Soundtoys announces VST3 Support, Apple Silicon Compatibility


Audio effects creator Soundtoys has announced the immediate availability of Soundtoys 5.3.8, which includes VST3 support for both Windows and macOS, and native compatibility with both Apple Silicon (M1/M2/M-series) and Intel processors.


Soundtoys says that they will continue to support both VST3 and VST2 formats for all products for the time being.


This update is free for all users with Soundtoys version 5 or later plug-ins. See user accounts or their downloads page.


Madrona Labs’ instruments Updated with Apple Silicon Support


Madrona Labs has updated all of its instruments with native Apple Silicon support.


All of Madrona Labs’ software instruments have been updated to version 1.9.5, adding native Apple Silicon support for M1 and M2 Macs. The new versions are Universal Binaries, which support both Apple Silicon and Intel processors.


Users with Apple Silicon computers should be able to run 30% more voices or more, as compared with the previous versions in Rosetta 2 emulation.


The new versions are available now as free updates:

System requirements for Aalto, Kaivo and Virta are: either Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit) and a VST2 host, or macOS 10.10 or higher with Intel or Apple Silicon processor, and an Audio Units or VST2 host.


Free Logic Pro 10.7 Enables You Use 3 Times As Many Plugins, Adds Dolby Atmos Support


Apple introduced a free update for Logic Pro, adding support for spatial audio and support for the new M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs.


Apple has made good on its promise to bring spatial audio authoring tools to its Logic Pro DAW. Anyone who downloads the version 10.7 update can now create tracks that support the Dolby Atmos-powered format, and thus release them on Apple Music if they wish.


Logic Pro 10.7 brings Dolby Atmos to Apple’s DAW: mix your tracks in spatial audio


What’s new in Logic Pro 10.7:


  • Now with a complete set of mixing and rendering tools, Logic Pro allows anyone to author songs as Dolby Atmos music files compatible with Apple Music. Musicians, producers, and mix engineers can expand their stereo projects to the surround channels supported by Dolby Atmos, using new mixer and panner controls.
  • In addition, 13 plug-ins within Logic Pro — including Space Designer, Limiter, Loudness Meter, and Tremolo — have also been updated to take advantage of this new creative capability.
  • With the new MacBook Pro, musicians also get workstation-class performance for creating massive spatial audio mixes, can quickly load large sample libraries, and can use up to 3x more plug-ins for recording.
  • Logic Pro also now comes with all the new Producer Packs1, introduced in GarageBand this summer. The sound library features beats, loops, and samples created producers Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL.
  • Logic users now have access to 2,800 new loops, 50 new kits, and 120 new patches they can use in their own songs — all royalty-free.


New “immersive audio” tech, which supports Dolby Atmos, is coming to the Mac DAW later this year


New mixer and panner controls have been added to Logic Pro to enables users to access Dolby Atmos-compatible surround channels, and 12 existing Logic plugins, including Space Designer, Limiter, Loudness Meter, and Tremolo, are now Spacial Audio-friendly, as well.


The 10.7 update also adds the Producer Packs that landed in GarageBand over the summer – users can now access beats and samples from the likes of Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL.


In addition, you get 2,800 new loops, 50 new kits, and 120 new patches, along with the original multitrack project of Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me by Your Name), which includes a Dolby Atmos spatial audio mix of the track.


Find out more on the Apple website.


Logic Pro 10.7 is available now as a free update for existing users. The price for new users is $200/£175.