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macOS Mojave 10.14 and iOS 12 Support for Akai Pro Products


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Article updated 11-09-2018

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As Apple unveils its newest operating system, it's time to decide if your system is ready for an update. As always, new cosmetic features and desktop animations can be fun to use, but may not mean better performance for the center of your studio. Whether you are an Engineer, Musician, DJ, or any other audio-visual professional, the only thing that truly matters is that your gear works and continues to work when you need it the most. 

To help you stay updated, we've tested our products with the latest pre-release versions of macOS Mojave 10.14 prior to its release. If you do not see your product on this list, it has not been qualified for use with the new operating system and we recommend refraining from updating your computer until complete compatibility can be confirmed. This list will be kept updated as necessary to reflect all current support for macOS Mojave 10.14. 

 

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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 Mojave 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 Mojave. 
     
  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 Mojave, 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 Mojave 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 Mojave, 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 Mojave

Class-Compliant Supported Hardware

The following products will work with macOS Mojave 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
  • EWI USB
  • LPD8
  • LPD8 Wireless and editor software
  • LPK25
  • LPK25 Wireless and editor software
  • MAX 25
  • MAX 49
  • MIDImix
  • MPD18
  • MPD24
  • MPD26
  • MPD32
  • MPD218 and editor software
  • MPD226 and editor software
  • MPD232 and editor software
  • MPK25
  • MPK49
  • MPK61
  • MPK88
  • MPK225
  • MPK249
  • MPK261
  • MPK Mini
  • MPK mini mkII and editor software
  • MPX8, converter software, and editor software
  • 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 Mojave. 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  
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

* While MPC Touch is fully supported on macOS Mojave 10.14, it is not supported on macOS High Sierra 10.13.  Update your Mac to macOS Mojave 10.14 for full support. 

 

Required: All driver supported products on macOS Mojave 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 macOS Mojave 10.14

We are happy to announce that the DisplayLink bug introduced in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 has since been fixed by Apple and full functionality has been restored for the MPC Touch including display, touch panel, and audio/MIDI functions.

Please click here to download and install the latest Displaylink driver for macOS Mojave 10.14.

The included MPC 2.0 software is supported on macOS Mojave 10.14 without the need for additional software or driver updates from Akai.  For instructions on how to install the included software and drivers, 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 Mojave:

 

iOS 12

Supported Hardware

The following hardware products are supported with iOS 12. 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 iOS 12. 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 iOS 12.

 

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.