Currently the Mac Audio Driver for Pioneer’s Rekordbox fails to install on Big Sur. This is because Big Sur has upgraded to perl 5.28, which restricts the way it reads files. See Error’s below on this.

The good news is that your system should also include perl 5.18. However it’s difficult to change versions, without downgrading the system security around /usr. So instead of changing defaults, I’ve chosen to instead update the Driver installer file.

The following Shell script will download the ddj-1000 Driver from Pioneer’s website, update the script that’s throwing the error to use perl5.18 instead of the system’s default 5.28, and generate a new installation file that you can then execute.

Note: When executing the new installer, it will prompt you to allow installation of the file, which, if you haven’t done so already, will require an unlock to allow inside of your System Preferences/Security & Privacy settings.

 

To Use:

  1. Copy and Paste the script below, into a text editor, and save as update-pioneer.sh in your Downloads Folder.
  2. Open your terminal, and change the permissions on the file, so that it’s executable, by running the following shell command:
    cd Downloads; chmod 755 update-pioneer.sh
  3. Execute the file by running the following command:
    ./update-pioneer.sh
  4. This should generate a file called: updated-ddj-1000-driver.pkg
  5. Next run the installer by executing it from Finder, or running open updated-ddj-1000-driver.pkg from the terminal

This should get your driver working on Big Sur Intel based Mac. Unfortunately, it’s only partially working on my Big Sur M1 at the moment

 

M1 Observations

  • The DDJ-1000 controller no longer complains about “No Audio Driver” on the Jog Wheel
  • It can show the track that’s playing, etc.
  • But does not show up under Sound options

 

Errors shown during install:

2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP package_script_service[1168]: Preparing to execute with Rosetta Intel Translation: ‘/tmp/PKInstallSandbox.OD7deN/Scripts/com.pioneerdj.DDJ-1000.pkg.wz87Xh/postinstall’
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP package_script_service[1168]: ./postinstall: Setting $/ to a reference to zero is forbidden at /tmp/PKInstallSandbox.OD7deN/Scripts/com.pioneerdj.DDJ-1000.pkg.wz87Xh/postinstall line 164.
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP package_script_service[1168]: Responsibility set back to self.
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP install_monitor[1167]: Re-included: /Applications, /Library, /System, /bin, /private, /sbin, /usr
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: releasing backupd
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: allow user idle system sleep
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: Cleared responsibility for install from 1134.
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: Cleared permissions on Installer.app
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: Install Failed: Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=112 “An error occurred while running scripts from the package “DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg”.” UserInfo={NSFilePath=./postinstall, NSURL=file:///Volumes/DDJ-1000_M_1.1.0N/DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg#tmp.pkg, PKInstallPackageIdentifier=com.pioneerdj.DDJ-1000.pkg, NSLocalizedDescription=An error occurred while running scripts from the package “DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg”.} {
NSFilePath = “./postinstall”;
NSLocalizedDescription = “An error occurred while running scripts from the package \U201cDDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg\U201d.”;
NSURL = “file:///Volumes/DDJ-1000_M_1.1.0N/DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg#tmp.pkg”;
PKInstallPackageIdentifier = “com.pioneerdj.DDJ-1000.pkg”;
}
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: Running idle tasks
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP Installer[1134]: install:didFailWithError:Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=112 “An error occurred while running scripts from the package “DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg”.” UserInfo={NSFilePath=./postinstall, NSURL=file:///Volumes/DDJ-1000_M_1.1.0N/DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg#tmp.pkg, PKInstallPackageIdentifier=com.pioneerdj.DDJ-1000.pkg, NSLocalizedDescription=An error occurred while running scripts from the package “DDJ-1000AudioDriver.pkg”.}
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: Removing client PKInstallDaemonClient pid=1134, uid=502 (/System/Library/CoreServices/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Installer)
2021-01-17 12:51:08-05 MBP installd[735]: PackageKit: Done with sandbox removals
2021-01-17 12:51:09-05 MBP Installer[1134]: Install failed: The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.

 

 

 


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DDJ-1000:


  Product ID: 0x0020
  Vendor ID: 0x2b73
  Version: 1.07
  Speed: Up to 480 Mb/s
  Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ Corporation
  Location ID: 0x00142000 / 6
  Current Available (mA): 500
  Current Required (mA): 0
  Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

 

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