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FireStudio Mobile Catalina Compatibility

+5 votes
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asked Nov 20, 2019 in FireStudio Series by kilnsiza (170 points)
Could someone from PreSonus please give us more detailed information on whether or not FireStudio Mobile is EOL? Will there be a driver update for Catalina 10.15 or do I need to start looking at buying a new interface?

4 Answers

+3 votes
answered Nov 25, 2019 by billmartin (220 points)
I have asked the same question twice and have been referred to the Catalina 10.15 compatibility statement twice. I don't think PreSonus is interested. I am looking at interfaces from another manufacturer.
+3 votes
answered Nov 26, 2019 by jamesfaivre (210 points)
I guess it's time to look at Focusrite, or something... this kinda sucks.
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answered Jan 3 by paularmstrong (160 points)

From UC 3.1.2 release notes:

  1. Universal Control 1.7.6 for FireWire products (including the StudioLive 16.0.2 Classic) still works on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, as well as Mac OS X 10.8.5—macOS 10.14 Mojave. However, it will not be available on macOS 10.15 Catalina or future macOS versions.​ Users of these products are advised not to update their systems beyond macOS 10.14 Mojave.

    • ●  StudioLive 1642

    • ●  StudioLive 2442

    • ●  StudioLive 1602 Classic

    • ●  FireStudio Project

    • ●  FireStudio Mobile

    • ●  FireStudio Tube

    • ●  FireStudio Lightpipe

I have no idea why this wasn't communicated on the support pages for FireStudio products but I suspect, like me, it left many users of FireStudio products in the dark and waiting for something that was never coming. Though I appreciate the long run the FireStudio had, I'm very unhappy on how the end of driver support was communicated.

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answered Feb 5 by buddybudsen (490 points)
edited Feb 6 by buddybudsen

Has any of you guys updated to catalina and does your interface work there? I would like to collect some data on that... :-)

I did upgrade to Catalina without looking at the support matrix at Presonus before - shame on me. ;)

Following the upgrade the Firestudio Mobile did not initialize in S1, but after some tinkering I managed to make it work.

I've written down the steps in another Q&A: https://answers.presonus.com/45597/does-firestudio-project-work-with-os-x-catalina?show=45597#q45597

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