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  • Roland Octa-capture and MacOS problem

    Is anyone besides me having any issues getting the new Mac Sierra operating system to play nice with the Roland Octa-Capture interface? I have removed the old driver and installed Roland's new driver (with the proper updated Octa-Capture firmware) but cannot get the Audio-Midi program to find it. I have even reinstalled the new driver several time along with removing the old driver first. Running rescan still doesn't find the interface although the Roland unit confirms that it is connected to USB. I have also tried every combination of turning one thing on before the other as well as numerous Mac reboots.

    Anyone have any other ideas to try?
    Don Boomer

  • #2
    I can't comment on your exact hardware & OS version, but I did have huge (YUGE I tell ya!) troubles with El Capitan. Every Mac OS "upgrade" causes dozens or hundreds of hardware interfaces to become obsolete due to driver issues. My musical partner (who I was working on this stuff for) has decided to dump the Mac and go back to PCs. I bought him a six pack of pale ale to celebrate the decision, as I'm no fan of Apple.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by philboking View Post
      I did have huge (YUGE I tell ya!) troubles with El Capitan. Every Mac OS "upgrade" causes dozens or hundreds of hardware interfaces to become obsolete due to driver issues. My musical partner (who I was working on this stuff for) has decided to dump the Mac and go back to PCs.
      My, how times have changed. Used to be that whenever someone had a problem with music production software running on a PC, the popular solution was "Get a Mac!"

      Reminds me of a fortune cookie fortune I got once that read: "Progress consists of trading old problems for new."

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      • #4
        I suspect the problem is with the driver but that's just s guess. I guess I'll have to contact Roland and check. I was just hoping to avoid hanging out in the phone for an hour.
        Don Boomer

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        • #5
          OK ... solved the problem. I believe there is a driver issue. To fix I disabled the system integration protection using Terminal.

          The driver must be asking for root permissions in the wrong location.
          Disabling puts the root permissions in the old place.
          Don Boomer

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          • #6
            Glad to hear you got it sorted out.

            And, actually, this sort of thing happens on PCs now too. I had to permanently put my PC into 'Test Mode' so it would allow me to use the 64 bit driver for my Terratec audio interface with Win 7.

            All it consists of is a way for the OS maker to charge 'royalties' to register a new or upgraded driver. I'm sort of surprised they (Apple & MS) haven't disabled the ability to bypass it. But doing so would enrage and alienate a huge number of people who could never get most of their peripherals to work again, so it's possible they have enough common sense to keep from cutting their own legs off, so to speak.

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            • #7
              What's "Test mode" and how do you get there? There are so many secrets about computers.
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              "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
              Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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            • #8
              Just a follow up here in case someone finds this thread in the future. I bit the bullet and did a "clean install" of Sierra. After I did that everything worked fine without disabling the system integration protection.
              Don Boomer

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              • #9
                That's good to know, thanks Don. Your comments make me a little less apprehensive about installing Sierra.
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