Mac users waiting to upgrade their operating systems to Big Sur, and those who have or are thinking of buying the new M1 Macs, have some good news today: Both Pioneer DJ and Traktor have announced that their DJ software and hardware is fully compatible with the latest Mac OS.
Pioneer DJ/Rekordbox users
For Pioneer DJ and Rekordbox users, all hardware and software works with both Big Sur and the M1 Macs following the announcement.
The only thing to bear in mind is that if you use a driver with your hardware, you’ll need to update that driver to the Big Sur version – but apart from that, you’re good to go.
Meanwhile, Traktor has announced Traktor Pro 3.4.1, which broadly brings the same thing for Traktor users.
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Traktor software and hardware is now compatible with both Big Sur and the Apple M1 Macs, but note that if you’re a Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 owner, you’ll need to be running Big Sur 11.2 or higher – all other Traktor hardware works fine with any version of Big Sur.
Other DJ software
Virtual DJ and Algoriddim’s djay Pro AI users have had compatibility since last year for both Big Sur and the M1 Macs – but Serato DJ users should still hold off pending an official announcement from Serato, before making a hardware or software switch.