Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

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IRBY
KVRist
217 posts since 19 Oct, 2005 from Philly

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 am

I was wondering if anyone has run into compatibility problems with High Sierra. Is it too soon to update? Thoughts?

Thanks.

Caine123
KVRAF
5324 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:13 am

I dont use mac but i work for it and many people have problems!
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Neon Breath
KVRAF
2926 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 am

It's always a good idea to wait some time, no matter what OS you're using. Anyway, think about it, what's the rush? It's just another generic update with couple of new things that won't change the way you use your computer anyway. New features you probably won't even use, so doesn't it worth the risk to screw up your music setup for 7 features you won't use? That's the question I always ask myself when I see new OS updates.

To me, it very very rarely worth the risk. So I never update right away, I wait the other fishes to bite and have troubles. Once they're sorted out, I sync and update :P
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ghettosynth
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11234 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:03 am

I had no choice, so I am running it on my music Mac. I haven't run into anything show stopping yet. Initially there was a problem with MFL authorization, but that's been patched. If I run into anything, I'll update it here.

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plexuss
KVRAF
2254 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:16 am

I keep my music mac always at least 1 masOS version behind, if not more. Why? Risk mitigation leading to less advil consumption. Apple is really great at breaking things (and charging us more for it).

AnX
KVRAF
3127 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:17 am

IRBY wrote:I was wondering if anyone has run into compatibility problems with High Sierra. Is it too soon to update? Thoughts?

Thanks.

Do a search for probs plugins/hosts you own have with HS. Wait until the devs have made a patch, then update. Apple create the probs, devs patch them up. :hihi:

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fmr
KVRAF
7762 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 am

plexuss wrote:I keep my music mac always at least 1 masOS version behind, if not more. Why? Risk mitigation leading to less advil consumption. Apple is really great at breaking things (and charging us more for it).
Wise guy :tu: I do exactly the same.
Fernando (FMR)

maxwelldub
KVRist
33 posts since 23 Feb, 2013 from United States

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:25 am

Logic rescans DMG plug-ins but other than that it’s been fine here

ghettosynth
KVRAF
11234 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 pm

plexuss wrote:I keep my music mac always at least 1 masOS version behind, if not more. Why? Risk mitigation leading to less advil consumption. Apple is really great at breaking things (and charging us more for it).
Yes, this is absolutely the right way to do with Apple. However, I waited about a week to long and Apple, for the first time ever, decided to remove Sierra from the Apple Store, even for those who had downloaded it once. Unfortunately, I had deleted the download thinking that I could get it again later.

So, that left me stuck having to install High Sierra. It's not my only music machine, so it's not the end of the world if everything doesn't work as expected. I've been pretty surprised at how well it works, but, I have traditionally Mac friendly hardware (MOTU).

Elektronisch
KVRAF
2311 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:41 pm

You should first check what the developers/creators are saying of the software/hardware or any other equipment you are using.

Im still with 2 versions behind because if i will update to Sierra and later version my Traktor Audio 2 card wich i use for gigs wount work anymore.

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Pprimo
KVRist
163 posts since 26 Apr, 2014

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:49 pm

i made the mistake with regards to upgrading to High Sierra due to being horny with wanting a new OS and I should have. I use this computer for all my music DAW Composing ETC. It was purring like a cat before this. Now its a bit glitchy with certain things. Just does'nt feel right if that makes sense. I never learn my bloody lesson. No more man. I am going to stick to what the previous poster had said. 'STAY ONE OS SYSTEM BEHIND'. :tu: :clap: :phones:

db3
KVRAF
1869 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Not saying this is completely up-to-date, but some useful info. ..

http://www.synth-expert.com/news-blog/2 ... d-hardware
-dthree-

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plexuss
KVRAF
2254 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:53 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
plexuss wrote:I keep my music mac always at least 1 masOS version behind, if not more. Why? Risk mitigation leading to less advil consumption. Apple is really great at breaking things (and charging us more for it).
Yes, this is absolutely the right way to do with Apple. However, I waited about a week to long and Apple, for the first time ever, decided to remove Sierra from the Apple Store, even for those who had downloaded it once. Unfortunately, I had deleted the download thinking that I could get it again later.

So, that left me stuck having to install High Sierra. It's not my only music machine, so it's not the end of the world if everything doesn't work as expected. I've been pretty surprised at how well it works, but, I have traditionally Mac friendly hardware (MOTU).
Oh well you should have pinged us here. I could have put sierra up on my dropbox for you.

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plexuss
KVRAF
2254 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:55 pm

Pprimo wrote:i made the mistake with regards to upgrading to High Sierra due to being horny with wanting a new OS and I should have. I use this computer for all my music DAW Composing ETC. It was purring like a cat before this. Now its a bit glitchy with certain things. Just does'nt feel right if that makes sense. I never learn my bloody lesson. No more man. I am going to stick to what the previous poster had said. 'STAY ONE OS SYSTEM BEHIND'. :tu: :clap: :phones:
After the Yosemite fiasco I no longer consider a new version of macOS to be a good thing. Even though it's new. Maybe this will help: If you get an unexpected bill in the mail, the bill is "new" but is it something you are excited about? That's my feeling about macOS these days.

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7051 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Shoud I Upgrade To High Sierra?

Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:21 pm

Fwiw I've upgraded to High sierra and Ableton live 9 standard and Bitwig V1.0 work fine.

Metasynth 5 works until I edit a synth voice.

Korg Gadget LE works

Apple Logic X works obv

Here are a list of plugins I own and have installed that seem to work so far. I still havn't installed all my software onto my new computer yet.

- X-fer Serum
- Crusher-X 5 Mac!
- DCAM Synthsquad V1
- Strobe 2
- Cypher 2
- Geist V1
- Tremor
- Single Mault SE
- Alloy 2
- Ozone 5
- Nectar Elements
- Trash2
- Vinyl
- Spectrumworx (works occasionally, but also crashes randomly too)
- Komplete 10 Stuff works
- Reaktor 6 Works
- Ohmforce Ohmicide
- Permut8 (The other sonic charge stuff works too as I've been using the trials)
- TOGU Stuff works
- All the U-he stuff works
- Waldorf PPG Wave 3.v works occasionally but crashes randomly still.
- Waldorf Edition 2 works fine with no problems.
Developers please focus only on 64bit development. Let 32-bit finally die and become a thing of the past.

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