Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and Studio - Software Installation and Unlock Process

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akai mpc all main blackWe've put together screenshots of the entire MPC Renaissance and Studio installation and software unlock process. Whether you're troubleshooting, or just curious, this step-by-step visualization of the installation could be just what you're looking for.


MPC Software Installation Process

Before you can using the MPC Renaissance or Studio, you'll need to install the software. To obtain the proper software installer of the MPC to your computer, Please visit the link below:

NOTE: Please do not use the disks that are bundle with your MPC controller, we recommend installing the software from the link above.

To know what version of the software is compatible for your Operating system, here is the MPC Software Compatibility Chart:



 When you have the proper MPC software version installed on to your computer, it be in a ZIP Folder (compress file).

  • For Windows user you will need to extract the folder first (If you are unsure how to extract zip folder, click here).
  • For Mac user, can skip the extracting step.


Software Installation

Once the you have the File folder available, you want open and run Install MPC. exe (Windows) or Install MPC.dmg (MAC).


When the MPC installer screren in front of you, select the MPC controller you poesses.Follow the instruction on the screen, Install the MPC software.


Continue to follow the instruction on the screen  

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Before Lauching the MPC software, uncheck the box Launch MPC then select Finish and return to the MPC Installer screen.


Driver Installation

Now we want to Install the MPC Controller Driver. Select the Install MPC Renaissance or Studio driver:


Follow the instructions on your screen:

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Now we are ready to unlock the Software!

Software Unlock Procedure

  • Your MPC Renaissance or Studio needs to be connected to your computer's USB port, and powered on.
  • To perform the (easy) online authorization, you'll also need an active internet connection to successfully unlock the MPC Software. There is an offline process as well, but you'll need access to another computer that is online to complete..
  • The software can be unlocked three times total.


Online Software Unlock Process

We've put together a video of the online unlock process below:

  1. Connect the MPC Renaissance or Studio to a power source and to a USB port on your computer.
  2. Power on MPC Renaissance or Studio.
  3. Launch the MPC software.
  4. In the dialogue box that appears, click Unlock Now

  5. In the window that opens, enter your information into all fields. When making your entries, use English characters only.

    IMPORTANT: remember the name and email address that you enter.

  6. If your computer is connected to the Internet, click Unlock Now, and enjoy your MPC!


Offline Software Unlock Process

If the computer is not connected to the Internet, follow these additional steps instead of Step 6:

  1. Perform steps 1-5 from the Online Process above.
  2. Do not click Unlock Now (as in step 6 above).  Click Use Web Form instead.
  3. The window that appears will have your name, serial number, and software ID number provided.
  4. Click Save Details to save this information as a .txt file, or copy the information from each field into another file of your choosing.  Put this file on a thumb drive or disk.
  5. Go to another computer that is connected to the Internet, go to the site below:


    Enter the information you copied in step 2 above, and click Unlock My MPC.

  6. Copy the unlock code from the window that appears.  Write it down, or save it back to a text file on your thumb drive.
  7. Return to the computer that you are authorizing.  In your MPC software, go to the window from Step 5 above and click Enter Code.


  8. Enter your name and the unlock code generated by the webpage.
  9. Click Unlock, and enjoy your MPC!


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Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.



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