With the exciting release of Apple’s OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” operating system — and as is the case with any major OS update — there are questions about music/audio software and hardware compatibility. Here’s the information we have as of today. Check back for updated compatibility info and visit our Mavericks page at SweetCare for complete information.
Compatibility News for OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” as of 10/23/13:
Apogee has Mavericks-ready updates for all of their products except for Symphony I/O and GiO. The update for Symphony I/O will be available in November.
Avid currently states that Media Composer 7, Pro Tools 11, and Sibelius 7 are NOT supported with Mavericks. They will announce support for the new OS with future releases.
The following products from Focusrite are currently supported on Mavericks: Saffire range, Scarlett USB 2.0 range, Forte. The Saffire 6 USB, VRM Box, and RedNet Control are NOT supported and will be updated soon.
The following products from Novation are compatible with Mavericks: Launchpad S, Launchpad Mini, LaunchKey, LaunchKey Mini, Launch Control, SL MkII. Products NOT compatible: Twitch and the original Launchpad.
OverLoud Audio Tools
OverLoud Audio Tools has announced that all of their software is Mavericks-ready!
PreSonus reports that they have had no issues in testing with Mavericks. Compatibility should be the same as Mountain Lion.
Propellerhead reports that initial testing with Mavericks has not revealed any issues with Reason 7.0.1, ReCycle 2.2, or the Balance audio interface. They are currently doing more in-depth testing.
Steinberg states that for all products (except Cubase LE/AI/Elements 7.0.6) there is an issue with the CoreAudio2ASIO component when using audio hardware in class-compliant mode. This may cause “dangerous digital noise.” Some of their interfaces need updating as well to ensure full compatibility. They recommend not upgrading to Mavericks quite yet. Steinberg is working to provide you with updates for affected products as soon as possible.
TASCAM has announced that their USB drivers have issues with the release of Mavericks. This will affect all current US- series interfaces. TASCAM is hard at work on updating their drivers and will have them ready as soon as possible.