Apple has announced the release of macOS 11 (Big Sur) for November 12th, 2020.
We are currently conducting systematic tests with the release version of macOS 11 (Big Sur) in order to offer full compatibility of our soft- and hardware products as soon as possible.
Please note that even though the beta version of macOS 11 (Big Sur) has been available since August 2020, we ultimately need to ensure our product compatibility with the release version as well.
Note: For more information regarding the new Apple Silicon processors, please view this article.
- Using a MASCHINE MK2, MIKRO MK2 or MASCHINE STUDIO on macOS 11 (Big Sur) can produce high CPU spikes on your computer, which could cause it to freeze. We are working together with Apple to find a solution to this problem.
- macOS 10.15 terminated the operability of some NI legacy hardware. The same applies to macOS 11 (Big Sur). This includes MASCHINE MK1, MASCHINE MIKRO MK1, TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 / 4 / 8 DJ, TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK1 and TRAKTOR S2 / S4 / X1 MK1.
macOS 11 (Big Sur) Compatibility Status of NI Products
The below table lists the confirmed compatibility status for current NI products. A red x indicates that the product is not yet compatible with macOS 11.
Note: The products listed below require the latest update from Native Access, as well as the latest version of macOS 11.
The list will be updated with more products as soon as their compatibility status is confirmed:
|Software Products||Compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur)|
|GUITAR RIG 5 PRO|
|GUITAR RIG 6 PRO|
|SUPER 8 R2|
|TRAKTOR DJ 2|
|TRAKTOR PRO 3|
|Hardware Products||Compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur)|
|MASCHINE MIKRO MK3|
|KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 / 2|
|KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 MK1 / MK2|
|KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series|
|KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 / MK2|
|KOMPLETE KONTROL M32|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 10|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK2|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 6|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL D2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL F1|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 MK2 / MK3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 MK2 / MK3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S5|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S8|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 MK2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2|
*The Komplete Effects are: Driver, Premium Tube Series (Enhanced EQ, Passive EQ, Vari Comp), Reverb Classics (RC24, RC48), Solid Mix Series (Solid Bus Comp, Solid EQ, Solid Dynamics), Vintage Compressors (VC 160, VC 2A, VC 76), Supercharger, Supercharger GT, Transient Master, Mod Pack (Choral, Flair, Phasis), Crush Pack (Bite, Dirt, Freak), Raum, Replika, Replika XT.
Please check this page and your Native Instruments product’s Specifications page regularly to obtain information on the current operating system requirements.
This article was last updated on May 5th, 2021.