Supported Hosts

Reference this page for the complete list of officially supported DAWs compatible with Waves audio plugins. Please scroll down for notes and exceptions.

The TDM format is no longer supported by Waves v9.6 or later: learn more.

Mac

  • Pro Tools 12, 2018 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 10 (VST)
  • Nuendo 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9, 10 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10 (Audio Units)
  • Audition 11 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 12 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3, 4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8, 2018 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12, 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5 (VST3)
  • Reason 10 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)

Windows

  • Pro Tools 12, 2018 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 10 (VST)
  • Nuendo 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9, 10 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2018.07 (VST3)
  • Audition 11 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 12 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 14 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 11 (VST)
  • Studio One 3, 4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8, 2018 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12, 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5 (VST3)
  • Reason 10 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • 32/64 bit: All of the above-listed hosts are supported in 64-bit only.
  • MIDI Support: The following hosts do not offer MIDI support: WaveLab, Main Stage, Pyramix, Garage Band, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Cakewalk by BandLab Platinum and Wavelab.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER and Studio One.
  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.
  • Maschine & Komplete Kontrol: see over 70 NKS-ready effects & instruments.

Plugins:

  • Codex & Element are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 surround not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 surround not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.
  • eMo Generator: When using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.
  • DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.
  • Dorrough Stereo: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Stereo is available in MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio and StudioRack.
  • Dorrough Surround: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Surround is available in MultiRack.
  • Grand Rhapsody Piano, Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano, Clavinet and Bass Slapper are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • InPhase & InPhase LT: Sidechain not supported on Logic.
  • NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools 11 and up (HD required), Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab.
  • Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Media Composer, FL Studio.
    Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • Reel ADT on Windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab.
  • SoundShifter: On Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
    On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
  • UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT are fully supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, Ableton Live (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Reason.
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
    In addition, it is not supported on Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X.

Mac

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2, 12, 2018 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9, 10 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7, 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8, 9 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10 (Audio Units)
  • Audition 11 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 12 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8, 2018 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5, 10 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)

Windows

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2, 12, 2018 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9, 10 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7, 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8, 9 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition 11 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 12 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 13, 14 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 10, 11 (VST)
  • Studio One 3 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8, 2018 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5, 10 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • 32/64 bit: All of the above-listed hosts (except Sound Forge) are supported in 64-bit only.
  • MIDI Support: The following hosts do not offer MIDI support: WaveLab, Main Stage, Pyramix, Garage Band, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Sonar Platinum and Wavelab.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio 12, REAPER and Studio One.
  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.
  • Maschine & Komplete Kontrol: see over 70 NKS-ready effects & instruments.

Plugins:

  • Codex & Element are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 surround not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 surround not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.
  • eMo Generator: When using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.
  • DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.
  • Dorrough Stereo: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Stereo is available in MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio and StudioRack.
  • Dorrough Surround: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Surround is available in MultiRack.
  • Grand Rhapsody Piano, Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano, Clavinet and Bass Slapper are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • InPhase & InPhase LT: Sidechain not supported on Logic.
  • NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools 11 and up (HD required), Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Sonar.
  • Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Media Composer, FL Studio.
    Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • Reel ADT on Windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab and Sound Forge.
  • SoundShifter: On Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
    On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
  • UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT are fully supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, Ableton Live (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Reason.
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
    In addition, it is not supported on Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X.