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Akai force Song Mode ETA

What is the ETA for actual standalone song mode? It seems as if Akai is cheating MPC live users out of a proper timestretch and Akai force users out of a song mode... is this to force everyone to the X?

Why would I care about splice if I can’t make songs? HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
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  • Hey audioXrson,

    Thanks for posting!

    Personally, I would also like to see Song mode integrated into the Force. However, announcements about updates and new releases will not be published here on the community forum. If you are interested in hearing about new information from the company as soon as it's released, here are a few ways that you can stay ahead of the curve:

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    Until information exists in one or all of these places, there will not be any official announcements or discussions about future releases here on the community forum.

    With all of that being said, we appreciate your interest in our company and will continue to strive to improve on our products and customer experience. As always, I am happy to continue forwarding all interest, reviews and new ideas over to our team for consideration :)

    Thanks! Let me know if you have any additional questions!
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    Agree. Need Song Mode sooner! Cannot Force me to X, as I stuck with it already (both loving it and past 45 returning to the store), so just need must-haves to work soon:

    - a way to export stems/songs without recording off audio output
    - computer mode, so Force does more than nothing connected to PC (Live ETA)
    - matching software (free MPC licence to make own packs to upload for Force)
    - disk streaming to get samples into projects
    - Midi over USB
    - connection to iPad

    Today I need to call Splice, because they charged me something already without me downloading a single sound :)

    Before any fancy (pack/usb/midi) and useless (splice features). We do nee at least Song Mode and a way to export song/stems (pc/wifi/flash card/usb drive).
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    Eliza... Do you find it odd that in order for you to give me an update on the development pipeline for a product I paid $1500 for I have to go to a different platform so that you (and others) can advertise more products to me?

    90% of producers/engineers cut their teeth on the forums.. Can we please get a sticky with regular updates?
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    One would think Song Mode, (which even comes with the cheap $89 Pocket Operators) would have been included in Force. I would have looked stupid if I were in a shop asking a sales assistant, "oh, does it come with a Song Mode?" "Duh!"

    But looks like I should have asked that question in the first place...!
    • "should have asked the question in the first place" I mean technically yes you should have, but unless the definiton of "stand alone" has changed - and you had never heard of a company called "Akai" and the things they are basically know for - *assuming* that a stand alone machine (as Akai never tires of saying in response to half the Q's about features not in the AF) had song mode when you bought it is understandable by pretty much everyone on earth.
    • The only hope now is, reading the vague answers they’ve been giving, it does sound like it’s coming. Soon. But, they should really call themselves Akai Unpro.
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    An easy way to put a song mode in the Force could be as it is done un a couple and CHEAP ipad apps....
    -korg gadget
    -modstep app

    Apps that have that clip structure like Force

    It is simple, that every scene can have duration!!!

    Check that apps, Akai

    I know this 1500 bucks should have a true and much more complete song mode, but seeing that there is none, and sooooooo much to fix and add, you could add this to some next update. Sure it is easy to do

    Unless next update was planned to introduce some other platform to spend money like splice....:-S
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