Akai Force Forum: Everything relating to the Akai Force, the new 64 pad, clip-based standalone sampler/groovebox from Akai. While not an MPC, it shares many similar software features to the MPC X/MPC Live including the same underlying code-base.
By JJG Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:32 pm
When recording on the arranger mode where you can see the sound files does it record them live where if you let go of the pad it stops recoding that sound file or does it just put the whole sound file that was already on the pad on to the recoding and is the arranger mode similar to abelton where you can move around the sound files?
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By Koekepan Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:22 pm
I haven't actually done this myself, but I think that it may depend on the sound's settings.

What happens when you try it, what does it do?
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By EnochLight Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:57 pm
JJG wrote:When recording on the arranger mode where you can see the sound files does it record them live where if you let go of the pad it stops recoding that sound file or does it just put the whole sound file that was already on the pad on to the recoding and is the arranger mode similar to abelton where you can move around the sound files?


When you record to Arranger, you are recording in linear real-time, so you don't hold a pad down that's launching a clip (does anyone do that)? As the transport records, any audio your Clip is playing is recorded to the Arranger timeline in real-time until you stop recording or stop Clip playback (or reach your loop end, which is a common mistake that noobs and pros make alike so turn off looping if you want your Arranger to record past the loop points).

And yes, once you record a take into Arranger, you can split, cut, copy, paste, edit, and move around sections in the Arranger timeline (on the track it is recorded on) just like you can in any DAW.