System Requirements

Mac

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon

Memory
8 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
10.11.6 - 10.13.5

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Support for Visually Impaired Users
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
VoiceOver Utility enabled
Pro Tools 12.7
Logic 10.3.1
Please note: Waves Central and preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar are currently not supported.

Windows

CPU
Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

Memory
8 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Windows 10 64 bit

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes:

  • Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, and Dorrough require minimum screen resolution 1280x1024 / 1600x1024.
  • SoundGrid Studio Application: For SoundGrid Studio Application system requirements, visit the product page Support tab.
  • SoundGrid I/Os: If you wish to use the eMotion ST mixer, see the system requirements on the SoundGrid Studio Application page under the Support tab. If you are not using eMotion ST, see the specs above.
  • Waves Central: to run on Windows 7 with SP1 64bit, KB 2999226 must be installed.
  • MultiRack on Mac OS: When running MultiRack for long periods of time on Mac OS Sierra/El Capitan, occasionally restart the computer to clear the memory cache.
  • Waves Instruments: Additional disk-space may be required for sample libraries. Specific information available on each instrument’s page.

Mac

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon

Memory
8 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
10.11.6 - 10.13.3

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Support for Visually Impaired Users
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
VoiceOver Utility enabled
Pro Tools 12.7
Logic 10.3.1
Please note: Waves Central and preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar are currently not supported.

Windows

CPU
Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

Memory
4 GB RAM
8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Windows 10 64 bit

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes:

  • Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, and Dorrough require minimum screen resolution 1280x1024 / 1600x1024.
  • SoundGrid Studio Application: For SoundGrid Studio Application system requirements, visit the product page Support tab.
  • SoundGrid I/Os: If you wish to use the eMotion ST mixer, see the system requirements on the SoundGrid Studio Application page under the Support tab. If you are not using eMotion ST, see the specs above.
  • Waves Central: to run on Windows 7 with SP1 64bit, KB 2999226 must be installed.
  • MultiRack on Mac OS: When running MultiRack for long periods of time on Mac OS Sierra/El Capitan, occasionally restart the computer to clear the memory cache.
  • Waves Instruments: Additional disk-space may be required for sample libraries. Specific information available on each instrument’s page.