Akai Fire Controller for FL Studio

Ignite your creativity! Akai collaborated with Image-Line to build the Fire, a USB controller with 4x16 pads, knobs, and buttons made for FL Studio software.

The Akai Pro Fire is a dedicated hardware controller for the FL Studio 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.

Note: FL Studio is optional and not included.

Compatible with both PC and MAC to coincide with the release of FL 20, the Akai Pro Fire is built for the FL Studio user who wants to stop clicking and start playing FL Studio like a powerful studio and stage instrument!

Playing With Fire

Featuring plug-and-play integration, within seconds you'll be creating patterns and building tracks using Fire's 4x16 matrix. Instantly navigate the Channel Rack, Browser, Tool Bar and Playlist menus without the click of a mouse. The graphical OLED display makes for easy browsing and tactile control over the various files, menus and parameters within your FL Studio session. And the dedicated transport buttons give you full control of your music. When in Performance mode, Fire deftly blurs the lines between controller and instrument with its ability to play and record notes in time using the velocity-sensitive RGB pads. Up to four units can be connected to FL Studio at once, creating an 8x32 matrix for the ultimate Fire experience.

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 read more 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.

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.

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 four octaves of note data, perfect for playing all of your instruments hosted in FL Studio.

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.

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.

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.
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Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 8 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FIRE NS
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Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FIRE NS

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-4032
Web: http://www.akaipro.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted April 27, 2020 by James Odell in Norman, OK

"Perfect for FL Studio DAW control!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Akai Fire is a well thought out product specifically designed for FL Studio. I have been an FL Studio user for 8 years and this product is perfect for use with establishing patterns, as an FPC drum controller, and most important for me as a hands-on control of transport functions and mixer settings. You can assign the four rotary encoders under "USER 1" or "USER 2" to provide hands-on real-time control of any linked controller functions. This is essential if you are recording automation for mix-down. The LED pads are very useful for both pattern writing and as visualizers for post-production. If you have FL Studio, or are considering buying it, this is THE piece of gear you are looking for to integrate as your DAW controller!!!

Musical Background:

Playing and recording over 30 years, keys, guitars.

Musical Style:

Rock, Christian, progressive.
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