Music producers may not want to update to Mac OS Catalina yet…
Apple just announced the new upcoming Mac OS Catalina, but it’s not all good news – especially for some music producers.
The latest announcement from Apple HQ is their upcoming OS update – Mac OS Catalina. While they are introducing a ton of great new features, there are going to be some difficulties along the way – especially for a large number of music producers. The new update addresses a large amount of workflow and security features within the operating system; however, it’s set to change the way a lot of current applications are working.
Long story short, the biggest impact will be to applications which use plugins – so DAWs, video editing software – the works, it will all need to see an official update from the vendors side to remain functional. A large number of peripheral drivers, so audio interfaces and MIDI controllers will need a driver update, this is a bummer for users of older gear.
Apple is dropping support for all legacy video libraries, alongside all 32-bit software and plugins. This is most likely going to make a big impact in the music production and video editing worlds.
While the new Mac OS Catalina update is set to shake things up a bit, the good news is that any hardware that uses class-compliant drivers will remain unaffected – so any audio interfaces and MIDI controllers that can function plug-and-play with your Mac should work in the new Mac OS Catalina, with no hassles.
Quite a few companies are coming forward and warning Mac users to not update to the latest version of the OS, until they have released official updates from their side. If you decide that you want to update, make sure you have a backup! Check out the official statements from Native Instruments and Presonus here.