Renoise not playing with Steinberg UR22mkII on MacOS Mojave

(andredafonseca) #1

Hi all,

I’ve upgraded to MacOS Mojave and Renoise stopped working with the Steinberg UR22mkII audio interface. The play button doesn’t work and I can’t hear any audio (output or input). If I change the sound card to the internal audio in the preferences it works well, but not with the interface.

I checked the Steinberg site and the interface is supposed to be supported by the new OS. In fact, it’s working with Cubase, but not with Renoise. It’s a shame because Renoise is my favorite piece of code for electronic music and this audio interface has always served me well.

Do you know any solution or workaround?



(kolacell) #2

Ehh better try Bitwig, its much more fun! :slight_smile:

(andredafonseca) #3

YeahLocal Chief Member, it may be more fun, but I doubt it’s more cool. :walkman:


(boonier) #4

Ehh better try Bitwig, its much more fun! :slight_smile:


As a workaround, could you use the interface via Jack OSX (assuming that works with Mojave)? Seems a little drastic changing music application.

Aside, there are a number of bugs forming as the OS updates come in. AUs not verifying is my latest (on 10.12 Sierra). Hope these bugs are address in the next version.

(antime) #5

I’ve got the same problem, with a MOTU Ultralite mk3 Hybrid audio interface connected over FireWire. Like OP, the Mac’s internal audio output works fine, but when switching back to the external interface there’s no more sound. Renoise also beachballs for maybe half a minute when switching to the external interface. I haven’t experienced audio issues in other applications.

Another annoyance that’s new with Mojave is that the first time you start it, you get a system popup telling you that Renoise wants to access your contacts. I’m guessing it’s because the application is blindly iterating through ~/Library/Application Support, since in the system log there’s some access control error messages about Renoise also being denied access to locations like ~/Library/Application Support/CallHistoryDB. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in denying access, but it’s a bit surprising and scary to see a popup like that, since there’s so many applications that try to steal your private data.

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