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 sysx Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:46 am
I'm trying to record to arrangement in Arrange mode and no matter what I try, I get a dialog saying "Recording Stopped Due to Tempo Change". I'm running the Force as a MIDI slave with an older sequencer sending the clock signal. My clip is loaded at the correct BPM with Warp and TC off. Is this a bug? Sure seems like it. Rebooting didn't help.

When I turn off MIDI Sync record works. Any advice? I really don't want to run the Force as my MIDI master and I'd rather not have to switch back and forth all of the time. I'm guessing it expects a super accurate clock pulse at exactly a hole number BPM to work properly. Meaning, it probably only works if a DAW is controlling it.
By Paulius V Wed May 12, 2021 2:27 pm
Hi sysx,

I have a very similar problem, that's actually the reason I've just registered here, because I haven't been able to find any info regarding this. I run my Force as a slave and Logic Pro as a master through midi clock sync. When I try to record any audio into Force I receive the same message "recording stopped due to tempo change". When I disable the Midi Clock sync on Force, this problem goes away. I think the problem lies somewhere in midi clock settings either in Force or in Logic, which I haven't been able to figure out yet. Another issue, which I believe is a part of the very same settings problem, is that when I start Logic (press Play) it triggers Force, but very often it's out of sync (sluggish BPM) for the first couple of bars.

P.S. When I synced Force to Ableton through Ableton Link I did not have these problems.