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Akai releases MPC Software v1.9

Akai has released version 1.9 of its MPC Software, now available for the MPC Touch.

This update introduces the following new features:

  • Support for the new MPC Touch.
  • Significantly improved audio performance with a reworked internal audio path.
  • Independent track lengths.
  • Project notes so as to remember any important information along with your projects.
  • New project preferences allowing to select default values for a number of project properties.
  • Individual insert bypass.
  • Improved master mixer section.
  • Support for full-color (RGB) pad assignment in pad assign mode, with much deeper program pad color capabilities.
  • New pad colour available on Renaissance/Studio/Element hardware: lime green.
  • Continuous loop sample audition.
  • Slice to pad (the sample editor “program” mode now has the ability to copy the current sample slice settings into the pad slice).
  • Possibility to set limited amounts of voices in pad polyphony and program polyphony modes (unlimited and mono still available).
  • Screensaver prevention options available to prevent your computer screen for switching off.
  • Adjust event time functions.
  • Added Edit>Program submenu
  • Pad contents can be swapped by dragging pads in the GUI pad panel whilst holding Alt.

Several other features were also improved, more details are available here. This new version can be downloaded from