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Important! macOS 10.15 Catalina Notice


Apple is poised to release its next operating system, macOS X 10.15, “Catalina,” sometime in October of 2019. PreSonus has been working with Apple to qualify pre-release versions of this new OS with all of our products.

We have found changes in Catalina that affect compatibility with PreSonus hardware and software. Remain on current versions of macOS until further notice. We ask that you please wait for us to announce compatibility before updating your OS.

In the meantime, please be advised:

  • Studio One version 4.5.4 is required to run Studio One under 10.15.
    • Izotope Neutron Elements and Klanghelm SDRR2Tube will not install under 10.15.
    • Arturia Analog Lite, and StudioLinked Trophies will at first not install— you must CTRL+Click (or right click) and select “Open” to install them.
    • Check your third-party plug-in developers’ websites for updates, as many of them may not install or run correctly under 10.15, and will need updates themselves to work correctly.
    • Some of the Studio Magic Plug-ins will not run under 10.15.
  • Universal Control 3.1 and older versions are not supported and will not open sample rate settings correctly on macOS X 10.15 Catalina.
    • An update to Universal Control will be necessary to access these settings. This update will be announced as soon as it’s ready for use with 10.15.
  • Universal Control 1.7.6 for FireStudio interfaces and StudioLive 24.4.2, 16.4.2 and 16.0.2 will not install on macOS X 10.15 Catalina.
    • An update to Universal Control will be announced as soon as it’s ready for use with 10.15.
  • StudioLive Series III mixers will not work with macOS X 10.15 without a firmware update.
    • We are planning a public beta of this firmware update to be available soon after 10.15 becomes available.
  • StudioLive 16.0.2. USB will not work with 10.15, please stay on 10.14 or a previously-supported OS until further notice.

We will provide an update when we have qualified 10.15 for use with our products and what updates are needed to ensure proper compatibility.

Thank you!

PreSonus Team


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  • Jordan Brown

    When I turn on my interface my entire computer shuts down and wont turn back on until I turn off the interface

  • Jordan Brown


  • aQQ

    hey there,

    Do You have any updates on Catalina? Currently my audiobox just appears and disappears in my sound system preferences. cannot use it ;(

  • How much longer for the Catalina update?

  • Johan André

    I can’t seem to get Progression 3 to run on MacOS Catalina. Is there an update somewhere?

  • Any news on UC 1.7.x for Catalina? I’m getting pretty close to just buying a new audio interface…


  • Just piggy backing on the rest of the questions on release date? Are we going to have one before 2020?

  • Musio Inn Recording and Mixing

    Hello, My Mac is now updated to Catalina so does the UC surface based on release on 19 Nov 2019 but the US Surface is not showing the studio 192 in it

  • We’ve made some fixes. Make sure to update to Studio One 4.5.4, and if you’re using hardware, get Universal Control 3.1.1.

    Hope that helps. Please read the article below for more information.

  • Christine MD

    can we update to Catalina now? 🙂

  • Maria Alvarado

    I bought presonus audiobox usb 96 before i bought the imac. imac came with catalina. I found email warning about catalina in my SPAM folder. Just not starting out well as a newbie in the use of this technology. Any update on this upgrade before time runs out to return the iMac and wait until after this issue is resolved?

  • Forrest Vance

    Any idea if/when an update for mac os/x Catalina will be available for StudioLive 16.4.2 Universal Control? Thanks.

  • L David Toledo

    Ok so when is the update going to happen. Been waiting now for a month.

  • NatTurnerLives
    Thank you for the reply. I have been a Studio One User for years and I must say it has come a long way.

  • Hey NatTurnerLives, we e-mailed hundreds of thousands of users about this issue, posted on our social media pages, our blog, our knowledge base, and our Facebook groups, and included it in the news feeds of Studio One and I’m sorry we weren’t able to reach you.

    What e-mail address do you have registered with us? I will make sure you’re opted in to receive e-mails for this sort of thing.

  • NatTurnerLives

    I didn’t see this warning and have already updated my OS to Catalina. My UC is not working unless I open studio one. The drivers don’t seem to support Catalina as of yet. I use UC outside of Studio One. It would have been nice if I received an email to advise. I’ve been going crazy all day trying to figure out why my inputs are not working or even registering in UC.

  • Hello,
    estimated date ?

  • 0.txt

    OK, it’s probably not a big deal to downgrade but still — would be nice to know the timeline for compatibility. thx!

  • Jeffrey Belka

    With the upcoming upgrade to UC, will the lag issue between UC and AI series consoles be addressed????

  • daslicht

    Will the FaderPort Classic keep working under Catalina ?

  • Dany-Mix Eveno

    Thanks for the notice.
    We love you presonus…

  • 0.txt

    Thanks for the notice. Any estimated date for compatibility? I’m looking to upgrade my Mac soon and if it ships with Catalina, downgrading to a previous version of macOS will be a chore.