How to Roll Back to Waves v9.6

Last updated on: 12/10/2019 11:46:09 AM

Follow these steps if you have inadvertently updated your Waves software version and wish to revert to Waves v9.6 plugins and compatible Waves host applications (SoundGrid Studio, MultiRack, eMotion LV1), using our dedicated 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 March 29, 2017 will not be added to the v9.6 installer. Check our Release Notes for specific information.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 users: Activate your licenses to a USB flash drive on a supported OS, then connect it to your Mac OS 10.8.5 computer to load plugins.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 users only: In order to use SoundGrid Studio or the SoundGrid Driver, download and run the Mountain Lion SG Driver Fix.
  • Pro Tools 10 users: This is the last version to support DAE plugins.

Uninstall the current software version (if installed):

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Launch Waves Central.
    Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves
    Mac: Applications > Waves Central
  3. In Waves Central V10.0.1.3 and below: From the top menu, go to Install > Uninstall, checkmark both boxes and click Uninstall. If prompted to update to the latest version of Waves Central, do so and continue below.

    In Waves Central 11.x.x and above: Go to the Settings page > Maintenance > Uninstall. Select the version of plugins currently installed and click Uninstall.

Install Waves v9.6:

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Download the v.9.6 Offline Installer for Windows | Mac.
  3. Unzip the folder to your desktop.
  4. If you have the current version of Waves Central:
    1. Launch the Waves Central application on the system where your licenses are activated:
      Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves Central.
      Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
    2. Log into Waves Central.
    3. Access the Offline Installer Page. Under Install from an Offline Installer, click Browse.
    4. Browse to your Desktop > Waves – 4.4.17 and click Open.
    5. Select the products you wish to install from the list.
    6. Click Install.
  5. If you have OS 10.9.5 or below, go to the Waves folder on your desktop, run the “Install_Waves_Central” file (.dmg for Mac / .exe for PC), and follow the prompts to install the Waves Central Legacy version (“Waves Central L”).
    1. Launch Waves Central.
    2. Click on Install Products.
    3. In the left panel, click on Select Offline Installer.
    4. When prompted, highlight the Waves folder on your desktop and click Select folder/Open.
    5. In the middle panel, select the products you wish to install.
    6. Click Install.

The offline installer includes:

  • Waves Central L
  • All Waves plugins v9.6
    Mac OS 10.8.5: only Pro Tools 10.3.10 supported
  • SoundGrid Studio v9.7.99.191
  • SoundGrid Driver
    Windows: v9.7.99.175
    Mac: v9.7.99.211 (Mac OS 10.8.5: only Pro Tools 10.3.10 supported)
  • StudioRack
    Mac OS 10.8.5: only Pro Tools 10.3.10 supported
  • MultiRack v9.80.11.99
  • eMotion LV1 Live Mixer v9.14
    Mac OS 10.8.5 / Windows 7 not supported
  • SoundGrid drivers for SoundGrid audio interfaces.

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