Denon DJ has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 13 Ventura. 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 Denon DJ hardware and software compatibility with macOS 13 Ventura.

For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated Denon DJ hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 13 Ventura 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.


macOS 13 Ventura Hardware Support

All compatibility testing for macOS Ventura is performed on Intel and base-level Apple Silicon processors. 


ProductIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
PRIME 2Supported**Supported**
PRIME 4SupportedSupported
PRIME GoSupported**Supported**

* The product may have passed testing showing support for connection and MIDI communication, but firmware update software or other utilities may not have been tested or are found to be not supported.
 ** The PRIME Go and PRIME 2 are standalone products that do not require macOS 13 Ventura or Apple Silicon support for normal use. Operations such as updating firmware and transferring files have passed testing for macOS 13 and Apple Silicon support.


macOS 13 Ventura Software Support

Engine Prime

The Engine Prime software is a crucial part of the PRIME series ecosystem and many of the PRIME controllers rely on the software for key functionality.

Our Prime series product owners will be happy to know the Engine PRIME Desktop software is fully supported for use on macOS Ventura, both Apple Silicon and Intel processors. For more details and required system specs, please visit the Engine Prime desktop software download page:

IMPORTANT: For the Engine Prime software to be able to access external storage devices, the application must be granted access to removable drives. Navigate to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Files and Folders > Engine Prime > check off the box next to Removable Volumes.


For more details on this and other macOS accessibility settings, please visit the Engine DJ support article below.


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. So, It is crucial that you weigh software compatibility before choosing to update your system.

Please check with the developers for your preferred software titles for the latest in Big Sur compatibility before choosing to update. We've listed a few key titles below for your convenience.

SoftwaremacOS 1 Support
Serato DJ ProSupported with version 2.5.7
Serato DJ LiteSupported with version 1.5.7
Virtual DJSupported
Native Instruments Traktor ProSupported
Algoriddim djay Pro 2/AISupported


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

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