Akai Pro has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 14 Sonoma. 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 14 Sonoma.

For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated Akai Pro owners to refrain from updating to macOS 14 Sonoma 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 14 Sonoma Hardware Support

All compatibility testing for macOS 14 Sonoma is performed on Intel and base-level Apple Silicon 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 macOS 14 Sonoma systems or Apple Silicon Processors.

MPC and Force Hardware

ProductIntel ProcessorApple SiliconMinimum Driver Version
MPC Key 61Supported*Supported*v1.0.2
MPC LiveSupported*Supported*v1.0.8
MPC Live IISupported*Supported*v1.0.4
MPC OneSupported*Supported*v1.0.6
MPC One+Supported*Supported**v1.0.0
MPC Studio 2Supported*Supported**v1.0.5
MPC Studio BlackNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
MPC TouchNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
MPC XSupported*Supported*v1.0.6
MPC X Special EditionSupported*Supported*v1.0.6
MPC Key 37Supported*Supported*v1.0.2

*Requires MPC 2.13 software package or higher accessible from your inMusic profile after registration. Please check the section below for MPC software support status. 

** Network MIDI driver v1.4.4 is supported for wireless connection

Keyboards and MIDI Controllers

ProductIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
Advance 25Supported*Supported*
Advance 49Supported*Supported*
Advance 61Supported*Supported*
APC Key 25SupportedSupported
APC Key 25 Mk2SupportedSupported
APC 40 MKIISupportedSupported
APC Mini Mk2SupportedSupported
LPD8 mk2SupportedSupported
LPD8 WirelessSupported**Supported**
LPK25 mk2SupportedSupported
LPK25 WirelessSupported**Supported**
MIDI MixSupportedSupported
MPK225 (original and black versions)SupportedSupported
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 mkIISupportedSupported
MPK mini mk3SupportedSupported
MPK mini Play Mk3SupportedSupported
MPK mini PlusSupportedSupported

* Requires VIP Advance Driver v1.0.4 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 Apple Silicon processors. Please refer to our article here for access to the download and update instructions. 


ProductIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
EWI SoloSupportedSupported
EWI USBSupported**Supported**

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

Audio Interfaces/Drum Machines/Synthesizers

ProductIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
Rhythm WolfSupportedSupported

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

macOS 14 Sonoma Software Support


All compatibility testing for macOS 14 Sonoma is performed on Intel and base-level Apple Silicon processors.

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 14 Sonoma and Apple Silicon processors.

Any Akai Pro software not listed below is not considered to be supported with macOS 14 Sonoma systems or Apple Silicon Processors. For MPC Plugin Instrument and Insert Effects support, please visit our article on the AIR Music Tech website

SoftwareIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
inMusic Software Centerv1.16.1v1.16.1
MPC Beatsv2.12.1v2.12.1
MPC Expansion Builderv2.12.1v2.12.1
MPC 2 Softwarev2.13v.2.13
MPX8 File Conversion Utilityv1.0.8v1.0.8
Network MIDI Driverv1.4.4v1.4.4

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 14 Sonoma and Apple Silicon processors. 

If you do not see your product's software editor listed below, it is not considered supported with macOS 14 Sonoma and Apple Silicon Processors. 

SoftwareIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
EWI Solo Editorv1.24v1.24
LPD8 mk2 Editorv1.0.1v1.0.1
LPK25 mk2 Editorv1.0.2v1.0.2
MPK mini mkII Editorv1.0.5v1.0.5
MPK mini mk3 Editorv1.0.3v1.0.3
MPK mini Play Editorv1.0.2v1.0.2
MPK mini Plus EditorMPK mini Plus Program EditorMPK mini Plus Program Editor
MIDI Mix Editorv1.0.7v1.0.7
MPD218 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
MPD226 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
MPD232 Editorv1.0.8v1.0.8
Rhythm Wolf Tuning UtilityNot SupportedNot Supported

Firmware Updaters

The following firmware update software is confirmed compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma. 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 considered supported with macOS 14 Sonoma and Apple Silicon Processors.

SoftwareIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
Force Firmware Updaterv3.2.6v3.2.6
LPD8 mk2 Firmware Updaterv1.0.3v1.0.3
MPC Firmware Updaterv2.12.1v2.12.1
MPK mini MK3 Firmware Updaterv1.26v1.26

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 14 Sonoma 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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