Motu Digital Performer For Mac

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Apple has released macOS® Catalina (version 10.15). As of March 22, 2020, currently supported MOTU products are compatible with macOS Catalina.

  1. Upgrades Digital Performer Upgrades Upgrades from Performer Lite Upgrades from AudioDesk Virtual Instrument Upgrades. MOTU AVB Switch. Video Interfaces. HDX-SDI with Thunderbolt. HDX-SDI with PCI Express. Full-featured audio workstation software package for Mac OS X and Windows. Related Products.
  2. MOTU release DP10 with a new clip launch mode.
  3. Gain instant access to any feature in Digital Performer by simply typing shift-spacebar to open the Run Command window. Start typing and all features matching what you type instantly appear. Can't remember which menu a feature is in? Just type its name.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact MOTU customer service or technical support.

Last updated March 22, 2020

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Digital Performer and Performer Lite

Digital Performer 10.11 is compatible with macOS Catalina. Please note that you may see an alert when you first launch DP, which you can ignore and click OK to dismiss. For further information, please read this Apple tech note.

Earlier versions of DP are not officially qualified for macOS Catalina, although DP 10.01 appears to run fine under macOS Catalina.

Some third-party audio plug-ins may not be compatible with Digital Performer when running on macOS Catalina. If you are experiencing issues, try removing the plug-in from your system, or try disabling all third-party plug-ins (safe mode).

Performer Lite

Performer Lite 10.12 is compatible with macOS Catalina.

Some third-party audio plug-ins may not be compatible with Performer Lite when running on macOS Catalina. If you are experiencing issues, try removing the plug-in from your system, or try disabling all third-party plug-ins (safe mode).

MOTU virtual instruments (MachFive, etc.)

MachFive, Ethno Instrument, BPM, Electric Keys and Symphonic Instrument appear to be compatible with macOS Catalina, in the same fashion they have been compatible with other recent macOS versions. Be sure to download and install the latest License Manager from iLok.com. Final compatibility testing is still on-going.

M2 and M4

The new M2 and M4 bus-powered USB audio interfaces are compatible with macOS Catalina. They are USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation with no driver installation needed. However, a driver is available that provides lower latency peformance and loopback channels under macOS Catalina.

MOTU Pro Audio interfaces

The Pro Audio models listed below are compatible with macOS Catalina. Be sure to download and install the very latest shipping drivers for 10.15. You must install these latest drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with macOS Catalina.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are installing MOTU hardware drivers on your macOS Catalina system for the first time, please read this tech note for important information about enabling the driver in your system's security settings. This procedure is not necessary if the driver has already been installed in your macOS Catalina system and you are merely updating it.

  • 112D
  • Stage-B16
  • 624
  • 8A
  • M64
  • 8D

MIDI interfaces

The MIDI interface models listed below are compatible with macOS Catalina. Be sure to download and install the very latest shipping drivers for 10.15. You must install these latest drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with macOS Catalina.

If you are installing MOTU hardware drivers on your macOS Catalina system for the first time, please read this tech note for important information about enabling the driver in your system's security settings. This procedure is not necessary if the driver has already been installed in your macOS Catalina system and you are merely updating it.

Motu Digital Performer For Mac
  • micro express
  • micro lite

USB and 'Hybrid' audio interfaces

The USB and 'Hybrid' interface models listed below are compatible with macOS Catalina. Be sure to download and install the very latest shipping drivers for 10.15. You must install these latest drivers before you can use your MOTU product listed below with macOS Catalina.

If you are installing MOTU hardware drivers on your macOS Catalina system for the first time, please read this tech note for important information about enabling the driver in your system's security settings. This procedure is not necessary if the driver has already been installed in your macOS Catalina system and you are merely updating it.

  • 8pre USB
  • 4pre
  • Audio Express
  • UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid

USB-C audio interfaces

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
M2User Guide08-26-2020MOTU M2 getting started page
M4User Guide08-26-2020MOTU M4 getting started page

Motu Digital Performer Mac

Software

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
Performer 10 LiteUser Guide
Plug-in Guide
10-13-2020
Digital Performer 10Getting Started
User Guide
Plug-in Guide
10-13-2020Installers New featuresRead me
MX4 User Guide Videos
Digital Performer 9Getting Started
User Guide
Plug-in Guide
11-13-2017Installers New featuresRead me
MX4 User Guide Videos
MachFive 3User Guide11-13-2017Installers Soundbanks Videos
Ethno InstrumentUser Guide11-13-2017Installers Soundbanks Videos
BPMUser Guide11-13-2017Installers Soundbanks Videos
Electric KeysUser Guide11-13-2017Installers Soundbanks Video
Symphonic InstrumentRead This First11-13-2017Installers SoundbankUser Guide

Thunderbolt / AVB / FireWire / USB audio interfaces

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
112DUser Guide03-06-2019MOTU Pro Audio resources page
1248User Guide11-09-2016MOTU Pro Audio resources page
16AUser Guide11-09-2016MOTU Pro Audio resources page
24AiUser Guide02-13-2015MOTU Pro Audio resources page
24AoUser Guide02-13-2015MOTU Pro Audio resources page
4preMacWindows02-27-2012Mac software Windows software
624User Guide12-09-2016MOTU Pro Audio resources page
828esUser Guide08-07-2018MOTU Pro Audio resources page
828mk3 HybridMacWindows09-28-2011Mac software Windows software
828xMacWindows02-04-2014Mac software Windows software
8AUser Guide12-09-2016MOTU Pro Audio resources page
8DUser Guide02-27-2017MOTU Pro Audio resources page
8MUser Guide11-09-2016MOTU Pro Audio resources page
8pre-esUser Guide06-21-2018MOTU Pro Audio resources page
8pre USBMacWindows11-21-2013Mac software Windows software
896mk3 HybridMacWindows09-28-2011Mac software Windows software
Audio ExpressMacWindows05-17-2011Mac software Windows software
LP32User Guide02-27-2017MOTU Pro Audio resources page
M64User Guide02-27-2017MOTU Pro Audio resources page
MicroBook IIcMac + Windows
CueMix FX Guide
10-28-2015Mac software Windows software
Monitor 8User Guide02-13-2015MOTU Pro Audio resources page
MOTU AVB SwitchUser Guide11-09-2016MOTU Pro Audio resources page
Stage-B16User Guide09-10-2015MOTU Pro Audio resources page
Track16MacWindows08-08-2012Mac software Windows software
Traveler-mk3MacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
UltraLite AVBUser Guide02-17-2015MOTU Pro Audio resources page
UltraLite-mk3 HybridMacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
UltraLite-mk4User Guide09-27-2016UltraLite-mk4 resources page

MIDI interfaces

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
FastLane-USBMacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
micro express*Mac + Windows11-09-2016Mac software Windows software
micro lite*Mac + Windows11-09-2016Mac software Windows software
MIDI Express 128*Mac + Windows11-09-2016Mac software Windows software
MIDI Express XT*Mac + Windows11-09-2016Mac software Windows software

*The micro express, micro lite, MIDI Express 128, and MIDI Express XT share the same manual, so the links above point to the same document.

Video interfaces

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
V4HDMacWindows10-15-2010Mac software Windows software
HDX-SDIMacWindows04-11-2011Mac software Windows software
HD ExpressMacWindows04-13-2011Mac software Windows software
HDX-SDIAvid Open I/O release notes11-30-2011
HD ExpressAvid Open I/O release notes11-30-2011

Guitar products

ProductPosted
ZBox10-14-2010

Legacy PCI audio interfaces

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
2408mk3*MacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
24io*MacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
HD192*MacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
PCIe-424 Card**MacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software

*The 2408mk3, 24io, and HD192 core systems and expansion I/Os share the same manual, so the links above for each platform point to the same document.

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**This separate supplement was published when the PCIe-424 card was introduced and covers new information not included in the original manual.

Other legacy hardware products

Motu Digital Performer 10 And Catalina

ProductPDF ManualPostedAdditional info
24iMacWindows09-28-201124i Addendum
8pre (FireWire)MacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
828MacWindows09-28-2011
828mkIIMacWindows09-28-2011
828mk3 FireWireMacWindows09-28-2011FireWire-only version (not hybrid)
896MacWindows09-28-2011
896HDMacWindows09-28-2011
896mk3 FireWireMacWindows10-14-2010FireWire-only version (not hybrid)
Digital TimepieceMac + Windows09-28-2011
MicroBookMac + Windows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
MicroBook IIMac + Windows
CueMix FX Guide
05-04-2012Mac software Windows software
MIDI Timepiece AVMacWindows10-14-2010Mac software Windows software
TravelerMacWindows09-28-2011
UltraLiteMacWindows09-28-2011Addendum MacWindows
UltraLite-mk3 FireWireMacWindows09-28-2011FireWire-only version (not hybrid)