ArtMatic CTX 1.0
Recreated for Apple’s new “Cocoa Only” operating systems 10.15. Also backward compatible to MacOS X 10.10.
MetaSynth CTX 1.0
A legend in the world of sound design reborn, the Cocoa version for MacOS 10.10-10.15 is now available for PreOrder.
These apps work on older Apple platforms: Classic or Carbon. They are still available to customers with older systems.
Please explore the demo versions of our products to ensure MacOS compatibility before purchase, as all sales are final and refunds are not currently possible. Future sales prices cannot be retroactively applied to past purchases. For more information on Apple’s different Operating Systems, see below.
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Click the button below to be taken to our Legacy website where you can update your Carbon MacOS apps to the last version.
Please note: Apple has made dramatic changes to the Macintosh over the years, and the changes keep coming as they move to merge the Mac with the iDevice world. For most people there are three Mac hardware groups: PowerPC, Intel, and ARM processor, and three Operating System groups: Classic (MacOS), Carbon Unix (MacOS X 10.6-10.14), and Cocoa Unix (MacOS X 10.10-10.14, MacOS 10.15, MacOS 11.0). Many of these hardware and OS platforms have had overlapping periods when multiple platforms coexisted, and at other times where a platform is phased out. This results in hardware and/or operating systems that run your software being discontinued, development of products ending, and applications reaching “end of life”. While this was once as common in computer technology, as it still is with recording studio, and video equipment, the days of having to buy a $800 add on card to run your older software are largely past.
But, disruptions do still occur. In October 2019, Apple discontinued the development of Carbon MacOS which runs Carbon programs. MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) was the last one. So, all of U&I Software’s original product lines have reached “end of life”. Apple is continuing to support Carbon MacOS with security updates, and Mojave is available for installation. Carbon apps will run on an Intel Mac with a Carbon MacOS. If you are running a “Cocoa Only” one like Catalina you can also install Mojave with BootCamp or a third party emulator such as Parallels. See the support page for more details.
Eric is currently in year 3 of a 4-year journey to recreate his programs as new products for the Cocoa Unix MacOS platform. Software products with the initials CTX in them signify that they were created for MacOS’s with Cocoa (MacOS X 10.10-10.14.6, MacOS 10.15, MacOS 11.0).
We continue to offer legacy products to customers who run a Carbon MacOS (10.6-10.14.6) as their primary OS, or Secondary OS (via BootCamp or Parallels). Also for customers that run Classic MacOS (9.x).