MPC Essentials

MPC Essentials is included with MPC Element and has everything you need to start making music now.

Download your MPC Essentials software & sound sets in three easy steps.

  1. Log into your Akai Pro account, or create an account to register your MPC Element.
  2. Register your MPC Element's unique serial number.
  3. Download the software & sound sets listed under your registered MPC Element.
MPC Element Customers will receive three sound sets with their MPC Essentials download. Elements of Dystopia, Elements of UK Dance, and Elements of House are all included. Upon registering, you can find this content in your profile.

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MPC Renaissance/Studio

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MPC Software v1.9 Release Notes

NOTE: MPC Software v1.9 for Mac OS requires OS 10.9 or later.

MPC Software

Featuring 128-track sequencing capability and up to eight pad banks- more than any other MPC ever-the included MPC Software delivers a massive 9GB+ sound library, including all the sounds of the classic MPC3000 and four MPC Expansions. Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins lets you record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU plugin. Use MPC Software alone as your main DAW, or use it seamlessly with your current studio as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin. And with the included Avid Pro Tools Express, you can compose, record, edit, and mix using a collaborative platform found in nearly every professional recording studio in the world. Please see release notes for the latest and greatest features.

NOTE: MPC Software is provided with the MPC Studio, MPC Renaissance, and MPC Touch hardware. MPC Software also works with the MPC Element hardware, however, the user must own an MPC Studio, MPC Renaissance, or MPC Touch to unlock the MPC Software first.

MPC Software Compatibility Chart

Model Software Version Windows Support Mac OS X Support
MPC Renaissance MPC 1.6   10.6.8
  MPC 1.7   10.7.x
  MPC 1.8 Windows 7 10.8.x
  MPX 1.9+ Windows 10, 8.1, 8 10.11.x, 10.10.x, 10.9.x
MPC Studio (Silver) MPC 1.6   10.6.8
  MPC 1.7   10.7.x
  MPC 1.8 Windows 7 10.8.x
  MPX 1.9+ Windows 10, 8.1, 8 10.11.x, 10.10.x, 10.9.x
MPC Touch MPC 1.9+ Windows 10, 8.1, 8 10.11.x, 10.10.x, 10.9.x
MPC Studio (Black) MPC 1.9.3+ Windows 10, 8.1, 8 10.11.x, 10.10.x, 10.9.x