Serato macOS Catalina update fixes some severe issues
Apple’s recent operating update caused a stir in the DJ industry, but thankfully for its users, the Serato macOS Catalina update fixes some severe issues.
It seems that most of the issues with the latest macOS Catalina update originated from the “death of iTunes” and introduction of their new “Music” app, the new app doesn’t support the XML file format which a large number of DJ software applications used to derive metadata.
The latest Serato update adds compatibility for the new Apple Music software, making it safe for those who use Serato on a Mac to update. Serato have also announced that libraries will be automatically loaded with no need for manually exporting any XML files, for a seamless transition.
The new update also includes a new version of Serato Studio, their music production platform, offering compatibility with macOS Catalina.
It’s not all good news though…
Serato has announced that Serato Sample and Serato Pitch ‘n Time are not yet compatible; however, they are currently working on updates for those packages.
They’ve also announced that not all of the original Serato-compatible controllers are working yet in the new macOS, however, they are also working on that. They have released a full compatibility report, you can check that out here.
While there are still a few hiccups in the process, the new Music app supports automatic library syncing with other applications, meaning that the system aims to be more seamless in the long run.
So before updating, double-check if your hardware is compatible – if so, you’re good to go after the Serato macOS Catalina update.