Product Compatibility for Apple Silicon Macs (Updated 28 August 2023)
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 If you come across something that is out of date, please let us know.
Updated 28 August 23, change the term M1 to Apple Silicon, as it better represents compatibility. M1 and M2 are the same compatibility-wise.
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.
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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M-Series Silicon/Rosetta 2 Compatibility
= Compatible | = Not Compatible | = Support with Rosetta 2, or partly supported
ABSoft Neat Video
The latest versions of the following products natively support Apple Silicon CPUs and GPUs:
Neat Video v5 plug-in for:
- After Effects
- Premiere Pro
- Final Cut Pro (SR)
- DaVinci Resolve
- OFX hosts
- Media Compose
Neat Image v9 plug-in for:
- Pro standalone
Apps that run natively on Apple Silicon computers
- Adobe XD
- After Effects – April 2022 release
- Premiere Pro
- Premiere Rush – Full support as of v1.5.58
- 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
- Lightroom 4.1+
- Substance 3D released: July 19, 2022
- Acrobat Pro
- Acrobat DC
- Media Encoder
- Character Animator
The products still on the list for running under Rosetta 2 include Adobe Animate, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Captivate 11.8, and Adobe Substance 3D Stager.
All products are compatible with Apple Silicon.
Aeriform MVRK for Davinci Resolve now has support for Apple Silicon, August 16, 2023.
All products are compatible with Apple Silicon.
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 Apple Silicon compatible including MixChecker and MixChecker Pro, AmpLion, ToneSpot Express Bundle
All Audio Ease products ARE compatible.
All Audio Modern products ARE compatible.
FormZ v9.2.2, the latest release, will work with the Rosetta 2 emulator. This update also adds compatibility for Ventura (macOS 13).
- 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 Apple Silicon
Avid recommends you set the following in Media Composer when working with an Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon processors, 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 2023.2 Runs Natively on Apple Silicon processors – Full Silicon Support – March 2023
Full native support as of v2021.2
- Maya 2024
- Fusion 360
- Arnold 2024
- Bifrost 2024
- Mudbox 2024
- Autocad 2024
- Flame 2023, 2024
All Autokroma plugins are silicon-compatible
Blace – AI Face Detection & Blurring has full native Mac and Silicon support.
Davinci Resolve Studio 17.1 and Fusion 17.1 have native support for Silicon Macs. Read more: Update: DaVinci Resolve & Fusion 17.1, Silicon & Big Sur Support
Blackmagic Speed Disk Test 3.3+ is good to go with Silicon Macs.
Blue Cat Audio New
All Blue Cat Products are now supported.
The following plugins are supported
Sapphire 2021.5 includes Native support for Apple Silicon in Premiere Pro and Resolve 17.1.
Mocha Pro 2022 includes Native support for Apple Silicon machines.
Continuum 2022 has native Apple Silicon support. Continuum 2021.5 for Final Cut Pro X 14.5.3 works in Rosetta 2 emulation mode
Particle Illusion 2022 native Apple Siliconsupport
Boz Digital Labs
Boz Digital Labs Big Clipper
Boz Digital Labs Little Clipper
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 Silicon support for the UI
Corona 8 and higher for Cinema 4D
- PaintX 4
- DriveX 4
- Lock & Load
Other CoreMelt plugins will run under Rosetta 2.
CFX Path Tools & CFX Sphere Utilities are updated to run Apple Silicon natively.
The following versions have native Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon-based machines they work in Rosetta emulation mode, but plugins remain fully functional.
All Templater products (Rig, Bot, Pro) now have native Apple Silicon support.
All Digital Anarchy products are Apple Silicon native.
CinePlay 1.7 has Apple Silicon Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur compatibility
ScopeBox 4.1 supports Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon and Intel Macintosh systems. Their auto-activation plug-ins are also ready for Apple Silicon systems.
Extensis Connect Fonts Powered By Suitcase
Photoshop users: If you need the Font Panel in Photoshop on an Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon. 7 January 2022.
Yes, it is Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon Silicon Macs. View the list here.
Hit’n’Mix RipX 5.2.5 fully native
Heyne plugins are now compatible with the new Apple Silicon 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 compatible with Apple Silicon
INSYDIUM support for Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon
- 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 – AAX (v1.0.2) works under Rosetta 2
- Iris 2 – AAX, AU, VST2, VST3 (v2.0.2) works under Rosetta 2
Reformer Pro and Dehumanizer
All Laubwerk products for Cinema 4D are now optimized to take advantage of the Apple Siliconprocessor.
Autograph is Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon compatible, updated on December 22, 2022
Maxon (Red Giant / Redshift)
Cinema 4D is ready for the Apple Silicon with R23 SP1+. Cinebench is also available for both Big Sur and the new Macs.
Magic Bullet 15 & 16 is Apple Silicon Compatible, updated 14 September 2021.
Universe 5.1 & 6 fully supports Apple Silicon. Released 15 February 2022.
Trapcode 18 supports Apple Silicon. Released April 20, 2022.
Redshift is fully compatible as of Redshift v3.0.45, Apple Silicon 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 Apple Silicon 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 Silicon Natively. This is a free update to all v5.0 license holders
Newton, Pastiche, and the MOBO bundle are now native Apple Silicon Compatible
Reactor 6.5.0 added Apple Silicon & VST3
Kontakt 7.3.0 added Apple Silicon & VST3
|Software Products||Compatible Via Rosetta 2||Natively compatible w/ Apple Silicon|
|GUITAR RIG 6*|
|TRAKTOR DJ 2|
|TRAKTOR PRO 3|
*Native Pro Tools / AAX plug-in support on Apple Silicon. For more info, visit this Avid page.
**There may be Cutoff UI or UI glitches when the REAKTOR 6 AU plug-in window resizes on content load. This can be worked around by closing and reopening the plug-in window.
Note: To use the plug-in versions of the products that are compatible via Rosetta 2 only, it is necessary to start your DAW using Rosetta. Here you can learn how to do this.
Realflow: “Apple Silicon processors (M1) are not natively supported, however, Realflow can work using Rosetta in Intel mode.”
Maxwell: is compatible
Halo Upmix 18.104.22.168
Halo Downmix 1.5+
Halo Vision 1.1
The Pixel Farm
The Pixel Farm PFTrack & PFClean v23.03.27 – Native Apple Silicon Support & More, April 4, 2023.
All Pixelan Software products are Apple Silicon Compatible.
Silverstack/XL/Lab all run natively on Apple Silicon.
Update: Studio One v5.4 is Apple Silicon native as of 14 September 2021.
Python users, you’re in luck! It’s fully compatible!
Reason Studios 12.6 Fully Native
All products support Apple Silicon
RealSpaces and Virtual Spaces support Apple Silicon
Plexus, Aura, Fast Bokeh for After Effects, TV Distortion Bundle for Premiere
Buena Depth Cue and OBJ Sequence Exporter v2.0 are not compatible
macOS computers with Apple Silicon processors are now supported with Serato DJ Pro 2.5.0 & Serato DJ Lite 1.5.0 and up
Runs natively v19
Skye products are not supported on Apple Silicon but will run under Rosetta 2.
Bute Limiter Stereo 2.0.1 now supports Native Apple Silicon
Slate Digital plugins are now natively compatible with the new line of Apple Silicon machines (Apple ARM processors).
SoundID Reference v5.0 is compatible
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.
ARA plugins may cause Logic Pro to crash when running in native silicon mode.
Currently, you need to run Logic Pro in Rosetta mode to use ARA plugins.
Apple will rectify this issue in future versions of macOS and Logic Pro.
Resolving this issue is in the hands of Apple.
We do appreciate your patience!
If you prefer to run Logic Pro in native silicon mode, you can capture audio in real-time.
Please read this article for helpful links to our User Guides.
Screenflow v9.0.7 – is available and is Apple Silicon Optimized but is not Rosetta 2 compatible.
Telestream Wirecast 14.2 includes Apple Universal Support and now Wirecast runs natively on M1 Mac
timeinpixels Nobe OmniScope is compatible as of October 11, 2021
False Color 3.95+
SketchUp is compatible with Apple Silicon
All U-He products are compatible with Apple Silicon.
All Xhun Audio products are natively compatible with any Intel-based Mac, but can also run on an ARM-based Mac using Rosetta 2.
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