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How to Install and Activate Waves V14.0

May 08, 2023

Learn how to install Waves V14 plugins, via an offline installer.

Important Notes:

  • V14.0 plugins can be activated by V14 licenses and Waves Creative Access subscription licenses.
  • Products released after March 25, 2023 are not part of the V14.0 offline installer.
  • To see a list of the plugins available in the V14 installer, visit this page.
  • Sample libraries for Waves instruments must be installed manually.

Step #1 Activate your Licenses

  1. Download and install Waves Central for Mac | Windows
    If you already have Waves Central installed, skip to the next step.
  2. Launch Waves Central:
    On Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves Central.
    On Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
  3. Log into Waves Central.
  4. Select the Licenses page on the left bar.
  5. Select Not Activated at the top of the page.
  6. Choose the license/s you wish to activate. Selected licenses will appear in the list on the right.
  7. Choose the target device for the activated license/s.
  8. Click the Activate button.

If you are installing bundles or single plugins:

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Download the V14 Offline Installation folder Windows or Mac.
  3. Unzip the folder to your desktop.
  4. Navigate to the Waves V14.0 - 7.2.23 folder which you just extracted.
  5. In the folder, launch the file named “install.cen”.
  6. Waves Central will open on the Offline Installer page.
  7. Select the products you wish to install.
  8. Click Install.

If you are installing Waves Creative Access:

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Download the V14 Offline Installation folder Windows or Mac.
  3. Unzip the folder to your desktop.
  4. Navigate to the Waves V14 Plugins folder which you just extracted.
  5. In the folder, launch the file named “install.cen”.
  6. Waves Central will open on the Offline Installer page.
  7. Select All Waves Plugins and StudioRack.
  8. Click Install.

Please note – Only plugins that are part of your Waves Creative Access subscription will show up in your DAW.

Your products are now ready to use.

If you need any further assistance, please contact Technical Support.