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MOTU and OS X Sierra

Apple released OS X® Sierra (version 10.12) today. MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with OS X Sierra, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to OS X Sierra.

Current versions of all MOTU software products and most hardware drivers available at motu.com/download (latest versions) are compatible with Sierra. Please make note, however, of the required driver updates below.

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



AVB-equipped audio interfaces

If you own one of the AVB-equipped MOTU audio interfaces listed below, MOTU has released a driver update (at the link below) that is required for OS X Sierra operation over USB. You must install this updated driver before you can use your MOTU product listed below with Sierra.

MOTU Pro Audio driver for Mac OS download (v2.0+71418 | November 1, 2016)

  • 1248
  • 8M
  • 16A
  • 24Ai
  • 24Ao
  • Monitor 8
  • 112D
  • Stage-B16
  • UltraLite AVB
  • UltraLite-mk4 (uses the same driver as AVB interfaces)


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 (at the links below). You must install these latest drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with Sierra.

Audio interfaces

Audio USB driver download for Mac OS (v1.6+71459 | Nov 1, 2016)

  • 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 USB driver download for Mac OS (v1.6+71459 | Nov 1, 2016)

  • 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 Sierra, try disabling all third-party plug-ins (safe mode).