Is native instrument compatible with latest macOS Sonoma?

Chong Member Posts: 58 Member

I'm running Kontrol S88 Mk2, Komplete 14 Standard, Kontakt, Reaktor, and Native Access. Does anyone know if it's compatible with macOS Sonoma 14.0? Thanks!

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  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 2,773 Expert
    edited September 27

    I am thinking of trying it in a few days unless any major problems get reported. As far as I can see it's not a major update but more about consistency with iOS so I am thinking it probably won't break much, if anything.

    Also I really want to try the Game Mode and see if it can also be useful for audio apps

  • Chong
    Chong Member Posts: 58 Member

    Please report back if it works. I like to upgrade too if no major breakdown on some of my plugins. I'm also running Ableton Live 11 so that'll have to be compatible with Sonoma before any upgrade can happen.

    Thank you!

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,275 Expert

    I've always operated on the fact every macOS update is a complete flake and prone to issues and no amount of new features is worth the headache, would never update to a new version within the first week especially.

    I am still on macOS 12 and only choose to update when needed or once a release has been out 6 months so i'm usually 1 version behind, generally that is the safest bet, but I also don't really use my mac all that much and never care about new features, stability if the important thing.

  • Jojo123
    Jojo123 Member Posts: 181 Advisor

    With all the shennanigans Apple does I like to drag the chain as much as possible. Stability is paramount. No need for me to live on the bleeding edge especially if its just gimmickry. I also wait and see what issues people have. Im not long on Monterey and its going well. Ventura seems to have caused a lot of problems for some folk so if Sonoma gets a good report I'll consider skipping Ventura and going for Sonoma some time down the track.

  • AdelV
    AdelV Member Posts: 167 Advisor

    In my experience, DAW applications very often do not cause problems after a system update. The problem is plug-ins, which can become unstable and ruin entire projects. I'm staying on the Ventura system, maybe next year I'll buy another computer with another version of the operating system. Now in my opinion it is worth the wait. 

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,700 mod
    Answer ✓

    Here's our statement regarding Sonoma compatibility: macOS 14 Sonoma Compatibility Statement

  • Metamorphosis
    Metamorphosis Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I have updated my mac with Sonoma 14.0 and my Controller Z1 is not responding anymore.

    Any advice to fix it?

    When do you plan to release an upgrade for NI?

  • Keith Cocker
    Keith Cocker Member Posts: 104 Advisor

    • Metamorphosis Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
    • October 2
    • I have updated my mac with Sonoma 14.0 and my Controller Z1 is not responding anymore.
    • Any advice to fix it?


  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,700 mod

    @Mahrad What issue do you have? Even though Sonoma is not officially supported, there is no drastic changes.

  • Rude-R
    Rude-R Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Same problem here.

    After the Sonoma update my Traktor Kontrol S2 isn’t recognized anymore. Traktor Pro 3 is only stating after connecting the hardware: “Please connect and select an audio device”

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 7,700 mod

    @Rude-R Please get in touch with our support here:

  • Oliver Busse
    Oliver Busse Member Posts: 6 Newcomer

    I think it's a shame for a company this huge and widely used to not have at least 80% compatibility of their products, esp. the software product that installs the others, Native Access.

    I would understand that certain plugins need to be updated to fit Sonoma, but not the software center it self.

    Seeing only the Traktor products being officially supported is really lame. Not a single peace of VST or any other hardware.

    Imagine: you are buying a new Mac NOW, it comes with Sonoma pre-installed. What should you do? Downgrade to macOS 13? Otherwise you can't use anything on your new machine.

    NI, what did your devs do in the past 11 months? macOS 14 beta was available for a long time and this is usually enough for other companies to adapt their products to it.

    I am using stuff from Arturia, iZotope and Spitfire - and they all managed to update their stuff to run smoothly on macOS 14.

    Please do your homework asap!

  • Monochrome
    Monochrome Member Posts: 930 Expert

    Arturia still doesn't recommend to upgrade to Sonoma just yet:

    Spitfire doesn't have such a page, but, judging from their product pages, Sonoma is not yet officially supported.

    iZotope also doesn't recommend to upgrade to Sonoma just yet:

    Frankly, I don't get why people always act like NI is the only company lacking behind macOS updates. It's simply untrue.

  • Chong
    Chong Member Posts: 58 Member

    @Oliver Busse, that's exactly my thought! I hope that NI can be a bit more proactive than simply tell their customers to NOT upgrade to the new released OS version.

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