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Waves V12

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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This guide offers precise instructions on how to install, update, or activate your Waves products and licenses. Learn how to check your current license versions, activation status, and Waves Update Plan coverage.

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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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Follow these instructions to uninstall Waves plugins and applications using Waves Central or uninstall unused individual plugins manually.

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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 V12 plugin update. Click on each of the questions below to reveal the answer.

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Learn how to assign Waves plugin controls to your MIDI controller or keyboard. Please note that Ableton Live officially supports Waves plugins V12 and upwards in VST3 only, with MIDI Learn disabled on the plugin GUI.

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Are you seeing blank GUIs of Waves plugins or applications (V12 and up) after installing the latest version on your Mac? Follow these steps to roll back to an earlier version that does not require ‘Metal’ support and will display properly.

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Learn how to update your eMotion LV1, SuperRack, SoundGrid Studio and StudioRack licenses and software to the latest version.

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If you have inadvertently installed a plugin version which cannot run on your operating system or host application and need to use V11 plugins, here are the instructions to roll back your plugins to V11.

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If your system or host application does not support Waves V12.7 software and you have inadvertently updated, follow these steps to roll back to V12.0.

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If your system or host application does not support Waves V12.7 and you wish to install the earlier software version 12.0, follow these steps.

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If you have V12 licenses and V12.0 software installed on your system, you can update all your V12 plugins to the new 12.7 software version, free of charge. Find all instructions on this page.

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If you have inadvertently installed V13 plugins which cannot run on your system or host application and need to use V12 plugins, here are the instructions to roll back your plugins to V12.

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Learn how to install and activate Waves V12 plugins, either online via Waves Central, by creating your own V12 offline installer via Waves Central, or by downloading a dedicated V12 offline installer.

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