Mac OS Monterey - Plugin Compatibility

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mwooten777
KVRist
86 posts since 27 Apr, 2020

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:49 pm

Apologies if I've missed this somewhere, but will Monterey be like Catalina and Big Sur, in that we'll need to wait for audio companies to update their software to be compatible with Monterey?

sQeetz
KVRian
674 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:30 pm

Short answer: no
Long answer: viewtopic.php?p=8247219#p8247219
MacBook Pro M1 . 16GB . 1TB . . Logic Pro……Renoise……Reason

FrankFante
KVRer
4 posts since 25 Oct, 2021

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:22 pm

As for now Exponential Audio' (now Izotope) Stratus / Symphony and Excalibur won't open at all (VST/VST3/AU). Pheonixverb Stereo works though..

pcf
KVRist
58 posts since 4 Jan, 2001

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:29 am

I'm on a MacBook Air M1 2020 and Big Sur. If I update to Monterey, there should be no difference at all compared to Big Sur, right?

I assume it's same foundation and compatibilities apply as for Big Sur on M1 processors?

sQeetz
KVRian
674 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:35 am

That was my experience. yep.
I'll have to correct myself: not everything is working. Both XLN plugins I have don't work properly. Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums. They play allright, but the GUI is just black.
On the other hand: Softube plugins now work with OpenGL enabled, what leads them to run a lot smoother than before.
MacBook Pro M1 . 16GB . 1TB . . Logic Pro……Renoise……Reason

btfnk
KVRist
56 posts since 8 Jan, 2009 from Los Angeles

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:34 am

So far I've gotten emails from Sonic Academy saying Kick 2 isn't compatible and from XLN saying RC-20 isn't compatible.

Can anyone confirm the rest of the Exponential Audio plugs? I use R4 regularly and I'm pretty sure Izotope stated they aren't going to do any updates for those now "legacy" products. If R4 doesn't work and won't ever be updated, I'm gonna be pissed.

dayjob
KVRAF
1891 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:42 am

FrankFante wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:22 pm
As for now Exponential Audio' (now Izotope) Stratus / Symphony and Excalibur won't open at all (VST/VST3/AU). Pheonixverb Stereo works though..
oof. i like Nimbus and Excalibur a lot. be a shame if those just get abandoned. what DAW did you try to use them in?

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
33057 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:57 am

sQeetz wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:35 am
That was my experience. yep.
I'll have to correct myself: not everything is working. Both XLN plugins I have don't work properly. Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums. They play allright, but the GUI is just black.
On the other hand: Softube plugins now work with OpenGL enabled, what leads them to run a lot smoother than before.
I'm surprised Open GL is still supported on Monterey - weren't they going to phase it out on Mac?

vad.martyn
KVRer
27 posts since 30 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:33 am

Unfortunately new MacBooks ship with Monterey preinstalled

jancivil
KVRAF
23603 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from gonesville

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:35 am

all I know is NI is not yet supporting any Monterey

sQeetz
KVRian
674 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:44 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:57 am
sQeetz wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:35 am
That was my experience. yep.
I'll have to correct myself: not everything is working. Both XLN plugins I have don't work properly. Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums. They play allright, but the GUI is just black.
On the other hand: Softube plugins now work with OpenGL enabled, what leads them to run a lot smoother than before.
I'm surprised Open GL is still supported on Monterey - weren't they going to phase it out on Mac?
I cantacted them and they put me on a trial version of AK and AD. It's working now
MacBook Pro M1 . 16GB . 1TB . . Logic Pro……Renoise……Reason

collider
KVRist
270 posts since 14 Jun, 2018

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:07 pm

sQeetz wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:44 am
aMUSEd wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:57 am
sQeetz wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:35 am
That was my experience. yep.
I'll have to correct myself: not everything is working. Both XLN plugins I have don't work properly. Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums. They play allright, but the GUI is just black.
On the other hand: Softube plugins now work with OpenGL enabled, what leads them to run a lot smoother than before.
I'm surprised Open GL is still supported on Monterey - weren't they going to phase it out on Mac?
I cantacted them and they put me on a trial version of AK and AD. It's working now
How come that?

jancivil
KVRAF
23603 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from gonesville

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:01 pm

VSL has confirmed that Monterey "has broken the GUI of our plugins"

Atlatnesiti
KVRist
307 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Post Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:26 am

It's not exactly Plugin, but all Korg Gadget 2 instruments are available in most hosts - Cubase Pro, Ableton Suite Live, Reason, etc;
Problem is, that after upgrade to Monterey on my Mac mini AS, Gadget wants to register it again and after entering correct serial number it says that it is INVALID - WTF...?!!!

sQeetz
KVRian
674 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:33 am

collider wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:07 pm
sQeetz wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:44 am
I cantacted them and they put me on a trial version of AK and AD. It's working now
How come that?
Contacted support telling that since the update to Monterey the plugin window is just black, then a guy named Gustaf from XLN wrote back telling that he flipped a switch for my account and that if I start the XLN Online Installer there will be new test release versions for AKeys and ADrums waiting to be installed.
MacBook Pro M1 . 16GB . 1TB . . Logic Pro……Renoise……Reason

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