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macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 07 Jul 2020, 15:45

It's that time of year again!

This topic is for compatibility news related to macOS Big Sur (macOS 11.0) as well as the transition from Intel to Apple silicon.

Updates may be made after we post. We will link directly to developer compatibility statements where possible. As always, triple check everything on your system before a major upgrade.

Users and developers, please post and update at will!
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Re: macOS Big Sur Compatibility

Post by G » 07 Jul 2020, 15:49

Audio Damage

https://twitter.com/audiodamage/status/ ... 1546695682
Big Sur And Apple Silicon...

macOS 11 "Big Sur" was announced last month, along with ARM-based Mac hardware. We are making every effort to ensure that all currently-available Audio Damage products will be ready for Big Sur and Apple Silicon on day one. Obviously, we are under a strict NDA, and can't really share the details of our experience with you. However, we can say that thus far our testing shows a problem-free transition. We can't speak to external interfaces and such-like, and we are currently somewhat limited in our available tools, but as far as our software running on Apple's hardware goes, you should experience no difficulties.
Update 11 Nov 2020:

https://www.audiodamage.com/blogs/news/ ... le-silicon
We have begun our port to Apple Silicon, and have already updated some products. We hope to have everything done by the end of November.

Having said that, it should be noted that our testing has shown that native Apple Silicon hosts don't really seem to care whether the plugin is Intel or ARM. In our testing so far, our own products are indistinguishable in the Apple Silicon native versions of Logic and Mainstage, as are the other plugins we have tried from our friends in the industry.

On the whole, our general opinion is that as a producer you won't really notice (or even be able to tell) whether a plugin or host is running native ARM or in Rosetta 2. The CPU load should be more or less the same; the ARM version may be slightly lower, but this is difficult to measure consistently. If you run in to any problems at all, please let us know at the earliest convenience, so that we may address any issues. Our ability to test in this environment is limited by the fact that hardly any hosts have been ported to Apple Silicon at this time, so we are, to a certain extent, relying on you to tell us.
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 07 Jul 2020, 16:07

Blue Cat Audio

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Our plug-ins are running fine "as is" on the new Apple Silicon Macs, thanks to Rosetta2! #bluecataudio #applesilicon #rosetta2 #macosbigsur

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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 07 Jul 2020, 16:14

Flux::

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Exciting times... @Apple's Developer Transition Kit received and installed today! :ohhhh:

From our #FLUXANALYZER, to our #SPATREVOLUTION and ofc the plugins too, everything seems to work just fine!

#fluximmersive #gearporn #developer #apple #bigsur #mac #arm #A12z #bionicprocessor

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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 01 Aug 2020, 04:03

PlugInGuru

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Unify is up and running on Apple Silicon! Just received my Apple Developer Transition Kit today (ARM based Mac Mini). This is the regular Intel build running under Rosetta; it works very well and loads third-party plug-ins. I have also succeeded in compiling Unify for ARM, and it works very well, but does not load third-party plug-ins compiled for Intel. (Guru Sampler and all the other built-ins work beautifully.)

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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 05 Aug 2020, 18:52

Rogue Amoeba

https://www.rogueamoeba.com/status/
Compatibility with MacOS 11 (Big Sur)

All of Rogue Amoeba's products now offer initial compatibility with Apple's new operating system, MacOS 11 (Big Sur). Be sure you're using the current version, and you should be set.

Because additional testing is ongoing, we caution against using Big Sur just yet, particularly for production environments. However, if you must use Big Sur immediately, all of our products will run.
Compatibility with new M1-based Macs

Apple has unveiled the first Macs powered by Apple Silicon, the M1-based MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. At present, our ACE-based products are not yet compatible with these machines.

We're hard at work, and expect to have updates very soon. Keep an eye on this page for more news.
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 22 Sep 2020, 15:58

Spectrasonics

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Greetings from Spectrasonics!

We wanted to let you know about some important upcoming compatibility info. Apple will soon be releasing macOS11, aka “Big Sur” in the coming weeks.

Please be aware that current versions of Spectrasonics instruments DO NOT WORK yet with this new operating system and will require a maintenance update from us to do so.

We strongly recommend waiting to upgrade your macOS until we’ve ensured Big Sur compatibility with our virtual instruments. We are currently working closely with Apple and will have these free updates to share with you soon. Thanks!
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 08 Oct 2020, 13:58

Softube

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Hello friends!

Just a quick note to say that we are not yet compatible with the upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system version but we are working on getting there.

Keep an eye out on our Support page where we announce all information regarding software compatibility.

Kind regards,
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 17 Oct 2020, 01:43

Roland Cloud

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Roland Cloud software instruments are currently in test with macOS Big Sur. If you are using our products, we suggest you do not install macOS Big Sur when it’s released. We will let you know as soon as we have completed testing for compatibility. Refer to our FAQ section and our product specifications to obtain up-to-date info on our system requirements.
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 19 Oct 2020, 13:11

Youlean

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I have tested everything on the macOS Big Sur and we should be good to go!

Once Apple releases the Apple Silicone machines, I will grab one and start porting the loudness meter to it. In my case, it won't be a simple port like Apple is claiming. I have talked with other devs, and others will have a various amount of difficulty porting, so it all depends from dev to dev.

Just to know in case you want to purchase the new shiny ARM MacBooks.
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 20 Oct 2020, 13:51

u-he

https://u-he.com/products/zebra2/releas ... html#10374
The Dark Zebra 2.9.2 is now fully NKS-ready and macOS 10.16 "Big Sur" compatible.
The regular Zebra2 is now also macOS 10.16 "Big Sur" compatible. We improved the preset browsing experience, added support for bank names, and implemented various minor tweaks. You can read the full list of changes in the release notes.
https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopi ... 1&t=550513
All current release versions of u-he plugins are generally compatible with Big Sur, with one exception.

If you are using any of Apple's own DAWs, be it Logic, MainStage or GarageBand, the Uhbik plugins won't load anymore. It is still recognized by the host, but trying to load it will result in an error message. Uhbik is working fine in other hosts.

If you are using one of these hosts and rely on Uhbik for your projects, then we strongly advise you to not upgrade to Big Sur just yet. And please bear in mind that this OS has just been released, so we were not able to test our plugins in all major DAWs yet.

We are also working on native support for Apple's new Silicon chips. Porting all plugins will take some time, though. Thus we cannot give a reliable estimate for the availability of Silicon compatibility updates, but expect to see betas in the coming weeks and months.

PS: A few plugins will still display transparent dialogs in Logic. This will be fixed with the next round of updates.
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 30 Oct 2020, 10:39

Lexicon

PCM Native Effects Plug-in Bundle (and LXP Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle)
https://lexiconpro.com/en-US/products/p ... ifications
Not currently compatible with Mac OS Mojave or Catalina
PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle (and MPX Native Reverb)
https://lexiconpro.com/en-US/products/p ... -in-bundle
Compatible with Mac® OS 10.4-10.14*

*On Windows® XP, Vista and 7 and Mac® OS 10.4-10.9 the Lexicon installers have been signed by Microsoft and Apple. Internal testing has shown that the plug-ins run on more recent operating systems, however you will receive a compatibility message during installation. If you see this message simply click through to continue with the installation to install the plug-ins.
Not updated for Catalina, let alone Big Sur.
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 08 Nov 2020, 15:59

Non-audio apps & utilities

Adobe Photoshop 22.x and Lightroom are compatible with some known issues
https://helpx.adobe.com/download-instal ... g-sur.html

Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 1.8.6 are "ready to go on Apple’s new macOS Big Sur and primed to deliver superfast performance on Macs with M1 chips"
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/apple-m1-chip-support/

Backblaze supports macOS "Big Sur 11"
https://help.backblaze.com/hc/en-us/art ... ng-Systems

Bare Bones BBEdit 13.5.2 and Yojimbo 4.5.1 are compatible with macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”
https://www.barebones.com/support/new-os.html

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.22 (and later) is qualified for macOS 11.0 Big Sur
https://bombich.com/download

Default Folder X 5.5 is compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur and is a Universal App that runs natively on Apple Silicon
https://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/

DiskMaker X has been discontinued :cry: but Apple has an official bootable USB macOS installer procedure
https://diskmakerx.com/about-diskmaker- ... s-big-sur/

Find Any File 2.2 is "Ready for macOS Big Sur"
https://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

iStat Menus 6.5 is a "significant update with design refinements across the entire app, to ensure it feels at home in macOS Big Sur"
https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/

Logitech Control Center is unknown
http://support.logitech.com/en_us/softw ... ntosh-os-x

Many Tricks Name Mangler, Moom, Butler, etc. - "All of our apps run in Big Sur, and almost all of them run 100% perfectly."
https://manytricks.com/blog/?p=5218

Onyx is pending
https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/bigsur.html

SteerMouse 5.5.3 macOS Big Sur, Apple Silicon Ready
http://plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/download.php

SuperDuper is pending
https://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/

The Unarchiver 4.2.4 is running like a champ on the new macOS Big Sur
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-unarc ... 4353?mt=12

USB Overdrive 4.1 is coming soon for macOS 11 Big Sur
http://www.usboverdrive.com/

More native Apple Silicon apps are discussed on the MacRumors forums:
https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/app ... -macs.227/
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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 08 Nov 2020, 16:01

Audiority

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Rumors about the release of Apple macOS Big Sur in the next weeks. Please, disable automatic updates since this OS version can break compatibility of your plugins.

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Re: macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility

Post by G » 10 Nov 2020, 08:36

GForce

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With the Apple event on the 10th November, 2020 likely to announce Big Sur, their latest macOS, now is a pertinent time to talk about our instrument compatibility.

To ensure you can continue to work with your musical tools unimpeded, we firmly recommend that you DO NOT UPGRADE to macOS Big Sur until you have confirmed that all your tools, including your DAW, plug-in instruments and effects, are fully compatible with the latest macOS, Big Sur.

Here at GForce, we have tested our instruments in pre-release versions of Big Sur with mixed results. Minimonsta, Oddity2 and impOSCar2 are not yet compatible and work to update these instruments will be a major engineering undertaking.

Given this, we are working toward compatibility with future Apple silicon machines updating Minimonsta, Oddity2 and impOSCar2 with additional features and, perhaps crucially, larger user interfaces. Given the weight of change, this is likely to take a long time.

Having recently updated both M-Tron Pro and VSM, ensuring their compatibility with Big Sur was reasonably straightforward requiring new standalone versions and installers. If you have the latest version of these installed, they will work seamlessly with Big Sur. If not, provided you have a registered copy in your account, you can download the installers here.
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