If your DAW does not supports AU (Audio Unit) you can host an AU as a VST with the help of an host
plug-in like BlueCat's Patchwork or the free KUSHVIEW ELEMENT, this will load like a regular VST plugin
in your DAW and let you load an AU, it's simple and fast.
Plug-In Formats and Current Compatiblity
*Works with Rosetta2 on Silicon
|VProm 2.0.4||VST2 VST3 AU||X86/64||INTEL *||Native Silicon in next version.|
|VSDSX 2.3||VST3 AU||X64||INTEL/ARM|
|ClapTrap 2.0||VST3 AU||X64||INTEL/ARM|
|Elastic EL-2.0.1||AU||X64||INTEL *||VST3 Native Silicon in next version|
|OB-Xtreme-2.0.2||AU||X64||INTEL *||VST3 Native Silicon in next version|
Mac VST3 and Native ARM is planned for all products, it started with VSDSX 2.3, these will be universal binaries working on both Intel and Apple Silicon based Mac.
I have many users using Mac M1 with my products, they run fine and are all provided as AU (audio unit apple plug-in format) , VProm comes as both AU and VST for Mac. Not native ARM for now but working perfectly using Apple Rosetta 2 compatibility (only needed for VST format) AU format should load fine without doing anything else. Native ARM support is of course planned as well as Mac VST3 for ALL products.
Since April 2019 everything I am putting out is cross-platform (MAC and PC), only FMDrive and SPSG are still windows only so until I will be able to provide native OSX versions for those two you can search for some existing workaround that might do the job.
Some people also use a cheap PC as another external hardware, like your hardware synths, modular systems or effect units, you simply send the MIDI from your Mac DAW and route the audio of the PC soundcard back into your Mac.
Current line of Aly James Lab plug-ins.