AKAI release MPC 2.2.1 Update

AKAI MPC 2.2.1 Update

AKAI Professional have today released a free update for all MPC 2.2 users. Version 2.2.1 is a software and firmware update and includes additional pre-mapping support for controllers, and furthered QLink stability.

The new MPC Standard and Premier 2.2 are available for purchase now from the DontCrack Store

See the MPC 2.2 release news article for all the details here

Desktop Software

The MPC 2.2.1 desktop software includes MIDI maps for popular Ableton, Arturia, Korg, M-Audio and Native Instruments controllers.

Downloading the Update

To download the MPC 2.2.1 Desktop Software Update, log into your Akai Pro user account or through MPC 2.2.0 when prompted.

For instructions on installing the update, please visit the knowledge base article here.


This release is for MPC X and MPC Live hardware.

Downloading the Update

To download the 2.2.1 Firmware Update, navigate to the MPC X or MPC Live product page and click on Downloads to find the Mac and PC download links:

For instructions on installing the update, please visit the knowledge base article here.

New: Pre-mapped Controllers

  • Ableton: Push 1, Push 2
  • Arturia: KeyLab Essential, MiniLab Mk II
  • Korg: nanoKONTROL, nanoKONTROL2, nanoPAD
  • M-Audio: Trigger Finger Pro
  • Native Instruments: Maschine Mikro MK2

Stability and Reliability


  • Insert effect parameters can now be assigned to Q-Links via Q-Link Learn
  • Q-Link Learn now displays correctly when changing Q-Link Modes
  • Q-Link Project and Program assignments created in previous MPC versions now load correctly

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