MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Is Here: Can DJs + Producers Update Yet? By Dan White (Dj Tech Tools)


A brand new update for macOS is out today, High Sierra. With the new version are a host of new improvements to the operating system across the board. But as usual, DJs and producers should hesitate! We’ve collected the latest details on problems and compatibility with Serato DJ, Rekordbox, Traktor, and others in today’s article.

Before we even start this article, here is the usual DJTT disclaimer about anything new: don’t rely on new software/hardware/anything for important gigs without serious testing. Updating to the latest version of MacOS might be tempting, but think twice before you do it with the computer that you DJ or produce with.

Will My DJ Software Work With macOS High Sierra?

Many software developers in the music industry space historically don’t use the developer preview beta period of apps to test compatibility. Instead, these companies tend to wait until the official release to test, certify, and update their software.

Here’s a quick summary of what we know so far, as well as additional explanations. We’ll update this article as more information comes out.

Serato DJ

Right now, Serato is asking their users to wait to update to 10.13:

macOS 10.13 High Sierra has been released but is not yet supported in Serato DJ. We aim to complete testing and confirm compatibility as soon as possible, so please do not upgrade until we announce official support.

If you have already updated to macOS High Sierra, you may have had some trouble installing the driver for your hardware. This is due to a new security feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party drivers. Please read our ‘macOS High Sierra 10.13 driver install issue‘ article for more information.

We are grateful for any feedback on any issues that you may encounter using macOS High Sierra and encourage you to open a ticket to report them, here.

Please note – if you choose to use the macOS High Sierra 10.13 release with Serato DJ, you do so at your own risk. Please be aware that to resolve issues you may need to roll-back to a supported macOS operating system.

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