Mac OS 11 (Big Sur) & M1 Chip Support

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KVRAF
4737 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:36 am

Wondering if our plug-ins will run on the new Mac OS and the new ARM-based Macs? Check this out!

Blue Cat Audio Software, Mac OS 11 (Big Sur) & Apple M1 Chip Support

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KVRian
892 posts since 7 Apr, 2019 from Canada

Post Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:45 pm

If I'm taking what you're saying correctly, you're suggesting that the license I have for the latest plug n' script is a Mac Big Sur ready program that can export accordingly?

Dear lord in heaven if that's true, I guess it means I should get busy.
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KVRAF

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4737 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:15 am

That's right. You just need to use the preview that was built specifically for this purpose. It will be released as "mainstream" once M1 equipped Macs take off (we'll have to drop 32-bit and older Mac OS versions support).

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KVRian
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Post Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:55 pm

Sorry? I didn't take the meaning of "preview" if you wouldn't mind explaining. Do you mean mac vst, au filetype? Because I would likely employ the standalone version in win to output.
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KVRAF

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Post Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 am

Standalone version will indeed work. I was just referring to the next release preview version because the current public release does not have native M1 chip support.

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KVRian
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Post Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57 am

Perfect, thanks. And that preview is not time-sensitive? It will just keep working?
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KVRAF

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Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:42 am

kingozrecords wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57 am
Perfect, thanks. And that preview is not time-sensitive? It will just keep working?
There is no limitation.

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KVRian
892 posts since 7 Apr, 2019 from Canada

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:14 am

That is incredible. I'm very glad I put all My bets on your company and said so publicly many times. Kudos to Blue Cat Audio; thank you for being so intrepid. Well beyond what anyone hoped given the current state of things.
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KVRist
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Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:08 pm

I understand that Patchwork 2.5 will need to drop 32-bit support moving forward on Big Sur and M1 platforms, and that both the standalone app and Patchwork plugins will run as 64-bit. But will Patchwork running as a 64-bit app or plugin be able to host an older 32-bit VST within its wrapper? Thanks for helping me clarify this.
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KVRAF

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4737 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:55 am

Skytouch wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:08 pm
I understand that Patchwork 2.5 will need to drop 32-bit support moving forward on Big Sur and M1 platforms, and that both the standalone app and Patchwork plugins will run as 64-bit. But will Patchwork running as a 64-bit app or plugin be able to host an older 32-bit VST within its wrapper? Thanks for helping me clarify this.
It is not possible to load 32-bit binaries in a 64-bit app with Patchwork, and Apple has completely removed support for 32-bit binaries since Catalina anyway, so it is really the end of 32-bit plug-ins on Mac. :-(

We have tried to find a way to keep providing 32-bit builds together with ARM builds, but Apple has made it way too hard to support both, it's to unfortunately complex to handle and provide appropriate support for both.

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