Install & Activate Products

Last updated on: 12/12/2019 8:53:55 AM

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

If your licenses are already Activated, refer to the Installing My Products and Demos page.

Important Notes:
  • Check which software version is most suitable for your system and DAW.
  • Newly purchased (or demoed) V11 licenses will activate V10 and V9 software, as long as the products in question exist in V10 or V9. To find out whether a certain plugin exists in V10 or V9, visit the V10 and V9 download pages, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Existing V9 licenses can be found and managed in the Licenses page of Waves Central. Learn how to activate licenses.
  • Software versions earlier than 9.92 cannot co-exist with software versions V10 or V11, if you wish to run V9 side by side with V10 or V11 – please install version 9.92
  • For this reason, installing V11 alongside V9 may cause temporary loss of access to the V9 plugins on systems that do support both versions. We are aware of this issue and it can be repaired by reinstalling V9.92 plugins or contacting Tech Support.”
  1. Download and install Waves Central for | .

    If you already have Waves Central installed, skip to step 2.
  2. Launch the Waves Central application.
    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.
  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.

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