SONiVOX has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 13 Ventura. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates. Please refer to this article for all SONiVOX hardware and software compatibility with macOS 13 Ventura.


For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated SONiVOX hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 13 Ventura until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.

 

This page will be updated regularly to reflect any updates to product compatibility as testing is completed. We encourage all our users to remain on their current OS until all necessary hardware and software products have been qualified for support.


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Supported Software

All compatibility testing for macOS 13 Ventura is performed on Intel and base-level Apple Silicon processors. 


Any product not listed below is not considered to be supported with macOS 13 Ventura systems or Apple Silicon Processors.


SoftwareIntel ProcessorApple Silicon
Minimum Required Version
Atsia PercussionSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Big Bang Cinematic PercussionSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Big Bang Universal DrumsSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Blue Jay DrumsSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Bright Electric GuitarSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Classic BassSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Eighty-Eight EnsembleSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Essential Keyboard CollectionSupportedSupported*v1.1
FM PianoSupportedSupported*2022 Update
HarmonicaSupportedSupported*2022 Update
HarpsichordSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Orchestral Companion BrassSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Session Drums 1SupportedSupported*2022 Update 
Silk RoadSupported Supported*2022 Update
Solina ReduxSupportedSupported*v1.1
Stratum Transwave SynthSupportedSupported*v1.1
Taylor Acoustic GuitarSupportedSupported*2022 Update
Tony Coleman DrumsSupportedSupported*2022 Update
TwistSupportedSupported*2022 Update
WobbleSupportedSupported*2022 Update

* This plugin is not natively supported for use with Apple Silicon processors but has been confirmed to run. Please run your software using Rosetta for the best results.



Apple Silicon: Native vs. Rosetta

Apple Silicon processors are a new processor design that incorporates the functions of many different processors into one. As such, it functions differently from established Intel processors. While some software will operate well on both M1 and Intel, this ultimately means that software originally designed for use with an Intel processor will need to be re-structured for use with an Apple Silicon processor. There are two ways to run software on an Apple Silicon-based system:


  1. Native - Software that is designed and/or fully established for use with an Apple Silicon processor is considered "Native" or can be run "natively" on an Apple Silicon-based system. This means you can open the software as you always would and it will work as expected. Not all software will run natively, and this may be different depending on the version. Before running your DAW or other software, please check with the software developer to find out what versions (if any) are supported natively.

  2. Rosetta - Apple understands the jump from Intel to Apple Silicon could take some time, so they offer a built-in "application" called Rosetta that will act as a translator between your Intel-based software and the Apple Silicon processor. Rosetta is not an application you interact with, but rather a service that runs in the background when you need it. Although not guaranteed, software that cannot run natively on an Apple Silicon processor may run perfectly fine using Rosetta. 


SONiVOX plugins are not natively supported for use with Apple Silicon processors at this time, but they have been proven to work without issue. Please run your software using Rosetta for the best results. 



How to Open Your Software Using Rosetta/Rosetta 2

You can use Rosetta to launch your DAW or other music software if you're using an Apple Silicon processor and if any of your plugins are not yet compatible. This is perfectly safe to use and may give you better results if your software isn't running well (or crashing) when run natively.


Keep in mind, the "software" we are discussing here is software that can be launched on its own (i.e. a DAW or SONiVOX plugins opened in standalone). If you are using your SONiVOX plugins within a DAW or other music software, you will want to follow these steps for your DAW or music software. The plugins opened within that software will follow.


  1. Go to your Applications folder and find your DAW or music software in the list. Right-click on the software and select Get Info.

  2. Look under General > Kind and this will tell you if your software is compatible with Intel, Apple Silicon, or Universal (both Intel and Apple Silicon).

  3. If your Application is listed as "Universal" this means you'll have the option to open it using Rosetta. To do this, simply place a checkmark in the box next to Open using Rosetta. If your application is not universally compatible, check with the software developer to see if there are updates or alternate versions that are compatible with your system.


And that's it! The next time you launch the software it will launch using Rosetta. If this is your first time opening software in Rosetta, you will be asked to first install Rosetta. Just follow the prompts to complete this quick process and your software will open.




How do I prevent my system from updating automatically?

Please be sure to check that your operating system is not enabled to update itself automatically. While this can be a useful feature for some, anyone that relies on the stability of their software and hardware tools should prefer control over which base operating system is installed on their system. Automatic updates will not account for software compatibility before updating which could lead to problems with stability and other functionality if your gear is not ready for the changes in the operating system.


To avoid any delays or downtime, it's best to be deliberate with the decision to update and use the opportunity to check that all your software and hardware tools will be compatible before making the jump. To turn off automatic updates for macOS, please do the following:


1) Navigate to System Preferences > Software Update
2) Uncheck the box next to Automatically keep my Mac up to date

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