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.
- Using a TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 MK3 on macOS 11 (Big Sur) can cause issues in the software control of the motorized jog-wheels. The resulting high torques could cause the device to overheat and cause physical damage to the motor, power supply unit, and other components of the controller. We are working together with Apple to find a solution to this problem.
- Using a MASCHINE MK2 or MIKRO MK2 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.
- Using a KOMPLETE AUDIO 1, KOMPLETE AUDIO 2 or KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 MK2 on macOS 11 (Big Sur) can cause CPU spikes and distortion with sample rates above 172kHz. This can be avoided by selecting large buffer sizes (2000ms). 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. The list will be updated with more products as soon as their compatibility status is confirmed:
|Software Products||Compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur)|
|SUPER 8 R2|
|TRAKTOR DJ 2|
|TRAKTOR PRO 3|
|Hardware Products||Compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur)|
|KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 MK1|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 10|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK2|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 6|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL D2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL F1|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 MK2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 MK3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 MK2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S5|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S8|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 MK2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2|
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 December 14th, 2020.