Akai and Image Line have teamed up to bring us the Akai Fire, FL Studio‘s first dedicated controller. Featuring a step sequencer style interface, it has its velocity sensitive RGB pads in a 4×16 grid arrangement. There are also 4 banks of control knobs, an OLED Screen displaying what parameter you are controlling. It also has dedicated controls for Start, Stop & Record.
The Fire also features the ability to directly access the browser and project files, and you can link multiple Fire units together to create up to an 8×32 controller pad grid. The Fire is retailing for $199 and also included a copy of FL Studio: Fire Edition out of the box.
Watch an overview for the Akai Fire here.