How is this still a thing? We’re already four versions into OS X 10.11, released in September of 2015, and there are still major issues for DJs, software, and hardware with every new update. This time it’s Pioneer DJ warning users of Serato and their DDJ-controller line that the devices will not be recognized in the new update.
Editor’s Update (3/8/16): Serato has announced that they now have this issue fixed with an critical update of Serato DJ, version 1.8.2. Download and details here.
OS X 10.11.4 + DDJ + Serato: Not Working
Pioneer DJ has released a press notice this morning and sent out an email to DJs around the world using their products to not upgrade to the newest, latest version of Apple’s OS X operating system, 10.11.4. Here’s the full list of controllers that Pioneer says will not show up in Serato DJ if you have this latest version:
- DDJ-S1 Serato DJ Edition
Of course, this isn’t the first time this has happened with OS X El Capitan. The update at first launch in September 2015 notably:
- Broke NI software and didn’t recognize legacy audio soundcards
- Threatened to disable licensed copies of Rekordbox DJ
- Broke a lot of drivers for Serato DJ compatible hardware
Which of course leads us to the classic advice we give on every article about the hazards of upgrading:
If you rely on your DJ gear to perform live, don’t upgrade until you know it is safe!