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Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra - Should Dance Producers Update?

September 26 2017
Written by: Rick Snoman


Apple released macOS 10.13 High Sierra on the 25th September. Although it introduces a number of new features, it also comes with a series of compatibility issues that you'll need to carefully consider if you plan on upgrading anytime soon.

Whats New?

Perhaps the biggest change is the introduction of a new file system APFS (Apple File System). This is touted by Apple as introducing a number of significant improvements to the performance of the Mac but it may have compatibility issues.

APFS can read and write to devices formatted as HFS+ and vice versa but only if the HFS+ is running macOS 10.12 or later!

More importantly, Apple suggested it will stop all support for any 32-bit systems by June 2018. This means that High Sierra is the last macOS to support 32-bit platforms. 

Compatibility with DAWs

Ableton Live:

Ableton Live is not yet officially compatible

Logic Pro X:

Yes

Pro Tools

Avid does not currently support MacOS High Sierra.

Bitwig:

No official statement but reports suggest its performing OK.

Presonus Studio One:

Presonus has announced it is supporting MacOS 10.13

Propellerhead:

Reason 9.5.2
Reason 10
Reason Essentials 9.5.2
and Reason Essentials 10 are all compatible with High Sierra


Reason 9.5.1 and earlier
Reason Essentials 9.5.1 and earlier
Reason Limited 1.5.3 and earlier are not compatible

Serato

Not currently supported.

Steinberg:

Cubase is not supported at this time

Plug-ins and Hardware

AKAI Professional
A large number of Class-Compliant devices are compatible with 10.13 High Sierra and drivers are available for most MPC series.

Alesis

A large number of Class-Compliant devices are compatible with 10.13 High Sierra.
 
Antares
is not currently supporting High Sierra.

Antelope Audio
is not currently supporting High Sierra.

Apogee
Full compatibility

Arturia
Arturia is currently testing their product line.
 
Celemony
Melodyne 4 is compatible.

Focusrite
A large number of devices are compatible with 10.13 High Sierra but require updated drivers.

FXpansion
Confirm compatibility with all software on High Sierra.

IK Multimedia
No official statement

iZotope
Undergoing testing

Korg
Undergoing testing
 
Line 6
All Line 6 products are fully compatible with the latest macOS 10.13.
 
M-Audio
Most M-Audio products are already supported on macOS High Sierra without any need for additional driver or firmware updates.

MOTU
MOTU has announced hardware support and compatibility with High Sierra.

Native Instruments
Undergoing testing
 
Novation
Novation has announced compatibility for most products.

Plugin Alliance
Do not currently support high sierra

PreSonus
Persons products work but suffer from slight issues. Its best to hold off until the next update.

RME
All RME Thunderbolt, USB, FireWire, and PCle cards are compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra but PCI cards are not compatible to Intel Mac.

Rob Papen
All plugins are compatible with High Sierra

Roland
Undergoing testing

Slate Media Technology
Slate Media Technology do not recommend updating to the new macOS version until all testing has been conducted and confirmed.

Slate Digital
Slate Digital do not recommend updating to the new macOS version until all testing has been conducted and confirmed.
 
Softube
Have made no announcements.
 
Solid State Logic
Have made no announcements.

Soundtoys
Undergoing testing

Spectrasonics
Undergoing testing

Universal Audio
Undergoing testing but some known issues are arising.
 
Waves
Undergoing testing

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