macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon Compatibility Information

Updated November 24, 2020

Please see macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon compatibility status for each product below.

USB

Symphony Desktop

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Compatible

Duet for iPad & Mac

macOS Big Sur: Compatible*
(See below)

Apple silicon: Core audio compatible
Maestro control software compatibility to be announced

Note: Duet 2 is Legacy Status and not tested but should work similarly to Duet iOS.

ONE for Mac

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Core audio compatible
Maestro control software compatibility to be announced

ONE for iPad & Mac

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Core audio compatible
Maestro control software compatibility to be announced

Quartet

macOS Big Sur: Compatible*
(See below)

Apple silicon: Core audio compatible
Maestro control software compatibility to be announced

HypeMiC

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Compatible

MiC +

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Compatible

JAM +

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Compatible

Groove

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Compatible

Symphony I/O (USB AIM)

macOS Big Sur: Compatibility to be announced

Apple silicon: Compatibility to be announced

THUNDERBOLT

Element Series

macOS Big Sur: Compatible*
(See below)

Apple silicon: Compatibility to be announced

Ensemble Thunderbolt

macOS Big Sur: Compatible*
(See below)

Apple silicon: Compatibility to be announced

Symphony I/O Mk II

Symphony I/O Mk II (Thunderbolt)

macOS Big Sur: Compatible*
(See below)

Apple silicon: Compatibility to be announced

Symphony I/O Mk II (PTHD)

Check with AVID support on Pro Tools Status

(Refer to www.avid.com for compatibility with Pro Tools™ software)

No Apogee Software Required  

Symphony I/O Mk II (Dante + PTHD)

Check with Audinate support for Dante Status

(Refer to www.audinate.com for compatibility with Dante™ software) 

No Apogee Software Required 

Symphony I/O Mk II (SoundGrid)

Check with Waves support for Soundgrid Status

(Refer to www.waves.com for compatibility with Waves SoundGrid™ software)

No Apogee Software Required 

PLUGINS

Apogee Native Plugins

macOS Big Sur: Compatible

Apple silicon: Compatible (with Rosetta translation)

Includes:

  • Clearmountain’s Domain
  • Clearmountain’s Spaces
  • Symphony ECS Channel Strip
  • Pultec EQP-1A
  • Pultec MEQ-5
  • Opto 3-A
  • ModEQ 6
  • ModComp



*Known Issues

These are the current known issues with Apogee products on Intel based Macs running macOS Big Sur

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt

  • Symphony Control: Clicking on Insert Labels resets unit and blanks or crashes
  • Logic 10.5.1: Channel strip not fully functional can’t select Inst, -10 and High shelf is grayed out
  • Clock source is not properly indicated in Symphony Control

Element Series

  • Logic 10.5.1 channel strip not fully functional can’t select Inst, -10 and high shelf is grayed out
  • Clock source is not properly indicated in Apogee Control
  • Intermittent detection issues

Ensemble Thunderbolt

  • Logic 10.5.1 channel strip not fully functional can’t select Inst, -10 and high shelf is grayed out
  • Clock source is not properly indicated in Apogee Control
  • Intermittent detection issues

Duet for iPad and Mac

  • Keyboard volume control not functional

Quartet

  • Keyboard volume control not functional