Ylan Sthlm wrote:I see that Logic Pro X and all my plugins now are compatible with Catalina.
Has anyone upgraded? Should I take the plunge?
Am a hobbyist, and have no project dependencies holding me back.
The only question is, does it work?
Logic Pro X on an iMac 27", 2017 with Focusrite Clarett 4Pre.
And some plugins, that they say work.
Hi. Like you I'm also a hobbyist, running Logic Pro X on a Late 2013 iMac. I have recently upgraded to Catalina.
I should point out that I did no research into this upgrade whatsoever. I've been on Mavericks since the start, however it got a bit slow in recent months and I foolishly thought maybe a new OS would solve it! So I pressed the upgrade button and away we went. I didn't back up with Time Machine, so as far as I can see it's an irreversible decision for me. I had no idea that Catalina wouldn't run 32 bit stuff and that my Microsoft Office would no longer work, along with various other bits of software that are now useless.
However Logic has suffered no ill effects whatsoever and runs perfectly, with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 also working fine. I run a simple setup, mainly acoustic recording using the basic Logic setup, so little in the way of plug ins.
The iMac does run a little better since the upgrade and Logic is one of the few things to have come through unscathed. But in hindsight, if I'd known that I'd lose things like Office (ok it was the HUP version at a tenner, but still expensive to replace now) and loads of other stuff, then I would have stayed with Mavericks.
I also wish I'd read about backing up with Time Machine so I could reverse it too! All my fault entirely.
Still, I'm stuck with it now . I'm in the process of getting a PC which I'll put Office on and then just use the Mac for Logic and nothing else. I prefer Logic to any of the others by miles, so I definitely want to stay with it.
The moral of the story is: research it properly, have a way out if necessary and don't do what I did!