How to Find Your Plugins in Cubase

Last updated on: 8/28/2016 5:30:00 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Cubase but you cannot find them, follow these instructions in order to make the plugins available.

Step #1 – Verify plugin software is correctly installed

First, check whether the relevant plugin files are correctly installed on your computer. Go to:

Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Plug-Ins V10.
Mac: System HD > Applications > Waves > Plug-Ins V10.

The relevant plugin file/s will be named after the plugin, in this format: [PluginName].bundle.
For example, the plugin file for Reel ADT will be named Reel ADT.bundle.

If the plugins you are looking for are not in the above folder, install the plugins by following the instructions in this link.

Step #2 – Verify licenses are activated

Licenses can be activated to one device at a time (computer/USB flash drive).

  1. Launch Waves Central.
    Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves.
    Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
  2. Click on Manage Licenses.

In the left panel, under the “Select source” section, you will see the following:

  1. My License Cloud” – Select to show all licenses which are Not Activated to any device.
  2. Your computer – Select to show all licenses which are activated to the computer you are currently using.
  3. Any USB flash drives connected to your computer – Select to show all licenses which are activated to the selected device.

Licenses Not Activated? (“My License Cloud” selected)

  1. In the middle panel, select your licenses.
  2. In the right panel, select your computer/USB device.
  3. Click Send Licenses.
  4. Launch Cubase, create a new project with a supported sample rate and see if the plugins appear.

Licenses Activated? (Computer or USB device selected)

If the licenses for the missing plugins are activated to your computer or USB device, proceed to Step #3 - Refresh Licenses below.

Check disconnected devices

In Waves Central’s Manage Licenses section, you will find a “Disconnected devices” list (bottom left). Every device you have ever activated licenses to will appear on this list.

Click on any device on the list, and the licenses activated to it will appear in the middle panel.

If you see the relevant licenses on a disconnected device that you can access, you can Move Your Licenses from that device. If you don’t have access to the device, you can Recover Your Licenses.

Step #3 – Refresh Licenses

If the plugin software is correctly installed and you’ve verified that the licenses are activated to the computer you are working on or to a connected USB device, follow these steps to refresh the Licenses folder:

Windows

  1. Quit Central and Cubase.
  2. If your licenses are activated to your computer:

    · Press [Win key]+R, type %ProgramData% and hit Enter.
    · Go to Waves Audio and drag the Licenses folder to your desktop.

    If your licenses are activated to a USB device:

    · In Windows File Explorer, go to USB device\Waves
    · Drag the Licenses folder to your desktop.
  3. Launch Central, log in and allow it to sync.
  4. Launch Cubase, create a new project with a supported sample rate and see if the plugins appear.

Mac

  1. Quit Central and Cubase.
  2. If your licenses are activated to your computer:

    · Go to Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Waves

    If your licenses are activated to a USB device:

    · In Finder, go to USB device > Waves
  3. Drag the Licenses folder to your desktop.
  4. Launch Central, log in and allow it to sync.
  5. Launch Cubase, create a new project with a supported sample rate and see if the plugins appear.

None of the above worked? Contact Technical Support.

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