Apple Silicon Compatibility

Updated March 23, 2022

With the release of version 5.3.7, all Soundtoys plug-ins are now natively compatible with Apple Silicon in the Audio Units and VST2 formats.

We have been through several rounds of testing, and a public beta, to ensure our new plug-in versions are stable in as many DAWs as possible. In order for you to run your DAW with native Apple silicon software, your DAW, hardware drivers and all of your plug-ins may need to be running with native Apple silicon software, depending on your particular setup. Here's a quick rundown of common DAWs and their status as of this writing. Plug-in and DAW support is changing rapidly, so be sure to check in with your DAW and plug-in developers for the latest info:

Adobe Audition Yes Yes
Cubase Yes Yes
GarageBand Yes Yes
Live Yes Yes
Logic Yes Yes
Luna No Yes
Pro Tools No Yes
Reaper Yes Yes
Studio One Yes Yes

Cubase/VST 3

Steinberg recently released Cubase 12 with native Apple silicon support. The Apple silicon native version of Cubase no longer supports VST 2 plug-ins, and will only run VST 3 plug-ins. We are currently finalizing the VST 3 versions of our plug-ins and expect to have them available for public beta very soon. In the meantime, you can still use Soundtoys plug-ins with Cubase on an M1 machine. Simply make sure to run Cubase using Rosetta 2. See below for instructions on how to use Rosetta.

Apple Silicon and Rosetta

The following instructions can be used to set your DAW to run using Rosetta. If you need to install Rosetta, refer to this Apple support article: Installing Rosetta

a. To check if your DAW is set to open this – find your DAW in your applications folder.

b. Right-click on it and click “Get Info”

c. In the info menu find the “Open Using Rosetta” option and check the box. 

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