Waves Plugins on 4K Displays

Last updated on: 10/19/2020 4:42:07 AM

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


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


  • In the following host applications, the plugin GUI will show up in its normal dimensions.
    • Ableton Live – default behavior
    • Studio One 4 and 5 – screenshot showing how to enable is attached
    • Reaper – screenshot showing the setting are attached
  • 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
    • Reaper
    • Premier and Audition
  • Host applications with no 4K support
    • Sequoia
    • Samplitude
    • Cakewalk by BandLab

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