look down one post, lol
ohhhhh I was too quick ...... I came across this thread and thought not to upgrade though
To date, I've only had issues with old stuff that the vendors just aren't supporting. Line6 GearBox DI-Gold for example - the only reason I have that thing even plugged in is it licenses podfarm, which I occasionally still use components from. Well, not now since none of the packs I bought are there and Line6Monkey hasn't been updated...probably won't ever be.
I've had some CPU hits - I think I need to manage my time machine backups better. Right now I use a program called TimeMachineEditor to tell it to only backup when inactive, but if it starts backing and I start working, well, it's too late. You can schedule when it backs up better using that. I suspect I'm taking a bit of a hit from that on the I/) side of things.
It was the usual pile of poo when I updated to Big Sur last December but it's settled nicely now.
Had to wipe and reinstall all my Waves plugins but since then all crashing has stopped.
Moved all Logic projects to an external USB drive; that helped a lot with resource problems.
(Late 2015 iMac, GbMb ram, Big Sur 11.2.3)
oh! one thing I keep meaning to track down is the UI presentation for the slate digital virtual mix rack is a mess
well, this was a matter of updating to the most recent versions which support Big Sur better. Dunno how I missed that in everything...sigh.
You are not being over cautious if you have "Legacy" plugins....
Best case scenario is that the vendor/developer made their updates to support Big Sur, and you can just grab the update
2nd best case: You have to pay for an update.
3rd best case: They are "promising" an update
4th: Its never gonna work in Big Sur, and they are not updating. In fact a couple times a month I run across software at a discount that provides this disclaimer. (Or maybe they don't even bother with the disclaimer).
I am not doing the update until I am faced with a situation that absolutely forces me to.
Even with that, always I would have a second instance of a "Legacy" OS that will support the legacy plugins
I just updated my MacMini (2014) that was locked up on a 128Gig fusion drive. I replaced the 5400rpm drive with a 1 TB SSD using special tools to open the case. I installed Big Sur and added new updates to logic pro x, Final cut, etc. Other than having to approved everything an application is trying to access the first time, its been pretty stable with logic pro x, cubase, reaper and studio one. All my plugins have installed correctly from IKmultimedia, Izotope, Air Music, Native Instruments etc. Finally I placed all my VSTi library contents on an external USB3 SSD, and everything works like a charm. Nice and quiet too :)