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New operating systems add amazing new features and security to our world but that can often come at the cost of compatibility with our current software and drivers, many of which are vital pieces to a studio or DJ setup. While software and hardware drivers can be updated to account for the changes in a new operating system, this is not always immediate. To prevent any downtime waiting for an update, it's much easier to check the compatibility of your gear before making the jump. This article is a list of all macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 compatible Akai Pro hardware, as well as what you need to know before updating.
The following products will work with macOS High Sierra without any need for additional drivers.
Please note: If you do not see your product listed in this article, it is not officially supported for use with macOS High Sierra. Compatibility testing is only necessary for products with USB or Firewire connectivity and therefore does not affect any Akai Pro speakers or headphones.
|MPC Live||v1.0.2||Available in latest MPC software package|
|MPC Studio Black||v1.0.0||Download|
|MPC Touch||v1.0.0||Available in latest MPC software package*|
|MPC X||v1.0.0||Available in latest MPC software package|
* The latest MPC Touch Display Link driver is supported officially for macOS 10.13.1 and macOS 10.13.2. Users on macOS 10.13.3 and later may still experience display connectivity problems. See the MPC Touch Support section below for more information.
Required: All driver supported products on macOS High Sierra will now require the user to allow the system extension in the Security & Privacy System Preferences. After installing the driver, the following pop-up will appear to report that the driver extension has been blocked:
To enable the extension and allow the driver, navigate to System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Restart the computer first if this is necessary to complete the driver installation. Under the General tab, look for the "System software from developer "(driver developer)" was blocked from loading."
Click Allow. Follow the prompts to restart the computer if necessary and the device will be recognized normally on startup. It will only be necessary to complete this process once.
The MPC Touch display link drivers are not officially supported for use on macOS 10.13.3, 10.13.4, 10.13.5, and 10.13.6.
Users on these operating systems may experience display connectivity issues from what has been observed as a display mirroring bug in the Apple OS that prevents the Displaylink driver from properly activating and syncing with the MPC Touch display.
While the potential for Displaylink to resolve this with a driver update is being explored, it is unclear if this will be resolved without a complete fix from Apple. For the time being, we recommend all MPC Touch users avoid updating until complete compatibility has been confirmed. This page will be updated to reflect any changes.
For more information about the bug and DisplayLink support in macOS High Sierra, click here.
For up to date support announcements for any third-party software included with your Akai Pro product, please refer to the software developer's website.
The following software titles are supported in macOS High Sierra:
The following hardware products are supported with iOS11. Products listed with a * may require a powered USB hub to supply power when connected to the iOS device.
The following apps are supported for use with iOS11. The latest software version is required.
Please note: If you do not see your product listed above, it is not officially supported for use with iOS11.
For any further questions or technical support, please visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.