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MacOS High Sierra

MOTU and MacOS High Sierra

Apple has released MacOS® High Sierra (version 10.13). MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with MacOS High Sierra, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to MacOS High Sierra.


ATTENTION Digital Performer 9.x users

Important compatibility information about MacOS High Sierra


Before you run Digital Performer with High Sierra, be sure to download and install Version 9.51 at the link above (or later versions when they become available at motu.com/download). High Sierra operation requires DP 9.51 or higher.
The v9.51 read me is here.


Current versions of all other MOTU software products and hardware drivers available at motu.com/download (latest versions) appear to be compatible with High Sierra, although final compatibility testing is still on-going.

In some cases, MOTU software updates may be available soon to achieve 100% compatibility. Check motu.com frequently for further announcements in the near future.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact MOTU customer service or technical support.


ATTENTION MOTU hardware users

Important compatibility information about MacOS High Sierra


If you are installing MOTU hardware drivers on your High Sierra system for the first time, please read this tech note for important information about enabling the driver in your system's security settings. This procedure is not necessary if the driver has already been installed in your High Sierra system and you are merely updating it.




MOTU pro audio interfaces

If you own one of the pro audio models listed below, be sure to download and install the very latest shipping drivers. You must install these latest drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with High Sierra.

  • 1248
  • 8M
  • 16A
  • 24Ai
  • 24Ao
  • Monitor 8
  • 112D
  • Stage-B16
  • 624
  • 8A
  • M64
  • 8D
  • LP32
  • UltraLite-mk4
  • 828es


If you own one of the USB-equipped MOTU audio or MIDI interfaces listed below, be sure to download and install the very latest shipping drivers. You must install these latest drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with High Sierra.

Audio interfaces

  • 828x
  • Track 16
  • MicroBook II
  • MicroBook IIc
  • 8pre USB
  • 4pre
  • Audio Express
  • UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid
  • 896mk3 Hybrid
  • 828mk3 Hybrid
  • Legacy MOTU USB audio interfaces

MIDI interfaces

  • MIDI Express XT
  • MIDI Express 128
  • micro express
  • micro lite
  • FastLane
  • Legacy MOTU USB MIDI interfaces


A note about third-party plug-ins

There are reports of incompatibilities with some third-party audio plug-ins. If you are experiencing issues running Digital Performer or AudioDesk in High Sierra, try disabling all third-party plug-ins (safe mode).