Apple released the beta version of its new and improved Mac OS 10.12 (Mac OS Sierra) for public testing in July 2016. Subsequently, the final release should be out on September 20th. I need not tell you to patiently wait for confirmation from the support team/webpage of all your major software and hardware manufacturers before upgrading to Sierra. This includes but not limited to Serato DJ, Virtual DJ, Traktor Pro 2, RekordBox, Algoriddim DJay, Pioneer, Rane, Numark, Denon, Reloop, Vestax, Mixars, American Audio, Fruity Loops, Ableton Live amongst other applications and hardware which you use on your Mac.
Apple is now in the habit of an annual OS release. However, this release is not just for bug fixes, it promises a better file system structure, better multimedia experience, faster processing, its ever reliable stability amongst its peers and security. Finally Siri (virtual personal assistant) makes its debut on the Mac with exciting multi-tasking ability. Remember, even when you get a clearance from the software and hardware manufacturers, you need to back up your files using Time Machine. Be guided!!!
You can contribute to the beta testing exercise by downloading Mac OS 10.12 Beta version. Also report all bugs/issues to Apple Support (please do not use you ‘gigging’ MacBook). What do you think about the ever changing face of technology as it relates with deejaying, music production and multimedia generally? Share your thoughts in the comments section.