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Is KymaConnect compatible with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 11.x (Big Sur), or Apple Silicon Processors?

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I recently upgrade to macOS 10.15 (Catalina) but now KymaConnect does not work. The Preference Pane works as expected but when I click RUN the status LED shows red for a short while, then it stops. Does KymaConnect have a compatibility problem with Catalina? If so, will there be an update?
asked Dec 11, 2019 in General by delora-software (Master) (4,420 points)
edited Nov 27, 2020 by delora-software

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KymaConnect 1.X is not compatible with macOS 10.15, and is not compatible with newer versions of macOS such as macOS 11 (Big Sur). It is designed to work on Intel processor Macs running OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) through macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave). KymaConnect 1.X will not be updated further.

The KymaConnect 2.0 BETA is now available for testing by all KymaConnect 1.0 licensees. This is a major update to KymaConnect. It is 64-bit and supports macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.15 (Catalina), and macOS 11 (Big Sur). It is also a "universal binary" that automatically runs natively on either Intel or Apple Silicon processors.

But there is much more: enhanced MIDI facilitings, including four additional External MIDI "Slots", a new dedicated virtual MIDI port for use with Haken Audio's "Haken Editor". The MIDI routing is extend so that you can route and filter MIDI directly between external MIDI devices. There are also some new MIDI filtering options. KymaConnect 2.0 is "Paca(rana)-only". KymaConnect 2.0 does not have any dedicated Capybara functions or capabilities.

KymaConnect 2.0 is is built to work Kyma 7+ or Kyma 7++, and includes support for Kyma 7+'s new Ethernet connection method. Kyma 7+/7++ and KymaConnect 2 can share the same Ethernet connection; this is the recommended configuration.

KymaConnect 2 does support Kyma 7 but only on macOS 10.14 (Mojave). However, we recommend that all KymaConnect 2 users upgrade to Kyma 7+ or Kyma 7++.

More information about obtaining the BETA can be found in the Kyma 7 Community Announcement forum, topic "KymaConnect 2 BETA". A dedicated support topic, "KymaConnect 2 BETA Support" is available in the Tips & Techniques forum. All questions, comments, bug reports, and suggestions should be posted to that topic. This Q&A is now more or less closed and will not be updated for each new BETA release. Subscribe to the Announcements topic to receive notices about important BETA news, including when new versions are available. Please do not create another answer to this Q&A, and only leave new comments.

answered Aug 4, 2020 by delora-software (Master) (4,420 points)
edited Nov 27, 2020 by delora-software