Installing SoundCheck on macOS 10.15 Catalina

SoundCheck users should be aware of the following known issue before upgrading their macOS to Catalina or attempting to install SoundCheck on an existing install of Catalina.

NI-VISA: The version of National Instruments VISA currently provided with SoundCheck will not install on macOS 10.15 Catalina.  NI-VISA is required for communication with Listen Hardware (AmpConnect, AudioConnect, SoundConnect 2) and other peripherals such as a footswitch, buzzer, GPIB controller, etc. 

In order to successfully install SoundCheck on macOS 10.15 Catalina, please perform the following steps:

  1. Download and install the NI-488.2 GPIB driver version 19.5 using this link.
  2. After installing 488.2, download and install NI-VISA 19.0 for macOS using this link
  3. Reset the NVRAM or PRAM on your computer by following these instructions.
  4. Proceed with installing the LabVIEW Runtime Engine and SoundCheck.

Note: SoundCheck 17 and earlier versions have not been validated on macOS 10.15 Catalina.  We can not guarantee that these versions will work as expected at this time.  The next major release of SoundCheck (version 18) will be validated using macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Last update: 14 Nov 2019

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