FAQ / Compatibility
Are the Valhalla plugins compatible with Apple Silicon Macs?
The newest builds of all Valhalla plugins will work natively on the Apple Silicon Macs (M1 and M2). The installers labeled “Intel/ARM” are the most current and include compatibility with M1/Apple Silicon Macs as well as Intel-based ones. The beta M1 versions for all Valhalla plugins were released in January 2021, and were updated to “official” installers in May 2021, so these have been well tested with M1, M2 and Intel Macs.Permalink I still need help …
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Are the Valhalla plugins compatible with Big Sur/Monterey/Ventura?
The Valhalla plugins have all been updated to work with Big Sur, Monterey, and Ventura. If you are updating to Big Sur or Monterey from an older macOS, you can log into your user account and grab the latest installers (i.e. the first ones in the list, not the ones marked “Legacy”). This is a required update for use in Big Sur, due to changes Apple made to some of their APIs.Permalink
Will your plugins work on my Power PC Mac?
Not anymore. The older versions of the plugins were built and tested for PPC and Intel Mac. The latest revisions use a more up-to-date version of Juce (for AAX compatibility), and these Juce changes are no longer compatible with PPC. We no longer sell PPC versions of the plugins, as we are unable to offer support for these 16+ year old machines.Permalink
If I buy the AAX plugin, can I also install it for a VST host?
YES! When you purchase a Valhalla DSP plugin, you can download and install the AAX, VST and AU versions, for both OSX and Windows. One purchase covers all of the DAWs that you own and personally use.Permalink
What plugin formats are the Valhalla DSP plugins offered in?
- VST (64-bit, for Mac and Windows)
- VST3 (64-bit, for Mac and Windows
- Audio Units (64-bit, Mac only)
- AAX (64-bit, for Mac and Windows)
Do you support RTAS?
Starting with ValhallaDelay, we no longer will be building RTAS versions of the Valhalla plugins. The older Valhalla plugins (Shimmer/Room/VintageVerb/ÜberMod/Plate) will continue to have the current RTAS builds included in their installers, but the RTAS builds will no longer be updated.
This is due to changes in the Juce framework. In order to support VST3 for future builds, we have to use a recent Juce version that no longer builds for RTAS.Permalink
What OSes are your plugins compatible with?
Here’s the current OS compatibility. Please try out the demos first to make sure everything works on your system:
- Windows: 7, 8, 10, 11 (64-bit Windows only).
- Mac: OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, macOS 11 (Big Sur), macOS 12 (Monterey), macOS 13 (Ventura)
- Linux: Not supported
- iOS: Not supported
Do you support DAW/OS combinations unsupported by the DAW manufacturers?
No, we don’t. If your DAW is no longer supported by an OS update on your particular platform, we can’t guarantee that our products will also continue to work in that scenario (for example, Pro Tools 10 running on Mac OS 10.12 is not supported and will likely lead to issues that we can’t and, thus, won’t fix). It is up to the user to maintain compatibility between their OS and the DAW they run on it.Permalink
Do the Valhalla plugins run in HDX? Are they AAX-DSP?
The Valhalla plugins run as AAX-Native, not as AAX-DSP. The plugins can be used in HDX systems, but will be running on the computer, as opposed to the HDX hardware. We don’t have any plans to port to AAX-DSP in the future.Permalink
Do you support Hackintoshes?