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Mac OS X 11.0 / macOS 11.0 - Big Sur Compatibility

Originally Published Oct 30, 2020 / Updated Nov 11, 2020

Apple is set to release macOS 11 “Big Sur” on November 12, 2020. 

Supported Hardware Products

Universal Control 3.3.0.59348 released on July 7, 2020, already supports Big Sur macOS 11 and can be downloaded from the download page for each product or from your MyPreSonus account.

This includes support for: 

  • StudioLive Series
    • StudioLive Series III Consoles and Rack Mixers
    • StudioLive AR 22
    • StudioLive AR 16c / 16
    • StudioLive AR 12c / 12
    • StudioLive AR 8c / 8
    • StudioLive AI Series Console and Rack Mixers
      • Requires a separate FireWire driver installation in addition to Universal Control installation. The FireWire driver installer can be found inside the DMG. 
  • AudioBox Series
    • AudioBox USB (all color variations)
    • AudioBox USB 96 (all color variations) 
    • AudioBox USB 96 25th Anniversary
    • AudioBox USB Studio (all versions)
    • AudioBox USB Studio Ultimate (all versions)
    • AudioBox iOne / iTwo
    • AudioBox i-Two Studio
    • AudioBox 1818VSL / 44VSL / 22VSL
      • Note: VSL Software is discontinued and will not work on Big Sur, read more here
  • Studio Series
    • Studio 192 / Studio 192 Mobile
    • Studio 1824c / 1824
    • Studio 1810c / 1810
    • Studio 68c / 68
    • Studio 26c / 26
    • Studio 24c / 24
  • ioStation24c
  • Quantum Series
    • Please see this video for installing Quantum on any supported version of Mac OS X: YouTube Video Link 
      • Quantum 
      • Quantum 2
      • Quantum 4848
      • Quantum 2626
  • FaderPort Series
    • FaderPort 16 
    • FaderPort 8 
    • FaderPort (2018 edition)
  • ATOM Series
      • ATOM
      • ATOM Producers Lab
      • ATOM SQ
  • Revelator USB Microphone*

Applications:

  • Studio One 5.1.1
  • PreSonus Hub 1.2
  • Notion (6.8.0 Build 18061)
  • PreSonus Sphere (all included software, add-ons, and bundled content)
  • Capture 3.0.3
  • Worx Control 1.5 
  • SL Room Control v1.0.0.28178 

Important Tips:

  • Check your third-party plug-in developers’ websites for updates, as many of them may not install or run correctly under macOS 11, and will need updates themselves to work correctly. 
  • Some Studio Magic Plug-ins may not run under macOS 11, please check with our partners for compatibility information. 

Unsupported Products:

  • Universal Control 3.1 and older versions are not supported and will not open sample rate settings correctly on macOS X 11 Big Sur. 
  • Original Series FaderPort has been removed from Universal Control. The USB I/O was too old to support firmware updates over newer USB 3.x chipsets on Mac or PC. This product is out of production and no longer available.
    • The Original FaderPort will still be able to be used with macOS 11 Big Sur as it is a class-compliant MIDI device. Updates are available provided you have access to an older version of Mac or Windows with an available USB 2.0 port. 
  • Universal Control 1.7.6 - for FireWire products still work on Mac OS X 10.8.5—macOS 10.14 Mojave (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, as well as). However, it will not be available on macOS 10.15 Catalina or future macOS versions.  Users of the following products are advised not to update their systems beyond macOS 10.14 Mojave:
    • StudioLive 1642
    • StudioLive 2442
    • FireStudio Project
    • FireStudio Mobile
    • FireStudio Tube
    • FireStudio Lightpipe

We will provide an update if anything changes regarding use with our products with macOS11 and what updates are necessary to ensure proper compatibility. 

Thank you!

PreSonus Team

 

* Some recently announced devices are supported on Big Sur yet are not supported by Universal Control 3.3.0 and will require an updated version of Universal Control not yet available. This page will be updated with that info when it becomes available. 

 

 

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