Tag Archives: Catalina

How to update your Mac to Mojave – not Catalina – for the new Logic and more

Unless you have brand new Mac hardware, it’s likely you want to run macOS Mojave for now for greater compatibility. Here’s how to do it (including links to advice for when your App Store isn’t cooperating). The post How to update your Mac to Mojave – not Catalina – for the new Logic and more … Continue reading How to update your Mac to Mojave – not Catalina – for the new Logic and more

Blackhole routes audio between Mac apps, even on Catalina, as ideal Soundflower alternative

Need to record audio from an app, or route sound from one tool to another? Blackhole is an easy, free way to do that on the Mac, right through the latest macOS Catalina. The utility Soundflower got some brand recognition among music and audio nerds after its introduction way back in 2004, and it does … Continue reading Blackhole routes audio between Mac apps, even on Catalina, as ideal Soundflower alternative

DAW And Audio App Owners – Beware macOS Catalina

You’ve probably heard of the latest Mac operating system update that’s just been released called Catalina (OS 10.15). There are a lot of great features like the ability to use an iPad as a second screen, new entertainment apps, and much increased privacy and protection, that will make it a viable update for everyone at … Continue reading DAW And Audio App Owners – Beware macOS Catalina

Don’t upgrade to Catalina yet – here’s an easy explanation why not

I’ve done the deep dive. Here’s the easy explanation of why it’s too soon to upgrade to macOS Catalina – either if you’re pressed for time, or to forward to your friends. macOS Catalina will break some music and visual software and hardware, because of changes to backward compatibility and some major new security features … Continue reading Don’t upgrade to Catalina yet – here’s an easy explanation why not

MacOS X 10.15 Catalina: What you need to know before updating

Apple has released its latest desktop OS X update, 10.15 Catalina. The update is free, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it comes at no cost. Catalina will completely remove iTunes from OS X after almost 20 years, instead replacing it with Music. This will cause issues for DJs using the ‘Share iTunes Library XML’ function, … Continue reading MacOS X 10.15 Catalina: What you need to know before updating

macOS Catalina is here; Final Cut update, Logic compatibility, don’t update your Mac yet

macOS Catalina is here as a free update today, along with updated information on Apple’s own pro apps. But music users should continue to delay upgrading for now. I’ve already written about what changes in macOS Catalina, and why many DAWs, plug-ins, and hardware drivers will be incompatible without updates. You can read that full … Continue reading macOS Catalina is here; Final Cut update, Logic compatibility, don’t update your Mac yet

macOS Catalina will be incompatible with much of your music software; here’s what to know

macOS Catalina, the next Mac release, dramatically tightens security and removes 32-bit compatibility. That will cause incompatibilities with music software, requiring updates. Here’s what you need to know. Catalina compatibility checklist macOS Catalina (10.15) is expected to ship in October, replacing Mojave (10.14). What’s impacted: DAWs and other software using plug-ins: Requires updates to work. … Continue reading macOS Catalina will be incompatible with much of your music software; here’s what to know