Antares Plug-ins and Mountain Lion
What Works (Almost Everything) and What Doesn't (Very Little) in OS X Mountain Lion

With Apple's Mountain Lion becoming their most successful OS X release ever (over 3,000,000 downloads in the first four days), we thought we'd briefly bring you up to date on our plug-ins' compatibility with the new OS. And when we say "briefly," we mean it.

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We're happy to report that, with a single exception (a bit more about that below), everything works just fine, thank you.

About that exception, if you're using the VST version of the new Auto-Tune Live in 32-bit mode (but not 64-bit mode), there's a potential issue in Cubase and Nuendo. Details (and a workaround) can be found here.

Other than that, everything's cool.


As you may or may not have heard, Mountain Lion includes a new security mechanism called Gatekeeper that, on its default setting, prevents software downloaded from the internet (but not from a CD or DVD) from being installed unless it was downloaded from the Apple App Store or the installer is digitally "signed" by an identified developer. While we are working on signed installers, they're not yet ready. Luckily, in the meantime, there are two methods for installing our current plug-ins.

Option #1:

Gatekeeper warning screen For each installer:

  • Hold down the "Control" key on your keyboard and click the installer to open the contextual menu. Choose "Open" from the menu.
  • Choose "Open" on the resulting warning dialog.

Option #2:

Permanently disable Gatekeeper (not recommended, but it's up to you):

  • In System Preferences, click on "Security & Privacy".
  • Under the "General" tab, select "Anywhere" in the "Allow applications downloaded from:" section. (Enter your password if necessary to unlock the options.)
  • Confirm your selection.

In either case, you can then install your software.


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