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OS X El Capitan

Apple released OS X® El Capitan (version 10.11) this week. MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with OS X El Capitan, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to OS X El Capitan.

Current versions of all MOTU software products and most hardware drivers available at motu.com/download (latest versions) appear to be compatible with El Capitan, although final compatibility testing is still on-going. Please make note, however, of the required driver updates below.

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 USB audio and MIDI interface users

If you own a MOTU audio interface with USB connectivity, or a MOTU MIDI interface, please check below for OS X El Capitan compatibility.

All MOTU AVB-equipped audio interfaces are fully compatible with OS X El Capitan, using Thunderbolt, USB and AVB Ethernet. This includes:

  • 1248
  • 8M
  • 16A
  • 24Ai
  • 24Ao
  • Monitor 8
  • 112D
  • Stage-B16
  • UltraLite AVB

If you own one of the USB-equipped MOTU audio or MIDI interfaces listed below, MOTU has just released shipping drivers (at the links below) that are required for OS X El Capitan compatibility. You must install these new drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with El Capitan.

Audio Interfaces:

Audio USB driver download for 10.11 (Feb 11, 2016)

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

MIDI Interfaces:

MIDI USB driver download for 10.11 (Feb 11, 2016)

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

Attention Logic Pro X and Main Stage users

If you own a MOTU virtual instrument product, such as MachFive 3, Ethno 2, BPM and Electric Keys, and you wish to use it with Logic Pro X or Main Stage, you need to run OS X 10.11.1 or later. Use your Mac's Software Update feature to obtain the latest version of OS X 10.11.x.