Updating audio drivers

As of today, Steinberg (Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab), East West (Play), Avid (Pro Tools), Slate Digital, Gobbler and others are advising customers to stay put on Yosemite.

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And Native Instruments users of legacy hardware, such as Traktor Kontrol S4 (MK1), X1 (MK1), Traktor Audio 2, Maschine (MK1), Rig Kontrol 3 and Audio 8, 4 or 3 DJ then you can expect a kernel panic and a crash with the new OS X 10.11. If points 1 and 2 above haven’t convinced you to wait, then please think of the hurt and pain you might feel should you update and lose either time or work you’re currently working on.

A general rule of thumb to go by is, if you’re mid-project/album/symphony don’t even think about updating your OS or your DAW.

We’ve seen too many sad stories caused by hasty OS updates on the first day. If you’re using these and you feel like trying out El Capitan and have some spare time to revert to a previous backup if you should need to, then go ahead.

Unreservedly yes—I’ve found it to be stable, it’s free, it’ll download and install itself on your Mac with nearly no intervention, and it’ll bring with it improved security, speed, and functionality The days of dramatic operating-system updates are over.

El Capitan is as solid as the giant granite monolith that towers over Yosemite Valley. It’s really that simple.” Well, El Capitan might be solid if you're using Apple Mail, Pages, Word, Safari, Chrome, etc.

But, don’t believe everything you read (yes, I get the irony here) take a breath, make a tea/coffee and sit back and think.

Music software is much more complex than the general apps Macworld and others tested during their reviews.

Plus Apple did work on some underlying audio technologies in this OS, so it seems the creative/professional crowds should pay close attention before updating.

Here are 5 reasons you should wait before updating to OS X 10.11 El Capitan...

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