Akai Professional® Announces 3.0.3 Firmware Update for Force and 2.6 Firmware update for MPC X and MPC

Latest updates enable users to export and share their projects from their Akai Professional hardware directly to Ableton Live.

Cumberland, RI USA (July 16, 2019) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced 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.

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.

Updates Force 3.0.3 and MPC 2.6 also include a host of other new features and enhancements:

New in MPC firmware 2.6:

  • Grid Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in Grid Edit and Audio Edit.
  • Step Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in the Step Sequencer.
  • Support for up to eight submixes in the mixer window.
  • All-New TUI layouts for Akai Vintage effects.

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.

Dan Gill, Senior Product Manager for Akai Professional said, “Equally important as Akai Professional’s mission to empower the music-makers of today is our commitment to continuously refine our platforms. Each subsequent update is a renewal of our dedication to this promise in pursuit of the most perfect music production & performance experience for every member of the Akai Professional community.”

Both firmware updates will be available in July 2019.

For more information, visit akaipro.com

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About Akai Professional

The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear, Akai Professional develops creative technologies to empower music makers with tools that are unmatched in expressive capability. Akai Professional is best known for creating the legendary MPC, an instrument that has inspired generations of producers and performers and spawned entirely new genres of music. Akai Professional is a part of the inMusic family of premiere music brands.