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Sample Libraries for Waves Instruments

All sample libraries can be installed via Waves Central.

  • Click here to install them manually

    Download high-definition (HD) and/or standard (SD) sample libraries for your sample-based Waves instruments. To play each instrument, you must have at least one of its libraries installed on your computer. Once downloaded, follow the installation instructions.

    For optimal download behavior, we recommend you use a Download Manager with ‘Resume’ capability.

    All Waves Sample Libraries

    Included sample libraries: Bass Fingers, Bass Slapper, Clavinet, COSMOS Sample Finder Factory Pack, Electric 88 Piano, Electric 200 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano, Grand Rhapsody Piano.

    Bass Fingers Sample Libraries

    Bass Slapper Sample Libraries

    Clavinet Sample Libraries

    COSMOS Sample Finder Factory Pack

    Electric 88 Piano Sample Libraries

    Electric 200 Piano Sample Libraries

    Electric Grand 80 Sample Libraries

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    485.5 MB

    Grand Rhapsody Piano Sample Libraries

     

    Installation Instructions

    Waves Instruments

    After you have downloaded the libraries (SD, HD, or both) follow these steps:

    1. Extract the sample library/libraries to the desired location. You can place the samples wherever you want, including external hard drives. Note that if you place the samples in their default location listed below, the samples should be
      • Mac: Applications > Waves > Data > Instrument Data > Waves Sample Libraries
      • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Data\Instrument Data\Waves Sample Libraries
      Mac users are advised to use Archive Utility (right-click the file and choose to open with Archive Utility).
    2. Launch/Load the instrument, either as a plugin or as a standalone application.
    3. If prompted to “Please locate your Waves instrument’s Sample Library folder,” navigate to the location where you’ve extracted your sample library and click OK.
    4. Information about the samples folder is shown in the WaveSystem toolbar. To select a different sample library or a different library location, click on the Sample Library bar (highlighted below) and navigate to the desired folder.



    COSMOS Sample Finder

    1. Extract the sample library/libraries to the desired location. You can place the samples wherever you want, including external hard drives. Note that if you place the samples in their default location listed below, they should be loaded automatically:
      • Mac: Applications > Waves > Data > Instrument Data > Waves Sample Libraries
      • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Data\Instrument Data\Waves Sample Libraries
      Mac users are advised to use Archive Utility (right-click the file and choose to open with Archive Utility).
    2. Launch/Load COSMOS Sample Finder, either as a standalone application or from CR8 Creative Sampler.
    3. At the bottom of the left panel, click the ‘+’ icon to Add Sample Folders:

    4. Navigate to the location where you’ve extracted your sample library and click OK.