Of course, new systems are always tested on a fresh SSD & in preparation for the inevitable. FYI, I’m involved with the use of some 65 other computer systems in undergraduate and graduate education (vs. the conception that one is solo on some kind of commercial rig - obviously the obvious applies there). Also running many DAWs across those systems, as is usual with many different musicians and software choices for various projects.
Anyways, was really a heads up to Steinberg, & via systems reports sent on. Ditto with beta testing for Apple, & part of the way in which the community contributes and helps improve a GM. El Cap is very, very quick & promises to be quite nice I think, & as the hardware /software inevitably rolls on.
Also seems to be quite different experiences from other beta testers: for some, Cubase & Nuendo would appear to be no problem (assuming the latest version of e-Licenser installed). On this system however, neither Cubase nor Nuendo will run up at all, citing memory address issues in the report (and on both clean and migrated installs). Wavelab runs fine, as does Pro Tools, DP9, Studio One, Mixbus, Live, Logic, etc. UAD FW drivers are broken, the main drag if using their IO & so similar feedback going on at Universal Audio.
So, was really a matter of community & developer feedback. Not ‘my computer and me’. El Cap is in ‘a box’, and as it should be. That’s how we test and migrate our systems when ready.