Akai Pro has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of Windows 11. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new OS updates.

We encourage all our users to remain on their current Windows OS until all necessary hardware and software products have been qualified for use with the new Windows 11 operating system. 

Please refer to this article for all Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with Windows 11. This page will be updated regularly to reflect any changes to product compatibility as testing is completed.

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Windows 11 Hardware Support

All compatibility testing for Windows 11 is performed on Intel processors. 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 Windows 11 at this time.

MPC and Force Hardware

ProductWindows 11
MPC Key 61Supported
MPC LiveSupported*
MPC Live IISupported*
MPC OneSupported*
MPC StudioSupported
MPC Studio 2Supported*
MPC Studio BlackSupported
MPC XSupported*
MPC Key 37Supported

* Requires MPC 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 

Keyboards and MIDI Controllers

ProductWindows 11
Advance 25Supported*
Advance 49Supported*
Advance 61Supported*
APC Key 25Supported
APC 40 MKIISupported
MIDI MixSupported
MPK225 (original and black versions)Supported
MPK249 (original and black versions) Supported
MPK261 (original and black versions) Supported
MPK mini mkIISupported
MPK mini mk3
MPK mini Play IISupported**

* VIP Advance Driver and VIP Software are not currently supported

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


ProductWindows 11
EWI SoloSupported
EWI USBSupported
EWI 5000Supported

Audio interfaces/Drum Machines/Synthesizers

ProductWindows 11
Rhythm WolfSupported
Timbre WolfSupported

Windows 11 Software Support


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 Windows 11.

Any Akai Pro software not listed below is not considered to be supported with Windows 11 systems.

SoftwareWindows 11
MPC 2 Softwarev2.10.0.83
MPC Beatsv2.8.3
MPK mini Software Managerv1.1.1.2

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 Windows 11. 

SoftwareWindows 11
MPK mini mkII Editorv1.0.5
MPK mini mk3 Editorv1.0.3
MIDI Mix Editorv1.0.7
MPD218 Editorv1.0.8
MPD226 Editorv1.0.8
MPD232 Editorv1.0.8
Rhythm Wolf Tuning Utilityv1.1.2

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 Processor
Force Firmware Updaterv3.0.6
MPC Firmware Updaterv2.10
MPD232 Firmware Updatev1.0.5


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 Windows 11 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?

Windows 11 is rolling out in stages to all eligible Windows users, but it may be some time before some users receive a prompt to update.

While automatic updates 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 on Windows, please do the following:

1) Navigate to the Settings Menu.
2) Choose Update & Security, then select Windows Update.
3) Select Advanced Options.
4) Find the Pause Updates section and choose a date from the drop-down list. Updates will not complete automatically until this date is reached.


Please be aware that this method will require that an update be installed once the pause reaches the chosen date. If you wish to permanently prevent your Windows OS from updating automatically, this will need to be done using the Windows registry. You can find instructions for this here. We recommend taking extreme caution before making any changes to your system's registry.