Meet AKAI Pro FL Studio FIRE - World's First Dedicated FL Studio Hardware Controller

The latest update to FL Studio for Mac and PC adds support for this new, dedicated FL Studio hardware controller - FIRE from AKAI Professional.

Image Line has announced the immediate availability of the FL Studio 20.0.5 update for Mac and PC that has numerous tweaks but most interestingly adds support for the new AKAI Pro FL Studio FIRE, the world's first dedicated hardware FL Studio controller.

Of course you can control FLS with all kind of third party hardware via MIDI but this is the first time the company has partnered up with a hardware developer to make a specialised controller. The benefit of this close collaboration between hardware and software teams is that these kinds of products invariably offer the highest possible level of integration. Here's the lowdown.

FL Studio FIRE

Featuring plug-and-play integration, at the heart of FIRE is a 4 x 16 RGB pad matrix. Quickly input patterns on the Step Sequencer or switch over to Performance Mode for live playing and recording of notes and launching patterns. Bringing a tactile, mouse-free mixing solution to the FL Studio environment, Fire includes four banks of four touch-capacitive knobs, enabling the user to instantly see and adjust parameter values. This facilitates a more intuitive workflow, giving the ultimate control over Channel, Mixer and user-assignable parameters.

FIRE Key Features

  • Plug-and-play integration with FL Studio
  • Quickly input patterns along the timeline in the Stepsequencer
  •  4 x 16 Matrix of RGB Pads
  •  Expandable up to four units, creating the potential for an 8 x 32 Matrix
  • Stepsequencer, Note (piano), Drumpad and Performance Modes
  • 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
  • FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition with Lifetime Free Updates included.

FL Studio 20.0.5 What's new?

  • Akai FL Studio FIRE controller support
  • Fruity Convolver is now unlocked with Fruity edition
  • FL Studio Mobile plugin updated

Price: AKAI FL Studio FIRE $199.99

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