imitone 0.13.1 — bugfixes & Apple Silicon support

We’ve decided to start posting our change notes on our blog. Previously these were only available here.

March 12, 2024

It has been a while since our last update!  Our plans for this fall were disrupted when I came down with Long COVID in October; it took about five months to recover fully.  I’ve been gradually returning to work since January, with a focus on modernizing our development tools.  The immediate output of this is native support for Apple Silicon — but it will make developing new features and ports (such as plugins for Mac) a much quicker process.

This update doesn’t bring any new features and breaks support for some older systems (representing fewer than 1% of imitone users in the last year).  Under the hood, it’s a total code refresh.  This might fix some bugs not listed below, because we’ve updated to the latest versions of various code libraries used in imitone.


  • Universal Mac OS build with Apple Silicon support.
  • Mac OS 10.12 is no longer supported.
  • Windows XP is no longer supported.
  • 32-bit Windows is no longer supported.


  • Sound can now be played to devices with more than two channels.
  • Note, imitone only plays sound on channels 1 and 2.
  • Fixed some issues when restarting audio devices.
  • Fixed an issue when number of ASIO channels is changed.
  • It’s still necessary to refresh if channels are increased.

Download for Windows 8+:
Download for Mac OS 10.13+:

NOTE: This version of imitone has known issues on newer Macs. Get the latest version of imitone here if you are using an Apple Silicon based Mac (or if you do not know what kind of chip your Mac uses).