It is unthinkable that any company would step up to say, "Please don't upgrade your computer OS to the newer, better, faster and more stable operating system, because we are simply too lazy or uninterested, to update our drivers in a reasonable time frame."
Sierra was not a secret update from Apple. Developers are given months and months to try the new operating system and decide what needs to be done for perfect compatibility. The SIP is apparently the problem part of the OS that stymies UADs ability to update. Or it may simply be the attempt to make sure no one can use your products in an unauthorized manner. Regardless, there is no other company in the World that is asking me to fall back to an older OS to accommodate their product.
Say this to yourself. Please do not move forward with your life and livelihood, because we can't be on time and professional with the way we approach our business and our products!!
Right now, I have no audio available for my Mac Pro using Sierra, because I bought an Apollo 8. If I had RME or Apogee, or anything else, I would be moving forward with no problems. I also have no UAD Plugins because the DSP required for them is inoperable.
Shame, Shame, Shame UAD!!!!
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OMG UA is forcing me to use not Sierra!!
Really don't buy 1 second of this not on Sierra angst.
I personally think it prudent for UA not to rush and or let it's corporate planning be dictated by Apple.
I happily use mac computers and logic but Apple proves regularly that as a company it doesn't give a rats ass about screwing around clients with differences in new product releases.
What exactly does Sierra do, that anybody can't do now in their current OS, daw and current ua plugs;anything ?
Why should I be putting my life and livelihood at risk for wanting to ride the bleeding edge?
Want to ride the bleeding edge? Brace yourself for some considerable cuts!
Unless Sierra shows me something must-have pertaining to music over Yosemite, or if Apple's next Logic update forces me to move to Sierra, I don't see any reason to try to fix what is not broken.
Testing Logic X Pro Plug-In Manager with Sierra shows this:
Auto Tune 7 - Validated
All iZotope - Validated
All Native Instruments - Validated
All PSP plug-ins - Validated
Sonic Charge - Validated
Toontrack - Superior Drummer - Validated
Sonalksis - Validated
Spectrasonics - Validated (Spectrasonics has offered a download workaround) - https://www.google.com/search?q=Spec...utf-8&oe=utf-8
U-he - Validated
Waves - Validated
Two products won't work - WaveMachine - Drumagog 5 & UAD - all products hardware and plug-ins FAIL!!! Drumagog is not a deal breaker and it's a smaller company that has problems keeping up. It's not surprising that a product like this would not upgrade
UAD charges a premium price for everything they sell, with the highly professional seal of approval being their guarantee. The only thing they don't guarantee is compatibility whenever Apple releases a new OS. And of course, Apple is doing their job with making improvements and moving forward. Sierra is an excellent OS and it is a very necessary release for Apple. UAD is obligated when they take my money to keep up with the rest of the World. I would be embarrassed to work for UAD!!
I think the Sierra compatibility list from Sweetwater tells a slightly different story....
Sierra: Mac OS 10.12 Compatibility Information (Updated 09/26/16 10:35... SweetCare
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