M1-powered ("Apple Silicon") Apple Mac Compatiblity Information
Apple has begun transitioning their Mac product line from Intel architectures to their own "Apple Sllicon" architecture, starting with the MacBook Air, 13'' MacBook Pro and Mac Mini.
These machines use a completely different architecture. Apple maintains that software not yet specifically compiled for this platform will run in the Rosetta 2 emulation layer (similarly to the PowerPC to Intel transition around 2006).
At this time SINE Player works fine in Rosetta 2 at comparable (and sometimes better) performance to native Intel machines. We therefore see no reason not to use the Standalone version of SINE Player on M1-powered machines.
As for the VST and AU plugins, these have to be supported under emulation by the developer of the sequencer. Please refer to your host's developer for information about compatibility.
We fully intend to support this new platform with a native version as fast as we can, but please bear with us as we make compatiblity tests and find out what the change entails.
Note that the support of all Kontakt-based collections is fully on Native Instruments' side, as we have no coding involvement with Kontakt.
We will update this article as we gain new information.