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Akai Force "Low Memory" warnings after recording less than 10 audio clips in a new project

When recording new audio clips into my Force project, I am very quickly getting "low memory" warning messages. Some of my projects have as little as 10 audio clips in them, and only one other drum track with 8 short drum samples.

I have tried purging all samples but this does not help, as I am creating test projects to replicate this issue and some of them only have the 10 audio clip recordings in them (no other samples to purge). Once I hit the "low memory" warning messages, if I save my project, shut down, and re-open (as the user manual instructs) the memory usage drops quite a bit, however after recording only a few more short audio clips, the memory usage rises and I start to get more "low memory" warning messages. My CPU usage sits below 9% even with a lot of AIR FX plugins on various tracks (in the larger projects). In my test project I have zero FX Plugins and the memory issue still happens, so it seems very much related to recording new audio clips.

This is obviously a huge workflow disruption for music making, and something seems to be quite wrong because my MPC Live can easily handle more than 30 minutes of sampled audio in a project without much affect on the memory usage meter. The problem seems to be related to recording new audio into a clip on the Force.

I'm on 3.0.1, have a brand new samsung SSD installed in the Force which I am running my projects from (just as I have always done on my MPC Live).
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  • Hey analoguebubblebath,

    Thanks for posting!

    I see that our support team has reached out to you and you are in contact with them already. Support will be able to take a closer look at this with you and determine what is happening with the audio recorded to your Force.

    Thanks!
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  • I had this problem too...it gave me a warning with the first demo project i opened. After that i restarted and it worked okay. No warnings until now.

    Maybe some processes in the background that needed to finish for the first time?
    Only thing i can say, is that my session was quite long, i kept the Force on for many hours straight.
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  • After speaking extensively with Akai tech support, this memory problem is astounding to me, I've continued doing a lot of testing with this memory issue and after speaking on the phone with Akai customer service, it seems that the Force is just VERY short on memory allocated to audio in a project. The tech support rep said there was nothing to be done about this issue right now and there is about a 20 minute limit on audio per project.

    How are we supposed to make any music on Force with such a limitation of audio clips per project?

    It also feels misleading since Force seemed to be marketed as a music production and performance machine, yet no one can perform without closing and opening new projects after every song. Thinking about trying to DJ a set with the new crossfader? Are you expected to stop and open a new project every 20 minutes.

    I really think this is a critical issue and am wondering is this going to be addressed in an update anytime soon? Is there any sort of plan to allow you to record and use more than 20 minutes of audio per project with the Force????
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  • Same problem! 20 minutes!! grrrr :( Unfortunately, I think I will give it back today...
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  • same issue. cant help but feel scammed at this price point. can record more audio with my phone. It is sad because it's such a beautiful machine, but i'm no engineer.
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  • I hit this all the time with as little as 7 tracks with 2 scenes each all using the built-in content with NO effects. When I choose to purge the unused samples, it does nothing and I can see that the mem doesn't change.. I basically can't use those projects anymore, even playing them errors with low memory. Can we expect this to be fixed soon? - this was an expensive device and to just return it is not a customer solution - would be very sad. How do all the built-in demos get curated and all the YouTube demos with multi-tracks and LIVE recordings work? By the way - using audio files is worse. I have a few 10mb files on a few tracks and then I hit the memory issues? How would one be expected to use this if the memory issue continues to get hit? I see there's a FW update 3.0.2 - does that address this issue? Please let me know as soon as possible. Cheers!
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