How to Use Waves Plugin Presets

Last updated on: 10/19/2020 4:42:07 AM

Waves plugin presets are managed via the WaveSystem Toolbar, where you can load factory presets and setup files and even create and save your own user presets and setup files. (Setup files contain more than one preset.)

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

In V12, an additional preset browser has been added for fast preset searching, via the ‘Load’ 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
  • Mac: System HD > Users > Shared > Waves > Plug-In Settings
  • DiGiCo Consoles: D:\Waves\Plug-Ins V9\Plug-In Settings

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
  • Mac: Applications > Waves > Data > Setup Libraries
  • DiGiCo Consoles: D:\Waves\Data\Setup Libraries

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

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