Is Reference 4 compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur?
Yes, Reference 4 is compatible with Big Sur since the v4.4.7 update on 4 Feb 2021 (download here).
Is Reference 4 compatible with the new Apple silicon M1 chips?
No, we can not guarantee any official support for the M1 machines as of yet. SoundID Reference is currently working with Apple M1 computers through Rosetta Translation Environment, however, we haven't done any significant optimization for it.
However, our initial tests on M1 machines suggest an acceptable performance with no major issues.
More testing. Now that we have released the 4.4.7 update with Big Sur compatibility, we will switch focus to M1. A full review and additional testing for M1 are planned in the near future but at this stage, we cannot provide any exact details on potential improvements, or when they would be released. Stay tuned and submit a support inquiry below if you have any questions!