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Performance recording is here.... AKAI Force

Discussion in 'General Production Forum' started by macchinista, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. macchinista

    macchinista NI Product Owner

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    too bad it’s the wrong product. Having some force gas atm, have to be honest

     
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  2. jacqui brookes

    jacqui brookes NI Product Owner

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    Very nice. Hmm
     
  3. BigPictureSound

    BigPictureSound NI Product Owner

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    People complain about Maschines new clip/pattern hybrid but Akai just has clips, so there is no going back and editing a scene or pattern once it commits to the arranger, at least not spontaneously. You have to go to the arranger window to make changes. In my opinion Maschines new workflow is superior to the Force.
     
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  4. René must be Unique

    René must be Unique NI Product Owner

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    Have I seen this toy here before?
    I think so.
    It should be forbidden to advertise other brands here. :mad:

    René
     
  5. Mr36

    Mr36 NI Product Owner

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    I think it's more like entirely valid comparison with a very comparable competitor product. Whether you like it or not, Akai have just added to the Force what NI essentially promised us for MASCHINE years ago...
     
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  6. Mr36

    Mr36 NI Product Owner

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    It might be better overall (I certainly prefer MASCHINE's workflow to MPC from my experience), but the key performance recording feature is the main point here, which is what we still don't have.
     
  7. René must be Unique

    René must be Unique NI Product Owner

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    I don't have a problem with it though, it was meant to be a joke. :);):(o_O:oops::thumbsup:

    René
     
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  8. Mr36

    Mr36 NI Product Owner

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    Ahh, fair enough. Just got lost in internet translation. :)
     
  9. GoKeez

    GoKeez NI Product Owner

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    I switched over to Maschine after 15 years of MPC loyalty. Will always love Akai as I built a great career and lifestyle using their tools.

    That said, I don’t miss the workflow, lame ATM like touchscreen on Force or Live, snail paced support or super clunky form factor of the devices. People complained about M+ processor but it’s significantly more powerful than Force. Also, there will never be any synths on any of their devices that remotely approach what M+ offered at launch. Akai just cannot compete with NI sound libraries or workflow and that won’t change.
     
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  10. ShelLuser

    ShelLuser NI Product Owner

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    I worked with 2 Akai controllers: the APC40 Live controller as well as the MPD24 drumpad controller. I'm well aware that every controller is different and that my experiences with these two are probably hardly relevant here. But even so... as much as I appreciated Akai I cannot help say that I like my Ableton (Push) and Native Instruments (Maschine) controllers a whole lot better. I'm not too eager to pick up an Akai anymore to be honest.