Mac OS X Yosemite and Native Instruments Issues – Hold Off Upgrading?

Apple rolled out their latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, earlier this week. It might seem like a great idea to upgrade right away but it may affect your Native Instruments products. There has been some reported compatibility and performance issues between the new operating system and Native Instruments hardware. Today, Native Instruments emailed their registered users regarding the problem:

“Native Instruments has conducted compatibility tests with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite which have shown current NI products to work without any specific issues under standard installations of this operating system.

However, products with a hardware dependency, such as MASCHINE, KOMPLETE KONTROL, TRAKTOR, GUITAR RIG, and Controller Editor will not launch when the AVID CoreAudioManager/Drivers are installed under 10.10 Yosemite. Native Instruments and Avid are working together to resolve this compatibility issue.

Native Instruments is currently conducting further systematic compatibility and performance tests with the release version of Yosemite, and will provide new information as it becomes available.”


If you are using Native Instruments software together with hardware, it is best to hold off on the update until Native Instruments can confirm that all compatibility problems are corrected. Check Native Instruments’ online knowledge base here for the most recent updates on OS X compatibility

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