Pioneer DJ has announced a new series of updates that means their products will work with macOS Big Sur, Apple’s latest operating system. On an update on their website, the DJ giants revealed a list of products that will work with the new OS, including CDJ-3000, DJM-900nxs2 and their DDJ series of controllers. Some products will require an updated driver, which you can download here.
Native Instruments has announced that Traktor is now compatible with macOS Big Sur. The popular DJ software is now also tweaked to work with Apple’s new Silicon M1 chips. NI had previously announced that users should avoid updating to Apple’s new OS, with some testing reporting hardware and software problems.
Apple has launched a new pair of headphones called AirPod Max. They’re their first over-ear headphones from Apple, and feature "incredible high-fidelity audio, Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, and spatial audio". The headphones drivers designed by Apple and are 40mm, with memory foam pads and they're are powered by the Apple’s H1 chip.
Apple’s new macOS Big Sur was released yesterday, Thursday, November 12th. With it comes the usual aesthetic and internal change, including new Safari features, restyled GUI, new Control Centre and Notification Centre.
Music managers have called for urgent changes to streaming and financial imbalances in a four-step plan.
Novation's popular Launchpad controller range now works with the new Logic Pro X 10.5 feature Live Loops. Announced last week, Logic's new update brings with it cell-based looping 'clips' that can exist alongside audio and MIDI clips, similar to Session View in Ableton Live.
Apple has updated Logic Pro X to version 10.5, and with it added a revamped sampler, finally updating their legacy EXS24 plugin. 10.5 also sees a new feature called Live Loops that was previously ‘leaked’ on Apple’s website a few months ago. Similar to Ableton’s clip mode, it allows users to host looping audio files within the arrangement.