|Product Dimensions||16.56 x 31.6 x 2.31 cm; 760 Grams|
|Item Model Number||Fire (Controller Only)|
|Item Weight||760 g|
Akai Professional Fire (Controller Only) - USB Midi Controller for FL Studio with 64 pad RGB Clip/Drum Pad Matrix
Enhance your purchase
- FL Studio Music Production Essential - Dedicated USB MIDI hardware controller for the FL Studio DAW platform with seamless plug-and-play connectivity
- Workflow Revolution - 64 velocity-sensitive RGB Pads for creation of patterns in the step sequencer and recording notes / synth parts on a pad-based MIDI keyboard controller in Performance mode
- Beat Production Simplified – Transform Fire into a beat maker essential with a MPC Style 16-pad layout in Drum Mode
- Maximum Tweak-Ability - 4 banks of assignable Touch-Capacitive MIDI knobs / encoders for controlling Mixer, Channel and custom User-Assignable mappings
- Improved Navigation - Instantly navigate the Channel Rack, Browser, Tool Bar and Playlist windows; dedicated controls to browse audio and project files with clear feedback from the OLED display
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Introducing the Akai Professional Fire
The new Akai Professional Fire represents the first of its kind - a dedicated hardware controller develped in conjunction with Image-Line for the FL Studio DAW platform. Fire is a high-performance tool designed to enhance the workflow and music-creating experience for all FL Studio producers. Fusing a sleek, low-profile and ultra-portable footprint with plug & play integration with FL Studio, a workflow-centric specification, a 4 X 16 pad matrix with radiant RGB backlighting, a graphical OLED display, assignable controls and dedicated transport controls, Akai Professional's Fire guarantees to enhance the FL Studio experience providing users with a custom-engineered control source, perfect for studio and live performance scenarios alike. Switch up your workflow and get hands-on with the immersive performance capability of Fire - your production demands it.
Ignite Your Creative Flow
Featuring seamless plug-and-play integration, within seconds you'll be creating patterns and building tracks using Fire's 4x16 velocity-sensitive RGB pad matrix. Quickly input patterns on the step sequencer or switch up to performance mode playing / recording notes and launching your patterns using the velocity-sensitive RGB pads for maximum expressive capability.
Total Command of Your Production
Instantly navigate the Channel Rack, Browser, Tool Bar and Playlist menus and quickly browse audio and project files without the click of a mouse - the graphical OLED display makes browsing and controlling the various files, menus and parameters within your FL Studio session a breeze; plus, the dedicated transport buttons give you full control of FL Studio's standard playback, navigation and recording facilities.
It's All In the Mix
Nothing beats hands-on, tactile control when it comes to mixing. Fire includes 4 banks of 4 touch-capacitive knobs for ultimate control over channel, mixer and user assignable parameters within FL Studio. From tweaking volume and pan within FL Studio's Mixer to adjusting filter controls within the selected channel, all the core hardware controls you demand are thoughtfully included.
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Total Command of Your Production
Instantly navigate the Channel Rack, Browser, Tool Bar and Playlist menus and quickly browse audio and project files without the click of a mouse - the graphical OLED display makes browsing and controlling the various files, menus and parameters within your FL Studio session a breeze; plus, the dedicated transport buttons give you full control of FL Studio’s standard playback, navigation and recording facilities. Need more control? Up to 4 Fire units can be linked for a truly immersive production experience.
Ignite Your Creative Flow
Featuring seamless plug-and-play integration, within seconds you’ll be creating patterns and building tracks using Fire’s 4 x 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pad matrix. Quickly input patterns on the step sequencer, switch up to performance mode playing / recording notes and launching your patterns, play in drums via a 16 pad format or take command of your VI collection in note mode, transforming Fire's velocity-sensitive RGB pads into a 3 octave keyboard - everything you need to spark your creativity is here!
It’s All In The Mix
Nothing beats hands-on, tactile control when it comes to mixing. Fire includes 4 banks of 4 touch-capacitive knobs for ultimate control over channel, mixer and user assignable parameters within FL Studio. From tweaking volume and pan within FL Studio’s Mixer to adjusting filter controls within the selected Channel, all the core hardware controls you demand are thoughtfully included. Plus, with dedicated transport controls and mute/solo functionality, all the core control your production demands is thoughtfully included.
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Akai just needs to release some software to help support reprogramming and this would be a great controller to use alongside other controllers on any DAW.
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The hardware itself is good up to a point, but you can tell why it costs under £100.
In fact, I wouldn't pay more than £100 for this to be honest.
The pads are a kind of velocity sensitive, but nowhere near the sensitivity of a Launchpad X's pads.
Probably why there's a big price gap between the two.
If you expect to do nuanced finger drumming on these you will be disappointed.
Light to medium taps end up around 30-50 percent velocity, and hard / firm taps around 100 percent.
I'd suggest setting the velocity to a fixed value & just tweak it manually afterwards.
Transport buttons are nice to have but are super-clicky, and feel cheap.
As do all the other buttons.
The knobs do their job fine though.
All in all, if Akai did a v2 with better quality buttons & more responsive pads then I'd gladly pay over £100 for it,
as its enjoyable to use as long as you know the limitations.
Before you can download the software you have to register your product these days, it does not like the serial number I have, which is starting to sound like someone else already has this device registered on their account. That would explain the 2 broken seals on the box.
Support ticket response with Akai is between 24 and 72 hours before I get a reply regarding the serial number issue, fingers crossed.
After updating to the latest FL studio version, it worked perfectly. Still miffed about the factory Seal being broken on the Product Box, and still no response from Akai regarding not being able to register the product. I still think I have a returned item that is registered to someone else. However it seems to be working fully.
I tried to register the Fire with Akai, but supprised to find out that am unable to because my purchase is for the Controller only, i cannot register my Fire with them (or any where for that matter).
I reached out to akaipro to get a clear understanding on what support they provide for Controller Only purchase. I really didn't get a clear response, i just got the same statement back: "....you will be unable to register the unit as there is no software to claim."
My question to those purchase the Fire (Controller Only) ahead of me is: How do i get support on the device either; General, Technical Warranty?