OS X El Capitan bad for DJs and Producers
OS X El Capitan, released by Apple on 30 September as the new upgrade to their OS X operating system has had tech companies desperately firing out press releases to stop their users from upgrading…
Simply put… OS X El Capitan is bad for DJs and Producers using computer based gear and software with many experiencing incompatibility issues.
Native Instruments say the upgrade to OS X El Capitan will cause users of their products to lose primary functionality of their software plug-ins, DJ controllers as well as issues with audio, specifically on the legacy hardware.
Products such as Komplete, Traktor, and Maschine have all been affected by OS X El Capitan and NI have rushed out a Beta versions to try and fix the bugs.
If you’re using any of these best to proceed with caution…
- Traktor Kontrol S4 (MK1)
- Traktor Kontrol X1 (MK1)
- Traktor Audio 2 (MK1)
- Audio 8 DJ
- Audio 4 DJ
- Audio 2 DJ (MK1)
- Maschine (MK1)
- Rig Kontrol 3
Serato DJ sent out this statement yesterday…
“Mac OS X El Capitan
Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro do not currently support Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11).
We do not recommend updating to El Capitan. We are currently investigating some early reports of serious compatibility issues with hardware connectivity and audio. We’re working hard to ensure stability with this OS as soon as possible and there will be updates that add support in the near future.
If you have already updated and are experiencing issues, please contact the Serato Support Team so we can help.”
Pioneer DJ too were forced to update people on this fiasco…
“Important information about OS X El Capitan (10.11)
Our initial tests show that some issues occur when running the following products under OS X El Capitan. We therefore cannot recommend our customers to update to OS X El Capitan.
- DDJ-RZ / DDJ-SZ
- DJ System
- XDJ-AERO / XDJ-RX
Long story short; don’t update to OS X El Capitan any time soon if you use your MAC for music production or DJing.