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MasterControl and OS X Yosemite support

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  • December 13, 2015 14:30
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace The MasterControl...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" mac computers ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talks to the OS X. &nbsp;I have not fully tested it to make sure yet, but so far it looks workable. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with that OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed a little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • December 13, 2015 14:30
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace The MasterControl...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" mac computers ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talks to the OS X. &nbsp;I have not fully tested it to make sure yet, but so far it looks workable. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with the OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed a little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • December 13, 2015 14:29
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace The MasterControl...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" mac computers ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talk to the OS X. &nbsp;I have not fully tested it to make sure yet, but so far it looks workable. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with the OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed a little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • December 13, 2015 14:26
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace it...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" mac computers ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talk to the OS X. &nbsp;I have not fully tested it to make sure yet, but so far it looks workable. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with the OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed a little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • December 13, 2015 14:25
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace it...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" mac computers ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talk to the OS X. &nbsp;I have not fully tested it to make sure yet, but so far it looks workable. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with the OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • December 13, 2015 14:24
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace it...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" mac computers ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talk to the OS X. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with the OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • December 13, 2015 14:23
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to I tested out the MasterControl again after applying OS X El Capitan's new update version 10.11.2 (15C50) and again, the MasterControl is not working again...I am calling it quits for usage with OS X EL Capitan. &nbsp;Every update is risky now. &nbsp;Since OS X Yosemite will not have any major updates anymore, except maybe security updates for a few years, that is our only option besides older OS X versions.<br /><br />What is a real shame about all of this is that the OS X recognizes the unit if you go to "About This Mac" and go to the firewire option to review.. &nbsp;The system shows that it is receiving information and identifies the MasterControl, but the old driver does not work with this new update. &nbsp;When you open up the Alesis Firewire Control Panel, it states "no device".<br /><br />This is finally the end of the Alesis MasterControl. &nbsp;It will only work with systems that are older. &nbsp;Apple is not backward compatible with their OS X's, so if you purchase a new computer that was updated after October 2015, the MasterControl will be of no use anymore (unless you of course use a virtual application, but virtual applications and audio don't alway agree with each other). &nbsp;<br /><br />What that means is if your old mac dies or you buy a new mac, your MasterControl now becomes a door stop or takes up landfall space. &nbsp;What a shame.... &nbsp;Eventually we (of course) have to update our computers and have to leave the MasterControl behind.<br /><br />Understand that Alesis will say, "The MasterControl is a legacy item. &nbsp;It came out seven years ago, time to move on..." &nbsp;But what can we move on too that is similar to the MasterControl...? &nbsp;Nothing right now. &nbsp;Behringer has something out now that we all can see copies the MasterControl in looks and it is called, "The X-Touch", but that is just a midi control unit still in its infancy and not fully developed (or may never if they don't figure out how to code it). &nbsp;Alesis has nothing in their product line to replace it...so we are out in the cold dust when our "old legacy" hardware ceases to exist....<br /><br />All of that said, I tested the MasterControl again with OS X Yosemite and it seems like the drivers still talk to the OS X. &nbsp;At least we can still use the unit with the OS X for now, meaning for computers that are older than October 2015.&nbsp;<br /><br />A good run while it lasted..I am not a "hater" of Alesis, just disappointed little being a buyer since their early days in the 80's..
  • January 28, 2015 16:18
    Chris D
    Changed title to MasterControl and OS X Yosemite support
    Dispute this change
  • January 26, 2015 12:53
    Michael LoBianco
    Change in reply by Michael LoBianco to Well..I was forced to downgrade from OS X Yosemite to OS X Mavericks to get the MasterControl to work. <b>&nbsp;Anyone who wants to know what is the last OS X version the MasterControl works with...it is Mavericks (so far).</b> &nbsp;I am grateful for at least that. &nbsp;<br><br>If Alesis would give out the driver's code, meaning allow Open Source Communities to continue to write for some of their legacy drivers, that would at least show service to long time Alesis customers. <br><br>Again, I understand why products go legacy, for the idea is to get customers to upgrade or buy other products. But as I have mentioned before, there is nothing else in Alesis' product line or anyone else for the matter, who have anything comparable to the MasterControl to upgrade too. &nbsp;For those who prefer physical faders and real knobs and not virtual "Kid" stuff, we (the now minority) have no options. &nbsp;<br><br>I know the money is in the "entitlement generation" kids who just spend, spend without care for their future... but at least Alesis, give the driver code away for your long time users. &nbsp;I know...look at the products that came out at NAMM 2015...toys....

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