Compatibility

MPC 2.8.1 Desktop Software is now compatible with MPC Live Mk2.

Desktop Software

The MPC 2.8.1 desktop software includes MIDI maps for popular Ableton, Arturia, Korg, MAudio and Native Instruments controllers.

Downloading the Update

To download the MPC 2.8.1 Desktop Software Update, log into your Akai Pro user account or through MPC 2.8 when prompted. For instructions on installing the update, please visit our knowledge base article here.

Firmware

This release is for MPC One, MPC Live Mk2, MPC X, MPC Live hardware.

Downloading the Update

To download the 2.8.1 Firmware Update, navigate to the MPC product page and click on Downloads to find the Mac and PC download links:

For instructions on installing the update, please visit our knowledge base article here.

Stability and reliability

Browser

  • Content now updates correctly when switching between expansions that have the same amount of content.

Drivers

  • MPC Live, MPC X, MPC One and MPC Live Mk2 now have updated drivers to work around an Apple bug that can occur on initial driver install.

Grid View

  • MIDI events are now auditioned when selected in Grid View.

Popups

  • 16 Level button warning popup is now in the MPC style.