Waves Registration, Activation & Installation Area


Introduction to Waves Central - Overview Video

Get started using the Waves Central app in order to install, activate and license your Waves software products, including plugins, bundles and applications



Note: AudioTrack is used as the example.


Mac

Registration

1. Visit Waves to log into/create your User Account > enter the required details and click 'Submit'.

Note: If you already have an existing Waves account set up, skip to step 4 of the Registration process.  


2. A confirmation email has now been sent to the address that you used to register your account with > click the link to activate your account.

Note: Check the Spam/Junk folder of your registered email if the message is not visible within your inbox.



3. The registration of your account has now been approved and you are now able log into your account > enter your username and password and select 'Log In'.



4. Select 'Register New Products'.



5. Copy and paste/manually enter the serial number from your User Account into the box provided > click 'Submit'.



6. The registration of your product has sucessfully completed > Select the 'Download and Activate' option.



Online Installation & Activation

Waves Central Tutorial Video: The Easy Install & Activate Feature


Installation

1. Download your preferred Mac compatible Waves Central installer.

Notes:

  • If you already have Waves Central installed, launch the application and skip to step 6 of the installation process
  • Downloads not included in Waves Central are Tracks Live, Waves for DiGiCo, and Waves for Venue



2. Once downloaded, locate and double-click the .dmg file to begin the installaton process.

3. Drag and drop the Waves Central icon into your computer's Applications folder.


4. Once Waves Central has copied over, locate the program from the Application selection and double-click it to launch the software.



5. Read through the End User Licence Agreement and select the option of your choosing > click 'I Agree'.


6. Select the 'Login' tab at the top right corner of the application and enter your username and password > click 'Login' (launch the Waves Central program from the Applications menu if you already have an existing Waves account).


  


7. Select the 'Easy Install & Activate' option.


8. Select/tick the product (s) that you wish to install & activate on this computer e.g Audiotrack > click the 'Install & Activate' tab.



9. You will be prompted once the process is complete.



10. The product that you have selected is now installed and activated on your computer > you can select the 'X' symbol to close the application.


11. Locate and open the software within your DAW.

Note: Restart your DAW and rescan your plugin selection, in order to show the new installation (in the event it fails to appear).


The Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!


Installation & Activation On Offline Computers

Waves Central Tutorial Video: Prepare an Offline Installer


If your audio computer cannot connect to the internet, you will need to use a computer with an internet connection in order to do the following:

Prepare an Offline Installer

1. From the Waves Central top menu, select 'Install > Prepare Offline Installer'.

2. In the left-hand panel, choose your target platform and the path to which the offline installer will be saved.

3. In the middle panel, select the products to be included in the offline installer.

4. Products you have selected will appear in the right-hand panel.

5. Click on the 'Prepare Installer' button.

6. You will be prompted once the process is complete.

7. A folder name 'Waves' will be created in the destination you have chosen.

8. Copy this folder to your offline computer, open it and install Waves Central.

9. Launch Waves Central and click 'Install Products'.

10. In the left-hand panel, choose Select Offline Installer and navigate to the offline installer you have created

11. In the middle panel, select the products you wish to install.

12. Products you have selected will appear in the right-hand panel.

13. Click on the 'Install' tab

14. You will be prompted once the process is complete.

15. Connect the USB flash drive to which you have activated your licenses in the previous section.

Activate Your License to a USB Flash Drive

1. Download and install Waves Central for Mac.

Note: If you already have Waves Central installed, skip to step 2.

2. Launch Waves Central via the desktop shortcut or - 'Applications > Waves Central'.

3. Connect your USB flash drive.

4. Log into Waves Central using your Waves account information.

Note: For Mac compatibility, your USB flash drive must be FAT32-formatted.

5. Click on 'Manage Licences'.

6. In the left-hand panel, click on 'My License Cloud'.

7. Any products that are not currently activated will appear in the middle panel.

8. Select the products you wish to activate onto your USB flash drive.

9. In the right-hand panel, select your USB flash drive.

10. Click on the 'Send Licenses' button.

11. You will be prompted once the process is complete.

12. The products you have selected are now activated on your USB flash drive.

13. Locate and open the software within your DAW.

Note: Restart your DAW and rescan your plugin selection, in order to show the new installation (in the event it fails to appear).


The Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!


Moving Licences

Transferring Licences from Computer to Computer - Tutorial Video


Waves Central offers two simple ways to move your licenses.

Via a USB Flash Drive

The easiest way to move your Waves licenses between multiple computers is to activate them on a USB flash drive. Once that's done, you will be able to run your Waves plugins on any computer to which the USB flash drive is connected.

1. Launch Waves Central via 'Applications > Waves Central'.

2. Log into Waves Central using your Waves account information.

3. Click on 'Manage Licenses'.

4. In the left-hand panel, click on 'My License Cloud', or on the device to which your licenses are currently activated.

5. In the middle panel, choose the licenses to move.

6. In the right-hand panel, choose your USB flash drive.

7. Click 'Send Licenses'.

8. Your Waves license is now activated to your USB flash drive. You can now connect it to any computer and use your Waves products.

Via Your License Cloud

On the Studio A Computer:

1. Launch Waves Central via the desktop shortcut or 'Applications > Waves Central'.

2. Log into Waves Central using your Waves account information.

3. Click on 'Manage Licenses'.

4. In the left-hand panel, click on the Studio A computer.

5. In the middle panel, choose the licenses to move.

6. In the right-hand panel, choose your License Cloud.

7. Click 'Send Licenses'.

On the Studio B Computer:

1. Launch Waves Central and log in using your Waves account information.

2. Click on 'Manage Licenses'.

3. Your licenses will be waiting for you on your License Cloud.

4. In the middle panel, choose the licenses to move.

5. In the right-hand panel, choose the Studio B computer.

6. Click 'Send Licenses'.

7. Your Waves license is now activated to your USB flash drive. You can now connect it to any computer and use your Waves products.


Waves Central Tutorial: The Install Products Page

Learn how to install Waves plugins, bundles and applications using the Install Products page of the Waves Central application.



PC

Registration

1. Visit Waves to log into/create your User Account > enter the required details and click 'Submit'.

Note: If you already have an existing Waves account set up, skip to step 4 of the Registration process.    



2. A confirmation email has now been sent to the address that you used to register your account with > click the link to activate your account.

Note: Check the Spam/Junk folder of your registered email if the message is not visible within your inbox.



3. The registration of your account has now been approved and you are now able log into your account > enter your username and password and select 'Log In'.



4. Select 'Register New Products'.



5. Copy and paste/manually enter the serial number from your User Account into the box provided > click 'Submit'.



6. The registration of your product has sucessfully completed > Select the 'Download and Activate' option.



Online Installation & Activation

Waves Central Tutorial Video: The Easy Install & Activate Feature



Installation


Note: If you already have the Waves Central Application installed, launch the program and skip to step 9 of the Installation process.

1. Download your preferred PC compatible Waves Central installer.

Notes:

  • If you already have Waves Central installed, launch the application and skip to step 9 of the installation process
  • Downloads not included in Waves Central are Tracks Live, Waves for DiGiCo, and Waves for Venue



2. Once the installer has download to your computer, double-click the .exe file to begin the installation process > click 'Run'.



3. Setup is now ready to begin the installation process > click 'Next'.



4. Tick the available box to ‘Agree to the Licence Terms and Conditions’ > click ‘Next'.



5. Setup is now ready to install Waves Central to your computer > click 'Install'.



6. The installation of your software has successfully completed > click ‘Close'.



7. Read through the End User Licence Agreement and select the option of your choosing > click 'I Agree'.



8. Locate and launch the Waves Central application via the desktop shortcut or - Start Menu > All Programs > Waves.

9. Select the 'Login' tab at the top right corner of the application and enter your username and password > click 'Login' (launch the Waves Central program from the Applications menu if you already have an existing Waves account).


  


10. Select the 'Easy Install & Activate' option.



11. Select/tick the product (s) that you wish to install & activate on this computer e.g Audiotrack > click the 'Install & Activate' tab.



12. You will be prompted once the process is complete.



13. The product that you have selected is now installed and activated on your computer > you can select the 'X' symbol to close the application.



14. Locate and open the software within your DAW.

Note: Restart your DAW and rescan your plugin selection, in order to show the new installation (in the event it fails to appear).


The Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!


Installation & Activation On Offline Computers

Waves Central Tutorial Video: Prepare an Offline Installer


If your audio computer cannot connect to the internet, you will need to use a computer with an internet connection in order to do the following:

Prepare an Offline Installer

1. From the Waves Central top menu, select 'Install > Prepare Offline Installer'.

2. In the left-hand panel, choose your target platform and the path to which the offline installer will be saved.

3. In the middle panel, select the products to be included in the offline installer.

4. Products you have selected will appear in the right-hand panel.

5. Click on the 'Prepare Installer' button.

6. You will be prompted once the process is complete.

7. A folder name 'Waves' will be created in the destination you have chosen.

8. Copy this folder to your offline computer, open it and install Waves Central.

9. Launch Waves Central and click 'Install Products'.

10. In the left-hand panel, choose Select Offline Installer and navigate to the offline installer you have created

11. In the middle panel, select the products you wish to install.

12. Products you have selected will appear in the right-hand panel.

13. Click on the 'Install' tab

14. You will be prompted once the process is complete.

15. Connect the USB flash drive to which you have activated your licenses in the previous section.

Activate Your License to a USB Flash Drive

1. Download and install Waves Central for Windows.

Note: If you already have Waves Central installed, skip to step 2.

2. Launch Waves Central via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves.

3. Connect your USB flash drive.

4. Log into Waves Central using your Waves account information.

Note: For Windows compatibility, your USB flash drive must be FAT32-formatted.

5. Click on 'Manage Licences'.

6. In the left-hand panel, click on 'My License Cloud'.

7. Any products that are not currently activated will appear in the middle panel.

8. Select the products you wish to activate onto your USB flash drive.

9. In the right-hand panel, select your USB flash drive.

10. Click on the 'Send Licenses' button.

11. You will be prompted once the process is complete.

12. The products you have selected are now activated on your USB flash drive.

13. Locate and open the software within your DAW.

Note: Restart your DAW and rescan your plugin selection, in order to show the new installation (in the event it fails to appear).


The Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!


Moving Licences

Transferring Licences from Computer to Computer - Tutorial Video


Waves Central offers two simple ways to move your licenses.

Via a USB Flash Drive

The easiest way to move your Waves licenses between multiple computers is to activate them on a USB flash drive. Once that's done, you will be able to run your Waves plugins on any computer to which the USB flash drive is connected.

1. Launch Waves Central via the desktop shortcut or 'Start Menu > All Programs > Waves'.

2. Log into Waves Central using your Waves account information.

3. Click on 'Manage Licenses'.

4. In the left-hand panel, click on 'My License Cloud', or on the device to which your licenses are currently activated.

5. In the middle panel, choose the licenses to move.

6. In the right-hand panel, choose your USB flash drive.

7. Click 'Send Licenses'.

Your Waves license is now activated to your USB flash drive. You can now connect it to any computer and use your Waves products.

Via Your License Cloud

On the Studio A Computer:

1. Launch Waves Central via the desktop shortcut or 'Start Menu > All Programs > Waves'.

2. Log into Waves Central using your Waves account information.

3. Click on 'Manage Licenses'.

4. In the left-hand panel, click on 'My License Cloud', or on the device to which your licenses are currently activated.

5. In the middle panel, choose the licenses to move.

6. In the right-hand panel, choose your USB flash drive.

7. Click 'Send Licenses'.

On the Studio B Computer:

1. Launch Waves Central and log in using your Waves account information.

2. Click on 'Manage Licenses'.

3. Your licenses will be waiting for you on your License Cloud.

4. In the middle panel, choose the licenses to move.

5. In the right-hand panel, choose the Studio B computer.

6. Click 'Send Licenses'.

7. Your Waves license is now activated to your USB flash drive. You can now connect it to any computer and use your Waves products.


Waves Central Tutorial: The Install Products Page

Learn how to install Waves plugins, bundles and applications using the Install Products page of the Waves Central application.


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