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. 





3 Things You'll Need to Know

  1. Is my product supported? We're happy to tell you that most Akai Pro products (hardware and software) are already supported on macOS High Sierra without any need for additional driver or firmware updates. If you haven't already, check our list of supported Akai Pro softwareclass-compliant and driver required products below to make sure your gear is ready for the update to High Sierra. 
  2. Apple's new OS includes new security features that require the user to allow a system extension when installing a new driver. This is very simple and only needs to be done once for each driver. So, if you're installing any new driver on macOS High Sierra, look out for the following pop-up message and check out the driver section for instructions. 

    The good news is that this is only necessary if you are installing a new driver. If you are updating to High Sierra and already have the latest driver for your device installed, you will not need to re-install the driver or complete these steps.  
  3. While your AkaiPro hardware and software are ready for macOS High Sierra, that doesn't mean everybody is. If you use one of our products with a third-party software title like Ableton or Cubase, be sure to check with the developer to confirm support for the new OS before updating.


macOS High Sierra

Class-Compliant Supported Hardware

The following products will work with macOS High Sierra without any need for additional drivers.

  • Advance 25
  • Advance 49
  • Advance 61
  • AFX
  • AMX
  • APC20
  • APC40
  • APC 40MKII
  • APC Key 25
  • APC Mini
  • BT100
  • BT500
  • EIE
  • EWI5000
  • EWI4000s
  • LPD8
  • LPD8 Wireless w/ editor
  • LPK25
  • LPK25 Wireless w/ editor
  • MAX 25
  • MAX 49
  • MIDI Mix
  • MPD18
  • MPD24
  • MPD26
  • MPD32
  • MPD218 and Editor
  • MPD226 and Editor
  • MPD232 and Editor
  • MPK25
  • MPK49
  • MPK61
  • MPK88
  • MPK225
  • MPK249
  • MPK261
  • MPK Mini
  • MPK Mini MKII
  • MPX8
  • MPX16
  • Rhythm Wolf
  • Timbre Wolf
  • Tom Cat

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. 


Driver Supported Hardware
Product Driver Version  
EIE Pro v3.3.17 Download
MPC Element v3.3.11 Download
MPC Live v1.0.2 Available in latest MPC software package
MPC Renaissance v3.3.11 Download
MPC Studio v3.3.11 Download
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. 


MPC Touch Support for 10.13.3 and Up

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.


Supported Software

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:


iOS 11

Supported Hardware

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.

  • LPD8 Wireless
  • LPK25 Wireless
  • MPC Live
  • MPC X
  • MPD218
  • MPD226*
  • MPD232*
  • MPK225
  • MPK249
  • MPK261
  • MPK Mini
  • MPK Mini MKII*
Supported Software

The following apps are supported for use with iOS11. The latest software version is required. 

  • iMPC Pro**
  • iMPC for iPhone**
  • iMPC for iPad**

Please note: If you do not see your product listed above, it is not officially supported for use with iOS11.


Further Technical Support

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.