Both Pioneer and Native Instruments have warned digital DJs to hold-off upgrading to Apple’s new operating system, El Capitan.
“Our initial tests show that some issues occur when running the following products under OS X El Capitan,’ said Pioneer DJ, singling out a range of controllers including DJM-S9, DJM-2000NXS, DJM-2000, DJM-900NXS, DJM-900SRT, DJM-850, DJM-750, DJM-T1, DJM-5000, DDJ-RZ, DDJ-SZ, XDJ-AERO, XDJ-RX, MEP-7000 and RMX-500.
“We therefore cannot recommend our customers to update to OS X El Capitan,” they added.
Native Instruments‘ product range is also suffering badly thanks to El Capitan, “Native Instruments currently warns all users against upgrading to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) due to major compatibility issues concerning KOMPLETE, MASCHINE and TRAKTOR products.”
They also noted that, “All Native Instruments Audio Units plug-ins will not pass the AU validation and therefore will not be available in Logic Pro X under OS X 10.11. The root cause of this issue has been identified and a workaround is still being developed in close contact with Apple. We will keep you updated on any developments regarding this issue.”
And it’s bad news if you own some of their older devices too, “Incompatibility between some older NI devices and OS X 10.11 has been discovered. This issue triggers kernel panics that crash the connected computer immediately, resulting in loss of any unsaved work, or serious disruption of a performance.”
The following hardware is affected:
- 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
So there you go, if you want to actually use some of the your equipment DO NOT update to El Capitan.