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 Chrisbnz Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:20 am
Have had force for a week and have followed manual and some YouTube tutorials but my record process isn’t working. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
It seems really inconsistent.
So, I create a clip
Record settings show the length of clip I want and overdub mode on
I arm the track ok and the record icon appears at the top of the track
What ever I did the track won’t record the clip
I launch a scene, clip is highlighted, click record, says record to clip, but nothing happens. The clip plays through white. Can hear metronome

I’ve tried double tapping the clip then record. Same happens
I have managed to record some tracks but not others.

Tutorial says it should show overdub in clip pad but I can’t seem to get this to work consistently

What am I doing wrong?
Have I got something set up wrong or is my process wrong?

Very frustrating
By stujay Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:39 am
That video doesn't address the issue. He's only recording one-and-done in that example. I'm having the same problem as above -- I can record initially, but CANNOT overdub, even when recording setting is clearly on "overdub." Overdub will only work for me with the Force's internal synths. When I attach my class compliant Focusrite 18i20 interface and use an EXTERNAL synth, overdub is not possible, apparently. Which means that the Force, as good as it is, is going to go right back in the box. Unless someone can point me in the right direction... I hope it's me. Suspect it is, but if it isn't, I wasted my money.
By Hoekschop Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:19 am
AFAIK you can't overdub on audio tracks, you'll need to use the looper for that. I think it works the same as on the MPC Live. I'm quite new to the force so somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
By misterflibble Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:02 pm
For posterity, I helped my man stujay out with this on Reddit. The solution is to record a MIDI clip until your performance is the way you want it, and then record that performance as audio into a clip or audio track.