months feel like limited resources. <br /><br /> Now if Akai can just tweak their approach, make existing users know that they are being listened to, then really positive marketing would take care of itself. <br /><br /> Rumours are going around now that Force/Live integration might now have been dropped, I'm confused step the f** in and just tell us, we got x number of developers working and we nearly there or something, we hoping it might be 4 week, because Im sensing a lot of customers may give up and never come back, and this will be a lost opportunity. <br /><br /> Please speak to your bosses, sort it out guys, petition internally to be given the resource to get us the updates that make MPC users feel like you truly delivered in a truly indisputable ultimate replacement for all previous MPC's and same with Force/Live integration. <br /><br /> I think I may speak for a few people..? idea pending 92 30 42 comment