Last TOOLS for MR version 1.7.9 for macOS released

Well, at least MOTU is happy. I just bought an 828es. I don’t know if Steinbergs Personel are quite clear on who they work for. Steinberg or it’s competitors!

Just had to update to Catalina … my NLE requires it now … so the MR drivers no longer work.

I got the 64 bit versions for the CMC controllers … surely if you decided to update those, the MR816 drivers shouldn’t be much of an argument?

Please, please think again about this. Theres plenty of active MR users out there still… and all we need is a re-compile of the driver. Nothing fancy. Nothing has changed in Firewire for years! It would not be a heavy lift particularly in these days of COVID . Yamaha most likely has engineers sitting on their hands looking for work!

We’re getting rid of D. Tr**p for you all … can’t you return us this little favor??? :smiley:

Well, I located an unwanted, very old MacBook Air and it updated to High Sierra. I can confirm that installing these crappy v1.7.9 drivers will result in the 816 not being seen by the computer. And as others mention, uninstalling and reinstalling the v1.7.8 version won’t fix the issue.

I revived my interface by following the process laid out here

Uninstall drivers, manual cleanup, disable system integrity, install v. 1.7.8 , activate system integrity.

I can’t believe SB distribute this interface killer!!!

At least I can configure it to use as extra preamps now.

Wow, it is quite surprising that they don’t respond even if only to appease the situation. I too have an mr816 but i am in windows an lately use it only as a front for my rme digiface, since firewire is so difficult to come by these days. Unfortunately autosync doesn’t work as it should, so I’ve been considering to upgrade to an ARX but clearly this kind of strategy makes it impossible. My old pci rme digiface btw (bought in 2003) has still drivers. There is simply no excuse for a music technology giant.

I’m on PC so I still have some time (how long nobody knows) left on my 2 MR816s.
I feel badly for people on OS who now own $1000 paperweights.
Steinberg never had a great reputation for product support before, but with the “zero latency” daisy chaining BS, the repeated times I met with Steinberg reps at conventions who promised to reach out to me and never followed up, and the heartless way they have chosen to treat their customers - who purchased their “flagship product” - I can state unequivocally that it would be a cold day in hell (or Texas) before I buy another piece of Steinberg hardware.

SB please compile a driver for the MR816 on Big Sur M1… I love this interface and want to keep using it.
You would make a bunch of fans happy.

It will have a positive impact on the allocation of resources for developing new products.” Yes I’m sure it was a very difficult decision to give your customers the finger and tell us that you are no longer interested in our business!

The MR816 is an excellent interface and, as far as I’ve heard, the only interfaces that works correctly with the Control Room feature and Direct monitoring. Also we can daisychain up to three MR816s for 24 analogue outputs/inputs (actually, with three Alesis AI3s, we can have up to 48 simultaneous inputs/outputs)! There are not very many interfaces that can rival this! If Steinberg think that you can force your users to waste money and ditch the excellent sounding MR816 interfaces and buy new Steinberg interfaces, you are sadly mistaken. If I’m forced to replace a perfectly usable interface for no reason, I guarantee that it won’t be with a Steinberg product. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” The issue is actually far worse! Not only will Steinberg prevent us from upgrading Catalina. Within about three years, Steinberg will prevent us from upgrading Cubase/Nuendo as well, when support for Mojave is dropped! “From macOS 10.15 (Catalina) Apple has ceased to support 32-bit applications”. So, What! I’m convinced that Steinbergs programmers could recompile the drivers to 64-bit format in an afternoon! Is Steinberg really sure that you will drive your customers away, this way. Remember, you are not Apple!