Install & Activate Products

Last updated on: 7/5/2020 6:23:44 AM

Follow the steps below to install Waves software products and activate their licenses to your computer in one go, using Waves Central’s “Install Products” page.

Important Notes:
  • Check which software version is most suitable for your system and DAW.
  • V11 licenses will activate V10 and V9 software, as long as the products in question exist in V10 or V9.
  • For more notes about using V9 and V10 licenses and software, see below.
  1. If you already have the Waves Central application installed, skip to step 2.
    If you don’t, download and install Waves Central:

  2. Launch Waves Central.
    Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves Central.
    Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
  3. Log into Waves Central.
  4. Click the Install Products page. This displays a list of your purchased plugins and their install status.

    • To view only the products for which you have a license, select the My Products tab.
    • To view all Waves software products v10 and v11, select the All Products tab and choose which version to display in the 'View' menu.
  5. Select the products you wish to install from either list, and review the selections in the Summary section.
  6. Click on the Install button. If you are activating licenses as well, the button will read Install and Activate.

Your products are now ready to use.

By default, a license will be activated to the host computer’s hard drive. You can also activate it to a USB flash drive. Use the Target Device for Licenses panel to select where you want to send the license.

Watch how to install, activate, recover & update Waves plugins:

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