NATIVE INSTRUMENTS/ARTURIA COMPATIBILITY WARNING WITH MAC OS X 10.11 UPGRADE
The following is a compatibility warning from Native Instruments regarding the upcoming Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan upgrade.
Before upgrading to the latest version of Mac OS X – version 10.11 El Capitan, please consider these potentially serious issues concerning your Komplete, Traktor, and Maschine products. Two major issues have been identified:
- NI plug-ins do not pass the Audio Units validation in Mac OS X 10.11 – Logic Pro affected
In Mac OS X 10.11, Native Instruments Audio Units plug-ins will not pass the AU validation and will therefore not be available in Logic Pro. The root cause of this issue has been identified and a solution is currently being developed in close contact with Apple.
- Incompatibility with some older NI hardware
There are compatibility issues between some older NI devices and Apple’s upcoming operating system. This issue triggers a ‘kernel panic’ — this serious problem will crash the connected computer immediately, resulting in loss of any unsaved work, or serious disruption of a performance.
The following hardware is affected:
- Traktor Kontrol S4 (MK1)
- Traktor Kontrol X1 (MK1)
- Traktor Audio 2 (MK1)
- Audio 8 DJ
- Audio 4 DJ
- Audio 2 DJ
- Maschine (MK1)
- Guitar Rig 3 (Rig Kontrol 3 hardware)
There are beta drivers already available that fix this issue. Updated drivers will be released as soon as they have been fully tested on OS X 10.11 – shortly after Apple releases OS X 10.11 to the public.
To keep your system working normally with the affected products, we strongly recommend waiting before upgrading your computer to OS X 10.11 El Capitan until these issues have been fully solved by either Native Instruments or Apple.
And this is a warning about OS X 10.11 from Arturia:
Our testing team is still working on the qualification of the Arturia software instruments with the new Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan . At that point, from what we see, this update may affect operations of these instruments when in Audio Unit or standalone mode.
We are working with Apple to solve some issues. Indeed some of them could need a release either from Arturia or Apple.
For this reason, if you want to make sure your Arturia software keeps working properly, we recommend that you postpone the update of Mac OS to “El Capitan” until Apple resolves these compatibility issues.