MacOS Catalina Update: Is It MainStage Safe?

Currently, we HIGHLY recommend that you stay on Mojave. We will update this page when we have tested Catalina to be stable for MainStage. If you absolutely feel you must update (though we strongly recommend against this), please make sure to follow our safe updating guide so you can revert back to Mojave if necessary.

We have current reports on these issues with Mac OSX Catalina:

-Random MainStage Crashes
-NanoKontrol 2 won’t work
-TouchOSC won’t work
-Korg Keyboards won’t work (driver incompatibility)
-Roland Keyboards won’t work (driver incompatibility)
-Core MIDI Functionality won’t work
-Native Instruments Plugins won’t work
-Some Audio Interfaces won’t work (driver incompatibility)

MacOS Catalina does not bring any new features to MainStage, so we can’t think of any great reason the update is worth the risk for your live keys rig. If you choose to update and run into issues with MainStage, please send feedback to Apple’s MainStage development team here: Click to Report Feedback.

Please remember that it will take some time for software development teams to address the issues caused by OS Catalina. We will continue to test as new updates are rolled out. We have computers deditcated to testing so that you don’t have to jeopardize your live rig. Feel free to bookmark and check this page, as it will be the first place we annouce anything regarding OS Catalina compatibility. Thank you!


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