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Waves V12 – Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated on: 6/12/2022 1:00:25 PM

This page refers to a previously released version. You can still install and use V12 software with V12 and higher licenses.

  • See the V14 FAQ for more information on V14.
  • See the V13 FAQ for more information on V13.

We know that a major update always raises many questions, so here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the new Waves V12 plugin update. Click on each of the questions below to reveal the answer.

V12 Compatibility and Support

Is my setup compatible with V12?

Do V12 plugins work in Waves applications (StudioRack, SoundGrid Studio, eMotion LV1, SuperRack, MultiRack)?

What’s New in V12

Which new features are available in V12?

Updating to V12

Do I have to update to V12?

How do I update my plugins to V12.7?

My Setup is only compatible with software version 12.0 and not 12.7. What should I do?

I want to update my plugins to V12 but my Waves Update Plan has expired. What should I do?

Will using the new version of Waves Central (V12) automatically update my current Waves software version?

I've recently purchased a new plugin or bundle, or upgraded to a new bundle. Do I have to pay in order to update that plugin or bundle to V12?

I'm trying to install my plugins but can't find them in Waves Central. Where are they?

I have V12 licenses, but my system is compatible only with an earlier Waves version. What can I do?

Can I run multiple plugin versions on the same system?

Should I uninstall my Waves V9, V0 or V11 plugins, when updating to V12?

I'm not yet ready to update to V12. How do I install my V9/V10/V11 plugins?

I still have some V9/V10/V11 products on an older system. How can I move my licenses to a new system?

Can I create an offline installer for my products using the latest version of Waves Central?

I have 2nd licenses of previous versions (such as V11) – how do I get them in V12?

I have a Waves Music Maker Access subscription plan – How do I update to V12? Can I stay with the version I currently have installed, if I prefer that?

None of the above worked? Contact Technical Support.

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