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.
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By MPC-Tutor Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Based on my previous conversations with then regarding potential support of legacy mpcs, I'd guess the delay was simply them waiting to see if there was enough interest. Ultimately the force is a very niche, beta product, they need to be sure they will sell enough decksavers to justify the development costs.