Does Reason 12 run on the new Mac Air M2 (2022) laptop?

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MarT
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Post 15 Nov 2022

Hi! I'm Mar T and I love Reason 12 (bought that standalone version incl a lot of plugins). I'm running it on a Windows Desktop PC now. I'm about to buy a new Mac Air M2 (2022) laptop; so I'll be more mobile because of a more portable studio (about to travel and take my music creation tools with me).
Does Reason run on that hardware (Apple Air M2 2022)?
I ask because I cannot find an answer by google-ing and searching around this forum.
I hope for an answer!
Cheerzz, Mar T

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jam-s
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Post 15 Nov 2022

It should run in rosetta mode, but it's not optimised for this CPU, yet(?).

MarT
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Post 16 Nov 2022

Ok thanks for your reply! It'd already help if I knew if it will work as a plugin rack in Reaper (Reaper used to me my main DAW), is that running on that laptop?
Btw, listened to some stuff you made, love it!

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Post 16 Nov 2022

M2 is an iteration of M1, so if it runs on M1 it'll run on M2. If you Google with M1 in your search you'll get plenty of answers.

MarT
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Post 16 Nov 2022

That's the thing, I googled and I see it runs on Rosetta, but since until now I'm a Windows user, I don't know what that means. Does that mean it's running in a virtual machine? And if so: how does that affect latency?

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