OS X 10.11 El Capitan Support for Akai Pro Products

Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 on October 21, 2015.  We’ve been hard at work testing compatibility with this new operating system since the final version was made available to us as developers, and while many of our products function perfectly with the new Mac OS, a few need updates to their drivers in order to work as well with El Capitan.

As always, if you are doing critical production work or are actively performing with your system, it is strongly recommended that you refrain from updating to El Capitan until we have provided updates that insure El Capitan compatibility. 

We do not recommend updating to OS X 10.11 El Capitan until your product is listed as compatible here on this article.


Hardware Support

Already Supported

  • EIE Pro - driver update avaialble here
  • MPC Renaissance  - driver update avaialble here
  • MPC Studio - driver update avaialble here
  • MPC Element  - driver update avaialble here

Akai Professional class-compliant USB products work with OS X 10.11 El Capitan immediately, with no special provisions or the need to install drivers: Class-compliant products include:

  • Advance 25
  • Advance 49
  • Advance 61
  • AFX
  • AMX
  • APC Key 25
  • APC Mini
  • APC20
  • APC40
  • APC40 mkII
  • EIE
  • EWI5000
  • LPD8
  • LPK25
  • MAX25
  • MAX49
  • MIDI Mix
  • MPD18
  • MPD218
  • MPD226
  • MPD232
  • MPD26
  • MPD32
  • MPK Mini mkII
  • MPK225
  • MPK249
  • MPK25
  • MPK261
  • MPK49
  • MPK61
  • MPX16
  • MPX8
  • Rhythm Wolf
  • Timbre Wolf
  • Tom Cat

Note: while these hardware products are supported, contact your software developer to confirm software support on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.


Software Support

While your Akai Pro hardware may be supported, be sure to contact software developers to confirm software support on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

  • MPC Software - Supported!
  • VIP - Supported!
  • Ableton - Contact Ableton
  • Cubase - Contact Steinberg
  • Pro Tools - Contact Avid


Further Technical Support

For furthe assitance, please visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.