Akai Fire - the world’s first dedicated hardware controller for FL Studio has been announced
The team at Akai have announced the all-new Akai Professional Fire Controller which is the first dedicated hardware controller for the FL Studio DAW platform ever made. This is great news FL studio users as you now have plug-and-play integration with FL studio!
The Akai Fire has been created in close partnership with Image-Line, and has been specifically designed as a high-performance tool for the live and studio arena, encouraging a more fluid workflow and music-creating experience for all FL Studio producers.
What’s so cool about the Akai Fire Controller?
The Akai Fire provides beginner to advanced-level music producers and live performers complete plug and play integration with their FL Studio software. Best of all, it’s simple to configure to your needs!
The all new custom design means you can create patterns and build tracks using Fire’s highly responsive 4 x 16 matrix. This has been designed to really help live musicians as you can navigate the Channel Rack, Browser, Tool Bar and Playlist menus without the click of a mouse via the unit instantly. This makes changes a breeze!
A custom designed graphical OLED display makes for easy browsing and tactile control over the various files, menus and parameters within your FL Studio session, whilst dedicated transport buttons give you full control of your music when you need it most!
When in the Akai Fire is in Performance mode, Fire effectively changes from a controller to a live performance instrument with its ability to play and record notes in time using the velocity-sensitive RGB pads. In addition, you can also connect up to four units to FL Studio at once, instantly creating an 8 x 32 matrix for the ultimate Fire workflow!
The Akai Fire also brings a mouse-free mixing solution to your FL studio workflow all thanks to the 4 banks of 4 touch-capacitive knobs providing control over your mixer, channel and other user-assignable parameters. This means you can even tweak things like volume and pan within FL Studio’s mixer and adjust filter controls too! This also means you’re spending less time clicking a mouse!
Akai Fire comes bundled with FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition
The new Akai Fire controller also comes bundled with FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition. This is a complete software music production environment providing everything you need to compose, arrange, edit, mix and master professional quality music seamlessly integrating with Akai Fire.
FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition also provides access to FL Studio’s piano roll editor and step sequencer, 500 tracks, VST & DXi instrument support, full automation functionality, plus 18+ virtual instruments and over a dozen built-in effects and processors. This means you have everything you need to create music straight out of the box! It’s also totally compatible with both PC and MAC, so you’re good to go!
Here’s some of the highlights within the Akai Fire:
- Quickly input patterns along the timeline in the step sequencer
- 4 x 16 matrix of velocity-sensitive RGB pads
- Record notes in Performance mode
- Graphical OLED display
- 4 banks of assignable Touch-Capacitive knobs
- Instantly navigate the Channel Rack, Browser, Tool Bar and Playlist windows
- Use dedicated controls to quickly browse audio and project files
- Dedicated Transport controls
- USB bus powered
- Includes FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition
Reserve the Akai Fire Controller at PMT online today or call us now on 151 448 2089 to pre-order yours!