On November 12, 2020 Apple is expected to release its new operating system, MacOS 11 (code-named "Big Sur").
It usually takes third party software developers some time to bring their applications up to date in order to be fully compatible with new operating systems. We strongly recommend that you always check with the developers of any critical applications you rely on to be certain they are compatible before upgrading to a new OS.
As of November 11, 2020, we DO NOT recommend using Virtual Drumline with macOS Big Sur. The makers of Kontakt (the application that houses the Virtual Drumline sample library) is recommending that users wait until they've had enough time to fully test their software in this new OS. As well, the development teams behind the notation programs Sibelius, Finale, and Dorico are also advising caution and patience before updating to Big Sur.
It is extremely important to verify that each program you rely on will be compatible with the new OS before you upgrade. See point #2 below for some quick links to commonly used programs crucial to many VDL users.
If you are a Mac Virtual Drumline user, here are some good general tips:
1. Turn off Auto Updates on your Mac (this can be found at System Preferences>Software Update).
2. Keep track of the Big Sur compatibility status with software you rely on
- Native Instruments info on Big Sur Kontakt compatibility
- Sibelius info on Big Sur compatibility
- Finale info on Big Sur compatibility
- Dorico info on Big Sur compatibility