AKAI release MPC 2.0.8 update

AKAI have today released the next version update to their MPC Software, the acclaimed composition software featuring audio track recording, real-time audio warping, Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop, along with enhanced Q-Link™ control. Version 2.0.8.

What’s New in version 2.0.8?

Advanced Editor

  • Fixed an issue where copied tracks do not appear in slide in menus.

As Plugin

  • Bounce to Sample now renders at the correct BPM when used in the plug-in version of MPC.

Audio Edit

  • Audio regions will now be selected when dragged on the grid.
  • Fixed an issue where copying bars across sequences would create overlapping audio regions.
  • The Marquee Tool ‘split’ function is now more accurate.
  • Fixed an inconsistency with audio region multiple selection after changing modes.

Audio Mixdown

  • It is no longer possible to enable playback during an export.

Audio Tracks

  • It is no longer possible to record arm an audio track during recording when using LCD hardware.


  • Program automation is now always duplicated when doubling the Sequence length.
  • Semi and Fine Clip Automation is no longer labelled as “Layer 1 Semi Tune” and “Layer 1 Fine Tune”.
  • Simultaneous Play and Mute Target automation is now recorded correctly.


  • Fixed an issue where the first selection in the Browser wouldn’t auto audition.
  • Hybrid presets now show correctly in the Expansion Browser.

Channel Mixer

  • Fixed an issue where insert effects couldn’t be copied across tracks in the Channel Mixer.
  • Fixed an issue where insert effect names would not appear in the Channel Mixer LCD.
  • The LCD Channel Mixer now updates when you mute Audio Tracks.

Clip Program Edit

  • Fixed an issue when adjusting clip start and end marker Q-Links in Clip Program Edit.


  • Fixed a crash after selecting a non-existent audio track in the Erase pop-up.


  • Bounced and exported files are now the correct length.
  • Fixed a hang when Bouncing a Program to an Audio Track.
  • Fixed a crash when quitting MPC during an export.
  • It is no longer possible to hide the progress pop-up during an export.


  • Auto Scroll is now not disabled when switching modes.
  • The start and end parameters in Program Edit Wave View are now functional.

Grid View

  • Fixed an issue where the Grid View zoom slider scaling was incorrect after using the Reset Zoom key command.


  • The MPC X’s Pad Mixer and Channel Mixer button LEDs no longer incorrectly illuminate when adjusting the Vintage Mode setting.

Main Mode

  • Program level values now display double figures on LCD screens.
  • The right edge of the Grid View is no longer cut off screen when the horizontal scroll bar is at the far right.


  • Scroll bars in the Channel Mixer and Pad Mixer now disappear when they are not needed.


  • The New Project Dialog preference has been removed from MPC 2.0.

Program Edit Drum

  • The Q-Link OLED for Program Polyphony now always displays the correct value.
  • Fixed an issue where zooming via a Q-Link stops working after copying a pad in Program Edit.

Program Edit Plugin/Midi

  • Hybrid’s Parameters now display correctly in Program Edit.

Programs – Drum

  • Fixed a graphical issue when attempting unsupported pad assignments.


  • Metronome Enable and Audio Monitor Q-Links are now more responsive.
  • Programs from MPC 1.9 with Q-Link assignments set to Note On and OFF will now load correctly.

Sample Edit

  • Playback in Sample Edit no longer gets interrupted if sample start or end is adjusted whilst Slice Preview is enabled.
  • Sample Edit zoom and scroll Q-Link values now display the correct percentage.
  • Sample Edit’s “Detect Tempo” feature is now more accurate.
  • Sample Edit’s zoom and scroll OLEDs will now update more smoothly when adjusted.

Saving and Loading

  • In the plug-in version of MPC, the progress pop-up no longer displays “Loading” when saving or exporting.
  • Fixed a crash after replacing a program and undoing.
  • MPC project files now display the MPC logo in Windows Explorer.

Step Sequence

  • The ‘Pad’ field in the Step Sequencer now displays both the pad number and sample name on the LCD user-interface.
  • Fixed the Pad Select F-key for LCD hardware in the Step Sequencer.

Track View

  • Fixed an issue with the alignment of the audio and MIDI event selection boxes in Track View.
  • It is now possible to assign an available program of any type using the MIDI track headers in Track View.
  • The styling of a selected track in the Channel Mixer now matches Track View.


  • Fixed an Ableton Link sync issue.

AKAI MPC software, available at the DontCrack Store.

AKAI MPC 2.0 Software

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