Even though Logic Pro X is an Apple application, with macOS Catalina there are a number of issues that mean that our advice to Logic Pro X users is the same as for other DAW users, DO NOT upgrade yet.
Not Yet Its Too Early
As of today and for the foreseeable future, it is too early to update. Very few applications and plug-ins are supported in macOS Catalina (10.15). Nearly 40 audio brands have already issued specific guidance NOT to upgrade to macOS Catalina and all that information is in our searchable database. Obviously, over time that will change and we will update our advice, as the support for macOS Catalina changes, but it may take some time because of changes Apple has made to the security settings in macOS Catalina.
In our article, macOS Catalina Compatibility - The Ultimate Pro Audio Guide - Check It Out Today To See If The Software And Plugins You Use Support Apple's 10.15 Yet, we have a fully searchable database to see whether the software and hardware that you use is compatible with macOS Catalina yet. The key issue for pro audio applications is first to wait for the DAW to be approved as compatible for macOS Catalina. With Logic Pro X that will be OK from day one, but that DOESN’T mean it is OK to upgrade to macOS Catalina.
This is because the second part is to wait until all the plug-in brands that you use as well as hardware manufacturers are also supporting macOS Catalina 10.15 BEFORE you upgrade and this time round the additional security issues including Notarization will affect any 3rd party plugins Logic users have, PLUS drivers will need updating too so Logic users will still check before upgrading.
Read What 9To5 Mac Has To Say
Respected website, 9To5 Mac has posted an article yesterday also strongly advise Logic Pro X users NOT to upgrade to macOS Catalina.
“Along with removing support for 32-bit code, tightened security measures in Catalina will also force third-party software makers to dig in a little deeper when preparing for Apple’s latest operating system. More specifically, but without getting overly technical, there are integral changes being made to the way software can access certain information and the way permissions and installers work.
Although Apple has relaxed some of the notarization requirements for developers, it could still very well cause longer than usual update delays for the third-party FX and instruments you use every day in LPX. Just running Logic Pro on Catalina won’t necessarily be a problem, it’s the rest of that third-party gear you need to watch out for.”
You can read the rest of the article here.