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Product Compatibility for Apple M1 Silicon Macs (Updated 16 August 2022)

Apple’s M1 Silicon chip will be a big change for developers. Learn the status of your favorite tools on the new Macs. You’ll want to ookmark this page!

Apple announced its M1 Silicon chip with ARM-based silicon processors that run in their new computers. This will allow users to cross-platform support the macOS and iOS.

Software developed for Intel won’t run on the new chips, so software companies are scrambling to make their software compatible. Rosetta 2 is an option for some software. Read more about that below.

In addition, the new Mac runs macOS 11 Big Sur only, so products will also need compatibility with Big Sur. See our macOS Big Sur Compatibility list.

Rosetta 2 Translation Environment

Rosetta 2 is a translation tool, or emulator, that will allow users to run old Intel software on the new Silicon machines. Apple Developer explains, “Rosetta is meant to ease the transition to Apple silicon, giving you time to create a universal binary for your app. It is not a substitute for creating a native version of your app”.

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M1 Silicon/Rosetta 2 Compatibility

The Key

= Compatible     |     = Not Compatible     |     = Support with Rosetta 2, or partly supported


ABSoft Neat Video

ABSoft announced native support for the new Apple Silicon CPUs in two of the Neat Video 5.4 plug-ins.

  • Neat Video v5.4 plug-in for Resolve
  • Neat Video v5.4 plug-in for OFX hosts
  • Final Cut Pro user? Neat Video 5.4.2 SR plug-in for Final Cut Pro

They work about 30% faster than the Intel-based plug-ins executed via Rosetta on the same Apple Silicon hardware. Two plug-ins have got ahead of the pack and now can run on M1 Silicon computers natively:

Support for Apple Silicon in other Neat Video 5 plug-ins is in development. They are expected to get the ability to run on M1 Macs natively in one of the following 5.x updates within weeks and months. The time frame will depend on the availability of the native M1 versions of the corresponding host applications and development tools.


Accusonus

Some Accusonus products are now M1 compatible.

Compatible products:

  • All Access Suite
  • ERA Bundle Pro
  • ERA Bundle Standard
  • Voice Changer
  • SFX Cellar Premium
  • Music Cellar

Adobe

Apps that run natively on M1 computers

  • Lightroom 4.1+
  • Premiere Pro
  • Premiere Rush – Full support as of v1.5.58
  • After Effects – April 2022 release
  • Photoshop 22.3 –
    Minimum requirements: macOS Big Sur (version 11.2.2) or later
    RAM: 8 GB (minimum)/ 16 GB (Recommended)
  • Audition – May 2021 release
  • Illustrator 25.3.1
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom Classic 10.3
  • Adobe XD
  • Substance Designer 3D 12.2.0, released: July 19, 2022
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Acrobat DC
  • Dreamweaver
  • InCopy
  • Media Encoder
  • Character Animator

Products that run under Rosetta 2

  • Acrobat Reader
  • Bridge
  • Substance Painter
  • Substance Sampler
  • Substance Stager

Read more at Adobe.


AEJuice

All products are compatible with M1.


Apple

The following products ARE compatible:

  • Final Cut Pro 10.5
  • Motion 5.5
  • Compressor 4.5
  • Pro Video Formats 2.2
  • GarageBand 10.4
  • Logic Pro 10.6
  • Logic Remote 1.5
  • MainStage 3.5

Audified

Most Audified products are not yet M1 compatible.

The following products ARE compatible:

  • MixChecker
  • MixChecker Pro
  • Linda IronVerb
  • AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials

AutoDesSys

FormZ v9.1 will work with the Rosetta 2 emulator.


Autokroma Updated

  • BRAW Studio v2.6.1 confirmed support for Apple Silicon
  • AfterCodecs v1.10.8 confirmed support for Apple Silicon
  • PlumePack current build v1.2.9 confirmed support for Apple Silicon
  • Influx current build v1.0.2 confirmed support for Apple Silicon
  • Vizual PixelPerfect confirmed support for Apple Silicon

Avid

Media Composer Updated

  Media Composer v2021.12 supports M1

Avid recommends you set the following in Media Composer when working with an M1 16G system:

  • Set the video memory and file cache. Access the video memory by selecting File > Settings, clicking the Site tab, and double-clicking Media Cache. Use the slider to set the Desired Video Memory (GB) to 1G. Set the File Cache to 2GB.
  • Turn off Phonetic Indexing. Access this option by pressing Ctrl + F to open the Find Window. Click the Settings button (gear icon) in the Find window and click Stop Indexing.
  • Turn off Background Services. Access the background services by selecting Tools >Background Services. The Background Services window opens. Select Stop to stop the services.
  • Resolutions: Avid recommends you work with the DNx family of resolutions and Apple ProRes 422 resolutions.

Pro Tools Updated

*Before installing Pro Tools on an M1 Mac, please visit Avid’s compatibility page and our dedicated Pro Tools macOS Big Sur support page to ensure that your system and workflow are fully supported.

Pro Tools 2021.6 and later supports M1
on 2021.10 Pro Tools | HD Native Hardware andPro Tools | HDX Hardware supported0
Pro Tools | Carbon, 2021.6 and later

Pro Tools Apple Silicon M1 Notes:
  • Video Hardware is now supported on M1 Macs with Qualified drivers
  • Pro Tools System Usage CPU count on M1 Macs
    • Due to the innovative combination of Performance cores & High-Efficiency cores in M1 machines, the Pro Tools Hardware Monitor will only display 4 CPUs as the majority of the processing needs to be accomplished in the Performance domain.

Sibelius

Sibelius works under Rosetta 2.


AudioEase

While there are no known compatibility issues with Big Sur, M1 support is available in future updates.


Autodesk

  • Maya 2023 will run under Rosetta 2 but is not M1 optimized.
  • Fusion 360 will run under Rosetta 2 but is not M1 optimized.
  • AutoCAD 2023 no
  • Flame 2023

Blace Plugins

Blace – AI Face Detection & Blurring has full native Mac and M1 support.


Blackmagic Design

Davinci Resolve Studio 17.1 and Fusion 17.1 have native support for M1 silicon macs. Read more: Update: DaVinci Resolve & Fusion 17.1, M1 Silicon & Big Sur Support

Blackmagic Speed Disk Test 3.3+ is good to go with Silicon Macs.


Blender

The app works with Rosetta 2, however, bugs have been reported by users. Blender 2.91.0 for Mac includes the ARM release.


Blue Cat Audio New

They’re still working on updates for native Apple Silicon support, but report that “existing Intel versions of the plug-ins should run on Apple’s new ARM-based Macs via the Rosetta 2 translator.” More information.

  • Blue Cat Destructor v1.6 and Axiom v1.6  run natively on M1 processors.
  • Axiom, Hot Tuna, and Re-Guitar, are also available in the Axe Pack guitar bundle.

Boom Library

The following plugins are supported

Enforcer V1.2.9
EnRage V1.3.9
Grip V1.0.6
liftFX V1.0.9
ReCenter V1.0.9
Turbine V1.1.6
Uberloud V1.1.3

Boris FX

Sapphire 2021.5 includes Native support for Mac M1 machines in Premiere Pro and Resolve 17.1.
Mocha Pro 2022 includes Native support for Mac M1 machines.

Continuum 2022 has native M1 support. Continuum 2021.5 for Final Cut Pro X 14.5.3 works in Rosetta 2 emulation mode

Particle Illusion 2022 native M1 support

Optics 2022


Chaos V-Ray

Chaos V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, update 2

Corona 8 for Cinema 4D


Cinema Grade

Supported


Color Grading Central

Not currently compatible but future support is planned.


CoreMelt

  • ModelX is M1 Compatible.
  • PaintX 4
  • Lock & Load
  • StyleX

Other CoreMelt plugins will run under Rosetta 2.


Cycore

CFX Path Tools & CFX Sphere Utilities are updated to run M1 natively.


D16 Group

The following versions have native M1 support

  • Antresol v1.3.0
  • Decimort v2.3.0
  • Devastor v2.3.0
  • Fazortan v2.2.0
  • Frontier v1.2.0
  • Godfazer v1.2.0
  • Redoptor v2.2.0
  • Spacerek v1.2.0
  • Syntorus v2.2.0
  • Tekturon v1.2.0
  • Toraverb v2.2.0

If you’re using only the plugins above you don’t need to worry.

Please also notice that all of them are available with Intel binaries, so on M1 based machines they work in Rosetta emulation mode, but plugins remain fully functional.


Dataclay

All Templater products (Rig, Bot, Pro) now have native Apple M1 support.


Digital Anarchy

All Digital Anarchy products are M1 native.


Digital Rebellion

CinePlay 1.7 has M1 Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur compatibility


Divergent Media

ScopeBox 4.1 supports m1 Macs for all sources who have updated their driver support. This includes support for Blackmagic Design devices; UVC devices (AJA T-tap, Magewell USB devices, ATEM switches, Epiphan devices, and more); and NDI 5 support. In addition, divergent media is shipping universal binary support for all ScopeLink components, so you can use them in both native and rosetta apps on m1. AJA has announced Apple Silicon support is coming in a future update to their SDK and will be rolled into ScopeBox when available.


Extensis Suitcase Fusion

Suitcase Fusion is a Universal application: it can run on both M1 and Intel Macintosh systems.  Their auto-activation plug-ins are also ready for Apple M1 systems.

Photoshop users: If you need the Font Panel in Photoshop on an M1 system, you can run Photoshop using Rosetta. See this article for information.


FabFilter

All FabFilter plugins now support Silicon natively! Read more.


FFMpeg

Full native support with Homebrew


FilmConvert

All FilmConvert products are now compatible with M1. 7 January 2022.


Film Impact

Yes, it is M1 compatible!


Frischluft

Flair v1.2.11 for After Effects
Fresh Curves v1.16 for After Effects
Lenscare v1.4.11 for After Effects
LensCare for OFX 1.47


FxFactory and FxPacks

FxFactory has a huge list of FxPacks that are compatible with M1 Silicon Macs. View the list here.


Hit’n’Mix

Hit’n’Mix RipX 5.2.5 fully native


Heyne Multimedia

Heyne plugins are now compatible with the new Apple M1 chips. Cinema 4D R25 is required.

Registered users can download the updates free of charge in the customer area.


iLok

Fully native


Image-Line Software FL Studio

v20.8.4 introduced native support for Apple Silicon CPUs


Imaginando

DRC v2.9

K7D – Tape Delay v1.2.5 supports macOS silicon universal binary

VS – Visual Synthesizer v1.3.2 supports macOS silicon universal binary

Imagine Products

Shotput Pro is now compatible with M1


InSync Technology

Not currently compatible


Insydium

INSYDIUM support for Apple M1 Macs.


ISP Robuskey

Robuskey currently works with Apple Silicon systems under Rosetta 2.

For Mac with Apple Silicon Users
ROBUSKEY is also available on Mac with Apple silicon by using Rosetta 2.
* How to Run Host Application with Rosetta 2
For Adobe Photoshop 2021 users and Adobe Premiere Pro 2021 users:
– Quit your host application first.
– Open Finder > Applications.
– Select your host application, then go to “File > Get Info” in the menu bar or press “Command + I” on your keyboard
– Check the box for “Open using Rosetta”.
– Launch your host application and it will now run in Rosetta 2.
For Adobe After Effects 2021 users
– You don’t need to use Rosetta 2.
See Also:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861


iZotope

Compatible with Rosetta 2 and Apple silicon native M1

  • RX 9 Advanced
  • RX 9 Standard 
  • RX Pro for Music
  • Ozone 9 Advanced
  • Ozone 9 Standard
  • Ozone 9 Elements
  • Tonal Balance Control 2
  • Tonal Balance Control Pro
  • Relay
  • RX Elements
  • Neutron 3 Advanced
  • Neutron 3 Standard
  • Neutron Pro
  • Neutron Elements
  • Visual Mixer
  • Nectar 3 Plus
  • Nectar Pro
  • Nectar Elements
  • VocalSynth 2
  • VocalSynth Pro
  • Insight 2
  • Insight Pro

Not Yet Compatible

  • Dialogue Match
  • Neoverb
  • Neoverb Pro
  • Ozone Imager 2
  • Stutter Edit 2
  • Vinyl
  • Vocal Doubler

Laubwerk

All Laubwerk products for Cinema 4D are now optimized to take advantage of the Apple M1 processor.


LightMap

HDR Light Studio is now compatible with Cinema 4D 26. In addition, the Cinema 4D 26 plug-in is compatible with Cinema 4D running on Apple Silicon. This new plug-in requires the latest build of HDR Light Studio.

Please note: The HDR Light Studio main application is still an Intel MacOS app and runs via Rosetta on Apple Silicon computers. However, this does not stop it from performing very well and communicating with our new plug-ins compiled for Apple Silicon apps.


Mastering The Mix

All Mastering the Mix plug-in are M1 compatible, updated on December 22, 2022


Maxon (Red Giant / Redshift)

Cinema 4D is ready for the new M1 Macs with R23 SP1+. Cinebench is also available for both Big Sur and the new Macs.


Magic Bullet 15 & 16 is M1 Compatible, updated 14 September 2021.

Universe 5.1 & 6 fully supports M1. Released 15 February 2022.

Trapcode 18 supports M1. Released April 20, 2022.

Other Red Giant updates are in progress. M1 machines may work via Rosetta but are not currently natively supported.

Redshift is fully compatible as of Redshift v3.0.45, Apple M1 with 16 GB RAM is supported (11.3+)


McNeel Rhino 3D

Rhino 7.5  now works on M1 Macs in Big Sur 11.3.


Mekajiki RenderGarden

RenderGarden has been tested and it works fine under the Rosetta 2 emulator. They’re working on a native version now.


Melodine

Version 5.2 supports Apple M1 Natively. This is a free update to all v5.0 license holders


Motion Boutique

Newton, Pastiche, and the MOBO bundle are now native Apple M1 Compatible


Next Limit

Realflow for Cinema 4D: “In the case of Mac computers with Apple Silicon processors (M1), Cinema has to be run in Intel mode (using Rosetta) for Realflow | Cinema to show in the menu, as our plugin does not support M1 processors natively yet. As Cinema 4D S26 cannot be changed to work either in Intel mode or M1, and the plugin is still not compatible with M1 processors, Realflow Cinema 4D S26 will only work along with our plugin on Mac computers that have Intel processors.”


The Pixel Farm

No compatibility yet but they are working on it.


Pixelan Software

All Pixelan Software products are M1 Compatible.


Pixologic

Not supported on M1 but will run under Rosetta 2.


Pomfort

Silverstack/XL/Lab all run natively on M1.


PreSonus

Update: Studio One v5.4 is M1 native as of 14 September 2021.


Python

Python users, you’re in luck! It’s fully compatible!


Reason

Will run under Rosetta 2.

The following products are compatible with M1 chip computers running in Rosetta Translation Environment:

  • Reason 12.2.5 and later (online and computer authorization)
  • Reason Suite 11.3.4 and later (online only)
  • Reason 11.3.4 and later (online only)
  • Reason Intro 11.3.4 and later (online only)
  • Reason Lite 11.3.4 and later (online only)
  • Authorizer 2.11.2 and later

Rosetta required for Reason to work. At the first launch of Reason on your M1 chip computer, you will be asked to install Rosetta (if not already installed).


RE:Vision Effects

All products support M1


Serato

macOS computers with Apple M1 processors are now supported with Serato DJ Pro 2.5.0 & Serato DJ Lite 1.5.0


SideFX Houdini

Not supported on M1 but will run under Rosetta 2.


Slate Digital

Slate Digital plugins are now natively compatible with the new line of Apple Silicon machines (Apple ARM processors).


Sonarworks

Reference 4 is not officially supported, however, tests on M1 computers “suggest an acceptable performance with no major issues.” Sonarworks can not guarantee any official support for the M1 machines as of yet. SoundID Reference is currently working with Apple M1 computers through Rosetta Translation Environment, however, they haven’t done any significant optimization for it.


Solidworks

Parallels recently added support for running Windows on M1 Macs so that you can run SolidWorks on an Apple Silicon M1 chip Mac. More here


SoundToys

All SoundToys products have been updated with native Apple silicon support for Audio Units and VST 2 formats.


Synchro Arts

Native support in VocAlign Project 5, VocAlign Ultra, Revoice Pro 4 as of the April 14, 2022 update.

Please note: If you use Logic Pro, ARA plug-ins are not currently supported natively on Apple Silicon and will cause Logic to crash. Apple will be rectifying this issue in future versions of macOS and Logic Pro. If you want to run Synchro Arts products in ARA mode on M1 macs you will need to run Logic in Rosetta mode. Alternatively, non-ARA versions can be used natively on Apple Silicon.


Telestream

Screenflow v9.0.7 – is available and is M1 Optimized but is not Rosetta 2 compatible.
Telestream Wirecast 14.2 includes Apple Universal Support and now Wirecast runs natively on M1 Mac


Time in Pixels

timeinpixels Nobe OmniScope is compatible as of October 11, 2021


Trimble

SketchUp works well under Rosetta.


U-He

All U-He products are compatible with M1, however, AAX Mac is temporarily unavailable until native AAX support for Big Sur/Apple Silicon arrives. Pro Tools users should continue working with the previous versions until further notice. (read more)


Waves Update

With the release of Waves V13 plugins, we announce full official Apple M1 support for host applications that are themselves Apple M1-compatible.

Waves V13 plugins are fully supported in Apple M1 processors running the following DAWs:

Logic Pro 10.6.3 (in ARM64 mode)
FL Studio 20.8.4.2048
Studio One 5.4
REAPER 6.35 for ARM
Bitwig Studio 4.0.2
Garage Band 3.5.3
Mainstage 3.5.3
Adobe Premiere Pro 2021 15.4.1

Waves V13 and V12 plugins load and work in the following DAWs within Apple Rosetta 2, even though these DAWs offer no official M1 support:

Pro Tools 2021.7
Ableton Live 11
  Reason 11
Cubase 11.0.4

Please note: These DAWs have not yet announced official support for Apple M1 processors. However, we have found that Waves V13 and V12 plugins load and work when these DAWs are running in the Apple Rosetta 2 emulator environment. Still, this does not constitute official support, and Waves Tech Support will not be able to troubleshoot technical issues.

Exceptions:

ReWire, H-Reverb, IR-1 plugins: The ReWire software protocol in these plugins does not work on Apple M1 processors. When running in the Apple Rosetta 2 emulator environment, H-Reverb and IR-1 display graphic issues

The following host applications are not supported on M1 (with or without Rosetta 2):

Cubase: Waves plugins cannot currently be used in Cubase on M1 processors.

SuperRack, eMotion LV1, SoundGrid Studio, SoundGrid QRec, SoundGrid Driver: Waves SoundGrid applications and drivers do not currently work on M1 processors. We are working to add M1 support to Waves SoundGrid applications in the near future.

Final Cut Pro*: Although Apple has announced that its proprietary DAWs are officially supported natively on M1 processors (without Rosetta 2), we have found that Waves plugins do not load or work properly in Final Cut Pro on M1 processors.

Waves say that they will work to provide official M1 support for more host applications as they become M1-compatible. We will update this page with new developments as they are available.


Xhun Audio

All Xhun Audio products are natively compatible with any Intel-based Mac, but can also run on an ARM-based Mac using Rosetta 2.

Although running the software on M1 macOS (Apple CPU) is possible using Rosetta 2, Xhun Audio strongly recommends downloading and trying the demo version before buying.

More info on Mac compatibility

Video Copilot NEW

Updated on 18 May 2022. Read more: Update: Video Copilot M1 Ready

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