Waves Essential

Over 110 industry-leading plugins covering your mixing and production needs
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Also available: Waves Ultimate with 230+ Waves plugins

Over 110 Pro-Quality Plugins Covering Your Mixing and Production Needs

Shape your sound with a massive collection of industry-leading audio plugins, covering a vast range of your mixing and production needs.

Vocal production and mixing plugins, including Waves Tune Real-Time, Clarity Vx, Vocal Bender, Vocal Rider, R-Vox and CLA Vocals. The classic Renaissance series. Selected analog emulations, including SSL E-Channel, CLA-76 and Kramer Master Tape. The CR8 Creative Sampler. A rich palette of popular plugins, including F6 Dynamic EQ, H-Delay, L2, PuigTec EQs, and so much more.

With Waves Essential, your essential mixing and production needs are covered—and beyond.

  • Over 110 industry-leading plugins
  • 7-day free trial: no commitment
  • All future updates included
  • Select new plugins added
  • Vast collection of pro-quality audio plugins
  • Includes Waves Stream: Remote music collaboration service
  • 2 licenses for activation on 2 machines at a time
  • Cancel anytime (your subscription will stop at the end of your current period)
  • Personal technical support by phone and email
  • From Waves Audio, winner of the Technical Grammy® Award

The Industry’s Most Popular Plugins In Your Sessions

  • Produce and Mix with Industry-Defining Plugins

    Shape your sound with over 110 plugins powering millions of sessions: Vocal plugins, including Waves Tune Real-Time, Clarity Vx, Vocal Bender, and much more. All Renaissance plugins. Analog models including SSL E-Channel and CLA-76. Dozens more popular plugins, including F6 Dynamic EQ, H-Delay, L2, PuigTec EQs, the CR8 sampler, and beyond.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • All Plugin Updates Included

    Always be up to date with the latest versions of your plugins. No hassle, no extra cost. Now you, and everyone you collaborate with, can always produce and mix with the same updated versions of your plugins.

  • Select New Plugins Added

    With Waves Essential, your creative palette keeps growing as more new plugins are released. Many of our new releases will be added to your subscription at no extra cost.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Includes Waves Stream: Remote music collaboration

    Share lossless audio from your DAW with your co-creators, in real time and with a single click. Waves Stream makes audio sharing a smooth part of your collaborative creative process, at industry-leading quality and with unique features such as integrated mic control.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Includes StudioVerse: Unlock the Full Power of Your Plugins

    Make the most of your plugins with StudioVerse—the world’s biggest library of presets for plugin chains, available inside your DAW. StudioVerse includes thousands of mix-ready chains, created by industry-leading producers and mixing engineers, with smart AI-powered search so you can always find the presets you need.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Created with Grammy Winners

    Waves plugins, presets, and chains are created with the biggest contributors to the music industry—the producers and mixers behind Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, and countless more—bringing their expertise to your sessions.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material