Akai Pro has released a free firmware update for the Force production workstation, adding 3 new plugin instruments, 7 insert effects, the new AIR Vocal Suite, class-compliant audio interface support for up to 32 channnels of I/O, Disk Streaming and more.

Here’s what’s new in Akai Force v3.1:

  • Disk Streaming for longer recording and playback with improved system performance
  • New plugin instruments Mellotron, Solina, and Odyssey
  • New insert effects Stutter, Half Speed, Diffuser Delay, Limiter, Stereo Delay, and Granulator
  • The new AIR Vocal Suite featuring Vocal Tuner, Doubler, and Harmonizer
  • Class-compliant USB Audio Interface Support
  • 10 insert effects assignable to FORCE pads
  • MIDI File Compatibility: load MIDI files into FORCE
  • Akai Sample Tail and more

See the Akai site for details.

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