PSA regarding Komplete Kontrol and Apple Silicon
PSA: If you’re running Komplete on an M1 Mac under a DAW which supports an Intel/Rosetta plugin bridge (such as Logic), DO NOT update Komplete Kontrol to v2.8.0! This WILL break compatibility with any Reaktor or Battery instruments you’re using! (As well as any other legacy Intel VST2s that you’re hosting by Komplete Kontrol for whatever reason.)
Komplete Kontrol 2.7.2 still runs under the Rosetta bridge, but 2.8 has been updated to be M1-compatible — but Battery and Reaktor HAVE NOT yet, and they’re not expecting to have those updated for a few more months.
There are a few workarounds:
- Launch your DAW under Rosetta (and lose your CPU performance everywhere)
- Convert the Komplete Kontrol plugin to directly use Reaktor/Battery (and lose NKI and preset browsing)
- Perish (or, y'know, wait for the plugins to update, same diff really)
- Update: Native Instruments were kind enough to provide a download of v2.7.2 for those who need it