ProductCatalina
Ableton ✔ DAW ready but all used components need to be updated.
Sonuus I2M ~ Audio and MIDI works, but editing interface not fixed for Catalina
Logidy UMI3 ✔ v0_94 released 2019. Pedal management only. Works
bass
(au) Tokyo Dawn Labs|TDR Kotelnikov ✔ super flexible noiseless compressor. macOS version 1.6.1 was released April 2020
(au) TAL-Togu Audio Line|TAL Chorus LX ✔ Awesome Juno-60 style old-school chorus. Latest release Oct 2016, but main site says all commercial and free OSX 64bit are Catalina compatible.
(au) TSE AUDIO|BOD ✔ Good sounding bass overdrive when you need it.
(au) AudioThing|Filterjam ✔ Resonant filter needs to be worked via pedal when playing, but all kinds of resonant feedback sounds
synths
(au) u-he|Podolski ✔ Great arpeggiation sound. Tracks well.
(vst) Kairatune ✔ Club synth with non-subtle saw pad sounds. Tracks well if you set BEND:2st, GLIDE:34. MacOS version 1.2.6 was released Nov 2019
(au) Datsounds|Obxd ✔ Vintage Oberheim synth. Sounds great and tracks well.
effects
(au) Blue Cat Audio Phaser Great phaser. Lows can be gassy on bass, but awesome otherwise.
Things to check out post Catalina:
TrapDoor Audio synths ?
Xylo wood ?
Surge Synthesizer ?
Full Bucket Music|Tricent mk III ?
Full Bucket Music|Fury-800 https://www.kvraudio.com/nl/48789
Soundemote FlowerChild filter ?
Cluster Sound RX7 Free Drum Pack for Ableton Live
SoundModeler GalactiX VSTi Synthesizer Another synth to try out. Improved MIDI tracking
Not currently using
(au) LinPlug|FreeAlpha ? Complex sound pad synth with triangle wave
(au) NUSofting|Sinnah ? Delay matrix + harmonics. Noise/FX synth. v1.1 released Sep 2017. KVR says installer might fail on Catalina.
(au) Audiffex|STA Phaser ? last updated 2014, $20, generally useful but more of a recording effect, no dry/wet dial
(au) Ignite Amps|TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer ? good distortion box, no dry/wet dial. Last updated 2013
(au) iZotope ? AI mastering assistant trains for 8 seconds and magic.
Soundflower ✔ Works on Catalina
(au) u-he|TripleCheese ? Classic sound synth, mostly pad oriented.
(au) u-he|TyrellN6 ? Continuous variable waveform ARP style synth, no LFO access
(au) Valhalla DSP|ValhallaFreqEcho ? Great for messing up drum sounds.
(au) Royale Audio|Royale Filter ? Super nice tone knob if you want to cut highs
(au) SPC Plugins|Gater ? drops notes out where you press the buttons.
Someone please port these forward:
TAL-Togu Audio Line|TAL Dub components are 32 bit and won't work in Ableton.
(vst) Orca Awesome synth but 32 bit so not supported in Ableton
Not worth using if driving from bass:
(au) Green Oak Software|Crystal Long dev vintage atmospheric synth (wobbly)
(au) AIR Music Technology|VacuumPro_x64 Two barreled analog synth with gain stages on each section. Squirrely.
(au) Daichi Laboratory|Synth1 No presets, pretty. Midi init fails.
(au) Digital Suburban|Dexed Long dev sawy synth, wobbly control
(au) Full Bucket Music|Deputy bladerunner "strings" synth. 51, 57 (wobbly control)
(au) Full Bucket Music|FB-3100 Jean Michelle Jarre synth. Try 05 S&H Pad (wobbly control)
(au) Full Bucket Music|FB-3200 Programmable version of 3100 synth, no presets.
(au) Full Bucket Music|FB-3300 pads and whole tones synth. 0 or 53 (wobbly control)
Tokyo Dawn Labs|TDR Nova great parametric/dynamic EQ if the need arises.
(au) TAL-Togu Audio Line|TAL Filter 2 Plugin graphic gain control for loops just to add interest
(au) Thomas Mundt|LoudMax Loudness maximizer.
(au) Xfer Records|Dimension Expander Waiting for the need to try this out