I have been a long time Mac user. It started when I was in high school with my first laptop running System 7. But it wasn’t until I went to university and bought a Powerbook G4 that I became a serious user. Throughout my time as a student and as a working professional, I have predominantly used this platform over others in the industry.
I started on Mac OS X 10.3 and over the years have observed ten iterations of Apple’s operating system. I started with the big cats and then moved to places in California. For the most part I have been very happy with Apple’s computers. Their computers are in a league of their own being very well designed with exceptional build quality. Although, in recent years Apple has shifted their focus more towards iOS.
One thing thats has remained consistent throughout the life of macOS is the need to be cautious when upgrading. It’s not unusual for some software to have problems after updating macOS. Sometimes the developer will simply release an update, but other times certain applications or plugins just won’t work.
After the release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, this became more of an issue due to an increase in security within the operating system. Even though I experienced some problems at the start, I’ve had no problems since the developers released updates for their software. I suspect that macOS 10.12 Sierra has similar security measures to its predecessor.
In this video I take a look at macOS 10.12 Sierra and test it with some of the most common music production software.