Waiting for new Macs? You might mark your calendar for Apple Event, October 18

“Unleashed” is the theme emblazoned on invites to Apple’s next big event. So new Macs – presumably with high-performance Apple Silicon – seem a safe bet. Well, either that or it’s the exciting announcement of iPhones for Dogs.

Now that Ableton Live is Apple Silicon-native, will your plug-ins and tools still work?

Ableton Live 11.1 beta means a native version of the host that can take full advantage of the hardware inside the latest Macs. But what about VST, AU, Max for Live, and other content – especially if it was built for Intel? Here’s what works, what doesn’t, and how to retain compatibility.

Peter Kirn - September 29, 2021

Ableton Live 11.1 in public beta, with new tools and native Apple Silicon support

Ableton Live 11.1 is now available as a public beta free to anyone with a Live 11 license. New in this build – new tools for handling lag and adjusting MIDI and pitch/frequency shifting, plus much-awaited native M1 Apple Silicon support.

Peter Kirn - September 28, 2021

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