In this guide, we show you how to download and install the massive new v3.0.4 update for your Akai FORCE. This includes where to download and how to run the update, as well as all the great new features you can expect on the other side.

Guide Contents

Feature and Update Overview

The new FORCE 3.0.4 firmware update adds a new line of comprehensive features as well as a few stability enhancements. See our quick list below or view the official release notes for a full list of changes.

  • Live Control seamless integration - You can now control Ableton Live using your Force. The Force comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live 10.1.2 or later for an instant performance and production setup. For cable-less operation your Force can control Ableton over a Wi-Fi network. For a more tightly controlled setup connect an ethernet cable between your Force and computer. Force provides an unparalleled level of Ableton integration within a standalone device. The Force’s Live Control mode has been carefully designed to allow you to instantly switch between standalone operation and Live Control mode without ever stopping playback.
  • Live Control getting started - To enter Live Control mode press MENU and choose LIVE CONTROL
    • The touch user interface (TUI) is divided into three tabs of operation :
      • Matrix - Touch the Matrix icon or press the MATRIX Button to enter the Matrix tab
      • Mixer - Touch the Mixer icon or press the MIXER Button to enter the Mixer tab
      • Device - Touch the Device icon or press the CLIP Button to enter the Device tab
    • To exit Live Control mode press MENU and choose a Force mode

For more release notes and new feature instructions, please visit the release notes here.

Downloading and Installing the Update

To download the FORCE 3.0.4 Firmware Update, visit the Force product page at and click on the Downloads tab.

Update installers are available for Mac and Windows, as well as a file for updating via USB Flash Drive. Download your preferred installer type and follow the instructions in the next section for any assistance installing.

Once you have found the appropriate download, watch the video below to install the new firmware update:

Additional Tutorial Links

For additional step by step tutorials, please visit the links below:

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

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