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 shosephiroth Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:44 pm
Has this happened to anyone? Is there a setting that turns on now since the update that could be causing this? I noticed since the firmware update, the first lane of clips is always record-armed now, no matter what. I can't find any settings that would make the force time out mid-song. It's not playing in arrange mode and it happens to songs/projects I haven't used arrange mode on yet. Any help is greatly appreciated.

By Shadow Vox Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:34 am
I have the same problem but I timed it. Stops playing mostly randomly but it's always between 3 to 4 minutes in.
Mine does it on internal drive, ssd, sd it doesn't matter and it also does it whether it's my own samples or demo songs, makes no difference.
I did notice when I recorded a demo into arrange it was still playing at 5 minutes, but when I exported that arrangement to audio wav file and put it back into it's own clip as a single audio file playing, it stopped at about 3 minutes.
I can't use this thing if it's going to do that, and I just purchased this thing a week ago from Sweetwater.
I've never ever used Akai products before and if I can't get this resolved I never will again!
I will have to call Sweetwater for a refund and return.
The Force is the most expensive paperweight I've ever purchased!