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Akai Fire is a hidden Push 3 (mini) for Ableton!
Old 21st September 2019
  #1
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Akai Fire is a hidden Push 3 (mini) for Ableton!

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Akai Fire is a hidden Push mini for Ableton. All the functions are there, the only thing that is missing is a proper script from Akai in order to be functional with Ableton. A company (isotonic) they designed a script for Ableton, which makes the Akai Fire like a Push mini, but isn't that good.

So maybe is time for Ableton to produce a Push mini? Or maybe Akai to make a Fire style sequencer/controller for Ableton? Or what about Akai to offer a script for Ableton?

This is so obvious that something like that is missing from the market.
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Old 21st September 2019
  #2
Gear Maniac
Not even close.

To start with, the pads aren't even really velocity sensitive, they have TWO "velocities".

The pads are also tiny, you can't really finger-drum with them (similar problem to the Launchpad Mini, except Mini is much cheaper and comes with the Sound Collection free swag promo, way better purchase).

Only 4 knobs is a joke taking into account the ages-old "only 8 macros" complaint.

That tiny-ass LCD is equivalent to ONE OF EIGHT (in function) in the older Push 1, which you can get in the same price range ($200) used.

IF the pads were bigger, IF the pads were velocity sensitive, IF each knob had a screen, THEN you could call it a "mini Push".

It is fail product, like the non-pro Beatstep (except Beatstep is cheaper, has good velocity-sensitive pads, MIDI out, CV out, an actual sequencer that works without scripts and much better build).

It should cost $99 (full price, less in sales), not $200.

At $200, all the Novation, NI and Arturia controllers are better purchases, and the other Akai controllers too.
Old 21st September 2019
  #3
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nice187 View Post


Akai Fire is a hidden Push mini for Ableton. All the functions are there, the only thing that is missing is a proper script from Akai in order to be functional with Ableton. A company (isotonic) they designed a script for Ableton, which makes the Akai Fire like a Push mini, but isn't that good.

So maybe is time for Ableton to produce a Push mini? Or maybe Akai to make a Fire style sequencer/controller for Ableton? Or what about Akai to offer a script for Ableton?

This is so obvious that something like that is missing from the market.
This concept could have been executed so much better, instead of the trash that they ended up with.
Old 22nd September 2019
  #4
Gear Addict
 

Script ? Not seen NativeKontrol Crossfire ?

http://https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=emsQYGdV60Q

available from Isotonik https://isotonikstudios.com/product/crossfire/

edit (video won’t embed ).
Old 1 week ago
  #5
Here for the gear
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Originally Posted by pottering View Post
Not even close.

To start with, the pads aren't even really velocity sensitive, they have TWO "velocities".
actually fire throughs the full spectrum of velocity info fl for some reason doesn't want to use it.

but if you hook fire up to fl as a general midi device you'll see it is indeed velocity sensitive 1-127.
Old 1 week ago
  #6
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Originally Posted by subhertz View Post
edit (video won’t embed ).


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