Akai Pro has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 13 Ventura. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates. Please refer to this article for all Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with macOS 13 Ventura.

For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated Akai hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 13 Ventura until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.

This page will be updated regularly to reflect any updates to product compatibility as testing is completed. We encourage all our users to remain on their current OS until all necessary hardware and software products have been qualified for support.

macOS 13 Ventura Hardware Support

All compatibility testing for macOS 13 Venturas 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 13 Ventura systems or M1 Processors at this time.

MPC and Force Hardware

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
MPC Key 61Supported*Supported*
MPC LiveSupported*Supported*
MPC Live IISupported*Supported*
MPC OneSupported*Supported*
MPC StudioSupported*Not Supported
MPC Studio 2Supported*Supported*
MPC Studio BlackSupported*Supported*
MPC XSupported*Supported*

* Requires MPC 2.11.5 software package or higher accessible from your inMusic profile after registration

Keyboards and MIDI Controllers

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Advance 25Supported*Supported*
Advance 49Supported*Supported*
Advance 61Supported*Supported*
AFXSupportedIn Testing
APC Key 25SupportedSupported
APC Key 25 Mk2Supported**Supported**
APC 40 MKIISupportedSupported
APC Mini Mk2Supported**Supported**
LPD8 mk2Supported**Supported**
LPK 25 mk2Supported**Supported**
MIDI MixSupportedSupported
MPK225 (original and black versions)Supported
MPK249 (original and black versions) Supported Supported (requires firmware update v1.02)***
MPK261 (original and black versions) Supported Supported (requires firmware update v1.02)***
MPK mini mkIISupported**Supported**
MPK mini mk3
MPK mini Play Mk3Supported**
MPK mini PlusSupported**Supported**

* Requires VIP Advance Driver v1.0.0 or higher. See below for VIP software compatibility. 

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

*** All MPK249 and MPK261 keyboards will require a firmware update to be compatible with M1/M2 processors. Please refer to our article here for access to the download and update instructions. 


ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
EWI5000SupportedIn Testing
EWI SoloSupportedSupported
EWI USBIn TestingIn Testing

Audio Interfaces/Drum Machines/Synthesizers

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Rhythm WolfSupportedSupported

macOS 13 Ventura Software Support


All compatibility testing for macOS Ventura 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 Ventura and M1 processors.

Any Akai Pro software not listed below is not considered to be supported with macOS 13 Ventura systems or M1 Processors at this time.

SoftwareIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
APC Key 25 mk2 Software ManagerIn Testing
In Testing
APC mini mk2 Software ManagerIn Testing
In Testing
EWI USB Software for MacIn TestingIn Testing
LPD8 mk2 Software ManagerIn Testing
In Testing
LPK25 mk2 Software ManagerIn Testing
In Testing
MPC 2 Softwarev2.11.7
MPC Beatsv2.11.7v2.11.7
MPK mini Plus Software ManagerIn TestingIn Testing
MPK mini Software Managerv1.1.1.2
VIP 3.xIn TestingIn Testing

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 13 Ventura and M1 processors. 

If you do not see your product's software editor listed below, it is not yet considered supported with macOS 13 Ventura and M1 Processors. 

SoftwareIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
EWI Solo Editorv1.24v1.24
LPD8 mk2 EditorIn TestingIn Testing
LPK25 mk2 EditorIn Testing
In Testing
MPK mini mkII EditorIn Testing
In Testing
MPK mini mk3 Editorv1.0.3
MPK mini Play EditorIn TestingIn Testing
MPK mini Plus EditorIn TestingIn Testing
MIDI Mix Editorv1.0.7v1.0.7
MPD218 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
MPD226 Editorv1.0.8
MPD232 EditorIn Testing In Testing 
Rhythm Wolf Tuning UtilityIn Testing In Testing 

Firmware Updaters

The following firmware update software is confirmed compatible with macOS 13 Ventura. 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 Updaterv3.1.3v3.1.3
MPC Firmware Updaterv2.11.7v2.11.7
MPK mini MK3 Firmware Updaterv1.26

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 13 Ventura 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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