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Supported Hosts

This page lists all DAWs officially supported for each version of Waves plugins.

  • The DAW versions listed below are the latest on which we tested and officially qualified each version of our products.
  • Waves’ latest version works on newer sub-versions of these DAWs, unless stated otherwise.
  • If your DAW (or DAW version) is not listed here, we recommend you demo the product you wish to purchase to confirm it works.
  • Your DAW must be running on an operating system that supports it in order for plugins to work properly. To confirm that your DAW version is supported on your operating system, please refer to your DAW’s website.
  • For notes and exceptions, please scroll down.

Apple Silicon Support

Mac

  • Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X, 10.7.4 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 11 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 11.1 (VST3)
  • Nuendo 12 (VST3)
  • Cubase 12 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.4.6 (Audio Units)
  • Audition 22 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
  • Studio One Professional 5.4, 6 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 12 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
  • Luna 1.2.7 (Audio Units)

 

Windows

  • Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 11.1 (VST3)
  • Nuendo 12 (VST3)
  • Cubase 12 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2021 (VST3)
  • Audition 22 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X6 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 15 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 14 (VST3)
  • Studio One Professional 5.4, 6 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 12 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • These specs are for software version 14.
  • V14 supports 64-bit only.
  • With the release of Waves V13 plugins, we announce full official Apple M1 support for host applications that are themselves Apple M1-compatible. We will work to provide official M1 support for more host applications as they become M1-compatible. We will update this page with new developments as they are available.
  • In certain scenarios, a mixture of multiple versions of Waves plugins installed on the same system may cause issues in Logic Pro X, even if all versions are supported on the system. This is under investigation and there is a workaround. If you encounter such behavior – please contact Tech Support for assistance.
  • MIDI Support: The following hosts do not offer MIDI support: Pyramix, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Cakewalk by BandLab, GarageBand and Luna.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio, Samplitude, Sequoia 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.
  • Drag and Drop support: ‘Drag and Drop' of samples and audio files in to CR8 Creative Sampler is possible only on DAWs that support this feature: Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo and Studio One.
  • GarageBand: The Preset Browser is not available on Intel Mac computers.
  • Adobe Premiere on M1 Macs: While loading plugins / changing parameters, you may experience a slow graphic refresh rate.
  • V14 plugins are Supported on StudioRack 13. See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.

Ableton Live:

  • As of Waves V12 – Waves plugins are supported only in the VST3 format.
  • Users are hereon advised to load plugins in the VST3 format only for future session compatibility.
  • Clicking the ‘About’ box in the plugin will display if plugin is loaded in the VST3 or VST (2.4) formats.
  • If you encounter issues with VST (2.4) plugins in current or older sessions, or wish to ‘future-proof’ your sessions, load VST3 instance/s of the plugin alongside the existing VST (2.4) ones, then use the WaveSystem toolbar to copy the preset/s from VST (2.4) and paste in the VST3.
  • Plugin parameters are not auto-populated in Ableton Live for some plugins with many (over 67) automatable parameters.
  • Ableton Live sessions created with previous versions (V10/V11) of the plugin components listed below, will not load in the sessions after the plugin version is updated:
    • C4 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • C6 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • L2 Ultramaximizer: Mono component
    • Q1-Q8 Equalizers: Mono component
    • F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ: Mono component
    • Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones: 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 components

Plugins:

  • Abbey Road Studio 3:
    • Not supported under Audition, Premiere on Mac.
    • Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab.
  • Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain - Not supported under Garage Band.
  • Bass Fingers - Not supported under Pyramix on Windows.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • CLA MixHub:
    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.
    • Inserting a plugin in the insert slot while automation is in touch mode and all automation lanes enabled may result in a crash or unexpected behavior.
  • CLA Nx - Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • DeBreath - Not supported under Main Stage and Premiere on Mac.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Not supported under FL Studio on Mac
  • 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), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • Lofi Space and Retro Fi: Tempo Sync is not available in Premiere Pro.
  • GTR3 / GTR Solo – Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Kaleidoscopes - Not supported under Luna
  • Morphoder - Not supported under Garage Band
  • MultiMod Rack - Not supported under Garage Band
  • NLS Non-Linear Summer – Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Audition, Premiere and FL Studio.
    Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • Scheps Omni Channel:
    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio and Garage Band.
    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.
    • Inserting a plugin in the insert slot while automation is in touch mode and all automation lanes enabled may result in a crash or unexpected behavior.
  • 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 Virtual Instruments are not supported on Avid and Adobe Premier.
  • 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 10.1 (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported).
    Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Studio One, Reason, Bitwig Studio, Ableton Live 11 and Luna.
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
    In addition, it is not supported on Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.

Mac

  • Pro Tools 2021 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X, 10.6.3 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 11 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 11.1 (VST3)
  • Nuendo 11 (VST3)
  • Cubase 11,12 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.4.4 (Audio Units)
  • Audition 22 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 15 (VST3)
  • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 11, 12 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
  • Luna 1.2.7 (Audio Units)

Windows

  • Pro Tools 2021 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 11.1 (VST3)
  • Nuendo 11 (VST3)
  • Cubase 11 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2021 (VST3)
  • Audition 22 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 15 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X6 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 15 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 25th (VST)
  • Studio One Professional 5.3 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 11, 12 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • These specs are for software version 13.
  • V13 supports 64-bit only.
  • With the release of Waves V13 plugins, we announce full official Apple M1 support for host applications that are themselves Apple M1-compatible. We will work to provide official M1 support for more host applications as they become M1-compatible. We will update this page with new developments as they are available.
  • In certain scenarios, a mixture of multiple versions of Waves plugins installed on the same system may cause issues in Logic Pro X, even if all versions are supported on the system. This is under investigation and there is a workaround. If you encounter such behavior – please contact Tech Support for assistance.
  • MIDI Support: The following hosts do not offer MIDI support: Pyramix, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Cakewalk by BandLab, GarageBand and Luna.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio 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.
  • GarageBand: The Preset Browser is not available on Intel Mac computers.
  • V13 plugins are Supported on StudioRack 12.8. See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.

Ableton Live:

  • As of Waves V12 – Waves plugins are supported only in the VST3 format.
  • Users are hereon advised to load plugins in the VST3 format only for future session compatibility.
  • Clicking the ‘About’ box in the plugin will display if plugin is loaded in the VST3 or VST (2.4) formats.
  • If you encounter issues with VST (2.4) plugins in current or older sessions, or wish to ‘future-proof’ your sessions, load VST3 instance/s of the plugin alongside the existing VST (2.4) ones, then use the WaveSystem toolbar to copy the preset/s from VST (2.4) and paste in the VST3.
  • Ableton Live sessions created with previous versions (V10/V11) of the plugin components listed below, will not load in the sessions after the plugin version is updated:
    • C4 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • C6 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • L2 Ultramaximizer: Mono component
    • Q1-Q8 Equalizers: Mono component
    • F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ: Mono component
    • Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones: 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 components

Plugins:

  • Abbey Road Studio 3:
    • Not supported under Audition, Premiere on Mac.
    • Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase (no 7.1 support), Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab.
  • Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain - Not supported under Garage Band.
  • Bass Fingers - Not supported under Pyramix on Windows.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • CLA MixHub:
    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.
  • CLA Nx - Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Clarity Vx / Clarity Vx Pro:
    • Clarity Vx and Clarity Vx Pro plugins require the Rosetta 2 emulator to run on Apple M1 processors. We are working to add native M1 support for these plugins in the near future.
      Learn how to open your DAW using Rosetta.
    • Recommended Buffer Size for VST host applications on Mac and Windows - 512 or higher.
    • In Ableton Live 11, changing the Sample Rate will disable Clarity’s automation. Reloading the session will re-enable automation.
  • DeBreath - Not supported under Main Stage and Premiere on Mac.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Not supported under FL Studio on Mac
  • 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), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • Lofi Space and Retro Fi: Tempo Sync is not available in Premiere Pro.
  • GTR3 / GTR Solo – Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Kaleidoscopes - Not supported under Luna
  • Morphoder - Not supported under Garage Band
  • MultiMod Rack - Not supported under Garage Band
  • NLS Non-Linear Summer – Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase (no 7.1 support), Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Audition, Premiere and FL Studio.
    Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • Scheps Omni Channel:
    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio and Garage Band.
    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.
  • 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 Virtual Instruments are not supported on Avid and Adobe Premier.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT are fully supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase 11, Studio One, REAPER, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live 10.1 (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition,Cubase 12, Digital Performer, Reason, Bitwig Studio, Garage Band, FL Studio, Premiere Pro, Samplitude, Seqouia, Komplete Kontrol, Maschine, Ableton Live 11 and Luna.
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
    In addition, it is not supported on Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.

Mac

  • Pro Tools 2020 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X, 10.6 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 10 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 10.1, 11 (VST3)
  • Nuendo 10.3, 11 (VST3)
  • Cubase 10.5, 11 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10 (Audio Units)
  • Audition 13 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 14 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X (Audio Units)
    Not supported on macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 11 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 3 (VST3)
  • Luna 1.1.8 (Audio Units)

Windows

  • Pro Tools 2020 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 10.1, 11 (VST3)
  • Nuendo 10.3, 11 (VST3)
  • Cubase 10.5, 11 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 10 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2020 (VST3)
  • Audition 13 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 14 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X4, Pro X5 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 15 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 25th (VST)
  • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 11 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 3 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • These specs are for software version 12.7
  • Waves V12.7 may cause graphic corruptions when ‘HiDPI’ is enabled in Cubase 10.5 and Nuendo 10.3.
  • Logic 10.5.1, Luna 1.0.6 and Pyramix 12 are officially supported with software version 12.0, not 12.7
  • V12 supports 64-bit only.
  • Logic 10.5.1: On macOS 10.13.6 and 10.14.6, plugins that have an expand/collapse function may cause a graphic glitch when expanded or collapsed. We are working on a fix for this behavior. This does not occur on macOS 10.15.5.
  • In certain scenarios, a mixture of multiple versions of Waves plugins installed on the same system may cause issues in Logic Pro X, even if all versions are supported on the system. This is under investigation and there is a workaround. If you encounter such behavior – please contact Tech Support for assistance.
  • 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, Wavelab and Luna.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio 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.
  • WaveLab: Preset Browser is not supported. ‘Sync to host BPM’ feature is not available on plugins that offer it.
  • See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.

Ableton Live:

  • As of Waves V12 – Waves plugins are supported only in the VST3 format.
  • Users are hereon advised to load plugins in the VST3 format only for future session compatibility.
  • Clicking the ‘About’ box in the plugin will display if plugin is loaded in the VST3 or VST (2.4) formats.
  • If you encounter issues with VST (2.4) plugins in current or older sessions, or wish to ‘future-proof’ your sessions, load VST3 instance/s of the plugin alongside the existing VST (2.4) ones, then use the WaveSystem toolbar to copy the preset/s from VST (2.4) and paste in the VST3.
  • The ‘MIDI Learn’ function of controls on the plugin GUI is currently disabled in Ableton Live/VST3. Workaround: Assign MIDI via device parameters.
  • Ableton Live sessions created with previous versions (V10/V11) of the plugin components listed below, will not load in the sessions after the plugin version is updated:
    • C4 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • C6 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • L2 Ultramaximizer: Mono component
    • Q1-Q8 Equalizers: Mono component
    • F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ: Mono component
    • Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones: 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 components

Plugins:

  • CLA Nx is not supported in Reason 11 on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Waves Virtual Instruments are not supported on Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro.
  • CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
  • 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), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • InPhase & InPhase LT: Sidechain is supported on Logic 10.6.2.
  • NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase (no 7.1 support), Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • 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 10.1 (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Reason, Bitwig Studio, Ableton Live 11 and Luna.
  • 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.

Mac

  • Pro Tools 2018, 2019, 2020 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X, 10.5.1 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 10 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 10.1 (VST / VST3)
  • Nuendo 10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 10, 10.5 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.5 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10 (Audio Units)
  • Audition 12 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 13 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Studio One Professional 4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 2019 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 11 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 3 (VST3)
  • Luna 1.0.6 (Audio Units)

Windows

  • Pro Tools 2018, 2019, 2020 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 10.1 (VST / VST3)
  • Nuendo 10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 10, 10.5 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.5 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2019, 2020 (VST3)
  • Audition 12 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 13 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X4 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 14 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 11, 12 (VST)
  • Studio One Professional 4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 2019 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Reason 11 (VST)
  • Maschine 2 (VST)
  • Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
  • Bitwig Studio 3 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • V11 supports 64-bit only.
  • Logic 10.5.1: On macOS 10.13.6 and 10.14.6, plugins that have an expand/collapse function may cause a graphic glitch when expanded or collapsed. We are working on a fix for this behavior. This does not occur on macOS 10.15.5.
  • In certain scenarios, a mixture of multiple versions of Waves plugins installed on the same system may cause issues in Logic Pro X, even if all versions are supported on the system. This is under investigation and there is a workaround. If you encounter such behavior – please contact Tech Support for assistance.
  • 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, Wavelab and Luna.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio 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.
  • Main Stage 3: Plugins GUIs may appear smaller, with a black/red background. Update to newer Waves version to resolve this.
  • Maschine & Komplete Kontrol: Temporarily, parameter mapping and preset browsing via KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE are not possible on macOS systems, as necessary NKS components cannot be installed at this time. We are working to fix this as soon as possible. see over 110 NKS-ready effects & instruments.
  • See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.

Plugins:

  • Waves Virtual Instruments are not supported on Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro.
  • CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
  • 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), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (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 (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. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • 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, Bitwig Studio, Cakewalk and Luna.
  • 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.

Mac

  • Pro Tools 12, 2018, 2019 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9, 10 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 10.1 (VST / VST3)
  • Nuendo 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9, 9.5, 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 Professional 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)
  • Bitwig Studio 2.5 (VST3)

Windows

  • Pro Tools 12, 2018, 2019 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 10.1 (VST / VST3)
  • Nuendo 8 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9, 9.5, 10 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2018.07 (VST3)
  • Audition 11 (VST3)
  • Premiere Pro 12 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3, Pro X4 (VST3)
  • Sequoia 14 (VST3)
  • Pyramix 11 (VST)
  • Studio One Professional 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)
  • Bitwig Studio 2.5 (VST3)

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 and Wavelab.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio 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: Temporarily, parameter mapping and preset browsing via KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE are not possible on macOS systems, as necessary NKS components cannot be installed at this time. We are working to fix this as soon as possible. see over 110 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.
  • CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
  • 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. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • 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, Bitwig Studio.
  • 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.

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: Temporarily, parameter mapping and preset browsing via KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE are not possible on macOS systems, as necessary NKS components cannot be installed at this time. We are working to fix this as soon as possible. see over 110 NKS-ready effects & instruments.
  • See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.

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. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • 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.