The first stage of MPC 2.0 has been released for MPC Touch and MPC Live users! Here is everything you'll need to know.


Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I download the MPC 2.0 Beta?

All MPC Touch and MPC Live users will find a download link for the MPC 2.0 Beta on their user account pages after registering the product. If you have not already, create an account and register your MPC Touch or MPC Live to receive a copy of the MPC 2.0 Beta. This includes both Mac and Windows versions.

MPC Studio, Studio Black, and Renaissance users will not have access to the beta, although the full MPC 2.0 software will be available upon release. Click here to see if you are eligible for a free upgrade. 

You can follow our download and installation video here for a full walkthrough on downloading, installing, and authorizing the MPC 2.0 Beta. 


Where do I find the license to activate the MPC 2.0 Beta?

A license for the MPC 2.0 Beta will be found directly above the download link on your account page, after registering your MPC Touch or MPC Live. This is a 30-digit iLok authorization code and can be authorized using the MPC 2.0 authorizer or the iLok License Manager.

You can follow our installation and authorization video here for a full walkthrough. 


Is there a complete tutorial on installing and authorizing the MPC 2.0 Beta?

Absolutely! Check out the video below:


What are the system requirements to run MPC 2.0 Beta?

Windows: Windows 8.1 and 10.1, 64-bit
Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 - 10.12 (Yosemite - Sierra)


Will the MPC 2.0 Beta be available for MPC Renaissance and Studio/Studio Black owners?

The MPC 2.0 Beta is not compatible with the MPC Renaissance and Studio/Studio Black, and will only be available to MPC Touch, MPC Live, and MPC X owners. The full MPC 2.0 software will be available to MPC Renaissance, Studio, and Studio Black owners.


Will the full MPC 2.0 software be available as a free upgrade for MPC Renaissance and Studio/Studio Black owners?

See our guide here for all available upgrade options.


How many times can I authorize the MPC 2.0 Beta?

The MPC 2.0 Beta license can be authorized on two separate computers/iLok dongles simultaneously, so you can have two active versions at the same time. If another computer or iLok dongle needs to be authorized, the license can be deactivated and re-authorized to a different location using the iLok License Manager. This means that you are fully in control of your software authorizations!

Check out our article here for a full walkthrough.


Can I authorize my MPC 2.0 Beta license to an iLok dongle?

Absolutely! Make sure your iLok is connected to the computer while authorizing the software and you will be able to choose it as a location to store the license during the authorization process. 


Can I use the MPC 2.0 Beta as a plugin in my favorite DAW?

The MPC 2.0 Beta comes with VST, AU, and AAX versions to run as a plug-in in your DAW. This currently supports Cubase 8.5/9, Logic Pro 9 and X (64-bit), Ableton Live 9, and Pro Tools 11/12. 


Can I open this as a plugin in my 32-bit DAW?

The MPC 2.0 Beta software is 64-bit only and will only run on 64-bit systems and DAWs.


Can I use my third-party plug-ins in the MPC 2.0 Beta?

Absolutely! MPC 2.0 Beta supports 64-bit, VST2 plug-ins, as well as AU plugins for Mac.


Will this install over my existing MPC 1.9 installation?

When installed, the MPC 2.0 Beta will replace any existing version of the MPC software currently installed. However, this will not affect any of your current projects or content, which can still be used inside of MPC 2.0.


Will installing the MPC 2.0 Beta affect my current MPC 1.9 projects?

No, all of your previous projects and content will not be overwritten and can still be used in MPC 2.0


Can I open my current MPC projects in the MPC 2.0 Beta?

Absolutely! MPC 2.0 will be fully compatible with projects, programs, and sequences from previous MPC versions and even legacy hardware MPC's like the MPC5000 and MPC2500. 

Note: While an MPC 2.0 project will open inside of MPC 1.9, you may lose some MPC 2.0 features that are not included in earlier MPC versions. It may be best to save a new version of any older MPC project opened in MPC 2.0 so you can retain a backup of the MPC 1.9 version. 


As an MPC Touch user, is there a way to upgrade to the MPC Live content?

Yes, MPC Touch users will have the option to upgrade to the MPC Live sound content for $99.99. This will be available on the user account page along with the rest of the software and content. 


What if I run into trouble with the software?  Is there a way to send a report to Akai?

Because this is a beta version of the software, we want to hear what you have to say; what features you like, dislike, and anywhere improvements can be made. In the MPC 2.0 Beta, you'll find a feedback module where you can send notes and crash reports to be reviewed by our team and considered for the next update. Click on the smiley face in the bottom right for feedback options:


Further Technical Support

Got more questions? We're happy to help!

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Professional product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Professional technical support team is available to help! Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: phone support, email support.