Alesis has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 12 Monterey. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates.

We encourage all our users to remain on their current OS until all necessary hardware and software products have been qualified for use with the macOS Monterey operating system. 

Please refer to this article for all Alesis hardware and software compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey. This page will be updated regularly to reflect any changes to product compatibility as testing is completed.





macOS 12 Monterey Hardware Support

All compatibility testing for macOS Monterey is performed on Intel and base-level M1 processors. M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are still in testing and should be considered not supported until further notice. Hardware support confirms testing passed for USB connection, as well as audio and/or MIDI communication.

Any product not listed below is not considered to be supported with macOS 12 Monterey systems or M1 Processors at this time.

Drum Modules and Multipads

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Advanced Drum Module (Command, Crimson, Crimson II, and Forge kits)SupportedSupported
DM10MKII Pro Drum ModuleSupportedSupported
DM7X ModuleSupportedSupported
DM Lite Module (Turbo, Debut, and E-Drum kits)SupportedSupported
SamplePad 4In TestingIn Testing
Sample Pad Pro*SupportedSupported
Strike Multipad*SupportedSupported
Strike Performance Drum Module**SupportedSupported

*Firmware is updated with an SD card or USB drive. macOS compatibility is not needed.

** Check for editor and firmware update compatibility status below


MIDI Controllers and Mixers

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Melody 32SupportedSupported
Multimix 4 USB FXSupportedSupported
Prestige ArtistSupportedSupported
Q MiniSupportedSupported
Recital 61SupportedSupported
Recital GrandSupportedSupported
Recital ProSupportedSupported
Vortex Wireless 2SupportedSupported

*Firmware Updater software, Editors, and other utility software are not currently supported. 

** Connection with VIP not confirmed



macOS 12 Monterey Software Support

Software Editors

Alesis recommends installing any available software preset editors for your products in order to edit functionality that may be available directly on the product itself. Please refer to the table below for the latest versions of each software preset editor supported for use on macOS 12 Monterey. 

If you do not see your product's software editor listed below, it is not yet considered supported with macOS 12 Monterey and M1 Processors. 

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Alesis Sample Converter UtilityIn TestingIn Testing
Strike Editor SoftwareIn TestingIn Testing
VI EditorIn TestingIn Testing
VMKII Editor*v1.0.2v1.0.2
V-mini Preset EditorIn TestingIn Testing
Vortex Wireless 2 Preset EditorIn TestingIn Testing

* Available in the Alesis MIDI Software Installer found in user accounts after product registration


Firmware Updaters

The following firmware update software is confirmed compatible with macOS 12 Monterey. Firmware updates are only necessary for single-use updates to your product. Please refer to any release notes and update instructions included in the download prior to installing the software and updating your device firmware. 

If you do not see your product's firmware updater listed below, the updater software is not yet considered supported with macOS 12 Monterey and M1 Processors, 

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
Strike Firmware and Content Update v1.5In TestingIn Testing
VI Firmware UpdaterIn TestingIn Testing
Vortex Wireless 2 Firmware Updater v1.1.5In TestingIn Testing


Software Partners

Many of our products are dependent on software for all functionality and control while the device is connected to a computer. Our products may be considered "supported" for an operating system, but will not be functional until software support is also available. It is crucial that you confirm software compatibility before choosing to update your system.

Please check with the developers for your preferred software titles for the latest in macOS 12 Monterey compatibility before choosing to update. We've listed a few key titles below for your convenience. Browser-based tutorial software such as Melodics, Skoove, and TakeLessons are not affected.


How do I prevent my system from updating automatically?

Please be sure to check that your operating system is not enabled to update itself automatically. While this can be a useful feature for some, anyone that relies on the stability of their software and hardware tools should prefer control over which base operating system is installed on their system. Automatic updates will not account for software compatibility before updating which could lead to problems with stability and other functionality if your gear is not ready for the changes in the operating system.

To avoid any delays or downtime, it's best to be deliberate with the decision to update and use the opportunity to check that all your software and hardware tools will be compatible before making the jump. To turn off automatic updates for macOS, please do the following:

1) Navigate to System Preferences > Software Update
2) Uncheck the box next to Automatically keep my Mac up to date