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How to Roll Back to Waves v9.92

Last updated on: 10/11/2021 4:00:00 AM

Follow these steps if you inadvertently updated your Waves software version and wish to revert to Waves v9.92 plugins and v9.92-compatible Waves host applications (SoundGrid Studio, MultiRack, and eMotion LV1) using our dedicated offline installer.

Important Notes:
  • Check which software version is most suitable for your system and DAW.
  • Current version licenses will activate older version software (V9 and above), as long as the product/s in question exist in that software version.
  • V9 licenses can be found and managed in the Licenses page of Waves Central. Learn how to activate licenses.
  • Products released after May 3, 2018 will not be added to the v9.92 installer. See these Release Notes for more information.
  • To check if a plugin exists in v9.92, scroll to the bottom of the version's download page.

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 v9.92:

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Download the v.9.92 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 – 24.5.18 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 v9.92
  • SoundGrid Studio v9.7.99.191
  • SoundGrid Driver
    Windows: v9.7.99.175
    Mac: v9.7.99.352
  • StudioRack
  • MultiRack v9.80.13.523
  • eMotion LV1 Live Mixer
    Windows: v9.14.0.423
    Mac: v9.14.0.354
  • Drivers for SoundGrid audio interfaces

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