Zplane has announced the release of an update to its deCoda software that can decode any song so you can learn to play it in minutes.

Version 1.3.0 of the application brings native Apple Silicon (M1) support and various other improvements and fixes.

With this update, deCoda adds to the ranks of zplane products that are compatible with Apple’s newest computers sporting the cutting-edge M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max processors, a list which already includes Elastique Pitch V2, reTune, TONIC, and FENNEK.

This deCoda update also includes an improvement to the contrast of the Dark Mode theme making it easier to view in bright environments. The official operating system support has also been extended to cover the latest operating systems: macOS Monterey and Windows 11.

Changes in deCoda v1.3.0

  • New: Native Apple Silicon (M1) support.
  • New: Improved contrast in Dark Mode.
  • New: Now uses a proper installer application for macOS.
  • New: On macOS, deCoda is now installed to /Applications/zplane/deCoda.
  • New: An uninstaller for macOS is now provided during installation.
  • New: On macOS, support files and Library are now placed at ~/Library/Application Support/zplane/deCoda—data from previous deCoda versions will automatically be migrated to this new location on first run.
  • Fixed: Piano roll now remains aligned with keyboard when enabling playback with any size of Chord Bar selected.
  • Fixed: It was possible to load new projects while the Tutorial was running leading to a broken state in the app.
  • Fixed: Under special circumstances, it was possible for the deCoda LE version to open in Piano Roll view.
  • Known Issues: At the time of this writing, IK Multimedia AmpliTube is not yet fully M1 compatible. Tests have shown that only the AU version of AmpliTube will work in deCoda while running natively on an M1 Mac.

deCoda is on sale for 29 EUR / $34 USD from Plugin Boutique until February 28th, 2022 (regular 49 EUR). The update is free for all existing users.

More information: Zplane development