Akai unveils first controller specifically designed for FL Studio, the Akai Fire
The Akai Fire is the latest release to hit the market from Japanese electronics brand Akai. The “first hardware interface” designed for the FL Studio DAW, the Akai Fire offers users four rows of 16 velocity-sensitive pads as a step sequencer. A model of versatility, the Akai Fire can double as a keyboard, enabling musicians to use the Fire as a medium to write melodies and bass lines simultaneously. Purchasers can also use the Fire as a drum pad to live record beats.
The Akai Fire arrives outfitted with muting and soloing sound buttons, four rotary encoders for volume selection, pan and EQ parameters, and a browser to search and load samples and plug-ins. The newest hardware offering from Akai, memorable for manufacturing of controllers for Ableton, Fire allows for up to four linked units that permit an eight-by-32 grid matrix. Further sweetening the deal is the accompaniment of FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition, which provides Fire buyers a platform to compose music.
FL Studio recently released FL Studio 20, the brand’s very first version of the software to accommodate both Windows and Mac operating systems. A hot new addition to the electronic hardware retail market, the Fire sells for $199.
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