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Apple Silicon M1 chip compatibility


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Background

Apple has recently pivoted away from using Intel-based CPUs with its computers, instead favoring the Apple Silicon processor, also known as the M1 Chip. Both Intel and Apple Silicon systems run on macOS 11.0 Big Sur.

 

As it stands, YGG products are not fully supported on computers using Apple Silicon processors, so we cannot offer technical support for products installed on M1 systems at this time.

 

We are working to update all of our software (applications, hardware drivers and plugins) to fully support Silicon-based systems. This effort will keep our developers fully engaged for the foreseeable future. Due to various factors, we cannot publish any timeframes for completion, yet we will publish meaningful information here as we get it.

 

We highly encourage you to check with the manufacturers' websites of your music system’s hardware and software for M1 compatibility.

 

Workaround on M1 Systems

NOTE: Any workarounds offered are not official solutions. Issues experienced with workarounds offered cannot be addressed until official support is offered.

 

Starting with Big Sur macOS 11, Apple introduced Rosetta v2, which allows applications to run in an emulated mode. Rosetta runs automatically with our software that is NOT a plugin. To use Rosetta with our plugins, locate your DAW in the Applications folder. Use command ⌘+I and check the “Open in Rosetta” box. You may have to rescan your plugins afterwards.
 

Testing

Applications and plugins tested (latest versions) on M1 systems running macOS 11.0 Big Sur:

  • Helix Native: working as expected on DAWs running under Rosetta
  • Echo Farm 3.0: working as expected on DAWs running under Rosetta 
  • Amp Farm 4.0: working as expected on DAWs running under Rosetta
  • POD Farm 2 (Plugin): working on DAWs running under Rosetta, but takes a few seconds to appear after adding an instance of the plugin
  • POD Farm 2 (Standalone): working as expected
  • Ampeg SVT Suite: working as expected on DAWs running under Rosetta
  • HX Edit: working as expected 
  • POD Go Edit: working as expected 
  • Powercab Edit: working as expected
  • POD HD500 Edit: App launched properly, device was unable to connect 
  • POD HD500X Edit: App launched properly, device was unable to connect 
  • POD Pro X Edit: App launched properly, device was unable to connect 
  • Spider Valve Mk II Edit: working as expected 
  • Spider V Remote: working as expected 
  • Spider IV Remote: working as expected 
  • Workbench HD: working as expected  
  • Line 6 FBV Control: working as expected  
  • Line 6 Updater: working as expected
  • Line 6 License Manager: installs as expected, yet devices do not populate in Line 6 License Manager. There is currently an open bug for this issue.

 

Not fully tested:  

  • Hardware Audio Drivers

 

Will not be updated to support Silicon-based systems:  

  • StageScape Audio Driver
  • POD X3 products Audio Drivers, Editors, Updaters, Control Panel app and License Manager
  • POD XT products Audio Drivers, Editors, Updaters, Control Panel app and License Manager
  • TonePort UX8 Audio Drivers, Updaters, Control Panel app and License Manager
  • TonePort/POD Studio KB37 Audio Drivers, Updaters, Control Panel app and License Manager
  • Line 6 Monkey

Edited by Line6Tony




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