I’m working on my first ARA plugin and I’m not sure if my plugin isn’t working or some DAWs just don’t support ARA. Is there a list of DAWs that support ARA and in which edition / version?
So far I’ve found Logic does not support ARA on ARM but does on Intel. Reaper supports ARA. It seems often the lower tier of a DAW doesn’t support ARA but the Pro version does.
There is a list on Wikipedia:
Audio Random Access (commonly abbreviated to ARA) is an extension for audio plug-in interfaces, such as AU, VST and RTAS, allowing them to exchange a greater amount of audio information with digital audio workstation (DAW) software. It was developed in a collaboration between Celemony Software and PreSonus.
ARA increases the amount of communication possible between DAW software and a plug-in, allowing them to exchange important information, such as audio data, tempo, pitch, and rhythm, for an en...
November 28, 2022, 11:30am
Based on the above I’ll try to update it (as the forum not allowing me to edit super old posts):
Studio One 4 (
ARA2/1), Studio One 3/2.5 (ARA1) Logic X 10.4.3 (
ARA2) REAPER 5.97 (
ARA2) Cubase 10, Nuendo 10 (
ARA2) Tracktion Waveform (ARA1) - Since v10 - ARA2
Cakewalk/Bandlab SONAR (ARA1) - (seems like) Since 2019.5 - ARA2
MAGIX Sanplitude (ARA1) - Since X5 - ARA2
Acoustica Mixcraft (ARA1) - Since 7.4 - ARA2
Pro Tools (ARA2) - Announced, no full 3P support yet
JUCE since 7.0 has Host/Plug-In support for ARA2.
I’ll try to keep this updated as possible.
@juce_team - would be nice to have an ARA category maybe?
In Studio One, you need to alt drag a plugin to a region for ARA, if you just add a plugin to a track, you don’t get ARA. However, you can add your plugin to the right click menu, audio processing menu. Does anybody know how to do that?
January 4, 2023, 9:21am
If I understand you correctly you mean this menu?
I’m not aware of an API for that. I think it’s a custom integration within Studio One. (though it would be great if they would provide an API for that since currently there’s no way to remove ARA plug-ins quickly)