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v14 Waves Silver

Waves Silver
  
Waves Silver

Pro Sound within your Reach

16 professional award-winning plugins for music production, mixing and mastering: the affordable plugin bundle for home recording and personal production studios.

Are you a producer, songwriter, DJ, mixer? The Silver bundle covers all your important needs.

Pro-level compressors and EQs. Lush reverb and delay. Doubler effect to make your vocals bigger. Bass enhancer to make your lows deeper. Stereo imager to make your tracks wider. Vocal de-esser. Specialty effect plugins. A powerful peak limiter / level maximizer to master your tracks and make them as loud as you want them to be.

Designed with the home producer and self-recording musician in mind, Silver will help you give your productions and mixes that professional power, finish and punch.

Silver Features

  • 16 professional audio plugins for mixing, mastering and more
  • Affordable collection designed for personal production studios
  • Includes reverbs, compressors, equalizers, level maximizer and effects
  • All plugins also included in Gold

Silver Includes

  • C1 Compressor
  • DeEsser
  • Doubler
  • Enigma
  • IR-L Convolutioin Reverb
  • L1 Ultramaximizer
  • MaxxBass
  • MondoMod
  • PAZ Analyzer
  • Q10 Equilizer
  • Renaissance AXX
  • Renaissance Compressor
  • Renaissance Equilizer
  • S1 Stereo Imager
  • SuperTap
  • TrueVerb

Waves v14 System Requirements

Mac

Windows

CPU
Intel Core i7 / i9 / Xeon-W / Apple M1, M1 Max, M1 Pro, M1 Ultra
See notes regarding Apple M1 (ARM-based) processors
CPU
Intel Core i5, i7, i9, Xeon (all Gen 5 and above)
AMD Quad Core
AVX Support required
Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive
Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive
Operating System
10.15.7, 11.6.5, 12.3.1
Operating System
Windows 10 64 bit (21H2)
Windows 11 (21H2)
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

V14 plugins require a graphics card that supports ‘Metal’. Learn more.
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
Note: V14 plugins require a graphics card that supports ‘Metal’. Learn more.

Exceptions & Notes:


  • These specs are for software version 14.
    Windows 10 64 bit (Pre-2004) is not supported with software version 14.0.

  • Mac models without ‘Metal’ support are not supported with V14. Learn more.

  • If you experience unusually high CPU consumption from Waves Plugins V14 and above while using a non-Intel CPU and Windows, learn how to enable MKL optimization to improve CPU performance.

  • Current version licenses will activate older version software (V9 and above), if the product/s in question exists in this software version.

  • To check if a plugin exists in an older version, scroll to the bottom of the older version's download page.

  • Software versions earlier than 9.92 cannot co-exist with software versions above V10. To run V9 side by side with a newer version, please install version 9.92.

  • For this reason, installing a newer version alongside V9 may cause temporary loss of access to V9 plugins on systems that support both versions. We are aware of this issue, which can be resolved by reinstalling V9.92 plugins or contacting Tech Support.

  • Waves plugins are officially supported on up to two screens in third-party DAWs and host applications.
    Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, Dorrough, Flow Motion, Bass Slapper and Bass Fingers require a minimum screen resolution of 1280x1024 / 1600x1024. Recommended screen resolution for Flow Motion, Bass Slapper, and Bass Fingers: 1920x1080.

  • Waves Instruments: Additional disk space may be required for sample libraries. Specific information is available on each instrument’s page.

  • RAM: Grand Rhapsody’s & Bass Finger’s minimal RAM required is 16 GB (and not 8GB, as generally described for all plugins). [Mac & Windows].

  • Waves Plugins and applications are supported and tested on operating systems installed on the built-in system hard drive. Operating systems installed on external hard drives are not tested and may not be fully functional with our software.

Waves 14 Supported Hosts

Mac


Apple M1 Support

Windows

Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)Pro Tools 2022.4 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)
Ableton Live 11.1 (VST3)
Ableton Live 11.1 (VST3)
Audition 22 (VST3)
Audition 22 (VST3)

Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
Cakewalk by BandLab 2021 (VST3)
Cubase 12 (VST3)
Cubase 12 (VST3)
Digital Performer 11 (Audio Units)
FL Studio 20 (VST3)
FL Studio 20 (VST3)
Garage Band 10.4.6 Audio Units)
Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
Nuendo 12 (VST3)
Nuendo 12 (VST3)
Logic Pro X 10.7.4 (Audio Units)
Nuendo 12 (VST3)
Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
Premiere Pro 22 (VST3)
Maschine 2 (VST)
Main Stage 3 Audio Units)
Samplitude Pro X6 (VST3)
Luna 1.2.7 (VST3)Pyramix 14 (VST
REAPER 6 (VST3)
REAPER 6 (VST3)
Reason 12 (VST)
Reason 12 (VST)
Sequoia 15 (VST3)
Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

General:

  • These specs are for software version 14.
  • V14 supports 64-bit only.
  • With the release of Waves V13 plugins, we announce full official Apple M1 support for host applications that are themselves Apple M1-compatible. 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.
  • In certain scenarios, a mixture of multiple versions of Waves plugins installed on the same system may cause issues in Logic Pro X, even if all versions are supported on the system. This is under investigation and there is a workaround. If you encounter such behavior – please contact Tech Support for assistance.
  • MIDI Support: The following hosts do not offer MIDI support: Pyramix, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Cakewalk by BandLab, GarageBand and Luna.
  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio, Samplitude, Sequoia and Studio One.
  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.
  • GarageBand: The Preset Browser is not available on Intel Mac computers.
  • Adobe Premiere on M1 Macs: While loading plugins / changing parameters, you may experience a slow graphic refresh rate.
  • V14 plugins are Supported on StudioRack 13. See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.

Ableton Live:

  • As of Waves V12 – Waves plugins are supported only in the VST3 format.
  • Users are hereon advised to load plugins in the VST3 format only for future session compatibility.
  • Clicking the ‘About’ box in the plugin will display if plugin is loaded in the VST3 or VST (2.4) formats.
  • If you encounter issues with VST (2.4) plugins in current or older sessions, or wish to ‘future-proof’ your sessions, load VST3 instance/s of the plugin alongside the existing VST (2.4) ones, then use the WaveSystem toolbar to copy the preset/s from VST (2.4) and paste in the VST3.
  • Plugin parameters are not auto-populated in Ableton Live for some plugins with many (over 67) automatable parameters.
  • Ableton Live sessions created with previous versions (V10/V11) of the plugin components listed below, will not load in the sessions after the plugin version is updated:
    • C4 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • C6 Multiband Compressor: Mono component
    • L2 Ultramaximizer: Mono component
    • Q1-Q8 Equalizers: Mono component
    • F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ: Mono component
    • Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones: 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 components

Plugins:

  • Abbey Road Studio 3:
    • Not supported under Audition, Premiere on Mac.
    • Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab.
  • Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain - Not supported under Garage Band.
  • Bass Fingers - Not supported under Pyramix on Windows.
  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • CLA MixHub:
    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.
    • Inserting a plugin in the insert slot while automation is in touch mode and all automation lanes enabled may result in a crash or unexpected behavior.
  • CLA Nx - Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • DeBreath - Not supported under Main Stage and Premiere on Mac.
  • Dorrough Stereo: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Stereo is available in MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio and StudioRack.
  • Dorrough Surround: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Surround is available in MultiRack.
  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 surround not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 surround not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.
  • eMo Generator:
    • When using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.
    • Not supported under FL Studio on Mac
  • Grand Rhapsody Piano, Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano, Clavinet and Bass Slapper are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
  • Lofi Space and Retro Fi: Tempo Sync is not available in Premiere Pro.
  • GTR3 / GTR Solo – Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Kaleidoscopes - Not supported under Luna
  • Morphoder - Not supported under Garage Band
  • MultiMod Rack - Not supported under Garage Band
  • NLS Non-Linear Summer – Not supported under Audition, Premiere and FL Studio on Mac.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.
  • Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Audition, Premiere and FL Studio.
    Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • Scheps Omni Channel:
    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio and Garage Band.
    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.
    • Inserting a plugin in the insert slot while automation is in touch mode and all automation lanes enabled may result in a crash or unexpected behavior.
  • SoundShifter: On Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
    On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
  • UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
  • Waves Virtual Instruments are not supported on Avid and Adobe Premier.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT are fully supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Studio One, REAPER, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live 10.1 (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, Reason, Bitwig Studio, Garage Band, FL Studio, Premiere Pro, Samplitude, Seqouia, Komplete Kontrol, Maschine, Ableton Live 11 and Luna.
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
    In addition, it is not supported on Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
View All Waves Release Notes here

All Waves Plugins: Across-the-board software update to V13



  • OS and DAW Compatibility:

    • New: Waves plugins are now fully supported on Mac computers with Apple M1 processors running M1-compatible DAWs: See full list of compatible DAWs.

    • New: Waves plugins are now fully supported on Windows 11.



    • New Features & Improvements:

      • New: Hi-resolution (HiDPI) graphics for the Abbey Road RS124, Scheps Omni Channel, and Kaleidoscopes.

      • New: Unicode support enabling use of non-English characters in:

        • Track name (Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain, Scheps Omni Channel, CLA MixHub)

        • Preset names

        • Location of sample libraries



      • New: Direct link from within each plugin to its product page via the WaveSystem bar.

      • Improved: HiDPI compatibility with supporting DAWs.

      • Improved: Smoothing algorithm added to eliminate click artifacts during parameter change in SSL G-EQ.

      • Improved: Plugins opened within Scheps Omni Channel now open in a separate floating window.

      • Improved: Added preference to select auto-launch of the Waves Head Tracker option in all Waves Nx plugins: Abbey Road Studio 3, CLA Nx, Nx Ocean Way Nashville and Nx Virtual Mix Room.

      • Waves Local Server Update v12.13.0.18 - Global update across all Waves versions 11-13.




      • Bug Fixes in All Waves plugins (Native):

        • Fixed: Mouse pointer no longer gets 'stuck' on a random value when adjusting enlarged GUI control scaling settings to 125-150% on Windows OS.

        • Fixed: Logic no longer crashes after closing the plugin's GUI when the focus is on the preset browser.

        • Fixed: Maschine knobs no longer glitchy within Pro Tools when Waves plugins are present.

        • Fixed: Port conflict between Waves Local Server and UAD console application after closing UAD LUNA.

        • Fixed: Preset saved into a user preset's subfolder will not be checked with "v" when loaded.

        • Fixed: Continuous automation using MIDI Learn in Cakewalk is now possible.

        • Fixed: Preset browser > Scroll handle grab now works with touchscreen.

        • Fixed: Preset browser > Spacebar will not go to the host after rename.

        • Fixed: Save option no longer opens with file extension selected.

        • Fixed: Offline process in VST3 consistency.



        March 7th, 2021



        • New: Artist presets by Mr. Bill added to the Kaleidoscopes plugin.

        • Fixed: Issues with several factory preset folder names and order in Bass Fingers, CLA Echosphere, CLA Epic, Flow Motion and OVox.




        March 3, 2021


        All Waves plugins: Across-the-board software update to V12.7




        • New Features & Improvements:

          • New user preset system:

            • New streamlined workflow for saving, loading and managing user-created presets.

            • Each user-created preset is now single file. User-created presets can now be placed in subfolder groups.

            • The Waves Tool Bar has been modified to accommodate the new workflow: Watch tutorial.



          • New: Hi-resolution (HiDPI) graphics for five plugins:

            • SSL E-Channel

            • SSL E-EQ

            • SSL G-Channel

            • SSL G-Master Buss Compressor

            • Waves Tune Real-Time



          • New: Analog Noise On/Off control added to the top bar menu of:

            • Greg Wells MixCentric

            • Greg Wells PianoCentric

            • Greg Wells ToneCentric.



          • Improved: Smoothing algorithm added to eliminate click artifacts during parameter change in the following plugins:

            • Abbey Road Studio 3

            • C6 Multiband Compressor

            • L3-LL Ultramaximizer

            • Nx Ocean Way Nashville

            • SSL E-Channel

            • SSL G-Channel

            • X-FDBK





        • Bug Fixes in Specific Plugins and Applications:

          • Abbey Road Studio 3

            • Fixed: Bug causing the tracking rate indicator to be faulty after buffer size change.

            • Fixed: Occasional audio issues when two Nx Head Trackers are active at the same time and the second tracker is selected.

            • Fixed: Sluggish graphics when Abbey Road Studio 3 is inserted in eMotion LV1 and SuperRack.



          • Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain

            • Fixed: Bug affecting the Link control – When a session is loaded with stereo mode set to Duo or MS, and Link is set to ON, Link reverts to OFF when the module is set to expanded view.

            • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing Link state not to be mirrored in some scenarios, when the plugin is grouped in Pro Tools.



          • BSS DPR-402

            • Fixed: Incorrect channel labels in M/S L/R and CH1/CH2 modes.



          • CLA MixHub

            • Fixed: External Side Chain not working after loading sessions saved in Ducker mode with External Side Chain on.

            • Fixed: Bug affecting the Link control – When a session is loaded with stereo mode set to Duo or MS, and Link is set to ON, Link reverts to OFF when the module is set to expanded view.

            • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing Link state not to be mirrored in some scenarios, when the plugin is grouped in Pro Tools.

            • Fixed: GUI hangs when switching to Bucket view using a touch screen.

            • Fixed: Bug causing no automation to be written when a parameter is controlled by a MIDI controller.

            • Fixed in Studio One: Bug causing the parameters of some plugins inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot not to load correctly when recalled.

            • Fixed: Possible audio corruption when automating multiple EQ parameters together.

            • Fixed in several DAWs: Black GUI when toggling insert state on/off while Scheps Omni Channel is inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot.



          • Cobalt Saphira

            • Fixed: Crash when changing presets while Harmonics Mode is automated or controlled with T&T knob on a DiGiCo console.



          • eMotion LV1

            • Fixed: Crash when merging captures in the TRACT plugin using a touch screen.

            • Fixed: Crash on load when the main plugin folder is removed.

            • Fixed: GUI corruption when undocking a plugin and changing skin settings.



          • H-Delay

            • Fixed: Bug causing dither noise to persist when Mains/Analog Noise is set to Off.



          • Kramer Master Tape

            • Fixed: NKS mapping was not installed. This is now fixed.



          • MultiMod Rack

            • Fixed: Offline bounce issue when Harmonic is set to 100.

            • Fixed: Bug causing no change in sound when Undo is applied to previous actions in the EQ section.



          • Nx Ocean Way Nashville

            • Fixed: Short mute when selecting between speaker types or bypassing in Cubase and Nuendo.

            • Fixed: Crash when the plugin is loaded in StudioRack (SoundGrid Processing) and when reading automations.

            • Fixed: Bug when Nx Ocean Way Nashville is inserted in the Scheps Omni Channel insert slot, causing the slot position to become stuck.

            • Bug when Nx Ocean Way Nashville is inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot, causing inability to revert to the plugin’s main view.

            • Bug causing the tracking rate indicator to be faulty after buffer size change.



          • OVox

            • Fixed: Bug causing no change in sound when Undo is applied to previous actions in the EQ section.



          • PuigChild 670

            • Fixed: Bug causing dither noise to persist when Mains/Analog Noise is set to Off.



          • Renaissance plugins

            • Fixed: Overly large parameter control zone.



          • Scheps Omni Channel

            • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing auto-engage module not to work on the grouped plugin instance.

            • Fixed: Bug affecting the Link control – When a session is loaded with stereo mode set to Duo or MS, and Link is set to ON, Link reverts to OFF when the module is set to expanded view.

            • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing Link state not to be mirrored in some scenarios, when the plugin is grouped in Pro Tools.

            • Fixed: Bug causing no automation to be written when a parameter is controlled by a MIDI controller.

            • Fixed in Studio One: Bug causing the parameters of some plugins inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot not to load correctly when recalled.



          • StudioRack

            • Fixed: Schep Omni Channel, CLA MixHub and AR TG Mastering Chain, when inserted in Split Rack modules will not auto engage in some scenarios.

            • Fixed: Bug occasionally causing Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain, CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel not to auto-engage when inserted in StudioRack’s Split Racks.



          • TRACT System Calibration

            • Fixed: Offset in spectrogram graph range.



          • Vocal Bender

            • Fixed: Vocal Bender not responding to the Cubase preset system.

            • Fixed: MIDI Learn not working in VST3 hosts.

            • Fixed: ‘Flatten’ parameters not saved when Vocal Bender is inserted inside CLA MixHub or Scheps Omni Channel, in several VST3 hosts.

            • Fixed: Bug causing milt-select lasso mark to get stuck on the GUI, when Vocal Bender is inserted inside CLA MixHub.



          • Waves Tune

            • Fixed: Bug causing mouse scroll direction to be inverted.



          • WLM Plus Loudness Meter

            • Fixed: Bug causing the meter in the Rack tab not to show any signal when WLM is opened in eMotion LV1 and SuperRack.





        • General Bug Fixes:

          • Fixed: Preset Browser GUI corruption when plugins are opened in Cubase or Studio One with HiDPI enabled on a 4K screen, while using the up and down arrow keys.

          • Fixed: Pro Tools hang when the Preset Browser is used with CLA MixHub or MutiMod Rack.

          • Fixed: Preset Browser script error when clicking on Next/Previous Presets arrows, after Reset to Default is clicked.

          • Fixed: Various corrections in the PRS Supermodels and RS124 user guides.

          • Fixed: Bug causing Pro Tools AudioSuite handles not to be disabled for Doubler, Waves Tune, Waves Tune LT, and Waves Tune Real Time.

          • Fixed: Yamaha CC121 controller not working properly with rescaled Waves plugins.

          • Fixed: Text font corruption in OSX 10.15 and 10.14 when plugins are resized to 125% and 150%.

          • Fixed: Reaper crashes when sample folder path dialog opens during Waves plugin scan.

          • Fixed in some VST3 DAWs in Mac OS: Clicking cmd+H while a Waves V12 plugin is in the session will not hide the DAW window.