Denon DJ 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 12 Monterey operating system. 

Please refer to this article for all Denon DJ 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.


ProductIntel ProcessorM1 Processor
DS1In TestingIn Testing
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 12 Monterey or M1 support for normal use. Operations such as updating firmware and transferring files have passed testing for macOS 12 and M1 support.


MCX8000 Support

A driver for MCX8000 support was previously required on macOS Catalina. This driver is no longer necessary on macOS Big Sur or macOS Monterey and may even prevent communication altogether. We recommend that users uninstall this driver before using the MCX8000 with macOS Monterey.

To uninstall, please download the MCX8000 Mac Driver at Once downloaded, double-click the .dmg and run the MCX8000 MIDI Uninstaller.

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macOS 12 Monterey 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 Monterey, both M1 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 12 Monterey 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