Topic: macOS Sierra and higher RME USB driver
Apple is soon to release macOS Sierra, 10.12. What makes it a bit special for us audio freaks is that Apple continued to work on their USB stack, and also provides new libraries to be able to use the changed technology in full. According to our tests the result seems very positive for USB audio - it seems more stable, reliable and even quicker by making lower latency settings operational with less dropouts.
Of course using those new libraries in a driver makes that driver incompatible to former OS.
But there is no need to be concerned: macOS Sierra is fully compatible to existing drivers.
For all wanting to take advantage of the latest USB driver technology in macOS Sierra here is a public beta version of our current USB series driver 2.18, adapted and compiled for 10.12:
https://archiv.rme-audio.de/download/dr … _219_2.zip
Please give some feedback how it perfoms for you.
Note: can also be installed under 10.11, but doesn't give any obvious advantage there.