Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Compatibility With Music Software

With the release of Apple's latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan, as always, we advise users TO NOT upgrade for at least 4 - 6 months, so that any initial bugs can be ironed out. These precautions are ultimately so that your music projects are not interrupted due to incompatibility errors.

It is also important to verify OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) compatibility with your host sequencer application before upgrading the operating system.

Please see below for a list of quick links for available details on music software compatibility with OS X El Capitan:

iZotope - iZotope strongly recommend that Mac users postpone their updates to Apple's OS X 10.11 El Capitan:

Native Instruments (Kontakt 5) - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS has identified major compatibility issues with AU (Audio Units) versions of KOMPLETE, MASCHINE and TRAKTOR products along with certain hardware.

UVI (Workstation) - UPDATE - Apple's recent OS X 10.11 update (El Capitan) introduced an issue that caused some AudioUnit plugins to fail validation, including UVI Workstation. UVI have isolated the cause of the problem and an update is now available that restores functionality.

- UVI Workstation has been updated to version 2.5.16

- This update fixes the AU validation error on OS X 10.11 systems

- Please see more details from the link below:

VSL - Please install the latest updates available from your VSL user account.!System_Requirements

Toontrack - No known issues, all appears OK.

Spectrasonics - The current versions of Omnisphere 2, Trilian and Stylus RMX are working normally. Please visit your Spectrasonics User Area to ensure you are running the latest updates.

Rob Papen
- No known issues, all appears OK.

Synthogy - To be confirmed.

Garritan - Currently not officially supported.

Best Service (Engine)
- Download the latest Engine update.

iLok License Manager - To be confirmed.

Music Hosts / DAWs Compatibility Detail Links:

Logic Pro X - Please see forum below for user discussed details to use at your own discretion*:

*Please note, these are not official details from Apple.



Pro Tools 10/11
- Please keep an eye on the details below for further updates:




Live 9 - Live 9.2.2 (or higher) is compatible with OS X 10.11. You can download the latest Live version from your User Account. 

See more Ableton Live details below:


Live 8 - As Live 8 is a legacy version, no testing or updates have been performed with Live 8.4.2 or earlier. While it is possible that it may run, Live 8 is not officially supported on OS X 10.11.



Cubase 7 - Steinberg DO NOT recommend Cubase users to update to 10.11.