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MPC X/Live 2.7 Driver and Software Update - macOS

Hey Everyone!

It has come to our attention that a few macOS users have experienced issues connecting in controller mode after updating the MPC Software and hardware driver to 2.7. The team is working to resolve this quickly. In the meantime, we recommend rolling back your firmware, software and driver version to 2.6.

If you are unable to connect in controller mode after the 2.7 update, please refer to these instructions to uninstall 2.7 and reinstall 2.6. 

The file you will need to run in order to uninstall the MPC 2.7 Software is in the User Preferences folder. To get here, open a Finder window, click on GO (at the top of the screen) and hold down the Option key. Library will appear in the list. click on this to enter the User Library. Navigate to the following location: 
  • Mac HD > User Library > Application Support >Akai (folder)> MPC (folder)>MPC Software Uninstaller

After running the software uninstaller, the software should be completely removed.


Follow the instructions below to uninstall the MPC Live driver:

  1. Go to the MPC 2.7 software installer:
  2. Right-click (or ctrl-click) the installer
  3. Click Show Package Contents
  4. Then navigate to Contents>Resources>Akai Professional MPC Live_1.0.3.dmg and run that file
  5. Then run the MPC Live MIDI Uninstaller
Restart the computer after uninstalling the software and the driver and you can now can install MPC 2.6.


Follow the instructions below to uninstall the MPC X driver:

  1. Go to the MPC 2.7 software installer:
  2. Right-click (or ctrl-click) the installer
  3. Click Show Package Contents
  4. Then navigate to Contents>Resources>Akai Professional MPC X_1.0.1.dmg and run that file
  5. Then run the MPC X MIDI Uninstaller

Restart the computer after uninstalling the software and the driver and you can now can install MPC 2.6. If you need access to the 2.6 Software installer, please sign into your Akaipro.com account and locate the installer under Software Downloads.

Reverting MPC Live Firmware:

The process below will help you revert the firmware to 2.6 and allow you to connect to the software in controller mode.

Emergency Firmware Update (USB)
1.      Download the MPC 2.6 Firmware USB Image below
         www.akaipro.com/amfile/file/download/file/956/product/10/
2.      Put the .img file on the root directory of a USB flash drive formatted to FAT32 
3.      Insert the flash drive into your MPC Live that is powered OFF 
4.      Hold down the Full Level, Pad Bank C and Erase as you power on the MPC Live to put it into emergency firmware update mode 
5.      Wait patiently for the update to complete, it may take up to 10-15 minutes to complete
NOTE: DO NOT DISCONNECT THE DRIVE OR POWER OFF THE MPC WHILE IT IS IN UPDATE MODE

Emergency Firmware Update (MAC)
1.      Download the MPC 2.6 Firmware Update file for Mac below
         www.akaipro.com/amfile/file/download/file/956/product/10/
2.      Run the firmware updater on the computer
3.      Connect the MPC Live to the computer using a USB A to USB B 3.0 cable
4.      Hold down the Full Level, Pad Bank C and Erase as you power on the MPC Live to put it into emergency firmware update mode 
5.      Wait patiently for the update to complete, it may take up to 10-15 minutes to complete
NOTE: DO NOT DISCONNECT THE MPC FROM THE COMPUTER OR POWER OFF THE MPC WHILE IT IS IN UPDATE MODE


Reverting MPC Live Firmware:

The process below will help you revert the firmware to 2.6 and allow you to connect to the software in controller mode.

Emergency Firmware Update (USB)
1.      Download the MPC 2.6 Firmware USB Image below
         www.akaipro.com/amfile/file/download/file/956/product/10/
2.      Put the .img file on the root directory of a USB flash drive formatted to FAT32 
3.      Insert the flash drive into your MPC X that is powered OFF 
4.      Hold down the 19 Level, Pad Bank C and Next SEQ as you power on the MPC X to put it into emergency firmware update mode 
5.      Wait patiently for the update to complete, it may take up to 10-15 minutes to complete
NOTE: DO NOT DISCONNECT THE DRIVE OR POWER OFF THE MPC WHILE IT IS IN UPDATE MODE

Emergency Firmware Update (MAC)
1.      Download the MPC 2.6 Firmware Update file for Mac below
         www.akaipro.com/amfile/file/download/file/956/product/10/
2.      Run the firmware updater on the computer
3.      Connect the MPC X to the computer using a USB A to USB B 3.0 cable
4.      Hold down the 16 Level, Pad Bank C and Next SEQ as you power on the MPC X to put it into emergency firmware update mode 
5.      Wait patiently for the update to complete, it may take up to 10-15 minutes to complete
NOTE: DO NOT DISCONNECT THE MPC FROM THE COMPUTER OR POWER OFF THE MPC WHILE IT IS IN UPDATE MODE

If you have any questions or difficulty during this process please post below and I will get you in touch with a support representative!
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