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Apple M1 Support for Waves Plugins

Last updated on: 9/12/2022 10:13:29 AM

With the release of Waves V13 plugins, we announce full official Apple M1 support for host applications that are themselves Apple M1-compatible. In addition, we announce full official Apple M1 support for V13 SoundGrid applications.

Waves V14 plugins are fully supported in Apple M1 processors running the following DAWs:


Logic Pro 10.7.4
Ableton 11.1
Cubase 12
Nuendo 12
FL Studio 20.8.4.2048
Studio One 5.4
REAPER 6.35 for ARM
Bitwig Studio 4.0.4
Garage Band 10.4.4
Mainstage 3.5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro 2022
Adobe Audition 2022
Digital Performer 11

Waves V13 plugins are fully supported in Apple M1 processors running the following DAWs:


Waves plugins load and work in the following DAWs within Apple Rosetta 2:


V14 plugins:

  • Pro Tools 2022.4
  • Reason 12
  • Luna 1.2.7

V13 plugins:

  • Pro Tools 2021.7
  • Ableton Live 11
  • Cubase 11.0.40
  • Reason 11
  • Luna 1.2.7

V12 plugins:

  • Pro Tools 2020.12
  • Ableton Live 10
  • Reason 11

Waves V13 SoundGrid Applications and Driver are fully supported in Apple M1 processors on macOS 12 and up.

Follow these important steps to install SoundGrid Applications on your M1 (ARM based) Mac computers.

SuperRack
eMotion LV1
SoundGrid Studio
SoundGrid QRec
SoundGrid Driver

Exceptions:


Clarity Vx and Clarity Vx Pro plugins require the Rosetta 2 emulator to run on Apple M1 processors. We are working to add native M1 support for these plugins in the near future.
COSMOS Sample Finder requires the Rosetta 2 emulator to run. We are working to add native M1 support for COSMOS in the near future.
ReWire: The ReWire software protocol does not work on Apple M1 processors.
H-Reverb, IR-1 plugins: While these plugins run fine natively in the DAWs listed above, when running in the Rosetta 2 emulator environment, H-Reverb and IR-1 display graphic issues.

The following host applications are not supported on M1 (with or without Rosetta 2):


Final Cut Pro*: Although Apple has announced that its proprietary DAWs are officially supported natively on M1 processors (without Rosetta 2), we have found that Waves plugins do not load or work properly in Final Cut Pro on M1 processors.

We will work to provide official M1 support for more host applications as they become M1-compatible. We will update this page with new developments as they are available.

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