How to Install Waves V10

Last updated on: 12/10/2019 11:46:59 AM

Learn how to install Waves plugins V10, either online via Waves Central, or by creating your own V10 offline installer via Waves Central, or by downloading a dedicated V10 offline installer.

Important Notes:

  • Newly purchased (or demoed) V11 licenses will activate V10 and V9 software, as long as the products in question exist in V10 or V9 versions. To find out whether a certain plugin exists in V10 or V9 versions, visit the V10 and V9 Legacy Download pages, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Products released after October 27, 2019 will not be added to the V10 installer.
    Check our Release Notes for specific information.
  • Sample libraries for Waves instruments must be installed manually.


Choose one of the folllowing methods:

Install Online via Waves Central

You can install Waves V10 software online by following the regular online installation instructions.

Prepare Your Own V10 Offline Installer via Waves Central

To prepare your own V10 offline installer, which installs only the software you own, follow these steps.

Use the Dedicated V10 Offline Installer

To download and use our dedicated full-line V10 offline installer, follow the steps below. Use this option if you want a V10 offline installer that includes all Waves plugins, to use on different computers with different plugins:

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Download the V10 Offline Installation Folder for |
  3. Unzip the folder to your desktop.
  4. Launch the Waves Central application on the computer where your licenses are activated.
       Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves Central.
       Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
  5. If you do not have Waves Central installed, install it using the .exe/.dmg installer in the folder that you have just downloaded.
  6. Log into Waves Central using your account information.
  7. Access the Offline Installer Page in Waves Central; under Install from an Offline Installer, click Browse.
  8. Browse to your Desktop > Waves – 27.10.19 and click Open
  9. Select only the products you wish to install from the list.
  10. Click Install.

The Offline Installer includes:

  • All Waves plugins v10
  • SoundGrid Studio v9.7.99.191
  • SoundGrid Driver
    Windows: v9.7.99.1159 and v10.0.10.47
    Mac: v9.7.99.352 and v10.0.10.47
  • StudioRack v9.7.99.211
  • MultiRack v9.80.13.568
  • eMotion LV1 Live Mixer
    Windows: v10.0.57.88
    Mac: v10.0.57.88
  • Drivers for SoundGrid Audio Interfaces

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