MPC Software Update Adds MIDI Control Mode & More


Akai Pro has released the latest version of the MPC software.

Key new features of version 1.5:

  • MIDI control mode: use your MPC hardware as a con?gurable MIDI control surface.
  • MPC software runs without hardware present; use MPC on the road without
  • plugging in hardware.
  • Con?gurable pulse display resolution (set this in Preferences>Sequencer)

Other improvements:

  • 6-levels now works instantly. 16-level engages as soon as you hit the button. Press and hold 16 LEVEL, then tap a pad to change pad assignment on the fly.
  • Improved project information display, including a tree-view of project contents, improved icons displaying program and sample types, and built-in sample auditioning. The sample list is context sensitive, and shows only the samples used by the current selection (i.e. the selected sequence/track/program).
  • Many UI and workflow improvements.
  • Purge samples workflow improvement.
  • Next sequence mode and song mode show sequence loop points in the timeline.
  • Improved timeline editing. You can now extend a sequence and set loop points directly in the timeline.
  • Improved stability hosting various third party plugins.
  • Improved drag and drop capabilities.
  • Plugin editor window position made persistent.
  • Improved behavior when an audio interface is removed.
  • MPC saves the master level and submix levels in project files.
  • Support for MPC Element hardware.
  • Compatibility with MPC Essentials projects.
  • Performance enhancements.
  • Many bugfixes and stability enhancements.

See the Akai Pro site for details.

8 thoughts on “MPC Software Update Adds MIDI Control Mode & More

  1. yeah but this MPC works without any computer, Maschine not….
    so it’s not “akai R.I.P” but 50/50 with maschine….it’s a user choice !

    1. LOL, you should really try to get yourself educated about these products before to even comment about them.

      The MPC Software for MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio does not work without computer.
      They are just controllers, just like NI Maschine, Arturia Spark, etc…

        1. @jackpot67 @x
          yes akai’s mpc ren only works with a computer… sheesh? are you a fanboi of akai that doesn’t even know about the product your a fanboi of? madness!! lol

        2. Can’t you read English?

          _Software_ doesn’t work without computer (pretty obvious, right?). and MPC Renaissance or MPC Studio are just _controllers_. Therefor, MPC Renaissance or MPC Studios don’t work without computer.

          Who cares if the controller does work without computer? It’s just a controller and would still not produce any sound without computer…

  2. ELEKTRON ROCKS… Akai needs a better software. This MPC is really good for live acts, the soundcard it’s a bomb. Personally, I have both and they are good in the day-by-day but, Elektron has a better path mixing new technology, amazing sequencers and analog sound in hardware machines. Laptops are boring…They kept simple but wicked! The Octatrack is amazing… the New analog Rytm is just showing the way for a New MPC.
    It’s ridiculous that you MUST have a Laptop… should be optional as you should be able to work without a computer… it’s ridiculous how the MPC used to be safe and now it’s just a buggy software…

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