Reference 4 compatibility with macOS Big Sur and Apple M1

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    Adem Gun

    Is there any way to get updates regarding when the compatible version is released?

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    Kārlis Stenders

    The 4.4.7 update with Big Sur support will probably be released later this week (if there are no unexpected issues). You will be notified about the update with an in-app notification :))

     

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    Michael Jungbluth

    Hi Karlis, any update on the availability of 4.4.7? Is it feasible to expect a release this week? Thanks, M. 

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    Kārlis Stenders (Edited )

    Michael Jungbluth, the full release might be postponed to early next week, cannot say for sure at the moment. But no later than next week for sure.

     

    Also, there will be no further build iterations for this release, so the current v4.4.7.37 Beta is the one that will be released (follow the instructions for installing Beta in the article above). Thank you!

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    Michael Jungbluth

    Thank you very much! Highly appreciated!

     

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    Jochen Bongaerts (Edited )

    I'm running the latest official (not beta anymore) version of Sonarworks (4.4.7, build 38) on my M1 Mac Mini. 

    Systemwide works as expected, but the Sonarworks measurement app just killed one of my Neumann monitors! So BE VERY CAREFUL with this software, at least on M1 macs. 

    Everything was going as expected. It completed around 20 of the measurement points without any issues, until suddenly the test signal jumped to a much higher volume. My right monitor was rescued by it's limiter it seems, my left one sadly died.

    I'll be stuck with only one monitor for quite some time now + who knows what the repair will cost me. It's hard to trust the Sonarworks measurement process from now on. 

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    Tim Sales

    Do you have any news on when M1 compatibility might be available? Still having daily Kernal Panics with 4.4.7. (no longer Beta)
    Many thanks,
    Tim

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    Chris

    Hey Tim, 

    Thank you for your feedback!
    While the 4.4.7 runs fine on some systems with Rosetta, we haven't yet done enough testing to confirm full support with the M1 processor.
    Can't say for sure, without more information, whether your issue is related to the processor itself.

    I have created a ticket frme your comment and a support agent will follow up to investigate shortly!

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    Nick Jackson

    Can you explain why the Reference 4 update to Big Sur links to the trial version of Sound ID? I'm now finding that Systemwide won't start on my iMAC and isn't avaiable as an output option. Are we being forced to use Sound ID? I can't find any information on whether this upgrade will cost extra and I'm concerned as I only bought Reference 4 6 months ago and don't want to go through the process of recalibrating for new software.

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    Marco

    Hi Nick,

    Yes, it is a payed upgrade. I can assure you, however, that we are not forcing any updates on anyone and we still support Reference 4.

    I saw your issue has been resolved in communication with our Support team, by re-downloading the latest update for Big Sur, rebooting and relaunching Reference 4 Systemwide. That's great!

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