10 Reasons Not to Pirate Waves Plugins

  1. You never know what viruses you’ll get.

    Pirated software often contains malicious code which may put your computer at risk of being hacked, can cause a wide array of software problems and may even expose your private information to the wrong people. Yikes.

  2. You want good, stable plugins, not shaky cracks.

    We pride ourselves on the care and effort we put into testing our software, so it can run smoothly over time on all major operating systems and DAWs.

    By installing pirated software, you risk unnecessary hassle and malfunctions, which may result in downtime and failure to meet schedules. There’s probably nothing worse than explaining that to clients or collaborators, mid-session.

  3. You want frequent updates.

    We release plugin updates regularly. These include bug fixes, performance improvements and even new features. By only using official software, you can enjoy these updates as soon as they’re released.

  4. You want the best tech support in the business.

    We take your time very seriously: that’s why we offer premium tech support around the clock, 7 days a week. Our support team consists of highly trained audio professionals. They provide phone and email support, can connect to your system remotely to provide direct assistance, and will gladly follow up on every case, until it is fully solved.

  5. Have you checked lately how super-affordable Waves plugins have become?

    Check it out, you may not believe what you see.

  6. Don’t force us to use dongles.

    Several years ago we stopped using physical dongles. We did it to make the plugin installation and activation process easier and more hassle-free for our users. Please don’t force us to go back to using them!

  7. Stealing is morally wrong.

    Pirating audio software is no different from walking into a music store and stealing an instrument. You wouldn’t do that, would you?

  8. Stealing software is illegal, too.

    Stealing software is a serious offense, punishable by law. It can carry massive fines and even result in jail time.

  9. Pirated plugins may jeopardize your ownership of your own work.

    Using unlicensed software to create your productions has profound implications on the legal status of your work. Put simply, songs that you make with software you don’t own may end up not legally belonging to you.

  10. Karma is a b****!

    You don’t want people to steal your music, right? By using pirated software, you’re signaling an indifference to rightful ownership, and chipping away at your moral high ground when trying to sell your own work.

Check out our Flex rent-to-own plan for the safer, most affordable way to get your Waves plugins.