14 Nov 2016 UPDATE: NOTE: WHILE DJ APPLICATIONS LIKE REKORDBOX, SERATO & TRAKTOR ARE SAYING THEY WORK WITH SIERRA WITH OUR OWN PERSONAL LAPTOP, WE DID EXPERIENCE ISSUES WITH GENERAL SLOWNESS AND PROGRAMS SUCH AS SAFARI & FINDER AS WELL AS WORD & EXCEL.
BASED ON THIS REASON WE’VE ROLLED BACK TO EL CAPITAN.
24 Nov 2016 UPDATE: We’ve spoke to a few more people who also experienced general slowness and issues with Sierra which further feels our recommendation not to upgrade yet to OS Sierra.
Theres always a danger of upgrading to a new operating system especially when you use a laptop to DJ with so we’ve rounded up the latest news from all the official sites as to the compatibility with Mac’s latest Sierra OSX 10.12.
As always we’d highly recommend doing a full back before you do any upgrades and certainly don’t upgrade the week leading up to a gig, give yourself enough time to check all the functions are working properly and you are 100% happy before going into a live situation.
For a list of all compatible computers check here.
SERATO COMPATIBILITY (Updated: 14 Oct 2016)
Upgrade to Sierra verdict according to Serato – DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK
“Serato DJ software is now supported for use with macOS Sierra, with some exceptions. Check compatibility here.”
Please contact their Support team here, if you have any further questions.
Source: Serato Website
TRAKTOR COMPATIBILITY (Updated: 21 Sep 2016)
Upgrade to Sierra verdict according to Traktor – YES
Release Note from Native Instruments:
After intensive testing and close collaboration with Apple, we’re happy to report full compatibility and highly stable audio performance with all of our current-generation hardware and macOS Sierra.
However, the following discontinued devices will not be supported on macOS Sierra, or future versions of macOS:
First generations of TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 and TRAKTOR AUDIO 2
TRAKTOR AUDIO 8 DJ
TRAKTOR AUDIO 4 DJ
TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 DJ
AUDIO KONTROL 1
GUITAR RIG MOBILE I/O
GUITAR RIG SESSION I/O
RIG KONTROL 2
RIG KONTROL 3
KORE 2 Controller
MASCHINE hardware (all generations) is not affected.
If you own any of the above devices, we recommend that you continue to use them on your current OSX version. Please understand that since these devices are no longer supported by NI, we cannot guarantee performance or compatibility with macOS Sierra, or future versions of macOS.
REKORDBOX DJ /SIERRA COMPATIBILITY (Updated: 4 Oct 2016)
Upgrade to Sierra verdict according to Pioneer – YES
According to the new version out on 4th Oct (Rekordbox 4.2.3), Pioneer DJ confirmed that Rekordbox will now work on Mac OSX Sierra.
“We have completed compatibility verifications with rekordbox and all of our hardware. Below you can find a list of the products with current statuses.” – Pioneer DJ
Source: Pioneer DJ Website