Waves Plugins Pack Overview
On October 11, 2021, Waves Audio announced the latest update to its core collection of audio processing plugins – the annual Complete 13 collection. As the world’s leading developer of professional audio processing technologies and plug-ins, Waves 13 is a perfect set with all the latest plug-ins.
Waves Audio puts significant effort and resources into software development to ensure that plug-ins, remain compatible with all the latest major DAWs and operating systems. Waves 13 Bundle is the latest of the current updates, allowing producers, musicians, and engineers to stay focused on creating better music and sound.
What’s new in Waves 13?
Waves 13 is a must-have update this year, especially for those studios that use the company’s plug-ins extensively in as many channels as possible. As confirmed by Waves Audio, the Waves 13 Bundle plug-ins are now fully and officially supported by Apple M1 computers running M1-compatible DAWs. And given that ARM has outperformed all known performance tests, and even the most basic MacBook Air shows significant gains in sound (and video) processing over any Intel processor, there’s a good reason to upgrade to a fully compatible M1 version.
Of course, some studios use Windows PCs, but even they will be happy to know that Waves 13 plug-ins are now also fully supported in Microsoft’s just-released Windows 11 operating system. Since well-known sequencers support Windows 11, now so do VST plug-ins.
Waves has also confirmed some graphical improvements with selected plug-ins such as Scheps Omni Channel, Abbey Road RS124 and Kaleidoscopes, now with ultra-sharp HiDPI or Retina displays that have a higher resolution and much higher pixel density, helping you work longer with more comfort – especially important for studios that now have displays with 4K or more resolution.
The latest update 13 brings together new features recently released in Waves V12 and V12.7 plug-ins, including a resizable graphical plug-in interface, a new Waves preset browser with instant text search, a new Waves user preset system and more.
Users upgrading their plug-ins to Waves 13 will consider existing sessions in the future and ensure that all Waves plug-ins remain fully compatible with the latest operating systems and DAW versions. This way, studios and, most importantly, writers can stop worrying about technical details and focus their attention on the creative process.
As always, these updates also include numerous bug fixes, new features and important improvements. Waves has added Unicode support, allowing the use of non-English characters in places such as track and preset names, improvements in the organization of sample libraries, and many interface improvements.
Since its inception in the early ’90s, Waves has developed an extensive line of more than 250 audio plug-ins. Increasingly applying pioneering techniques in artificial intelligence, neural networks and machine learning, as well as the company’s three decades of experience in psychoacoustics, Waves’ technologies are being used to improve audio quality in an increasing number of market sectors. Waves plug-ins are used every day to create hit recordings, major motion pictures and top-selling video games.
How do I install Waves 13 Complete?
- Install Waves Central.
- Launch Waves Central
- Create an account and log in
- Click “Install Product” => “All Products”
- Select the product(s) to install.
- Click INSTALL and relax
- Copy the WavesLicenseEngine.bundle folder and replace it in %PROGRAMDATA%\Waves Audio\Modules.
- Reboot your computer
- Note: Who had VR installed, read the R2R.txt file