Yosemite Compatibility Information

Valid on 21 October 2014,

Steinberg Yosemite Compatibility

Currently we cannot recommend Steinberg customers to update to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. While we ensured that installers of our current product range were compatible with Yosemite from the start, we have been receiving sporadic user feedback regarding issues when running under Apple’s new operating system since its public release last week. This information is currently being evaluated through our quality assurance team; in case you rely heavily on a seamless operation of our products we ask you to postpone the Yosemite update until we have published our product compatibility chart.

Native Instruments Yosemite Compatibility

For the time being, Native Instruments software and hardware products are not supported under Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. We recommend to wait a little before upgrading to Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite, as full support for Native Instruments products (soft – and hardware) cannot be provided yet.

We are currently conducting systematic tests to offer full compatibility as soon as possible. Please check regularly your Native Instruments product’s specification page to keep yourself updated on the actual system requirements. There, Mac OS X 10.10 will be added to the supported operating systems as soon as we can guarantee the full compatibility of our products.

Waves Yosemite Compatibility

Official Waves OSX 10.10 Yosemite support is planned very soon. We suggest Waves users hold off on updating at this time.

iZotope Yosemite Compatibility

Due to changes within Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Stutter Edit is currently not supported. Stutter Edit is still compatible with the latest version of OS X 10.9 however.

There are currently no known issues with our other current products and Mac OS X Yosemite. Testing with this new version of OS X is ongoing, and some issues may arise that may require a software update.

Avid Yosemite Compatibility

Pro Tools – Yosemite is not supported at this time. Please do not install OS X 10.10, if you’re using Pro Tools.

Sibelius 7.1.3 and 7.5 only are supported on Yosemite OS X 10.10. (Sibelius 6.2, although not fully tested nor supported, it should work on Yosemite.)

Media Composer – Yosemite is not supported at this time. Please do not install OS X 10.10, if you’re using Media Composer.

Presonus Yosemite Compatibility

Currently working with 10.10,

  • Classic StudioLive 24.4.2, 16.4.2, 16.0.2 and FireStudio Project, FireStudio Mobile, FireStudioTube and FireStudio Lightpipe with Universal Control 1.7.2
  • FaderPort
  • Studio One 2.6.3
  • Notion 5
  • Notion Conducting

Ableton Yosemite Compatibility

Live 9.1.5 (or higher) is compatible with OS X 10.10. Live 8 is not officially supported on OS X 10.10.

MOTU Yosemite Compatibility

The latest versions of all MOTU software and audio/MIDI hardware drivers available at motu.com/download (including several driver updates posted this week) appear to be compatible with OS X Yosemite, although compatibility testing is still on-going. In some cases, MOTU software updates may be available soon to achieve 100% compatibility.

Cycling 74 (Unofficial) Yosemite Compatibility

Unofficially all may be well.

Reaper (Unofficial) Yosemite Compatibility

Unofficially all may be well.

Logic (Unofficial) Yosemite Compatibility

Perhaps problems with iLok, Logic 10 and 10.10.

Focusrite Yosemite Compatibility

VRM Box and RedNet are not working however most other interfaces are good to go.

BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Modeler

Positive Grid have announced the release of BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Modeler available as an AAX/RTAS/AU/VST.

Supported on Windows 7, 8 and OSX 10.7+ in both 32 and 64bit it is available now.

The BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Modeler, included in BIAS Professional, features the ability to design amps to then be modelled. These designs can then be shared via ToneCloud.

Other cool features,

  • Complete, accurate, and versatile amp modeling software available in the world
  • 36 HD amp models included with the introductory release
  • Amp Matching captures any miced amp or recorded track and creates a matched model
  • Share and download thousands of artist- and user-created and matched amp models on ToneCloud
  • Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets and mic selection and placement
  • Customize the look and feel of your own amp panel; change the name, tolex, panel and knobs.

Kickstarter Korner: Audio Jacket

In today’s Kickstarter Korner… the Audio Jacket by AIOG Group! Basically, it’s a jacket with in-built audio, which is also washable. Woo.

The Audio Jacket is the king of the rewards for this campaign, available for $89 (also, check out the Audio T-shirt, Audio Polo Shirt and Headphone Jacket for some cheaper rewards). The Audio Jacket Kickstarter ends on Tuesday October 14th.


Audio software developer Oli Larkin has announced the release of VirtualCZ for OSX and Windows in Standalone, VST2, VST3, Audiounit and AAX formats.

From the manual:

VirtualCZ is an emulation of the synthesis engine from the CASIO CZ range of synthesisers that were produced in the 1980s. It also functions as an editor for those synthesisers, since it can save, load and transmit CZ System Exclusive (SYSEX) data. VirtualCZ offers many
enhancements and extra features to increase the possibilities and improve usability.

Read more about Casio CZ synthesizers on wikipedia

VirtualCZ is sold exclusively via Plugin Boutique.

Helmholtz Sound Synthesizer up for auction

If the golden age of synthesis (or, the 1950-60s) is just too new for you, then Bonham’s the auctioneers has the item for you: the Helmholtz Sound Synthesizer, which is considered the first ever electronic sound synth.

Factmag give a rundown of the device, built by Max Kohl in 1905. The auction will take place on October 22nd – but be warned, it has a guide price of $20,000-$30,000.

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