Waves Central

Follow these steps to install Waves software products and activate their licenses to your computer in one go, using Waves Central’s “Install Products” page.

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Learn how to use an offline installer to install legacy software or to install software to devices that are not connected to the internet.

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Waves Central is an application used to install, manage, and update your Waves software products and licenses. You can install new products, move and deactivate licenses, install legacy software, and install to offline devices.

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Waves Central offers two simple ways to move your licenses: via a USB Flash Drive or Your License Cloud.

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Follow these instructions to recover Waves licenses for lost, stolen, or damaged USB flash drives or computers.

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If some of your Waves plugins are missing after you installed them with Waves Central, consult one of the following pages in order to find them.

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Please follow these steps. Relaunch Waves Central after each step before trying the next. Make sure you are logged in to your computer with an Administrator User account.

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Follow these instructions to uninstall Waves plugins and applications using Waves Central. Note that Waves Central allows you to uninstall Waves plugins by version only.

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A single Waves product license can be used on just one system at a time, but can easily be moved back and forth between compatible systems as often as you like.

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Please refer to the latest version on the System Requirements page to find out on which operating systems Waves Central can run.

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Waves V9 and up require activation on a computer or USB flash drive. For both OS X and Windows compatibility, your USB flash drive must be FAT32-formatted.

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To view which licenses are activated on your computer or USB Flash Drives: Make sure you are logged in to your computer with an Administrator User account.

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SoundGrid audio interfaces require a driver installation in order to function. Follow these steps to install the SoundGrid I/O driver via Waves Central:

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To run Waves plugins on Logic 9, you must use a Waves V9.3 offline installer, which only includes Waves products released until September 10, 2015.

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To run Waves plugins on Mac OS Lion 10.7 to 10.7.5, you must use a Waves V9.3 offline installer, which only includes Waves products released until September 10, 2015.

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If you can log in to your Waves account, but nothing seems to happen when you try to log in to the Waves Central application, follow these instructions.

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If the Install button of the Waves Central app is grayed out, with the message “Please select at least one product” on the top left, follow these steps.

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If you encounter an “Entry Point Not Found” message while launching the Waves Central application or during product installation, follow these instructions.

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If you are encountering a persistent “Incorrect Username or Password” message when trying to log into your Waves account on our website or in Waves Central, follow these instructions.

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To run Waves plugins on Windows 32bit (7 or 8.1), you must use the Waves V9.3 offline installer, which only includes Waves products released until September 10, 2015.

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If you cannot manage your licenses in Waves Central because your computer appears under Disconnected Devices in the Licenses page, these are the possible reasons and solutions.

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Learn how to activate Waves licenses directly to your computer or to a USB flash drive, using the Waves Central application. You can do this only for licenses that are currently “Not Activated” (on the License Cloud).

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If you are based in China, follow these steps to install Waves software products and activate them to your computer using Waves Central.

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For most of Waves’ sample-based instruments (all except Grand Rhapsody Piano), the SD samples library is placed in a default location when installing the instrument. Here is how to move them to a location of your choice.

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If you can’t find your plugins after connecting a USB flash drive to a computer that already has some Waves plugins installed, try following the steps below, using Waves Central’s Version Organizer.

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Learn how to install Waves plugins V10, either online via Waves Central, or by creating your own V10 offline installer via Waves Central, or by downloading a dedicated V10 offline installer.

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