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I have not updated my macOS for a while (Catalina 10.15.7).  My music system is stable, working fine.  However, I now find I have to update as my macOS is too old for some of the new music apps.

My QUESTION:   Should I jump from Catalina straight to macOS 14, or go for an earlier known to be stable version ?

I am home hobbyist.  I do not run huge Logic projects.

thanks for any replies

List of macOS:

macOS 14: Sonoma (Latest: 14.1.1) 
macOS 13: Ventura  (Latest: 13.6.2)
macOS 12: Monterey  (Latest: 12.7)
macOS Big Sur  11.6.7
macOS Catalina 10.15.7

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I've been happy with Sonoma and Logic Pro 10.8, however you have a couple of things to consider:

  1. Are you using 3rd party plug-ins? If you are, you'll have to consider whether or not they're compatible with Sonoma. 
  2. Are you on an intel machine? There's a known graphic bug that occurs with the Intel+Sonoma combo that was reported here: 
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my machine is :  2018 iMac 4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4, 2TB Fusion Drive (listed in my signature). 

So avoid Sonoma.  Ventura then...?


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Im on an intel iMac (see sig) and Monterey is running pretty good here. Apart from a few sundry glitches and quirks which you always get anyway, its pretty rock solid. Possibly the best OS I've had so far on this Mac and definitely not slower. It seems quite common, people want to skip Ventura, as according to some, its not been a good experience. Im keen to look at Logic 10.8 BUT Im not willing to risk it with the graphics issues people are up against. I also have to consider compatibility (K14 UCE). I prefer to wait and would much rather a stable system.

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I have installed macOS Monterey 12.7.   After a few days Logic seems to be working okay.   The Logic programme reviewed all my UAD plug-ins, which looked a bit scary for few minutes. 

QUESTION: I am running Logic 10.4.4.  I was thinking I should upgrade to a more recent Logic version that is compatible with Monterey.  However when I open the App store and look at my Account Apps it says "No Updates.  All your apps are up to date"

Any suggestions. ?

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