When will Mac OS Sonoma be compatible with Maschine?

Rhythmsof
Rhythmsof Member Posts: 5 Newcomer

hello,

I recently jumped back into the Mac world after many years on Windows, I purchased a new Mac Air M2.

It came with the OS Sonoma installed, I didn't think anything of it and started downloading my software which I use Ableton + Maschine (only the VST)

To my surprise that maschine wouldn't work, its not recognizing as a device. Nor on the computer, Ableton or maschine software.

I'm guessing this is because of the OS on the laptop. Could anyone tell me if they have it working with Sonoma, or when would NI sort the compatibility issue - if that is the case?


Thank you

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  • Rhythmsof
    Rhythmsof Member Posts: 5 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Hey just to update for anyone that might think they are running into the same problem.

    So it works, funnily enough the problem wasnt with the OS,

    the brand new apple usb c to usb dongle I picked up from the apple store was the problem, it doesn't work. Obviously, I assumed it would be as it was brand new.


    I tried another one and viola, perfect.

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  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,488 Expert
    edited January 26

    It should work, I'm not sure if it is officially compatible but I have Maschine software and that is working and know people on Sonama with the hardware working. It could be as simple as making sure you have given Maschine Full Disk access in Mac settings

  • Rhythmsof
    Rhythmsof Member Posts: 5 Newcomer

    Oh that's really good to know, ill try that out now and see if it works!

  • Rhythmsof
    Rhythmsof Member Posts: 5 Newcomer

    Unfortunately, the above isn't working.

    I tried all the steps NI supplies here - via their 'my maschine controller does not start" page

    But to no avail.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,488 Expert

    OK sorry to hear that. I did read some people were having problems with M3 Ultra and M2 Ultra (I'm on M1 Max) so I wonder if it is the M2 rather than Sonoma? Hope someone else can chime in with experience on those systems

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,870 mod

    We didn't see any similar issues on Sonoma or with M2 chips.

    Make sure to give full disk access to Maschine and Ableton: How to Enable Full Disk Access on macOS

    Also check this article: My Maschine Controller Does Not Start

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,488 Expert

    I think he's done both of those things

  • theMarkez
    theMarkez Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Just received my Maschine+ and not detected on my MBP M3. Such a bummer.

  • reffahcs
    reffahcs Member Posts: 750 Pro

    The Maschine+ is designed as a standalone device. It won't be detected by any computer unless you boot it into standalone mode by holding shift while you power on the Maschine+.

    See this article for the complete steps https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016248297-How-to-Use-MASCHINE-as-a-Controller

    Cheers

  • Rhythmsof
    Rhythmsof Member Posts: 5 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Hey just to update for anyone that might think they are running into the same problem.

    So it works, funnily enough the problem wasnt with the OS,

    the brand new apple usb c to usb dongle I picked up from the apple store was the problem, it doesn't work. Obviously, I assumed it would be as it was brand new.


    I tried another one and viola, perfect.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,488 Expert

    Sometimes it is just the simple things :)

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