On November 10th, 2020, Apple announced the release of the first Mac computers to contain Apple Silicon, their new generation of processors.
Apple Silicon Macs require Apple’s latest macOS operating system. You can find out more about the compatibility of our products with macOS Big Sur here.
At the moment, Native Instruments products are not fully supported on computers with Apple Silicon processors.
From January 12th, 2021, we’re enabling the installation of NI products on computers with Apple Silicon processors. With the exception of MASSIVE X, all of our products can be activated, installed and updated using Native Access (version 1.13.2 and later), which will run on the latest generation of Mac computers via Apple’s automatic translation environment Rosetta 2. Please note however that we are not yet able to offer technical support for products installed in this way, with the exception of those listed below.
Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2 Compatibility Status of NI Products
The below table lists the confirmed compatibility status for current NI products.
The list will be updated with more products as soon as their compatibility status is confirmed:
|Software Products||Compatible with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2|
Some KOMPLETE EFFECTS*
|TRAKTOR DJ 2|
|TRAKTOR PRO 3|
Note: To use the plug-in versions of the products mentioned above, it is necessary to start your DAW using Rosetta. Here you can learn how to do this.
|Hardware Products||Compatible with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2|
|KOMPLETE AUDIO 1 / 2|
|KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 MK1 / MK2|
|KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series|
|KOMPLETE KONTROL M32|
|KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series MK1 / MK2|
|MASCHINE MIKRO MK3|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 10|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK2|
|TRAKTOR AUDIO 6|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL D2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL F1|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 MK2 / MK3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 MK2 / MK3|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S5|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL S8|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 MK2|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1|
|TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2|
*The compatible Komplete Effects are: Driver, Premium Tube Series (Enhanced EQ, Passive EQ, Vari Comp), Reverb Classics (RC24, RC48), Solid Mix Series (Solid Bus Comp, Solid EQ, Solid Dynamics), Vintage Compressors (VC 160, VC 2A, VC 76), Supercharger, Supercharger GT, Transient Master.
These Komplete Effects are not yet compatible: Mod Pack (Choral, Flair, Phasis), Crush Pack (Bite, Dirt, Freak), Raum, Replika, Replika XT.
We are working to ensure full support for Apple Silicon across all of our current products, but time frames for compatibility will vary, and we are not yet able to announce any specific dates.
We will keep you updated with any new developments on this topic, but in the meantime, please check updates to this page to obtain current information on compatibility with Apple Silicon.
We appreciate your patience!
This article was last updated on July 1, 2021.