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Old 17th May 2006
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Which audio-software and hardware runs on MacIntel...

I just realised that the former thread 'MacIntel what's working' gets a little messy after a while...

My idea is to copy all the known software to this thread and to lock it.

If you know of any new software which runs on MacIntel just send me a PM and I'll add it to this thread. (you can also post under the old thread, but then it may take a while till I've compiled everything here.)


Apogee Ensemble (with beta-driver under OS X 10.4.7)
Metric Halo
Focusrite Safire
Yamaha mLan (
Yamaha i88x and 01x
Novation X-Station

Audio Software

IK Amplitube and Ampeg SVX
NI Guitarrig 2.2
Adobe Soundbooth (BETA, not even a Universal app, only runs on MacIntel and PC)
Pro Tools HD 7.2.1
Pro Tools LE 7.1.1
Digital Performer 5.1
Logic Pro 7.2
Cubase 4
Sonic Solutions (Soundblade, DDP & PreMaster CD)
Bias Peak 5.2
Ableton Live 5.2
Melodyne 3.1
Reason 3.0.5 ( + ReWire)
ReNoise 1.5.2
MOTU's Ethno instrument
MOTU's Symphonic instrument
Max/MSP Beta
Sagantech's Metro 6.3 (6.2 is on sale, but once you buy you'll get access to the 6.3 pre-release)
Rob Papen's Blue Softsynth v1.5.2 and albino v3
Virsyn's Cube v2.1


Altiverb 6 (Does not work in Cubase 4 yet!!!)
PSP Vintage Warmer 2
PSP EffectsPack
Cranesong Phoenix TDM
NI Guitarrig 2.2
DUY Everpack
Toontrack EZ drummer 1.0.4
Sonalksis plugins
FXpansion VST to RTAS adapter
FXpansion VST to AU adapter
Native Instruments Absynth 4
Native Instruments Battery 3
Native Instruments FM8
Native Instruments Massive
Ohm Force (all plugs)
URS Classic Console Strip
URS Everything EQ bundle (which means all URS EQ plugs)
URS compressors
MOTU's Ethno & Symphonic instrument
McDSP (available July 2006 according to a PDF on their website, but no further mention of the UB's at this moment! weird)
Wave Arts
Metric Halo Channelstrip AU
Izotope ozone v3.09, trash v1.08, and spectron 1.08
Nomad Factory

Pro Tools plugins
(look at the additional footnotes for Intel compatibility, you might have to click the link twice, first to recieve a 'region' cookie, and the 2nd time it'll work)

DSP acclerators

UAD-1 pci-e with software v4.4 (pci-e, new Mac's don't have PCI slots!!!)

SSL Duende

Audio Software which runs with Rosetta, Apple PPC emulation, reduced performance

Bias Peak versions prior to v5.2

Audio Ease Barbabatch (LAME encoder is slow)

Propellorheads Recycle

Digital Performer versions prior to v5.1 run but with heavily reduced performance

Cubase/Nuendo (but with heavily reduced performance,

Audio Software under OS X and Bootcamp + Win XP install

Basically everything which runs on XP will work. (Cubase/Nuendo, Samplitude/Sequoia, Powetracks, Pyramix)

However there have been reports recently about a MacBook Pro running Wavelab which didn't work without glitches.

Estimated Releases


Native Instruments' estimated release schedule can be found here:

Native Instruments GS info

PSP Audioware is good on the way of converting its products;f=15

Another good link forumite AdamJay provided was this. Here you can do a very detailed search, at the OS section at point 3. you can select Universal Binary).

Non-Audio Software which could be usefull

if you need to talk to a director on the other side of the world!
Skype 2 with video

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