Dear Apple users,
initial work to make Ardour available for Apple Silicon has been completed.
A full version (incl. video-tools and plugins) that runs on BigSur on the M1 can be found at:
Basic testing has checked out, but before we commit to it, we’d appreciate wider testing.
If you’re a lucky person who already has received their M1, it would be great if you could check out Ardour, and let us know how things go.
Some notes and hints:
- The binary is not signed. So you have to drag it to
/Applicationsand right-click (or cmd+click) and select “open”, probably twice to allow to run it.
- Play with Preferences > General > CPU/DSP Utilization. The M1 only has 4 high-power cores.
- The ARM vesion will only load native plugins. Rosetta-2 does not bridge Intel VST/AU