How to Find Your Plugins in WaveLab

Last updated on: 6/11/2018 7:46:26 AM

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

Step #1 – Verify plugin software is correctly installed

Check whether the relevant plugin file/s are correctly installed on your computer. Go to:

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

The relevant plugin file 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 that Licenses Are Activated

  1. Launch Waves Central:
    Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves
    Mac: Applications > Waves Central
  2. Go to Licenses > Local Licenses.
  3. In the left column, select your computer/USB device.
  4. Activated licenses will appear in the middle column.

If your licenses are not activated, activate your licenses.

Step #3 - Rescan for Plugins

If the plugin software is correctly installed and your licenses are activated to your computer or to a connected USB device, perform a rescan:

  1. In WaveLab, go to File > Preferences > Plug-ins.
  2. Under the General tab, make sure that “Search Standard VST Plug-in Folders” is check-marked.
  3. Click on Force Plug-in Detection at Next Launch.
  4. Quit WaveLab and relaunch it.

Once the rescan is done, create a new session with a supported sample rate, add a track and load your Waves plugins.

None of the above worked? Contact Technical Support.

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