RME Ensures Compatibility With macOS Catalina

RME's drivers are all written in-house and not outsourced to third parties, so customers can use latest operating systems without interruption or delay.  

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 3, 2019 – RME, German manufacturer of premium interfaces, announced today that its interfaces are already compatible with the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.x which was released this month. Since RME drivers are written in-house and not outsourced to third party developers, RME’s users are able to update their firmware immediately and continue working without interruption or delay.

Recently, several pro-audio manufacturers and interface manufacturers have issued warnings to customers advising them not to upgrade their operating software, presumably due to compatibility issues with the new OS. Other companies have issued announcements referencing possible delays in supporting the new operating system, or even loss of data.

RME Users Rest Easy

RME interfaces compatible with Catalina include: Babyface Pro, Digiface AVB, Digiface Dante, Digiface USB, Fireface 802, Fireface UC, Fireface UCX, Fireface UFX II, Fireface UFX+, MADIface Pro, MADIface USB and the MADIface XT. Apps must be fully 64-bit and drivers should be “notarized” as required for operation with Catalina OS 10.15.x.

RME’s non-USB interfaces, including the PCle, Thunderbolt and FireWire, have beta drivers available for download now so its customers do not experience interruption or delay in their projects.

RME Babyface Pro

No Third-Party Drivers

Since RME writes all of its drivers in-house and does not depend on third parties for this process, its hardware is able to stay ahead of operating system updates.

“One of the cornerstones of our company has always been customer support and dependability,” commented Derek Badala, Director of Sales, Americas, for Synthax, RME’s U.S. distributor. “We are proud to say that all of our drivers are written in house — unlike many of our competition. Further, updates are automatically handled by FPGA technology, which is present in all our interfaces. The combination of these things — along with our known product dependability — means that our customers will continue to experience superior performance without interruption.”

For more on RME, visit www.rme-usa.com

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And yet, I've read RME employees in this thread being let loose from management to deny customers' issues, try to avoid fixing errors in their drivers, talk arrogantly about things not being "their" problem but Apple's, and finally coming down off of their high horses to provide a fix after they've been called on it (which at first they insisted wasn't possible as they "don't have bugs") :


If that's their tone and behavior when problems arise, then I'm shopping somewhere else...
And yet , you need to get you facts right. The problem stated in the forum link was an Apple Mac OS T2 chip problem and not a driver problem. Apple improved the issue in 10.14.4:
and solved in 10.14.5. :
This thread you linked is literally RME working with users to try to reduce the "showstopper" effects of an Apple issue related to the T2 Gatekeeper chip. That Apple bug was ultimately resolved with Mac OS 10.14.6.


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