Introducing the Akai Professional Fire

The new Akai Professional Fire represents the first of its kind, a dedicated hardware controller for the FL Studio Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) platform. Created in close partnership with Image-Line, Fire is a high-performance tool designed to enhance the workflow and music-creating experience for all FL Studio producers.



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" just makes me feel closer to the music" - Steel Banglez

Steel Banglez is the UK's top Grime/HipHop music producer, bringing a mainstream sound blended between his HipHop and Garage influences in production.


Browse, Audition

Fire features a dedicated browser function to navigate, audition and load your audio samples, recall project files and open plugins. Simply select browser and use the Select rotary encoder to preview and load content and devices within FL Studio - The graphical OLED display makes for easy browsing and controlling the various files, menus and parameters within your session a breeze.




Step Sequence

Featuring plug-and-play integration, within seconds you’ll be creating patterns and building tracks using Fire’s 4 x 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pad matrix, designed for immediate interaction with FL Studio’s celebrated step sequencer.


  Discover more using the step sequencer with the Fire.





At the touch of a finger

Get hands-on with your production with everything you need to control FL Studio’s channels and patterns. With direct hardware control over your session, you can easily mute and solo channels, expand the grid matrix, select new channels, navigate through patterns and much more without touching a mouse.





" sped up the production process a lot, enabling me to be a bit more creative" - Sean Murdz

Sean Murdz is a record producer, artist and songwriter from the UK, most well known for being behind the beat creation of “Whipping Excursion” for Giggs along side Scott Styles.


Note Mode

From searing synth leads to lush pads, Fire’s Note mode provides the ultimate platform to add melody and harmony to your production. Simply push the Note button and Fire’s RGB pads switch-up to a MIDI keyboard giving you three octaves of note data, perfect for playing all of your instruments hosted in FL Studio.


  Discover more regarding Note mode with the Fire.





Drum Mode

Fire’s pad matrix features an MPC-style 16-pad layout for seamless integration with FPC and SliceX. This is great for FL Studio producers who want a traditional beat-making experience or want to use their finger-drumming chops on the track.


  Discover more using Drum mode with the Fire.





Performance Mode

Whether you’re a studio producer refining an arrangement or live performer looking to take your sessions to the stage, Fire’s Performance mode provides the ideal platform to remix and reimagine your tracks. Simply select Performance mode and launch MIDI clips and audio directly from Fire’s RGB pad matrix for a truly inspiring live production experience.






Fire also provides immediate access to transport controls straight from the hardware. Record, Stop, Play, as well as a button to instantly switch between Pattern and Song mode are intuitively placed for mouse-free control of FL Studio. Plus, these all double up with secondary controls providing access to Loop Record, Countdown, Wait and Metronome.




All in the mix

Bringing a tactile, mouse-free mixing solution to the FL Studio environment, Fire includes 4 banks of 4 touch-capacitive knobs that enable the user to instantly see and adjust parameter values. Providing control over channel, mixer and user-assignable parameters, this enables a more intuitive and enjoyable workflow. From tweaking volume and pan within FL Studio’s mixer to adjusting filter controls within the selected channel and recording automation, you’ll spend less time clicking and more time executing.


  Discover more about mixing using the Fire.





Multi-device Mode

Speed is power. Up to four Fire devices can be connected at once, enabling unprecedented hardware control over the FL Studio mixing and production workflow. Expand channels or make more in the sequencer accessible by selecting Multi-Device Mode from the OLED display. Instantly expand the 4 x16 matrix of one Fire unit to an 8 x 32 workflow.


  Discover more about connecting multiple Fire devices.





FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition With Lifetime Free Updates Included

Enter the ground-breaking, high-powered workflow heard all over the charts with the FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition software, included with Fire. FL Studio is a complete software music production environment, the culmination of more than 20 years of innovative development. The software features everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, edit, mix and master professional quality music. With access to FL Studio’s piano roll editor, step sequencer, playlist, VST instrument support, full automation functionality, plus 18+ virtual instruments and over a dozen built-in effects and processors, FL Studio Fruity Fire Edition provides the ultimate platform to spark that initial idea, ignite your creativity and complete your masterpiece – all in an ultra-intuitive, inspiring environment engineered to keep you tuned in to what’s important, your music.

FL Power User Videos - Michael Wynne

Michael Wynne is a a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching. In 2016 he founded "In The Mix", an audio community where he teaches music production and mixing to over 125,000 members.

Some of Michael's videos covering the Akai Fire and how it improves your creative workflow in FL Studio are featured below.


  Video 1: Unboxing - Akai Fire

  Video 2: Complete Overview - Akai Fire

  Video 3: Making Trap Music With Fire

  Video 4: Making LoFi Hip Hop with Fire

  Video 5: Connecting 2 or 4 Fire units together




Main features and specifications:

Plug-and-play integration with FL Studio
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


System requirements:

Windows 7, 8, 10 or later
4GB of RAM or higher recommended
4GB free disk space
FL Studio 20.0.5 or later

Mac OS:
10.11 or later
4GB of RAM or higher recommended
4GB free disk space
FL Studio 20.0.5 or later

Please note: The more powerful your CPU, the more instruments and FX you can run.



Knowledge Base


Downloads and guides:

Akai Professional Fire User Guide
Akai Professional Fire Cheat Sheet
How to use FL Studio - Making music (external link)

You can purchase an Akai Fire controller online or from one of our Fire dealers. More information regarding our Fire dealer network can be found below:


For our comprehensive list of US dealers, please use our main Akai dealer locator here.

DJ Kit
Shannon House, B1, Hambridge Rd, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5SS
01635 780002
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172 East Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BG
01223 300324
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Absolute Music
Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorest, BH11 8NE
01202 597180
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76-82 North Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YD
01273 665 400
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52-54 St Mary St, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 1FE
029 2022 1029
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Guitar Guitar
36 Trongate, Glasgow, Greater Glasgow, G1 5ES
0141 552 9896
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Bop DJ
72 Yorkshire St, Salford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 5EG
0161 834 5825
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Red Rose Retail Centre, Regent Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M5 3GR
0161 877 6262
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12 Fitzherbert Spur, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1TT
023 9220 5100
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Music Matter
B8 Ribble Court, Red Scar Business Park, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 5NJ
0330 380 1135

35-39, Old St, London, London, EC1V 9HX
020 7253 3283
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10-14 Eastern Ave E, Romford, London, RM1 4DR
01708 746082
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West End DJ
10-12 Hanway St, Fitzrovia, London, London, W1T 1UB
020 7637 3293
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West End DJ
970 N Circular Rd, London, London, NW2 7JR
020 8208 6988
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Venture Point Wes, 70-72 Evans Rd, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 9PB
0151 448 2089
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27-29 Dean Street, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PQ
0191 230 3422
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Kettlestring Lane, Clifton Moor Gate, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4XF
0330 365 4444
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86 Bridge St, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1PD
01604 230433
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2 Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1AR
0115 941 1792
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381 Cowley Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2BS
01865 725221
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St Vincent House, 58-59 Woodbridge Rd, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RF
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Guitar Guitar
6, Capitol Square, Church Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4NY
01372 730578
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136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7XX
0121 359 5056
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Bop DJ
2 Church Walk, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS2 7EG
0113 2765507
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Citygate, 9 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS3 1LH
0113 242 6601
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The Disc DJ Store
118 Sunbridge Rd, Bradford, Yorkshire, BD1 2NE
01274 394 730
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Bop DJ
Brunel Rooms, Unity Street, Bristol, BS2 0JP
0117 9504189
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5 Rupert St, Bristol, BS1 2PY
0117 934 9955
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