With the recent release of the latest Mac Operating System Mavericks, it brings with it the same question as every new operating system release brings, “Is Traktor gonna work?”
I have received many questions on Twitter in regards to it’s compatibilty and the answer currently is….. Kind of, not really, yes, no!
Traktor Compatibility Issues with Mavericks
It appears that the main gripe is with the Traktor Kontrol X1 mark one not working. There is a whole forum post on this subject, the Moderator, Karlos Santos, is taking these complaints officially to the support teams, so we should be seeing a fix fairly soon.
An initial suggestion to fix the issue is to run the set up wizard in Traktor after install. This seem to work for most, but is not 100% rock solid. Running the wizard will delete various settings and to me this just seems like too much hassle.
We all like new things, but my age old advice when talking about ANY upgrade is WAIT!
Apparently the new S4 mark 2 works great, as does the CDJ2000 and other stuff, just remember updating to new operating systems is ALWAYS a gamble and you only have yourself to blame for jumping on this right away! My advice is to keep checking the Service Centre for an update that contains the information that it is optimised for Mavericks.
Native Instruments release Traktor 2.6.5 – Does it fix the issues?
(Edit Dec 29/2013 – People still reporting issues with the latest 2.6.6 and Mavericks with X1 – please submit your issues to NI. You will need to be signed in at NI. Good Luck!)