MacOS Big Sur Compatibility for Musicians

This will be an ever changing list that will hopefully help you decide when to update MacOS Big Sur. I mainly put this here for myself to keep track, but feel free to let me know what other music software statuses are since I obviously don’t have them all 🙂

Updated: Feb 25 2021

Notes: It seems that most plugins are ready, but you need to check for yourself. Kontakt 6 is ready to go, so I didn’t list companies that are Kontakt related. Kontakt 5x won’t work as far as I can tell.

DAW’s etc

Studio One 4.6No
Studio One 5.xYes
Reaper 6.xYes, beta support for ARM
LogicYes, of course 🙂
Finale Yes
DAW and Notation Software Compatibility with MacOS Big Sur

VST’s etc.

OverloudAll are compatible (click link for update instructions)
Native InstrumentsMostly (click link) Kontakt 6 works
D16Appears not. Even Catalina needs workarounds.
SteinbergNot Sure, but they say some are but not with M1. Notable there are issues with interfaces, which I use (now appear to have security workarounds).
8 DioYes.
Melodyne 5.1Yes
EastWestYes, Intel only
IzotopePartial, click here to check
Plugin AllianceYes
OutputKontakt plugins only, so yes.
EventideYes (as of Dec 18, 2020)
WavesYes (as of Nov 25, 2020)
Line 6No
Positive GridYes
Metric HaloYes
Universal AudioYes
Slate DigitalYes
Reason StudiosYes, with latest update
TB Pro AudioYes
Initial AudioYes, but check each product.
XLN AudioYes (Except Addictive Trigger)
Cherry AudioYes
AudifiedAll our effects except AmpLion Pro are Big Sur compatible
SoundToysYes, Intel only
UJamPartial, please read because updates may only work on Big Sur.
Applied AcousticsYes (Per email from support), also complete M1 compatibility
VST Compatibility with MacOS Big Sur

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