Onyx For Mac Os El Capitan

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  • But they’re also what you do if something really bad happens to the copy of OS X that you boot your Mac from, or if the version of OS X on your Mac is earlier than 10.10 El Capitan. In other words, these instructions describe the process for installing, reinstalling, or upgrading OS X El Capitan.

Mac OS X has a relatively consistent update schedule: Apple releases a major update for the operating system once a year (e.g. The update from Yosemite 10.10 to El Capitan 10.11), as well as multiple smaller updates throughout the year (e.g. The update from El Capitan 10.11 to 10.11.1). OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more. Therefore, Apple and Mac are trying to produce new versions of the Mac OS operating system, and Mac OS X El Capitan is one of the old version of the Mac OS operating system for Mac. Certainly, Mac OS X El Capitan was published to the public in 2015 by WWDC and the keynote was released in 2015 to the public, and the first public beta version was.

I know this post has nothing to do with the Moog Sub 37, but it’s about a problem that nagged me for a while and that kept me from updating my studio computer to OS X El Capitan: The lack of driver Mackie Onyx support for the latest versions of OS X.
It’s a shame, the Onyx (I have the 1620i) is a really cool mixer that sounds good and gives me a lot of freedom when recording sessions or producing something on my own. For some reason Mackie doesn’t seem to be willing to spend the money to have their drivers certified by Apple. Until OS X Mavericks the Onyx would work fine, then after updating to OS X Yosemite, it wouldn’t be recognized by the system anymore.

For OS X Yosemite, the fix was easy:

  1. Open the Terminal
  2. Type:
  3. Press Enter
  4. Reboot the computer

This would disable the Signed Kernel Extension mode of OS X and allow the driver to be loaded again.

But after an update to OS X El Capitan, however, the mixer would again stop working and not be recognized by the system. It turns out, disabling the Signed Kernel Extension mode like described above is not possible anymore in El Capitan. Very frustrating. Thankfully, a discussion on Reddit brought me a working solution (successfully tested on a MacBook Pro).

For OS X El Capitan, the fix is:

Onyx For Mac Os X El Capitan

  1. Reboot the computer
  2. When the boot sound is heard, press and hold CMD+R to enter recovery mode
  3. After booting the recovery mode is finished, open the Terminal from the menu
  4. Type:
  5. Press Enter
  6. Reboot the computer
  7. Disable Signed Kernel Extenstion mode, using the steps described above
  8. Install the Mackie Onyx drivers (reboot when the installer tells you to)
  9. Connect the Onyx to the computer and test if it works (it should now)

This will switch off El Capitan’s SIP (System Integrity Protection) feature and allow you to install the drivers correctly.

Since SIP normally makes sense in terms of system security, you should turn it back on after the successful test:


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  1. Reboot the computer
  2. Enter recovery mode again by pressing and holding CMD+R when the boot sound is heard
  3. After booting the recovery mode is finished, open the Terminal from the menu
  4. Type:
  5. Press Enter
  6. Reboot the computer
  7. Test if the mixer still works (it should)

That’s it, problem solved. A very unnecessary and stupid problem, but solvable.

Edit (a week after initial posting)

Sometimes, the mixer will stop working again after some reboots. In that case, it seems only disabling the SIP feature again helps. That’s a real bummer…

Check compatibility

You can upgrade to OS X El Capitan from OS X Snow Leopard or later on any of the following Mac models. Your Mac also needs at least 2GB of memory and 8.8GB of available storage space.

MacBook introduced in 2009 or later, plus MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
MacBook Air introduced in late 2008 or later
MacBook Pro introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac mini introduced in early 2009 or later
iMac introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac Pro introduced in early 2008 or later
Xserve models introduced in early 2009

To find your Mac model, memory, storage space, and macOS version, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu . If your Mac isn't compatible with OS X El Capitan, the installer will let you know.

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Make a backup

Before installing any upgrade, it’s a good idea to back up your Mac. Time Machine makes it simple, and other backup methods are also available. Learn how to back up your Mac.

Get connected

It takes time to download and install OS X, so make sure that you have a reliable Internet connection. If you're using a Mac notebook computer, plug it into AC power.

Download OS X El Capitan

For the strongest security and latest features, find out whether you can upgrade to macOS Catalina, the latest version of macOS.

If you still need OS X El Capitan, use this link: Download OS X El Capitan. A file named InstallMacOSX.dmg will download to your Mac.

Install the macOS installer

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Double-click the downloaded file to open a window showing its contents. Then double-click the file within, named InstallMacOSX.pkg.

Follow the onscreen instructions, which will guide you through the steps necessary to install.

Begin installation

After installation of the installer is complete, open the Applications folder on your Mac, then double-click the file named Install OS X El Capitan.

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Click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions. You might find it easiest to begin installation in the evening so that it can complete overnight, if needed.

Allow installation to complete

Please allow installation to complete without putting your Mac to sleep or closing its lid. Your Mac might restart, show a progress bar, or show a blank screen several times as it installs both OS X and related updates to your Mac firmware.

Learn more

  • OS X El Capitan won't install on top of a later version of macOS, but you can erase your disk first or install on another disk.
  • You can use macOS Recovery to reinstall macOS.