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Download Waves Central

Use Waves Central to install and activate the latest version of Waves products.

Download for Mac
V14.5.2 | Feb 11, 2024
Download for Windows
V14.5.2 | Feb 11, 2024

Important Note: This version of Waves Central supports product licensing and online installation on Windows 10, Windows 11, and on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) up to macOS 13 (Ventura).

More helpful information:


  • Waves Central offers online installation for Waves Creative Access subscription plugins and for perpetual (non-subscription) V14 plugins.
    To install older versions (V13-V9) visit the Legacy Versions Page.
  • If you are using an older operating system (macOS 10.6 - macOS 10.14 | Windows 7 – Windows 8.1), refer to the How to Run Waves Plugins on Older Operating Systems page.
  • Waves Creative Access subscription licenses also activate older software versions (V9 and above).
  • Perpetual (non-subscription) V14-V9 licenses are backwards-compatible and can activate earlier software versions, i.e., a V11 license can activate V11, V10 or V9 software but not V12 software.
  • To check if a plugin exists in an older version, select the relevant version on this page and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of plugins available in that version.
  • Waves Central does not support VPN connections or software as they can change MAC addresses (used by Waves Central to identify your computer) and cause licensing issues.
    We strongly advise that you remove, disable, or turn off all VPN software before launching Waves Central.