Product Compatibility for Apple M1 Silicon Macs (Updated 21 February 2023)
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.
Note: This is not an exhaustive list and products may be missing from the list. If you come across something that is out of date, please let us know.
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
= 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.
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
- Lightroom Classic 10.3
- Adobe XD
- Substance 3D released: July 19, 2022
- Acrobat Pro
- Acrobat DC
- Media Encoder
- Character Animator
All products are compatible with M1.
All products are compatible with M1.
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
Most Audified products ARE M1 compatible including MixChecker and MixChecker Pro, AmpLion, ToneSpot Express Bundle
The following products are NOT compatible:
- InTone 2
- InValve Effects
All Audio Ease products ARE compatible.
All Audio Modern products ARE compatible.
FormZ v9.1 will work with the Rosetta 2 emulator.
- 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
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.
*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 2022.12 Runs Natively on M1 & M2 processors (December 28, 2022: Update: Avid Pro Tools & Media Composer v2022.12)
Pro Tools Apple Silicon M1 Notes:
Full native support as of v2021.2
- Maya 2023 will run under Rosetta 2 but is not M1 optimized.
- Fusion 360
- AutoCAD 2023 no
- Flame 2023
Blace – AI Face Detection & Blurring has full native Mac and M1 support.
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.
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
All Blue Cat Products are now supported.
The following plugins are supported
Using Rosetta: Grip, LiftFX, Recenter
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
Chaos V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, update 2 and later
Chaos V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D
Chaos V-Ray 6 for Sketchup, hotfix 2 – Native Apple M1 support for the UI
Corona 8 and higher for Cinema 4D
Color Grading Central
Not currently compatible but future support is planned.
Other CoreMelt plugins will run under Rosetta 2.
CFX Path Tools & CFX Sphere Utilities are updated to run M1 natively.
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.
All Templater products (Rig, Bot, Pro) now have native Apple M1 support.
All Digital Anarchy products are M1 native.
CinePlay 1.7 has M1 Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur compatibility
ScopeBox 4.1 supports m1 Macs for all sources that 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.
Extensis Connect Fonts Powered By Suitcase
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.
All FabFilter plugins now support Silicon natively! Read more.
Full native support with Homebrew
All FilmConvert products are now compatible with M1. 7 January 2022.
Yes, it is M1 compatible!
v20.8.4 introduced native support for Apple Silicon CPUs
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 RipX 5.2.5 fully native
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.
- MODO DRUM 1.1.3
- SampleTank 4.1.4
- Syntronik 2.0.0
- Hammond B-3X 1.3.4
- AmpliTube 5.4.0
- SampleTron 2.0.3
- MODO BASS 2.0
- X-Monitor 1.0
- TONEX 1.0
- T-RackS 5.10.0
- ARC System 3.1.0
- MixBox 1.5.0
Confirmed under Rosetta 2
- Miroslav Philharmonik 2.0.6
- Lurssen Mastering Console 1.1.0
- AXE I/O Control Panel 1.1b**
- AXE I/O SOLO Control Panel 1.0
- Custom Shop 2.0
- IK Product Manager 1.0.3
- UNO Drum Editor 1.1.0b
- UNO Synth Editor 1.1.0b
- UNO Drum Anthology Libraries (1.0.0)
- UNO Drum Firmware Update (1.0.2)*
- UNO Synth Firmware Update (1.1.4)*
- iRig Firmware Update (1.13)*
- iRig Keys I/O Firmware Update (1.0.11)
- iLoud MTM Firmware Updater 1.1.4
K7D – Tape Delay v1.2.5 supports macOS silicon universal binary
VS – Visual Synthesizer v1.3.2 supports macOS silicon universal binary
Shotput Pro is now compatible with M1
INSYDIUM support for Apple M1 Macs.
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.
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
- RX Elements
- Neutron 3 Advanced
- Neutron 3 Standard
- Neutron Pro
- Neutron Elements
- Visual Mixer
- Nectar 3 Plus
- Nectar Pro
- Nectar Elements
- Stutter Edit 2
- Vocal Doubler
- VocalSynth 2
- VocalSynth Pro
- Insight 2
- Insight Pro
Not Yet Compatible
- Dialogue Match
Reformer Pro and Dehumanizer
All Laubwerk products for Cinema 4D are now optimized to take advantage of the Apple M1 processor.
Autograph is M1 Native
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.
Redshift is fully compatible as of Redshift v3.0.45, Apple M1 with 16 GB RAM is supported (11.3+)
McDSP 7.2 adds support for Apple Silicon processors
McNeel Rhino 3D
Rhino 7.5 now works on M1 Macs in Big Sur 11.3.
RenderGarden has been tested and it works fine under the Rosetta 2 emulator. RenderGarden has been discontinued.
Version 5.2 supports Apple M1 Natively. This is a free update to all v5.0 license holders
Newton, Pastiche, and the MOBO bundle are now native Apple M1 Compatible
works under rosetta
Realflow: “Apple Silicon processors (M1) are not natively supported, however, Realflow can work using Rosetta in Intel mode.”
Maxwell: is compatible
They are testing updates to the remaining plug-ins (Jan 2023)
The Pixel Farm
No compatibility yet but they are working on it.
All Pixelan Software products are M1 Compatible.
Silverstack/XL/Lab all run natively on M1.
Update: Studio One v5.4 is M1 native as of 14 September 2021.
Python users, you’re in luck! It’s fully compatible!
Reason Studios as of March 2022
All products support M1
RealSpaces and Virtual Spaces support M1
Plexus, Aura, Fast Bokeh for After Effects, TV Distortion Bundle for Premiere
Buena Depth Cue and OBJ Sequence Exporter v2.0 not compatible
macOS computers with Apple M1 processors are now supported with Serato DJ Pro 2.5.0 & Serato DJ Lite 1.5.0 and up
Runs natively v19
Skye products not supported on M1 but will run under Rosetta 2.
Bute not currently compatible
Slate Digital plugins are now natively compatible with the new line of Apple Silicon machines (Apple ARM processors).
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.
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
All SoundToys products have been updated with native Apple silicon support for Audio Units and VST 2 formats.
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.
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
SketchUp is compatible with M1
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)
As of version 14, all Waves plug-ins are M1 compatible
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
Updated on 18 May 2022. Read more: Update: Video Copilot M1 Ready
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