garageband_yosemite

Here’s a welcome change. OS X Yosemite (10.10 is a major update to a desktop operating system that brings with it almost no apparent headaches for pro audio.

The normal advice applies. Backup your system before doing anything (even Apple’s Time Machine I’ve found does the job nicely). Time something major like an OS update for when you’ve got time to test, and to revert if you have trouble. (Hint: not in the dressing room before a gig.) And don’t rush to update – there’s nothing here that you immediately need for music work.

But in this case, if you are trying out OS X Yosemite for other reasons – or investing in a new Apple computer (the MacBook Pros are especially nicely priced at the moment) – you may be pleasantly surprised that there a few issues. The lag in testing and compatibility is measured in days or weeks rather than months. And anecdotally, I’ve seen a bunch of people update to the new OS on recent machines and report real happiness with the results. Older hardware owners are definitely left in the dark, but it’s been a while since Apple has changed system requirements. This is what maturity looks like. Maybe some of that agony we went through in the past has paid dividends.

On Compatibility

The only area of concern at the moment (backup, backup, always backup) is wifi. I haven’t been able to replicate this or found anyone who can, but some users have reported issues, which seem to be addressed in the next update:
Apple asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi in first Yosemite beta update [Macworld]

For music, meanwhile, the main issues seem to be Avid. What once was the center of the industry these days seems out of pace; for many, many producers, the question of whether Avid is ready for an OS update has become a non-issue.

There are some other glitches here and there, though. Sweetwater has a great update guide, receiving regular updates – definitely read this before updating (and thanks, Sweetwater, for saving the rest of us the work.
Yosemite: Mac OS X 10.10 Compatibility Information [Sweetwater]

Avid, for their part, hasn’t certified compatibility of anything they make – nothing, apart from Sibelius. Also, the presence of Avid drivers can actually break Native Instruments’ software – Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, Traktor, Guitar Rig and Controller Editor – which otherwise would work.

See: Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) support for Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, EUCON and ISIS

We’ll see how quickly they can resolve these issues.

Steinberg reports that their software works, but doesn’t yet recommend upgrading because of some isolated issues.

The other consideration: updates are smooth if you’re on the latest-and-greatest software already, and running a recent machine. It can be altogether different if you haven’t updated other software, so it’s best to take your time and update the OS when updating other things; developers tend not to have the resources to test older updates.

One other note: For software requiring Java – like Max and Max for Live – I found I had to use a slightly different, localized URL to successfully download the legacy Java 6 runtime. By setting the locale to the US, that download becomes available again. Yes, Java 8 is preferred, direct from Oracle, but … well, Cycling ’74 seems not quite in sync with that yet. (I’ll ask about Max 7.)

Yosemite Bonuses

There are some advantages if you do update, though, apart from the general improvements in Yosemite. One enhancement developers are beginning to explore: MIDI over wireless, via Bluetooth, as seen recently on Synthtopia.

It’s also easy to record video from iOS devices, useful not only to developers, but other artists and teachers, too, I imagine.

I’m also curious if some intrepid developer will find a way to use iOS/desktop hand-off facilities or sharing to do something for music. At the very least, there is already an instrument tuner available as a sidebar widget.

tuner

New GarageBand

It’s also worth mentioning that Apple last month released a nice update to GarageBand.

There’s lots of subtle improvements here. The Yosemite update itself is largely cosmetic. But the big one is that Apple has finally made plug-ins work the way they used to. GarageBand is important lowest-common-denominator software, stuff that’s easy to use and affordable for a broad swath of Mac users and important to many beginners, so that’s welcome news.

Officially:

• Adds support for OS X Yosemite
• Access audio effect plug-ins for more detailed control over the sound of your tracks
• Build your own bass rig with Bass Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics
• New Voice Template for fast and easy vocal recordings
• Share GarageBand projects with Mail Drop
• Vertical zoom automatically adjusts the height of your tracks
• Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility

You don’t need 10.10 to update GarageBand, so long as you have the App Store.

garageband

Reflecting on 10.10

I think there are several reasons Yosemite is going smoothly. On Apple’s side, Cupertino seems to have done a lot of work in past builds to “shake the tree” and modernise the OS, accelerating the desktop OS launch cycle but causing fewer compatibility issues. And OS X itself is simply very, very mature, even while building in new frameworks introduced on iOS (or visa versa). On the third-party side, I wonder if the success of Apple’s mobile OSes has helped train developers to keep pace with Apple software updates.

Side note: I have generally admired Windows’ approach. Microsoft is extremely conservative about release candidates, freezing features well before launch, and radically committing to backwards compatibility. And on Linux, it’s uncommonly easy to install and revert updates, as well as to depend on differentiation between stable and experimental code, though that has had less impact on desktop software for music.

For more:
Ars Technica is back with their normal obsessive guide

Macworld instructs you on how to make a bootable drive – ideal for testing

  • Kevin Reynolds

    I did the day it came out and everything went pretty smooth for me. Even played a show out with it that night. Ableton, NI, Logic all perfect. Had a small problem with e-Licenser that Arturia Plugs require but it worked 2 days later. Everything else is worked fine (U-he, D16)

    • guest

      “played a show”… you have big balls sir 🙂

    • ding dong

      Guitar Rig doesn’t work, no idea what you’re saying about NI working perfectly- and Logic’s an Apple product so how does that count?

    • Logic 9 works?

  • Kris S

    It broke the hardware drivers for my Rane mixer, but yeah – other than that a pretty minor amount of headaches for a major OS update.

  • Kevin Reynolds

    I did the day it came out and everything went pretty smooth for me. Even played a show out with it that night. Ableton, NI, Logic all perfect. Had a small problem with e-Licenser that Arturia Plugs require but it worked 2 days later. Everything else is worked fine (U-he, D16)

    • guest

      “played a show”… you have big balls sir 🙂

    • ding dong

      Guitar Rig doesn’t work, no idea what you’re saying about NI working perfectly- and Logic’s an Apple product so how does that count?

    • Logic 9 works?

  • Kris S

    It broke the hardware drivers for my Rane mixer, but yeah – other than that a pretty minor amount of headaches for a major OS update.

  • Kevin Reynolds

    I did the day it came out and everything went pretty smooth for me. Even played a show out with it that night. Ableton, NI, Logic all perfect. Had a small problem with e-Licenser that Arturia Plugs require but it worked 2 days later. Everything else is worked fine (U-he, D16)

    • guest

      “played a show”… you have big balls sir 🙂

    • ding dong

      Guitar Rig doesn’t work, no idea what you’re saying about NI working perfectly- and Logic’s an Apple product so how does that count?

    • Logic 9 works?

  • Kris S

    It broke the hardware drivers for my Rane mixer, but yeah – other than that a pretty minor amount of headaches for a major OS update.

  • The Avid drivers seem to be causing some difficulty with the RME audio interface as well: http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=101172#p101172

    • Hmm. So is it possible to uninstall the avid drivers? 🙂

      • According to forum posts, removing the file
        /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/Avid CoreAudio.plugin
        fixes things for RME and NI (I can’t imagine it helps your Avid setup).

  • The Avid drivers seem to be causing some difficulty with the RME audio interface as well: http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=101172#p101172

    • Hmm. So is it possible to uninstall the avid drivers? 🙂

      • According to forum posts, removing the file
        /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/Avid CoreAudio.plugin
        fixes things for RME and NI (I can’t imagine it helps your Avid setup).

  • The Avid drivers seem to be causing some difficulty with the RME audio interface as well: http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=101172#p101172

    • Hmm. So is it possible to uninstall the avid drivers? 🙂

      • According to forum posts, removing the file
        /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/Avid CoreAudio.plugin
        fixes things for RME and NI (I can’t imagine it helps your Avid setup).

  • Virtual Flannel

    Yosemite is actually the first OS update that has caused me problems. For some reason whenever a video on youtube, song on soundcloud, or any other media file stops playing. It mutes my Apogee Duet. So weird. iOS8 also break Audio Bus pretty bad.

  • Virtual Flannel

    Yosemite is actually the first OS update that has caused me problems. For some reason whenever a video on youtube, song on soundcloud, or any other media file stops playing. It mutes my Apogee Duet. So weird. iOS8 also break Audio Bus pretty bad.

  • Virtual Flannel

    Yosemite is actually the first OS update that has caused me problems. For some reason whenever a video on youtube, song on soundcloud, or any other media file stops playing. It mutes my Apogee Duet. So weird. iOS8 also break Audio Bus pretty bad.

  • heinrich zwahlen

    Thanks, i’ve been waiting for you giving me the go ahead. On another note: what mac book pro do you consider a good buy short of spending 3k on the top of the line model ?

    • I’ve been hugely happy with my Retina 13″ once you add a decent-sized SSD and at least 8GB RAM. But that should be just over a grand, especially if you find a refurb.

      The one sticking point there is, it doesn’t have a GPU capable of higher-end visual work. But for that, you may not want to get a MacBook, anyway, as far as price/performance. (iMac on the Mac side or PCs I think fare better in that category).

      That hasn’t impacted me on this machine; I do low-impact stuff on the GPU and basic live visual performance and use Final Cut, and for that, it’s fine.

      • heinrich zwahlen

        Thanks, the 13 inch is very tempting indeed for my daily bike trips to the studio, yet my ole eyes might not be so happy.. so there’s my dilemma. The iMac def. is the bang for the buck, yet i do like to have my stuff with me at home as well. So basically i was just hoping for the 1TB SSD 15 inch MBP to come down a bit.. maybe next year.

        • SomeDude

          You know, you can always plug the Macbook into an external screen.. Get a cheap 21’and leave it at home/studio and plug into it when you arrive.

  • heinrich zwahlen

    Thanks, i’ve been waiting for you giving me the go ahead. On another note: what mac book pro do you consider a good buy short of spending 3k on the top of the line model ?

    • I’ve been hugely happy with my Retina 13″ once you add a decent-sized SSD and at least 8GB RAM. But that should be just over a grand, especially if you find a refurb.

      The one sticking point there is, it doesn’t have a GPU capable of higher-end visual work. But for that, you may not want to get a MacBook, anyway, as far as price/performance. (iMac on the Mac side or PCs I think fare better in that category).

      That hasn’t impacted me on this machine; I do low-impact stuff on the GPU and basic live visual performance and use Final Cut, and for that, it’s fine.

      • heinrich zwahlen

        Thanks, the 13 inch is very tempting indeed for my daily bike trips to the studio, yet my ole eyes might not be so happy.. so there’s my dilemma. The iMac def. is the bang for the buck, yet i do like to have my stuff with me at home as well. So basically i was just hoping for the 1TB SSD 15 inch MBP to come down a bit.. maybe next year.

        • SomeDude

          You know, you can always plug the Macbook into an external screen.. Get a cheap 21’and leave it at home/studio and plug into it when you arrive.

  • heinrich zwahlen

    Thanks, i’ve been waiting for you giving me the go ahead. On another note: what mac book pro do you consider a good buy short of spending 3k on the top of the line model ?

    • I’ve been hugely happy with my Retina 13″ once you add a decent-sized SSD and at least 8GB RAM. But that should be just over a grand, especially if you find a refurb.

      The one sticking point there is, it doesn’t have a GPU capable of higher-end visual work. But for that, you may not want to get a MacBook, anyway, as far as price/performance. (iMac on the Mac side or PCs I think fare better in that category).

      That hasn’t impacted me on this machine; I do low-impact stuff on the GPU and basic live visual performance and use Final Cut, and for that, it’s fine.

      • heinrich zwahlen

        Thanks, the 13 inch is very tempting indeed for my daily bike trips to the studio, yet my ole eyes might not be so happy.. so there’s my dilemma. The iMac def. is the bang for the buck, yet i do like to have my stuff with me at home as well. So basically i was just hoping for the 1TB SSD 15 inch MBP to come down a bit.. maybe next year.

        • SomeDude

          You know, you can always plug the Macbook into an external screen.. Get a cheap 21’and leave it at home/studio and plug into it when you arrive.

  • I am a bit worried still about performance. And latency. I use 64 samples latency under Reason a lot lately for guitar which is like the best thing ever since… a real amp.

    • Why would this be different than 10.9 on audio performance? I don’t think there are significant Core Audio changes. I could be wrong…

  • I am a bit worried still about performance. And latency. I use 64 samples latency under Reason a lot lately for guitar which is like the best thing ever since… a real amp.

    • Why would this be different than 10.9 on audio performance? I don’t think there are significant Core Audio changes. I could be wrong…

  • I am a bit worried still about performance. And latency. I use 64 samples latency under Reason a lot lately for guitar which is like the best thing ever since… a real amp.

    • Why would this be different than 10.9 on audio performance? I don’t think there are significant Core Audio changes. I could be wrong…

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    A bit of an off-topic post, but I’ve been seriously considering buying a Mac as the centerpiece for a home/hobbyist music studio. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t buy an iMac instead of a Macbook, if I don’t need portability?

    • Easy answer – you’re totally right, iMac is the way to go in that instance. Lots more performance. A lot of us just love mobility, so laptops it is… (I still want to build a portable PC rig somehow… for visuals)

    • foljs

      No. Go ahead and get the iMac. I’d put it a SSD though (not “Fusion” drive) and use an external drive for sample libraries and larger stuff.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    A bit of an off-topic post, but I’ve been seriously considering buying a Mac as the centerpiece for a home/hobbyist music studio. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t buy an iMac instead of a Macbook, if I don’t need portability?

    • Easy answer – you’re totally right, iMac is the way to go in that instance. Lots more performance. A lot of us just love mobility, so laptops it is… (I still want to build a portable PC rig somehow… for visuals)

    • foljs

      No. Go ahead and get the iMac. I’d put it a SSD though (not “Fusion” drive) and use an external drive for sample libraries and larger stuff.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    A bit of an off-topic post, but I’ve been seriously considering buying a Mac as the centerpiece for a home/hobbyist music studio. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t buy an iMac instead of a Macbook, if I don’t need portability?

    • Easy answer – you’re totally right, iMac is the way to go in that instance. Lots more performance. A lot of us just love mobility, so laptops it is… (I still want to build a portable PC rig somehow… for visuals)

    • foljs

      No. Go ahead and get the iMac. I’d put it a SSD though (not “Fusion” drive) and use an external drive for sample libraries and larger stuff.

  • For some reason, this time I felt brave. I updated on day 1, even waited through extraordinarily long download times. Aside from a Java update to get Max for Live working properly, the music side of things has been great.
    My problem is the wifi. My 2011 Macbook Pro’s wifi has been broken since a day or two after I updated. I had no idea how much I have grown to rely on wifi. I’ve tried all the fixes on various blogs, forums, and Reddit threads… nothing. Currently my computer says wifi is not configured, and there isn’t even a choice for adding wifi under the network preferences configurations. It has vanished from my computer. I haven’t called Apple Support or visited the Genius Bar, I’ve just been holding out for an update. But as I sit here, dusty ethernet cable attached, I think it might be time to give that a try.
    So, all in all, Yosemite is great… if your wifi isn’t affected : I

    • Robert Dorschel

      I’ve heard that from two others, both with a 2011 MBP. I’m thinking it’s a model-centric issue. Hope they get a fix out for it soon!

      • Yeah, I thought model-centric, but apparently not all users of that model, which would be weird.

        • The gentleman from Apple phone support was fairly candid, recognizing that this is a problem many are having. But he also said there are millions of possible things that could cause wifi to go awry, so it’s pretty tough to diagnose. Looking forward to that update though!

        • foljs

          Not really that weird.

          A specific model (e.g MacBook Pro 13″ late 2011) can still have many variations.

          Some internal peripherals are often sourced from multiple vendors (e.g SSDs can vary within the same model and volume).

          Some times there are slight-changes in the middle of a production run if an issue is discovered.

          Lastly, there are also different factories involved in assembling each part, with more or less strict quality control.

      • heinrich zwahlen

        I’m using a late 2011 MBP and Wifi is working well so far..

    • Thanks for letting us know. I was almost tempted to upgrade, but now I’ll wait for sure. No WIFI would kill my OSC adhoc networking and be a general nuisance.

    • Just a little update… I called Apple, they had me reinstall Yosemite. The wifi was working, until this morning. I set up a Genius Bar appointment, but I really think it’s just going to have to wait until they release an update.

      • Yeah, this was the one concern. It seems there’s a major wifi bug there – hence the update Apple seeded, which appears to directly address the problem. But it’s really random who seems affected. Anyway, you’re our first music tech celebrity victim!

        • Well I guess I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little honored! 😛

    • pinta_vodki

      Just to reassure the others, I have a 2011 MBP as well, no WiFi issues, so it’s not that you’ll definitely get them.

  • For some reason, this time I felt brave. I updated on day 1, even waited through extraordinarily long download times. Aside from a Java update to get Max for Live working properly, the music side of things has been great.
    My problem is the wifi. My 2011 Macbook Pro’s wifi has been broken since a day or two after I updated. I had no idea how much I have grown to rely on wifi. I’ve tried all the fixes on various blogs, forums, and Reddit threads… nothing. Currently my computer says wifi is not configured, and there isn’t even a choice for adding wifi under the network preferences configurations. It has vanished from my computer. I haven’t called Apple Support or visited the Genius Bar, I’ve just been holding out for an update. But as I sit here, dusty ethernet cable attached, I think it might be time to give that a try.
    So, all in all, Yosemite is great… if your wifi isn’t affected : I

    • Robert Dorschel

      I’ve heard that from two others, both with a 2011 MBP. I’m thinking it’s a model-centric issue. Hope they get a fix out for it soon!

      • Yeah, I thought model-centric, but apparently not all users of that model, which would be weird.

        • The gentleman from Apple phone support was fairly candid, recognizing that this is a problem many are having. But he also said there are millions of possible things that could cause wifi to go awry, so it’s pretty tough to diagnose. Looking forward to that update though!

        • foljs

          Not really that weird.

          A specific model (e.g MacBook Pro 13″ late 2011) can still have many variations.

          Some internal peripherals are often sourced from multiple vendors (e.g SSDs can vary within the same model and volume).

          Some times there are slight-changes in the middle of a production run if an issue is discovered.

          Lastly, there are also different factories involved in assembling each part, with more or less strict quality control.

      • heinrich zwahlen

        I’m using a late 2011 MBP and Wifi is working well so far..

    • Thanks for letting us know. I was almost tempted to upgrade, but now I’ll wait for sure. No WIFI would kill my OSC adhoc networking and be a general nuisance.

    • Just a little update… I called Apple, they had me reinstall Yosemite. The wifi was working, until this morning. I set up a Genius Bar appointment, but I really think it’s just going to have to wait until they release an update.

      • Yeah, this was the one concern. It seems there’s a major wifi bug there – hence the update Apple seeded, which appears to directly address the problem. But it’s really random who seems affected. Anyway, you’re our first music tech celebrity victim!

        • Well I guess I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little honored! 😛

    • pinta_vodki

      Just to reassure the others, I have a 2011 MBP as well, no WiFi issues, so it’s not that you’ll definitely get them.

  • For some reason, this time I felt brave. I updated on day 1, even waited through extraordinarily long download times. Aside from a Java update to get Max for Live working properly, the music side of things has been great.
    My problem is the wifi. My 2011 Macbook Pro’s wifi has been broken since a day or two after I updated. I had no idea how much I have grown to rely on wifi. I’ve tried all the fixes on various blogs, forums, and Reddit threads… nothing. Currently my computer says wifi is not configured, and there isn’t even a choice for adding wifi under the network preferences configurations. It has vanished from my computer. I haven’t called Apple Support or visited the Genius Bar, I’ve just been holding out for an update. But as I sit here, dusty ethernet cable attached, I think it might be time to give that a try.
    So, all in all, Yosemite is great… if your wifi isn’t affected : I

    • Robert Dorschel

      I’ve heard that from two others, both with a 2011 MBP. I’m thinking it’s a model-centric issue. Hope they get a fix out for it soon!

      • Yeah, I thought model-centric, but apparently not all users of that model, which would be weird.

        • The gentleman from Apple phone support was fairly candid, recognizing that this is a problem many are having. But he also said there are millions of possible things that could cause wifi to go awry, so it’s pretty tough to diagnose. Looking forward to that update though!

        • foljs

          Not really that weird.

          A specific model (e.g MacBook Pro 13″ late 2011) can still have many variations.

          Some internal peripherals are often sourced from multiple vendors (e.g SSDs can vary within the same model and volume).

          Some times there are slight-changes in the middle of a production run if an issue is discovered.

          Lastly, there are also different factories involved in assembling each part, with more or less strict quality control.

      • heinrich zwahlen

        I’m using a late 2011 MBP and Wifi is working well so far..

    • Thanks for letting us know. I was almost tempted to upgrade, but now I’ll wait for sure. No WIFI would kill my OSC adhoc networking and be a general nuisance.

    • Just a little update… I called Apple, they had me reinstall Yosemite. The wifi was working, until this morning. I set up a Genius Bar appointment, but I really think it’s just going to have to wait until they release an update.

      • Yeah, this was the one concern. It seems there’s a major wifi bug there – hence the update Apple seeded, which appears to directly address the problem. But it’s really random who seems affected. Anyway, you’re our first music tech celebrity victim!

        • Well I guess I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little honored! 😛

    • pinta_vodki

      Just to reassure the others, I have a 2011 MBP as well, no WiFi issues, so it’s not that you’ll definitely get them.

  • vaikl

    Older Avid/Digidesign drivers are causing trouble with NI Maschine software (standalone and plugs): http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/knowledge-base/show/3163/mac-os-x-10.10-yosemite-compatibility-news/

    And something strange (frozen display) is happening to a growing number of mostly MacMini and iMac users when trying to sleep-wake their system and a cable is plugged into the headphone jack: https://discussions.apple.com/message/27050664?ac_cid=tw123456#27050664 . Unplug anything from the jack and the problem has gone.

  • vaikl

    Older Avid/Digidesign drivers are causing trouble with NI Maschine software (standalone and plugs): http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/knowledge-base/show/3163/mac-os-x-10.10-yosemite-compatibility-news/

    And something strange (frozen display) is happening to a growing number of mostly MacMini and iMac users when trying to sleep-wake their system and a cable is plugged into the headphone jack: https://discussions.apple.com/message/27050664?ac_cid=tw123456#27050664 . Unplug anything from the jack and the problem has gone.

  • vaikl

    Older Avid/Digidesign drivers are causing trouble with NI Maschine software (standalone and plugs): http://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/knowledge-base/show/3163/mac-os-x-10.10-yosemite-compatibility-news/

    And something strange (frozen display) is happening to a growing number of mostly MacMini and iMac users when trying to sleep-wake their system and a cable is plugged into the headphone jack: https://discussions.apple.com/message/27050664?ac_cid=tw123456#27050664 . Unplug anything from the jack and the problem has gone.

  • You all eat fat cock

    Worthless piece of shit. All of you losers who use Garageband and ableton and all that other shit suck big fat shit covered cocks. Your faggy beats and loops are so gay that anybody who hears your shit gets AIDS. Luckily nobody hears your worthless shit!

    FUCK YOU ALL

  • pinta_vodki

    I had a problem with Glitch 2 behaving weirdly and making Logic curse about it, but the developer was kind enough to provide me with a beta of the latest version and that works just fine! =)

  • pinta_vodki

    I had a problem with Glitch 2 behaving weirdly and making Logic curse about it, but the developer was kind enough to provide me with a beta of the latest version and that works just fine! =)

  • pinta_vodki

    I had a problem with Glitch 2 behaving weirdly and making Logic curse about it, but the developer was kind enough to provide me with a beta of the latest version and that works just fine! =)

  • heinrich zwahlen

    Just made the update yesterday, Ableton, NI and all third party plugins seem to be work as before.

  • heinrich zwahlen

    Just made the update yesterday, Ableton, NI and all third party plugins seem to be work as before.

  • heinrich zwahlen

    Just made the update yesterday, Ableton, NI and all third party plugins seem to be work as before.

  • Apple sucks homo-feces

    Apple Yosemite is just a newer version of shit created by Steve Jobs and Tim Post and they ate each other’s feces off of the ends of their gay AIDS infected shit covered fagcocks. All Apple products suck corn filled shit.

    • scottr

      ….

  • Freeks

    I have been wondering why so many have updated to 10.10 so soon. I mean that it does not bring anything new or at least less than previous ones. With previous updates ppl have waited long time before updating. Many have updated from 10.8 to 10.10.

    Better keynote? 10.10 just sounds good?
    There has to be something 😀

    I’m still on 10.7 on production laptop, but have to update as NI dropped support for lion. On video iMac i have dual booth with 10.9 and 10.10. Have been using 10.10 beta for recording stuff from iPad. Company specific software we use do not support 10.10 yet so can’t migrate fully yet,

    On my live rig i use 10.4 with Live 8. It has never crashed or caused any problems so i don’t have balls to update it 😀 I would love midi over BT as Ad Hoc wifi can have latency sometimes. Why midi over usb does not work with TouchOSC?

  • Freeks

    I have been wondering why so many have updated to 10.10 so soon. I mean that it does not bring anything new or at least less than previous ones. With previous updates ppl have waited long time before updating. Many have updated from 10.8 to 10.10.

    Better keynote? 10.10 just sounds good?
    There has to be something 😀

    I’m still on 10.7 on production laptop, but have to update as NI dropped support for lion. On video iMac i have dual booth with 10.9 and 10.10. Have been using 10.10 beta for recording stuff from iPad. Company specific software we use do not support 10.10 yet so can’t migrate fully yet,

    On my live rig i use 10.4 with Live 8. It has never crashed or caused any problems so i don’t have balls to update it 😀 I would love midi over BT as Ad Hoc wifi can have latency sometimes. Why midi over usb does not work with TouchOSC?

  • Freeks

    I have been wondering why so many have updated to 10.10 so soon. I mean that it does not bring anything new or at least less than previous ones. With previous updates ppl have waited long time before updating. Many have updated from 10.8 to 10.10.

    Better keynote? 10.10 just sounds good?
    There has to be something 😀

    I’m still on 10.7 on production laptop, but have to update as NI dropped support for lion. On video iMac i have dual booth with 10.9 and 10.10. Have been using 10.10 beta for recording stuff from iPad. Company specific software we use do not support 10.10 yet so can’t migrate fully yet,

    On my live rig i use 10.4 with Live 8. It has never crashed or caused any problems so i don’t have balls to update it 😀 I would love midi over BT as Ad Hoc wifi can have latency sometimes. Why midi over usb does not work with TouchOSC?

  • yoyo

    StutterEdit is not compatible, and no date is announced on Izotope’s site. Bummer, i’ve used it on many of my tracks. I will hold off updating for now, wich is hard cause i find Yosemite ito be one of the most interesting OSX updates yet.

  • yoyo

    StutterEdit is not compatible, and no date is announced on Izotope’s site. Bummer, i’ve used it on many of my tracks. I will hold off updating for now, wich is hard cause i find Yosemite ito be one of the most interesting OSX updates yet.

  • yoyo

    StutterEdit is not compatible, and no date is announced on Izotope’s site. Bummer, i’ve used it on many of my tracks. I will hold off updating for now, wich is hard cause i find Yosemite ito be one of the most interesting OSX updates yet.

  • Andy Cartridge

    well for the past 3 weeks my MidiSport Usb midi interface has been dead.. and loads of other M Audio products too… now – i know times move on … but midi interfaces are those kind of things ya just expect to work…

    They were not happy on the forum as u can imagine http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-not-working-under-mac-os-x-yosemite

    I’ve just seen they’ve uploaded new drivers 2 days ago… and just tested em… and THEY work
    http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-series-driver-update-mac-os-x-mavericks-support-added yay 🙂

    • foljs

      “”””but midi interfaces are those kind of things ya just expect to work…”””

      Get one with USB class-compliant drivers.

      Else you’re at the mercy of the company that makes them for driver updates…

  • Andy Cartridge

    well for the past 3 weeks my MidiSport Usb midi interface has been dead.. and loads of other M Audio products too… now – i know times move on … but midi interfaces are those kind of things ya just expect to work…

    They were not happy on the forum as u can imagine http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-not-working-under-mac-os-x-yosemite

    I’ve just seen they’ve uploaded new drivers 2 days ago… and just tested em… and THEY work
    http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-series-driver-update-mac-os-x-mavericks-support-added yay 🙂

    • foljs

      “”””but midi interfaces are those kind of things ya just expect to work…”””

      Get one with USB class-compliant drivers.

      Else you’re at the mercy of the company that makes them for driver updates…

  • Andy Cartridge

    well for the past 3 weeks my MidiSport Usb midi interface has been dead.. and loads of other M Audio products too… now – i know times move on … but midi interfaces are those kind of things ya just expect to work…

    They were not happy on the forum as u can imagine http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-not-working-under-mac-os-x-yosemite

    I’ve just seen they’ve uploaded new drivers 2 days ago… and just tested em… and THEY work
    http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/midisport-series-driver-update-mac-os-x-mavericks-support-added yay 🙂

    • foljs

      “”””but midi interfaces are those kind of things ya just expect to work…”””

      Get one with USB class-compliant drivers.

      Else you’re at the mercy of the company that makes them for driver updates…

  • I also updated to Yosemite quite early after it was released to public, and never experienced any problems. Fortunately, Logic was all fine with it from the start – and Live neither showed any glitches. Actually, Live 9.1.6 is now even fully supporting Retina and full screen mode natively on your MacBook!

    But I can second that wifi problem to some extent even on my 2013 13″ MacBook Pro Retina – particularly when waking up from sleep mode (or whatever that is called in correct OS terms.)

    And thanks a lot, Peter, for writing about the tuner widget! It never occurred to me to even think about the possibility of such a thing existing. The absence of a tuner in Live is a still unbelievable omission, and you just saved me from a lot of hassle along the way.

  • I also updated to Yosemite quite early after it was released to public, and never experienced any problems. Fortunately, Logic was all fine with it from the start – and Live neither showed any glitches. Actually, Live 9.1.6 is now even fully supporting Retina and full screen mode natively on your MacBook!

    But I can second that wifi problem to some extent even on my 2013 13″ MacBook Pro Retina – particularly when waking up from sleep mode (or whatever that is called in correct OS terms.)

    And thanks a lot, Peter, for writing about the tuner widget! It never occurred to me to even think about the possibility of such a thing existing. The absence of a tuner in Live is a still unbelievable omission, and you just saved me from a lot of hassle along the way.

  • I also updated to Yosemite quite early after it was released to public, and never experienced any problems. Fortunately, Logic was all fine with it from the start – and Live neither showed any glitches. Actually, Live 9.1.6 is now even fully supporting Retina and full screen mode natively on your MacBook!

    But I can second that wifi problem to some extent even on my 2013 13″ MacBook Pro Retina – particularly when waking up from sleep mode (or whatever that is called in correct OS terms.)

    And thanks a lot, Peter, for writing about the tuner widget! It never occurred to me to even think about the possibility of such a thing existing. The absence of a tuner in Live is a still unbelievable omission, and you just saved me from a lot of hassle along the way.

  • Lorencia

    Since my Yosemite Update – I have no WIFI, please release an update soon to fix this. It’s very annoying

  • Lorencia

    Since my Yosemite Update – I have no WIFI, please release an update soon to fix this. It’s very annoying

  • Lorencia

    Since my Yosemite Update – I have no WIFI, please release an update soon to fix this. It’s very annoying

  • anothermisty

    I’m having issues with Ableton, my sound is actually cutting in and out randomly, even though a signal is showing?…..has anyone else had similar issues? I just got a new MacBook, otherwise I wouldn’t have changed to Yosemite. Guess I will be using my old laptop until some of these things get worked out. 🙁

    • Which version of Live are you running? The latest is 9.1.6 and that works like charm for me.

  • anothermisty

    I’m having issues with Ableton, my sound is actually cutting in and out randomly, even though a signal is showing?…..has anyone else had similar issues? I just got a new MacBook, otherwise I wouldn’t have changed to Yosemite. Guess I will be using my old laptop until some of these things get worked out. 🙁

    • Which version of Live are you running? The latest is 9.1.6 and that works like charm for me.

  • anothermisty

    I’m having issues with Ableton, my sound is actually cutting in and out randomly, even though a signal is showing?…..has anyone else had similar issues? I just got a new MacBook, otherwise I wouldn’t have changed to Yosemite. Guess I will be using my old laptop until some of these things get worked out. 🙁

    • Which version of Live are you running? The latest is 9.1.6 and that works like charm for me.

  • Scott Baggett

    The latest Cubase does not run well on Yosemite. Lots of visual and functional glitches. I’ve read that the previous version works great, but you have to have it installed on Mavericks and then upgrade to Yosemite to get it to work — you can’t install it on a fresh 10.10.

  • Scott Baggett

    The latest Cubase does not run well on Yosemite. Lots of visual and functional glitches. I’ve read that the previous version works great, but you have to have it installed on Mavericks and then upgrade to Yosemite to get it to work — you can’t install it on a fresh 10.10.

  • Scott Baggett

    The latest Cubase does not run well on Yosemite. Lots of visual and functional glitches. I’ve read that the previous version works great, but you have to have it installed on Mavericks and then upgrade to Yosemite to get it to work — you can’t install it on a fresh 10.10.

  • Reginald Poopcock

    Apple products are for worthless dirty poop eating hipster anusfags. Apple users eat their own

    shit off of the ends of big fat feces encrusted AIDS infected niggercocks for dinner. Apple computers may not get as many viruses but their users more than make up for it!

    • You sir, are a virus.

      • Don’t feed the troll. Use the downvote button or flag the message as inappropriate instead.

  • i have no midi and my m-audio project/mix is now a very expensive and beautiful paperweight 🙁 i should not have jumped on this bandwagon.

  • i have no midi and my m-audio project/mix is now a very expensive and beautiful paperweight 🙁 i should not have jumped on this bandwagon.

  • i have no midi and my m-audio project/mix is now a very expensive and beautiful paperweight 🙁 i should not have jumped on this bandwagon.

  • tyjeffries

    My i02 Midi interface is not working. It works for midi but not for audio can anyone help? I’ve tried everything…

  • tyjeffries

    My i02 Midi interface is not working. It works for midi but not for audio can anyone help? I’ve tried everything…

  • tyjeffries

    My i02 Midi interface is not working. It works for midi but not for audio can anyone help? I’ve tried everything…