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14 March 2009

Akai MPK49 firmware update

by joshg253

Yesterday Akai released firmware v1.05 for the MPK49. From the release notes:

New Features / Changes:
  1. Added the ability to save PAD THRESHOLD, MIDI CLOCK, TAP AVG with SAVE GLOBALS
  2. Fixed issue where ports would not show correctly on Mac OS 10.5.6
  3. Fixed issue where assignable switches could not send program changes above 32.

Download can be found here.

If you’re using Reason, which is pure bliss with the MPK49 when it’s set up right, make sure you have the latest Reason Remote Files (available on that same page). I had an issue with Pitch Bend where after using the Pitch Bend Wheel on the MPK49 and letting it return to center, Reason would leave it fully ‘up’. I’m using Reason 4.01 and don’t know if the problem applies to earlier versions.

tags: Akai - MPK49 - Reason - Reason 4 - software