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Akai Pro has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 12 Monterey. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates.


We encourage all our users to remain on their current OS until all necessary hardware and software products have been qualified for use with the macOS Monterey operating system and/or M1 processors. 


Please refer to this article for all Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey. This page will be updated regularly to reflect any changes to product compatibility as testing is completed.



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macOS 12 Monterey Hardware Support

All compatibility testing for macOS Monterey is performed on Intel and base-level M1 processors. M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are still in testing and should be considered not supported until further notice. Hardware support confirms testing passed for USB connection, as well as audio and/or MIDI communication.


Any product not listed below is not considered to be supported with macOS 12 Monterey systems or M1 Processors at this time.


MPC and Force Hardware

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Force**SupportedSupported
MPC ElementSupportedNot Supported
MPC Key 61SupportedSupported
MPC LiveSupported*Supported*
MPC Live IISupported*Supported*
MPC OneSupported*Supported*
MPC RenaissanceSupportedNot Supported
MPC StudioSupportedNot Supported
MPC Studio 2Supported*Supported*
MPC Studio BlackSupportedSupported***
MPC TouchSupportedNot Supported
MPC XSupported*Supported*

* Requires MPC 2.10.0.83 software package and drivers or higher accessible from your inMusic profile after registration

** Requires firmware 3.0.6 or higher available from your inMusic profile after registration

*** Requires drivers found in the MPC 2.11.4 software package installer for support with M1 processors.


Keyboards and MIDI Controllers

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Advance 25Supported*Supported*
Advance 49Supported*Supported*
Advance 61Supported*Supported*
AFXSupportedSupported
AMXSupportedSupported
APC Key 25SupportedSupported
APC 40 MKIISupportedSupported
FireSupportedSupported
LPK25Supported**Supported**
MAX25Supported**Supported**
MAX49Supported**Supported**
MIDI MixSupportedSupported
MPK225 (original and black versions)Supported
Supported
MPK249 (original and black versions) Supported
Supported
MPK261 (original and black versions) Supported
Supported
MPD218SupportedSupported
MPD226SupportedSupported
MPD232SupportedSupported
MPK mini mkIISupportedSupported
MPK mini mk3SupportedSupported

* VIP Advance Driver and VIP Software are not currently supported

** Software Editors and other software tools are not currently supported


EWI

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
EWI SoloSupportedSupported
EWI USBSupportedSupported



Audio interfaces/Drum Machines/Synthesizers

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
EIE (class-compliant)SupportedSupported
MPX16SupportedSupported
Rhythm WolfSupportedSupported
Timbre WolfSupportedSupported
Tom CatSupportedSupported




macOS 12 Monterey Software Support

Software

All compatibility testing for macOS Monterey is performed on Intel and base-level M1 processors. M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are still in testing and should be considered not supported until further notice. 


Software support confirms testing passed for software installation and key functionality. Software versions confirmed to be supported below are the minimum versions required for full software support on macOS Monterey and M1 processors.


Any Akai Pro software not listed below is not considered to be supported with macOS 12 Monterey systems or M1 Processors at this time.


SoftwareIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
EWI USB Software for Macv1.959Not Supported
MPC 2 Softwarev2.10.0.83
v2.11
v2.10.0.83
v2.11
MPC Beatsv2.8.3v2.8.3
MPK mini Software Managerv1.1.1.2v1.1.1.2



Software Editors and Utilities

Akai Pro recommends installing any available software preset editors for your products in order to edit functionality that may not be available directly on the product itself. Please refer to the table below for the minimum versions of each software preset editor supported for use on macOS 12 Monterey and M1 processors. 


If you do not see your product's software editor listed below, it is not yet considered supported with macOS 12 Monterey and M1 Processors. 


SoftwareIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
MPK mini mkII Editorv1.0.5v1.0.5
MPK mini mk3 Editorv1.0.3v1.0.3
MIDI Mix Editorv1.0.7v1.0.7
MPD218 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
MPD226 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
MPD232 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
Rhythm Wolf Tuning Utilityv1.1.2v1.1.2



Firmware Updaters

The following firmware update software is confirmed compatible with macOS 12 Monterey. Firmware updates are only necessary for single-use updates to your product. Please refer to any release notes and update instructions included in the download prior to installing the software and updating your device firmware. 


If you do not see your product's firmware updater listed below, the updater software is not yet considered supported with macOS 12 Monterey and M1 Processors,


SoftwareIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Force Firmware Updaterv3.0.6v3.0.6
MPC Firmware Updaterv2.10v2.10
MPD232 Firmware Updatev1.0.5v1.0.5



Software Partners

Many of our products are dependent on software for all functionality and control while the device is connected to a computer. Our products may be considered "supported" for an operating system, but will not be functional until software support is also available. It is crucial that you confirm software compatibility before choosing to update your system.


Please check with the developers for your preferred software titles for the latest in macOS 12 Monterey compatibility before choosing to update. We've listed a few key titles below for your convenience. Browser-based tutorial software such as Melodics, Skoove, and TakeLessons are not affected.




  

How do I prevent my system from updating automatically?

Please be sure to check that your operating system is not enabled to update itself automatically. While this can be a useful feature for some, anyone that relies on the stability of their software and hardware tools should prefer control over which base operating system is installed on their system. Automatic updates will not account for software compatibility before updating which could lead to problems with stability and other functionality if your gear is not ready for the changes in the operating system.

To avoid any delays or downtime, it's best to be deliberate with the decision to update and use the opportunity to check that all your software and hardware tools will be compatible before making the jump. To turn off automatic updates for macOS, please do the following:


1) Navigate to System Preferences > Software Update
2) Uncheck the box next to Automatically keep my Mac up to date

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