Serato issued another warning against updating to the newest version of Apple’s macOS 11 update, Big Sur. Having initially issued a statement in December, the DJ giants sent a mailer to their user base this week, explaining not to update as the software was not yet compatible.
The statement declared “We know you've been waiting, but please hold off updating to macOS 11 Big Sur, just for a little while longer. We are still working hard on bringing Big Sur support to Serato software and appreciate your continued patience.” They also clarified that even when support for Big Sur does drop, it won't necessarily include support for the M1 chips that Apple launched before the turn of the year.
As we reported in November, it comes off the back of a wealth of audio companies recommending against updating your operating system, including Native Instruments, Output, Denon DJ, Pioneer DJ and Arturia, although Arturia’s AudioFuse range has just been made compatible. Waves Audio also issued a statement declaring their plugins will now work on Big Sur. For now, it’s best to avoid macOS 11 until all issues are resolved.