Akai FORCE just keeps giving... Firmware Upgrade brings SPICE
If you are lucky enough be an Akai Force user you may not know that with the latest firmware upgrade you gain a 3 month free trial of SPICE.
Splice integration Splice fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, presets and loops, covering nearly every musical style. You can now download and browse your Splice sample library on your Force standalone. Before you begin, make sure your Force is connected to your network and you have access to a web browser. On the Force press Shift+Menu to go to Preferences, navigate to the Splice tab, and tap Get Login Code. Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your Force to your Splice account. Once paired, use the Sync Files button to download the samples from your Splice account across Wi-Fi / ethernet to a drive of your choice. To browse your Splice samples, press the Load button to go to Browser mode, then navigate to the Content tab and press the Splice shortcut to view the samples downloaded from your Splice account. The right hand browser panel will display your Splice samples organized into a series of top level folders that allow you to easily browse your sample library by BPM, instrument, key, pack or tag. In the Browser you can now audition samples/loops that have an embedded tempo in sync with your project tempo. Press Load to go to the Browser and then press the F-Key with a speaker icon to bring up the Audition settings. When the Warp button is On, samples with embedded tempos will be auditioned at the project tempo. When the Sync button is On and Force is in playback, the samples/loops will be previewed on the next bar.
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