Spitfire libraries not loading in Unify 1.4 on Mac M1 Silicon
Reposting this here as I may have put it in the wrong place. Wondering if anybody has experienced this issue on their Apple Silicon Macs and knows of a workaround:
I am running Unify 1.4 on a Mac mini M1, BigSur 11.2.3. Everything works fine in Unify except the Spitfire Audio plugins, which are not loading the libraries and produce this error.
I am using the latest beta M1 Spitfire plugins which run fine (natively, I understand) in Logic Pro X (10.6.1), so assume that if Unify is running under Rosetta, they will not work.
I know a universal version of Unify is in the works, but for now my question is: do I need the older Intel versions of the Spitfire plugins for the libraries to load in Unify? If that is case, can I run two different versions concurrently, i.e. M1 versions for Logic and Intel versions for Unify?
Many thanks for your help.
Do I need the older Intel versions of the Spitfire plugins for the libraries to load in Unify?
Can I run two different versions concurrently, i.e. M1 versions for Logic and Intel versions for Unify?
Probably YES. I say "probably", because I don't know anything specific about Spitfire's technology, but it would surprise me if the M1 and Intel versions interfere. (It's unusual even to have separate M1 versions. The standard approach is to create a "universal binary" the contains both.)
Unify remains an Intel-only app AND plug-in, so it requires Rosetta 2 and can only link to Intel versions of plug-ins.
Logic Pro X 10.6 running in "native" ARM mode can use Intel plug-ins, because it includes proprietary bridging technology which Apple does not share. Every other DAW and host developer (including little ol' me) is condemned to develop their own bridging solution if they hope to do the same.
Exciting times ahead.
Many thanks @getdunne for your comprehensive reply, I really appreciate that.