Waves V11

Use this guide to find the exact set of instructions to update, activate and install your Waves licenses by checking your current license versions, activation status and Waves Update Plan coverage.

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We know that a major update always raises many questions, so here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the new Waves V11 plugin update. Click on each of the questions below to reveal the answer.

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

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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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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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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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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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If after updating your Waves products to V11, some (or all) plugins appear twice in your host application's plugin list and/or plugin manager, follow these steps to resolve the issue.

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Learn how to use your Waves plugins when using a custom VST folder

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If after updating your products to V11, some (or all) plugins do not load in your host application, follow these steps to resolve the issue.

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If after updating your Waves products to V11, some (or all) plugins appear in your host application's plugin list and/or plugin manager as V9 or V10 plugins, follow these steps to resolve the issue.

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