macOS 11 Big Sur and iOS14 Compatibility

Alesis has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 11 Big Sur. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates. Please refer to this article for all Alesis hardware with macOS 11 Big Sur.

For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated Alesis hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 11 Big Sur until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.

This page will be updated regularly to reflect any updates to product compatibility as testing is completed. We encourage all our users to remain on their current OS until all necessary hardware and software products have been qualified for support. 




Support for Apple M1 Silicon Processors

Apple has announced the use of a new-style of processor called the M1 that is to be included in their newer computer models. This is a gigantic step for computing power but rewrites a lot of the requirements previously used when developing new software and drivers.

For this reason, all Alesis software and hardware will require additional testing, separate from Big Sur qualification. At this time, all Alesis hardware and software should be considered not supported for use with these new M1 processors. Please look for additional announcements to be released here for M1 compatibility once testing is completed. 


Class-Compliant Supported Hardware

The following products will work with macOS Big Sur without any need for additional drivers.

  • DM6
  • DM7X Module
  • DM Lite
  • DM10 MKII Studio Drum Module
  • DM10 MKII Pro Drum Module
  • Harmony 61
  • M1 Active 330 USB
  • Multimix 4 USB FX
  • Multimix 16 USB FX
  • Nitro Drum Module
  • Q25
  • Q49
  • Q88
  • Recital
  • Recital 61
  • Recital Pro
  • SamplePad 4*
  • SamplePad Pro*
  • SampleRack*
  • Surge Drum Module
  • Strike Multipad 
  • Strike Performance Drum Module*
  • Turbo Mesh Kit
  • V25*
  • V49*
  • V61*
  • VI25*
  • VI49*
  • VI61*
  • Virtue
  • VX49
  • Vortex Wireless II*

*Editors, utilities, and firmware updater software for this product have not been qualified for support on macOS Big Sur. This page will be updated as necessary to reflect the current support status on macOS Big Sur.

Please be aware: If you do not see your product listed in this article, it is not officially supported for use with macOS Big Sur. Compatibility testing is only necessary for products with USB connectivity and therefore does not affect any Alesis speakers or headphones.


Software Support

Software Version Status
Sample Converter Utility v1.1.5 Not Currently Supported
Strike Editor v1.1.2 Not Currently Supported



Further Technical Support

For any further questions or technical support, please visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.