Major 2.0.5 Firmware Update For MPC Live And MPC X, Now Available

Akai has just released the new 2.0.5 update for its MPC Live and MPC X. The new firmware introduces a number of powerful production and performance features, including: audio warping and time-stretching on the individual drum pad level for manipulating loops and hits on each pad within a drum program, improved Program and Audio editing, Bluetooth® 4.0 MIDI capability and enhanced support for storage expansion/external drives.

Another huge new addition to 2.0.5 is Ableton Link support, the first time ever on a standalone hardware unit. MPC users can now synchronize and play back audio in real time with other Link-enabled music making devices and apps (including iMPC Pro) using a shared Wi-Fi connection.


  • Ableton Link via Wi-Fi – Sync MPC with any Link-enabled apps and devices for cross-platform
    collaboration. Complete list of apps found here
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 MIDI support – Controllers such as the LPK25 Wireless and LPD8 Wireless can now be used to control MPC instruments and kits
  • Audio warping and time-stretching on the individual drum pad level within a drum program
  • Improved Audio and Program Editing
  • Enhanced Support for Storage Expansion – Hard Drives can now be formatted using the MPC

Pricing & Availability:
The 2.0.5 firmware upgrade is available as a free download at for all registered MPC Live and MPC X owners.

For more information, visit the Akai Professional website.

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