How to Use Waves Plugins when Using a Custom VST Folder
Last updated on: 10/1/2015 9:41:27 AM
All Waves plugins are installed to a folder named "Plug-Ins V9", which is inside the Waves folder, located on your system hard drive. These files should not be moved.
Instead, a WaveShell is placed in your host application's plugins folder. The WaveShell connects your host application to the plugins as a software gateway.
During installation, the WaveShell-VST is placed in these default locations:
64-bit — C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins
32-bit — C:\Program Files (x86)\VSTPlugins
- Mac: Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > VST
When using a custom VST folder
If you prefer using a custom VST folder, copy the appropriate WaveShell-VST file into your preferred folder:
32-bit — WaveShell-VST [version number].dll
64-bit — WaveShell-VST [version number]_x64.dll
- Mac: WaveShell-VST [version number].vst
These files can also be found in the WaveShell backup folder:
- Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\WaveShells V9
- Mac: Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > WaveShells V9