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  • Important information regarding macOS 10.15 Catalina and C6 SysEx Manager, Elektron Transfer and Overbridge

    C6 and Elektron Transfer


    The upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina will not support 32-bit software, meaning that Elektron’s C6 SysEx Manager will not function on a system running Catalina. From Catalina and onwards, it will no longer be possible to use C6 with your Elektron devices.

    To remedy this, we will release a new version of the Elektron Transfer software (version 1.2) which will be compatible with Catalina. Elektron Transfer 1.2 will support OS upgrades for Analog Four MKI/MKII, Analog Heat MKI/MKII, Analog Keys, Analog Rytm MKI/MKII, Digitakt, Digitone, Digitone Keys, and Model:Samples. Please note that Octatrack, Machinedrum, and Monomachine will not be supported by Elektron Transfer.

    Elektron Transfer 1.2 will support OS upgrade and sample transfer. At release, it will not support backup of projects, patterns, kits, or sounds. An upcoming version of Elektron Transfer will support this functionality. You will still be able to send previously backed up SysEx files from Transfer to your device. We suggest that you use another SysEx tool, for example SysEx Librarian, to make backups if you upgrade to Catalina.

    If you use Windows, macOS 10.14 Mojave or earlier you can use both C6 and Elektron Transfer.

    Do not upgrade your operating system to macOS 10.15 if you want to continue to use C6.


    Overbridge does not currently support Catalina, but we are working hard on updating our Overbridge drivers to function together with Catalina. Until the updated version of Overbridge is released, do not update your operating system to macOS 10.15 if you want to use Overbridge.

    Further reading

    To find out more about how Catalina will affect your music tech, we recommend reading this detailed CDM article:

    MacOS Catalina will be incompatible with much of your music software; here’s what you need to know

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