Learn how to use Waves plugins if you use a custom VST or VST3 plugins folder.
All Waves plugins are installed to a folder named "Plug-Ins V14" (or whichever version is installed on your device), 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.
Waves plugins are no longer officially supported as VST2 in any of our Supported Hosts We highly recommend using VST3 plugins in new sessions from now on, and migrating plugins in old sessions to VST3.
During installation, the WaveShell is placed in these default locations:
When using a custom VST folder:
If you prefer using a custom VST folder, copy the appropriate WaveShell file into your preferred folder:
These files can also be found in the WaveShell backup folder:
Please note that you will need to copy the WaveShells to your custom folder again after any installation or update via Waves Central.
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