How to Roll Back to Waves V12

Mar 26, 2023

If you inadvertently installed a plugin version that cannot run on your operating system or host application and wish to roll back to V12 plugins, follow these instructions.

If you have activated licenses of a newer version, no worries! Licenses of the current plugin version will activate V12 software, as long as the product/s in question exist in V12.

To find out whether a certain plugin exists in V12, visit the V12 Download page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Launch Waves Central and log in.
  3. On the left-hand side, click the Settings page.
  4. Under Maintenance, click the Uninstall drop-down menu and choose to uninstall the current plugins version.
  5. Download the V12.7 Offline Installation folder for | .
  6. Unzip the folder to your desktop.
  7. Navigate to the Waves – 10.10.21 folder (which you have just extracted).
  8. In the folder, launch the file named “install.cen”.
  9. Waves Central will open on the Offline Installer page.
  10. Select the products you wish to install.
  11. Click Install

Your products are now ready to use.

If needed, learn how to rescan your plugins in your DAW here.

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