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Can I run my classic firewire 16.02 on Catalina with the new U/C patch v3.2.0.56558?

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asked Mar 3 in Classic Mixers by philipjeffs1 (150 points)

My place of work (school) currently runs a classic 16.02 Firewire Mixer for our studio and it performs excellently. We recently bought a new Mac to replace the old one which died. We are running the 16.02 using Universal Control 1.7.6 but the new Mac is nagging us to upgrade to Catalina. As it's a shared computer, it's only a matter of time before someone updates it to Catalina (probably by mistake) rendering our 16.02 useless. There is no money available for a new mixer. I get distracted... my question is, can I run my classic 16.02 Firewire on the new universal control v3.2.0.56558 if we update to Catalina? If this is possible, do I uninstall U/C V1.7.6? I'm finding the information from Presonus confusing as it seems to both imply that its possible to do so and also seems to state that we should remain on Mojave?

See the link:- https://www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-16.0.2/downloads

Any help gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

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answered Mar 3 by jonnydoyle (274,530 points)
 
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With Universal Control v3.2.0.56558 there is a separate firewire driver installer included in UC download to accommodate OS X Catalina. There is no VSL, just allows I/O

Link: https://pae-web.presonusmusic.com/downloads/products/release_notes/UC_3_2_0_Milestone_Release_Notes.pdf

For full use of the mixer its advised to roll your OSX back to Mojave or dual boot your Mac.
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