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How to Use Waves Plugin Presets

Mar 26, 2023

Waves plugin presets are managed via the WaveSystem Toolbar, where you can load factory presets and setup files and also create and save your own user presets and setup files.

In case you can’t find your presets (whether factory or user-created), please make sure you are using the WaveSystem toolbar’s preset menu, rather than your host application’s preset menu.

In V12, an additional Preset Browser has been added for fast preset searching, via the preset menu. Instead of browsing manually through preset menus, you can now search presets by text, filter them by name, delete user presets and quickly audition your results. To learn more, please refer to the WaveSystem user manual.

User Presets locations:

User presets are saved in the following location:

  • Windows: C:\Users\Public\Waves Audio\Plug-In Settings \ *Plug-In name
  • Mac: System HD > Users > Shared > Waves > Plug-In Settings > *Plug-In name

They are not deleted if you uninstall Waves from your computer.

Additional Presets:

Some plugins come with additional presets available in the ‘Setup Libraries’ folder:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Data\Setup Libraries \ *Plug-In name
  • Mac: Applications > Waves > Data > Setup Libraries > *Plug-In name

There, organized by various topics, you’ll find banks of setup files which can be loaded via the WaveSystem Toolbar > Preset Menu > Open preset file.

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