Ableton Mac M1

The current state of Mac software compatibility with the M1 chip could best be described as a ‘work in pro gress’. Fortunately, and thoughtfully, Apple has concurrently provided Rosetta 2, the latest version of their software translation utility which has so far shown incredibly impressive real-time performance results for even major. You Might Like: 40+ iPhone 12 and iOS 14 tricks for new and advanced users The M1 Mac mini is a first-generation device from Apple. All your questions are understandable, which is why we created this post that will answer every single M1 Mac mini related questions you might have.

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What is Ableton Live?

Ableton Live lets you easily create, produce and perform music within one intuitive interface. Live keeps everything in sync and works in real-time, so you can play and modify your musical ideas without interrupting the creative flow.

Live comes with a versatile collection of instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating any kind of music and provides a full complement of effects to tweak and process your sound.

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  • 17 Instruments, including Wavetable, Operator, Simpler, Analog and more
  • 74 Effects for processing Audio and MIDI, including Hybrid Reverb, Spectral Resonator, Spectral Time, PitchLoop89, Echo and many more
  • Instant mappings so you can use Live with your keyboards or controller
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Installation on a Windows PC

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Unzip the file and run setup.msi. Then open Live and follow the instructions there. If you want to uninstall the trial at any point, you can find help here.

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Live 11 System Requirements

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  • Windows 10 (Build 1909 and later)
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or an AMD multi-core processor.
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • ASIO compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
  • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

macOS

  • OS X 10.13 or later (more on macOS Big Sur)
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor (more on Apple silicon and the M1 chip)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
  • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

There’s no denying that performance wise, Apple’s M1 chip is fantastic. It’s super fast, incredibly efficient, and best of all, won’t cost you an ARM and a leg. That being said it is a fundamental change from the previous (or current) generation of Intel processors so there will undoubtedly be a challenging period of transition for adventurous Mac aficionados looking to live life on the bleeding edge.

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The current state of Mac software compatibility with the M1 chip could best be described as a ‘work in progress’. Sql injection with burp suite. Fortunately, and thoughtfully, Apple has concurrently provided Rosetta 2, the latest version of their software translation utility which has so far shown incredibly impressive real-timeperformance results for even major players like Adobe Photoshop. For some users, software being translated in real-time using Rosetta 2 will perform even better than the native performance they’ve been used to on their Intel machines.

This isn’t to suggest that all Mac users should brazenly upgrade to M1 Macs ASAP as performance will vary greatly from application to application. On top of this, you will need to make sure your software is compatible with Mac OS Big Sur as this is what all M1 Macs are supplied with.

But what about hardware support? Mac owners are used to waiting cautiously for Mac OS compatibility updates from the likes of Avid and Universal Audio, but we’re talking about an entirely different host processer architecture here. Many users of class compliant hardware including audio interfaces have reported seamless compatibility with M1 Macs, but there are also many conflicting reports from users with similar hardware. All should be taken with a grain of salt so best first consult the official support pages of your hardware manufacturer.

This brings us to Universal Audio Apollos, which are a very different breed of audio interface with DSP componentry fundamental to their operation with the exclusive UAD plugin platform, not to mention the unique hardware/software interaction in cases such as UNISON real-timeplugins which modifies Apollo’s hardware behaviour to match the nuances of the device being emulated. While UA were very quick to support Mac OS Big Sur, the latest UAD driver is clearly labelled ‘Not qualified with Apple M1 Silicon’.

But fret not as UA have updated their support section with the following article explaining how to (mostly) successfully install UAD software v9.13.1 on M1 Macs:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360057137692-Apple-Silicon-M1-Compatibility-Info

The process isn’t too convoluted with only a few technical hoops to jump through such as booting into recovery mode to modify security policies. Whilst this workaround does come with a few caveats mostly related to the bundled Luna recording software, this is great news and very promising for the future of M1 hardware adoption. At this rate, it surely won’t be long before we see an official compatibility update from UA.