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How to Update Waves Plugins to the Latest Version

Apr 02, 2023

Learn how to update your Waves plugin licenses and software to latest version available, whether for perpetual licenses or Waves Creative Access subscriptions.

To update SoundGrid application licenses and software to latest versions, please refer to this page.

How to update V14 plugin or bundle software to the latest version:
  1. Launch Waves Central and log in. (Download Central here, if you do not have it installed yet).
  2. Click the Install Products page, and select the My Products tab.
    If the Updates Available button appears at the top of the screen, free software updates are available for your existing software version. Updates Available
  3. Click the Updates Available button.
    All products for which updates are available will be selected and shown in the list on the right, including:
    • Perpetual (non-subscription) V14 (only) plugin or bundle licenses
    • SoundGrid application licenses (if applicable)
    • Waves Creative Access subscription plugins (if applicable)
    Software updates are all-or-nothing: choose any product ready for update, and all ‘update-ready’ products will be selected.
  4. When ready, click Update.

    This update only affects your software, not the license. Your products are now ready to use.
How to update V13 licenses and below to the latest license and software versions:
  1. Ensure that your system supports the latest version of plugin software here.
  2. If your licenses are not covered by the Waves Update Plan, renew your coverage first, then update.
  3. If your licenses are covered by the Waves Update Plan, update them to V14 at no extra charge.
  4. Once your licenses are updated, install & activate your V14 application and plugin software:
    1. Launch Waves Central and log in. (Download Central here, if you do not have it installed yet).
    2. Click the Install Products page, and select the My Products tab to view the Waves products for which you have a license.
    3. Select the products you wish to install and review the selections in the Summary section.
    4. Click Install and Activate.

Your products are now ready to use.

How to update Waves Creative Access plugin software to the latest version:

Updating Waves Creative Access plugins and V14 plugin/bundle software is done in the Waves Central application. If you already have Waves Central installed, skip to step 3.

  1. Download and install Waves Central for Mac | Windows
  2. Launch Waves Central:
    On Windows: via the desktop shortcut or via Start Menu > All Programs > Waves Central.
    On Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
  3. If you have a Waves Creative Access subscription:
    • If software updates are available for your Waves Creative Access plugins, this will be indicated on the Waves Creative Access page of Waves Central. Update Now
    • Click this notice and follow the on-screen steps to complete the software update.

Your products are now ready to use.

If you need any further assistance, please contact Technical Support.