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Are Focusrite products compatible with macOS Sierra?

Please see below a run-down of Focusrite product compatibility with Apple macOS Sierra as it currently stands. Please check that all other software/hardware you use to make music is also compatible before updating and never update your operating system during the middle of a time-critical project:

 

8Pre X

Clarett 2Pre, 4Pre, 8Pre & 8Pre X

Works with Sierra? YES - however there is a known issue with 5k Retina iMacs (model 17,1) when using macOS 10.12.3 and below, please see this article  

Red Range

Works with Sierra? YES - however there is a known issue with 5k Retina iMacs (model 17,1) when using macOS 10.12.3 and below, please see this article    

 

Firewire/Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

Saffire firewire range (Pro 14, Pro 24, Pro 24 DSP, Pro 26, Pro 40, LS 56)

Works with Sierra? YES

 

 

Scarlett 2i2, Scarlett 2i4, Scarlett Solo (1st and 2nd Generation)

Works with Sierra? YES - however we are aware of an issue that can cause a kernel panic when using the 2nd Generation 'Low Latency Installer'. Please follow the steps at the bottom of this article to remove the kext file if your system crashes when connecting a 2nd Generation Scarlett.

 

** Sierra 10.12.2 update**

We have encountered an issue where 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo/2i2/2i4 interfaces will appear as a separate Input and Output device in 'Audio MIDI Setup' on the latest build of Sierra (10.12.2). More information including a link to a firmware updater to address this can be found here

 

 

Scarlett 6i6, Scarlett 18i8, Scarlett 18i20 (1st and 2nd Generation)

Works with Sierra? YES - however we are aware of an issue that can cause a kernel panic when using the 2nd Generation 'Low Latency Installer'. Please follow the steps at the bottom of this article to remove the kext file if your system crashes when connecting a 2nd Generation Scarlett.

Points of note: If you experience any problems selecting your Scarlett as an input or output device on your Mac, please see this article

 

Scarlett 8i6, Scarlett 18i6

Works with Sierra? YES

 


Saffire 6 USB 2.0

Works with Sierra? YES

Points of note : If you are using the USB 2.0 version of the Saffire 6, no driver is required. Simply plug and play. If you are unsure whether your unit is the USB 1.1 or 2.0 version please check the serial number shown on the bottom of the device. If the serial number starts 'S2' it's a Saffire 6 USB 2.0, if it starts 'SU', it's a Saffire 6 USB 1.1.

 

Saffire 6 USB 1.1

Works with Sierra? YES

Please download the latest driver here

 


Forte

Works with Sierra? YES

iTrack Solo

Works with Sierra? YES

 

VRM Box

Works with Sierra? NO - VRM Box will appear as an output device and stream audio, however the VRM software will not work.

RedNet

Works with Sierra? YES 

Points of note: Requires RedNet Control 2.

 

  

Red Plug-ins

Red 2 & Red 3 plug-in suite

Works with Sierra? YES

 

Midnight plug-in suite

Works with Sierra? YES

 

Scarlett plug-in suite

Works with Sierra? YES

Points of note : If you have problems locating your license file please switch to Icon View. The folder may appear empty if you are in List View or Column View.

 

If your product is not listed, it is not officially supported with macOS Sierra, you can find full details on our support policy here.

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