Logic Pro X and Mavericks

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  1. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Does the latest Logic Pro X (10.2.3 if I'm not mistaken) work under Mavericks? I may have to purchase LPX in the coming weeks. Tx.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Yep, works fine on OS X 10.9.5 or later.
     
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    What in the world?! This page specifies 10.9.5 or later. The only difference between the two URLs is that mine is the UK website.

    For goodness' sake, Apple. Get your $%*& together.
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    EDIT: Well, apparently it depends where you are, OP.

    Mavericks for UK, Yosemite for US.

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  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Neither page shows what version it's referencing but the "Buy" button leads to Logic Pro X 10.2.3 in both cases. I don't think the chat support person really checked on it. No surprise there.
     
  6. Morpheo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    WTH... specs page on Apple Canada says 10.9.5 or later as well. I guess I'll take a chance and see if it installs under Mavericks, otherwise I'll switch back to El Capitan, which I would prefer not to, but such is life ;)
     
  7. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Apparently someone at Apple forgot to update all the localized pages for Logic Pro X. Let me clear it up for once and for all:

    No matter which country your Apple ID is set to, the latest version of Logic Pro X (10.2.4) and the second-latest version (10.2.3) are only compatible with OS X Yosemite (10.10) and above. However, Logic Pro X 10.2.2 and below are compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9) and above.

    The differences between 10.2.2 (Mavericks-competible) and 10.2.4 (latest build) is minute, and there are no file format incompatibilities. If you are on Mavericks, you wouldn't be missing out too much.

    With that said, you can not "purchase" Logic Pro X on a Mac running OS X Mavericks. You need to purchase it first on a Mac running OS X Yosemite or above, then go back to your Mac running OS X Mavericks, go to the "Purchased" tab and click "Download". Then, your Mac will prompt you to download the latest compatible version - which is 10.2.2 and is what you want.

    If you don't have another Mac running OS X Yosemite or above at hand, navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/ in Finder, then drag SystemVersion.plist to desktop. Open it in your favorite text editor and change both system versions from 10.9.5 to 10.10. Then save it and move it back to /System/Library/CoreServices/. You will be asked to authenticate. Type in your administrator password. Then go back to App Store and "Purchase" Logic Pro X. Once download begins, cancel and delete the download-in-progress and close Mac App Store. Then change the system version back to 10.9.5 in the plist and fire up Mac App Store again, go to the "Purchased" tab and click "Download". Then, your Mac will prompt you to download the latest compatible version - which is 10.2.2 and is what you want.
     
  8. Morpheo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the clarification! :cool:

    I have still not made my decision about LPX. My main DAW is Pro Tools (12.5.2) followed by DP. But DP's UI is annoying me more and more each day.

    A change in the system requirements is kind of an important issue, why is it still version 10.2.x? They should have gone to 10.3 as soon as they left Mavericks behind imo, to avoid any confusion. Anyway..Thanks again for these infos vista!

    I don't mind El Capitan, but I do mind all the garbage background tasks that were introduced post-10.9.x... ;)
     
  9. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    No prob! Glad I cleared things up! :)

    I don't know if "post-10.9.x" in your reply means "Mavericks and above" or "Yosemite and above". If you prefer to use an even earlier release of OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, I would like to add that Logic Pro X 10.0.7 and below are compatible with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 and above.

    Once you have "Purchased" Logic Pro X, you can download that as "the latest compatible" version of Logic Pro X, which is 10.0.7 and runs great on OS X Mountain Lion as well.
     

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