Apple's macOS 11 "Big Sur" is here, and we have rounded up what's compatible and what's on the way - keep checking this page for updates!

In any case, we suggest checking out the articles below to ensure that you're on the safe path.

Should I Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur? Read this guide.

Click here to check out which Macs are Compatible with Big Sur.

Apple has also released their latest computers with their new (non-Intel) M1 Apple Silicon chip, so Big Sur compatibility does not guarantee support to the new Macs powered by the M1 chip. Keep that in mind when upgrading!

Manufacturer and developer statements regarding Big Sur - in alphabetical order:

1BITDRAGON
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Fully compatible with Apple's Big Sur MacOS - Apple officially supported drivers
AIR Music
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AIR Music has been actively testing all current software titles with each beta release of macOS 11 Big Sur. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates. For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated AIR software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 11 Big Sur until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.
Alesis
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Alesis has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 11 Big Sur. 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 Alesis hardware and software compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur. For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated Alesis hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 11 Big Sur until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.
Antares
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Antares plug-ins are not yet supported for macOS 11 Big Sur. We're working hard to ensure compatibility, but in the meantime we recommend that you hold off on updating for now. We also recommend that you make sure your DAW and other plug-ins are supported before updating.
Antelope Audio
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We are happy to announce that as of December 8th, 2020, all Antelope Audio devices in the following product list are compatible with the latest operating system from Apple – macOS Big Sur.We are proud to still provide support for Legacy products that have not been in the manufacturing cycle for many years. We are still in the process of providing compatibility with M1 Apple Silicon powered Macs, this announcement is relevant only to the latest OS version itself! We are actively following the development on Apple’s side and are looking forward to making an announcement regarding this as well.
Applied Acoustic Systems
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Following the release of Apple’s macOS Big Sur (11.0), we’ve conducted a series of tests on our current lineup of instruments and we’ve have found no issues with either the standalone applications or the plug-ins. Re-installing our instruments from scratch on macOS Big Sur requires that you download the latest installers either from the Support or your Registered Products page. Legacy products no longer work on macOS Big Sur so make sure your music projects don’t use them before upgrading.
Apogee
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Compatibility varies per product or device - please see macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility status for each product here.
Arturia
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We are currently in the testing phase for our products to ensure compatibility. Until thorough testing with the final release version of Big Sur is conducted, we cannot guarantee full compatibility with all of our products.
Audient
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The Following products are compatible with both macOS 11.x (Big Sur) and the new M1 Processors:

iD4
iD14
iD22
iD44
iD4 MKII
iD14 MKII

To ensure compatibility, please ensure that the latest drivers (V4.1.9) have been downloaded from our website.

The Following Products are not yet officially support on macOS 11.x (Big Sur) and the new M1 Processors:

EVO 4
EVO 8
Sono

We hope to announce full support in the very near future so please keep an eye on our social media and website for updates.
Audio Damage
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We are making every effort to ensure that all currently-available Audio Damage products will be ready for Big Sur and Apple Silicon on day one. We can't speak to external interfaces and such-like, and we are currently somewhat limited in our available tools, but as far as our software running on Apple's hardware goes, you should experience no difficulties.
Avid
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Avid has been working to support macOS Big Sur and the new M1-powered Macs over the past several months in anticipation of these releases. In the meantime, we recommend that you continue to use previously qualified operating systems until further notice.
Blue Cat Audio
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Most Blue Cat Audio software supports the new Mac OS 11 Big Sur. The same “security” constraints as for Mac OS 10.15 Catalina apply, though, so there is just an extra step for you to install the software. Once installed, all Blue Cat Audio apps and plug-ins should run seamlessly on the new Mac OS 11.
BOSS
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Compatibility with macOS Big Sur will be verified and announced after the release of macOS Big Sur. If you are using a BOSS product with a connection to a Mac computer, please continue to stay with macOS Catalina (macOS 10.15) until the results of verification are announced. Compatibility with Mac computers using the M1 chip will be verified and announced after the release of M1 Mac computers. Before using a BOSS product with an M1 Mac computer, please be sure to check the verification results. Please refrain from using an M1 Mac computer until the results of verification are announced.
Celemony
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Melodyne 5.1 is compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur on Intel-based Macs as well as on ARM-based Macs under Rosetta.
Cockos Reaper
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Note: the Catalina/Big Sur macOS download is notarized and uses the "hardened runtime," which may reduce compatibility with certain plug-ins. You may still run the regular 64-bit macOS download on Catalina and Big Sur; however, you must shift+right click and choose "Open" when running that version for the first time. For maximum Intel plug-in compatibility, users with M1-powered Macs should use the Intel (10.15+) version rather than the native ARM64 beta version.
Dada Life / Tailored Noise
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We are Big Sur compatible!
Denon DJ
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We encourage you to remain on your current OS until a full statement announcing hardware and software compatibility is made.
discoDSP
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Native Apple M1 builds:
OB-Xd
OPL
Discovery/Discovery Pro

The iOS app store effects can be used on Apple Silicon Macs:
Scope Visualizer
Schroeder Reverb
Eventide
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Eventide plug-ins are compatible with macOS Big Sur on Intel-based Macs, and M1-based Macs using Rosetta.
Eventide plug-ins do not yet offer native M1 support.
FabFilter
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Now available: native Apple Silicon support in all FabFilter plug-ins, including extensive optimizations specifically for the new Apple M1 processor. This update also includes various bug fixes and improvements for all platforms.
Focusrite
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Compatibility information for all current products is listed here. Our testing to date was conducted using various beta versions of macOS Big Sur.
Fuse Audio Labs
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All our plugins have been updated to add native support for the new Apple Silicon platform in AU, VST2 and VST3. Pro Tools does not run natively on M1 machines, so AAX support is currently only available on Intel equipped Macs or through Big Sur's Intel emulation layer (Rosetta). We'll release another update here as soon as Avid provides a compatible version of their AAX SDK.
FXPansion
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We're pleased to announce that the following products can be installed and run on macOS 11 Big Sur without any known issues: Strobe2 (+ Strobe2 Expanders), Cypher2 (+ Cypher2 Expanders), Geist2 (+ Geist2 Expanders). inMusic are currently performing tests on BFD3 and BFD Expansions to determine Big Sur compatibility, and we recommend waiting until a statement is released by inMusic regarding BFD3 compatibility before updating. You can get in touch with inMusic Support. We are yet to complete testing of FXpansion products running on machines using the Apple M1 ARM chip. We will release a statement once testing is complete, and until then cannot guarantee compatibility with any FXpansion products running on brand new Mac devices. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our support team here.
Hornet Audio
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First tests show no issue with our plugins and the new macOS.
IK Multimedia
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To ensure that your IK Multimedia software and hardware products work as intended, we strongly recommend waiting to update until we have confirmed compatibility. Preliminary tests using the macOS 11 (Big Sur) beta, suggest you may encounter compatibility issues, which are being validated with the official release of Big Sur now. For more specific information, please check back here if you have any concerns with your IK Multimedia products. We will continue to post any compatibility issues - and planned fixes if required.
iZotope
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We know that new software updates can be exciting! However, we strongly recommend that Mac users postpone updating to Apple’s new macOS Big Sur.
Kazrog
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Kazrog has announced preliminary support for macOS Big Sur. While more thorough testing has yet to be done, we can confirm that our current plugins are working in hosts that officially support Big Sur at this time.
KORG
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KORG Collection and KORG Gadget 2 for Mac are both confirmed compatible amongst other KORG products in this support document.

Please be advised that we are currently testing all KORG products for compliance with the latest iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, and will confirm compliance dates for each KORG product as soon as we can. We strongly advise you continue to remain on macOS Catalina, Mojave or iOS 13 until further notice.
LennarDigital
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Sylenth1 is fully compatible with Big Sur for both Intel and M1 Macs.
Line 6
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Currently, Line 6 software products are not compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur. We recommend that you wait until Line 6 software product compatibility with macOS 11 is announced before updating to the new operating system. Compatibility is currently being tested and will be ensured in upcoming software updates.
LiquidSonics
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No problems have been found during preliminary testing of all in-service LiquidSonics plug-ins with Big Sur on Intel Macs. Testing will continue over the coming weeks, please get in touch if you discover any problems. No problems have been found during preliminary testing of all in-service Intel-only LiquidSonics plug-ins on Apple Silicon Macs where the host can run as either a native Apple Silicon binary or if the host can be run under Rosetta 2 translation. Please refer to this blog post now (and check back in the future for updates) if these matters are relevant to your system or workflow.
M-Audio
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M-Audio has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 11 Big Sur. 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 M-Audio hardware and software compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur. For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated M-Audio hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 11 Big Sur until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.
Mathew Lane Audio
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The current Mathew Lane plug-in releases (DrMS v5.2.4 and StereoDelta v2.2.4) are macOS Big Sur compatible as follows:
Intel based Macs: fully macOS Big Sur compatible!
Apple Silicon based Macs: macOS Big Sur compatible via Rosetta 2. This means they can run in a DAW running in Rosetta 2 mode. We are committed to releasing Native Apple Silicon versions of all our current and future plug-ins in the near future.
Metric Halo
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All Metric Halo Mobile I/O 3d Interfaces & Production Bundle Plug-ins are ready for macOS Big Sur. MIOConsole3d & MHLink Driver are Apple Silicon native. MH Production Bundle Plug-ins are tested and functional on Apple Silicon.
Modartt
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Pianoteq 7 is compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur.
MOTU
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Please carefully read the compatibility information provided here before you upgrade your system to macOS Big Sur.
MusicLab
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“These versions support macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 running on Intel processors and Logic Pro X 10.6 as well.
RealGuitar 5.1.1.7474
RealStrat 5.1.1.7474
RealLPC 5.0.1.7474
RealRick 4.0.5.7474
RealEight 4.0.5.7474”
Native Instruments
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We are happy to announce that most NI products are now working with macOS Big Sur.

Please note though, compatibility with Big Sur will not yet ensure support for Apple Silicon processors.
Nektar
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Nektar software has been tested and is known to be compatible with MacOS 11 Big Sur. If you encounter error messages with Nektar installers, simply right-click on the installer and select ‘Open’, you will encounter a similar message but you will be given the option to open the installer anyway.
Numark
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Numark has been actively testing all applicable hardware and software products with each beta release of macOS 11 Big Sur. 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 Numark hardware and software compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur. For this reason, we encourage all our dedicated Numark hardware and software owners to refrain from updating to macOS 11 Big Sur until compatibility with the new operating system can be confirmed.
Output
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If you can't do without any of our products in your workflow, we advise you to not upgrade to Big Sur quite yet. Our team will be working diligently to ensure compatibility, but until then, we'd invite you to monitor our support page, where we will be sure to notify you once our products have been tested and are officially supported on the new OS.
Overloud
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Overloud products are macOS 10.16 Big Sur (Intel Only) ready. If you are using any TH-U version prior to the 1.1.6, you need to upgrade to a subsequent version. Every other Overloud product does not require any update. If you are a TH-U Full, TH-U Rock, TH-U Metal or TH-U Funk and R&B you need to upgrade to the 1.2.1 version.
PACE/iLok
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iLok License Manager, and iLok services are all compatible with macOS Big Sur. We have texted extensively with the releases available since the developer releases came out. PACE technologies including iLok are Rosetta 2 compliant and have been since end of August. Since August 24th all developers have had access to Eden 5.3.0 SDKs and end-user software. This release includes many enhancements, these include;
• iLok Cloud improvements
• Service status info for end-users
• Big Sur macOS 11.0 and Xcode 12 support
• Digital signing of arm64 and universal binaries
• Faster logins for large iLok.com accounts

Furthermore, PACE are hard at work on native ARM support and working with all developer partners as they make the transition to new Silicon powered Apple Macs.
Pioneer DJ
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We’re currently reviewing the compatibility of our software and hardware with the new operating system. We expect our testing to be complete by late December 2020 and will provide updates when we’re able to. Until then, we can’t guarantee our products are compatible with the new operating system. Please delay updating to macOS Big Sur until we confirm compatibility.
Plugin Alliance
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We are happy to announce that all of our products are compatible with the recent macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 update. Notice that if you own a machine with a new Apple M1 Chip already though, we are not ready for that yet. We are currently working hard on qualifying this, too.
Plugin Boutique
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We recommend that you DO NOT upgrade yet, as most plugins will not be compatible upon launch.
Positive Grid
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We strongly recommend that you hold off on the update for now and remain with your current macOS version until compatibility with macOS Big Sur has been confirmed for all Positive Grid desktop (Mac) products. Further updates will be provided here when available.
PreSonus
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We have been testing PreSonus hardware on development builds of macOS 11.0 since its initial release, and currently supported products on Mac OS X 10.15.x are working with these pre-release versions of macOS 11.0.x Big Sur. We do advise some level of caution when the final version is released, as there’s always potential for some final change unbeknownst to our QA team that could affect compatibility.

Quantum Series Thunderbolt products: (UPDATE) require a custom device driver, which we provide via Universal Control. Support is provided for Apple M1 Ma's using Universal Control 3.4.2 released Tuesday March 23, 2021.
Reason Studios
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We are happy to report that the following Reason Studios products are compatible with Apple's macOS Big Sur.
reFX
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Confirmed in the “Mac minimum system requirements” on the Nexus 3 product page. “Apple Silicon M1 or Intel 2.0 GHz processor” “macOS 10.11 and later including macOS Big Sur”.
Reveal Sound
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Spire is confirmed compatible in the “Download SPIRE Ver 1.5.4” download page.[/I]
RME
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Interfaces ready for macOS 11 Big Sur*

RME Audio takes software support seriously, and has compiled drivers for use with the new Mac OS operating system macOS 11 Big Sur with full support for Intel & M1 (ARM) Computer.

RME’s latest driver provides compatibility between macOS Big Sur and all RME USB audio interfaces. RME’s non-USB interfaces (PCle, Thunderbolt and FireWire) and all legacy audio interfaces released since 2001, are also ready for macOS 11 Big Sur.

*Full support for Digiface Dante and Digiface AVB is coming soon.
Rob Papen
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As far as we know, from our own testing and from feedback from others, there should be no problem in Big Sur with our plugins. However if you do have any issues, please let us know.
Rogue Amoeba
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All of Rogue Amoeba's products now offer initial compatibility with Apple's new operating system, MacOS 11 (Big Sur). Be sure you're using the current version, and you should be set. Because additional testing is ongoing, we caution against using Big Sur just yet, particularly for production environments. However, if you must use Big Sur immediately, all of our products will run.
Roland
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Compatibility with Mac computers using the M1 chip will be verified and announced after the release of M1 Mac computers. Before using a Roland product with an M1 Mac computer, please be sure to check the verification results. Please refrain from using an M1 Mac computer until the results of verification are announced.

For compatibility information for BOSS brand products, please see here.
For compatibility information for Professional A/V category products, please see here.

* Please also check the System requirements for the audio/MIDI application and the operating system you're using.
* For the products introduced after macOS Big Sur, please refer to each product information page on the Roland.com website.
Serato
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We have been working hard to try and ensure compatibility with Serato Sample, however we strongly recommend you do not update to macOS 11 Big Sur. We hope to announce compatibility in the near future, but cannot currently offer a time frame. Any future announcements will be made here.
SIR Audio Tools
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All of our current plugins have been added with native support for Apple Silicon Macs and have been tested in Logic Pro on Apple M1 chip.
Slate Digital
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We recommend waiting to upgrade to macOS Big Sur. We will contact you via email to let you know when your Slate Digital software has been updated. Learn more about macOS Big Sur compatibility and Slate Digital products here.
Softube
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We are not yet compatible with the upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system version but we are working on getting there. Keep an eye out on our Support page where we announce all information regarding software compatibility.
Sonnox
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Sonnox have been working closely with Apple with each beta release of macOS 11 Big Sur and at this present time, we are unable to guarantee compatibility with the latest MacOs and the Sonnox Range. And the new M1 ARM based Macs machines will not be compatible with any Sonnox plugins until we have completed further testing on this platform.
Because of this, we do encourage all our dedicated Sonnox users to hold off from updating to macOS 11 Big Sur, or from upgrading to a new ARM-based Apple machine until compatibility with the new operating system and hardware has been confirmed. We will continue to test our plugins on the new software and will keep this page regularly updated with any new developments.
Soundtoys
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We have tested beta versions of Big Sur on Intel Macs with our plug-ins and have only found a few minor issues so far that we have fixed internally. We plan to release these fixes in an update very soon. For the most part from our testing, we expect our current shipping version will work fine with Big Sur on Intel Macs, but we can't confirm anything until we have the final release build. We are also currently testing our plug-ins on Big Sur on Apple Silicon, but it is still too early to tell what our timetable will be for confirmed support of Macs with Apple Silicon. We plan to fully support Apple Silicon as soon as possible.
Spectrasonics
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All four Spectrasonics virtual instruments (Omnisphere 2, Trilian, Keyscape and Stylus RMX) are now compatible and officially supported for use in Mac OS11 Big Sur! If you have Spectrasonics instrument(s) you can now install and update to the latest version available to use your instruments on Mac OS11 Big Sur.
Steinberg
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While many of our products are compatible with macOS Big Sur on Intel-based systems, please note that we cannot recommend using Apple Silicon-based systems for the time being until we have completed our tests or released updates to make our software and hardware compatible.
SugarBytes
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There currently are no known problems with Big Sur but please note that there is no Apple silicon compatibility, yet. Anyway, since Apple and Logic uses Rosetta as a translation process that allows users to run apps on Apple silicon it should work without any problems.[/I]
Synapse Audio
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So far we have not found any issues, at least on Intel-based Macs. We're still in the process of testing M1-based Macs, however, this will take some time as they have just been released.[/I]
Synchro Arts
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Testing of Synchro Arts software with macOS 11 Big Sur is underway. Like with any system upgrade, we recommend that you check Big Sur compatibility with the manufacturers of your DAW(s) and all your other plug-ins of choice, to ensure that this OS upgrade will be fully successful and will not impact your production workflow in any way. Please note that your DAW and other plug-ins may require an update to be compatible with Big Sur.
TAL Software
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There are no known issues related to big sur. We also tested it and we couldn't find any problems so far.

Apple's Silicon M1 processor will be supported soon.
u-He
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The Dark Zebra 2.9.2 is now fully NKS-ready and macOS 10.16 "Big Sur" compatible.
Universal Audio
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  • UAD v9.13.1 software is tested and compatible with Big Sur
  • Older UAD software is incompatible with Big Sur
  • Apollo models connected via Thunderbolt are compatible
  • Apollo models with Thunderbolt Option Card are compatible
  • UAD-2 PCIe cards are compatible
  • Apollo models connected via FireWire are incompatible
  • UAD-2 Satellite FireWire is incompatible
  • Connections via Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter are incompatible
  • Apple M1 Silicon computers are not yet qualified
Valhalla DSP
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We have updated all the plugins so they are ready for Big Sur! Just log into your user account, download and install the latest updates.

1.2.2 Intel/ARM Mac beta of Supermassive is available to download! If you have an ARM Mac, give it a spin. The upper right of the GUI will let you know if you are running the Intel or Mac version.
Vengeance Sound / Keilwerth Audio
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VPS Avenger is compatible with macOS bigSur ( native for Intel only, but also working on M1 via Rosetta2).
Waves
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We are happy to announce that all Waves V12 plugins and Waves V11 applications (eMotion LV1, SuperRack, SoundGrid Studio, StudioRack, SoundGrid Driver) are now officially supported on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 on Intel-based Mac computers. New Macs with Apple M1 (ARM-based) processors are not yet officially supported.
XLN Audio
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XLN Audio products are not compatible with macOS Big Sur. We're working on it.