Waves Plugins on 4K Displays

Last updated on: 12/2/2020 10:15:22 AM

Displaying Waves plugins in UHD (4K) resolution display monitors is not yet officially supported in all host applications.

Mac:

Waves plugins (latest versions) will display properly on all host applications with these exceptions:

  • Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 using Retina displays.
  • 2012 Mac Pro computers using 4K, large or multiple screens

Pc:

  • In the following host applications, the plugin GUI will show up in its normal dimensions.
    • Ableton Live – default behavior
    • Studio One 4:
      • Verify HiDPI is enabled/checked in Options > General > HiDPI
      • Access the plugin settings menu in the plug-in editor tab > check the Enable System DPI Scaling option (requires Windows 10 version 1803 or higher).
    • Studio One 5:
      • Access the plugin settings menu in the plug-in editor tab > check the Enable System DPI Scaling option (requires Windows 10 version 1803 or higher).
    • Reaper
      • Access Reaper Preferences > Advanced UI/System tweaks and under HDPI mode (Windows 7+) select ‘Multimonitor aware (recommended)’
      • Access the plugin settings by clicking the '+' icon, under Compatibility settings > check 'HiDPI compatibility mode when floating window’.
  • In the following host applications (latest versions), *disable ‘HiDPI’ *(converts the host UI to the highest resolution) in order to display the plugin GUI in its normal dimensions:
    • Pro Tools and Media Composer
    • Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab
    • FL Studio
    • Premier and Audition
  • Host applications with no 4K support
    • Sequoia
    • Samplitude
    • Cakewalk by BandLab

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