Mac OSX Gatekeeper protects its users from installing untrusted software. Since Venn Audio products are not verified by Apple at this time, here’s a short guide to getting them working.

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Mojave/High Sierra

Allow apps from anywhere: This means you can install any apps from any source. Warm me before installing apps from outside the Store: This means that you'll be able to install both apps from inside and outside the Windows Store. When you install a non-Store app, Windows will show a warning notice to show you that the app isn't from the Store. Mac App Store: The Mac will only run apps downloaded from the Mac App Store. Mac App Store and identified developers: When you try to open a new app and it’s not on the list of identified.

Depending on your settings, you may see a message, “the developer cannot be verified”. If you receive this message, try to follow these steps:

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  • Go into System Preferences → Security and Privacy.
  • On the first tab, when an unsigned application is blocked from loading, there is an ‘Open anyway’ box which appears there.
  • Click it!


Catalina ramps up the security requirements and not only requires the developers to be verified, but the software to be notarized (scanned for malware). It also has a more complicated process for allow unverified software.

How To Run Unverified Apps

How To Install Unverified Apps On Mac

The following are instructions adapted from the good people at LoudMax.

  • Open Terminal.
  • Disable Gatekeeper: type in sudo spctl --master-disable
  • Enter your password when prompted. (You must be an admin user on the computer.)
  • Go to System Preferences → Security and Privacy → General → Allow apps downloaded from.
  • Select ‘Anywhere’.
  • Install and run your Venn Audio plugin. (You may need to restart the computer before.)
  • Re-enable Gatekeeper:sudo spctl --master-enable
  • Again, enter your password if prompted.

How To Download Unverified Apps

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