Waves Certification Bundle – Installation

This tutorial will walk you through the steps for installing the Waves plugin. Before starting, have your Waves Serial Number handy (if you are eligible for Waves, check your student email for your Serial Number). 

Step 1. Navigate to: https://www.waves.com. Click on “Create Account” in the top right corner.

Step 2. Enter your First Name, Last Name, create a Username, and input a password that you will remember. Be sure to use your Full Sail email address. Then click Submit.

Step 3. After creating your account, you will receive a confirmation email.

Step 4. Check your Full Sail email and locate the message from Waves Audio entitled "Activate Your Waves Account". Click the link in that email to activate your Waves account.


After you click the link, you will sign in with your newly created credentials.

Step 5. Once you are in your Waves account, click on “Register New Products”.

Step 6. Enter your Waves serial number in the box and click "Submit."

Step 7. You will then receive a confirmation prompt. Click “Download & activate

Step 8. Next, you will need to click "Downloads" and choose "Latest Version (Waves Central)."



Step 9. Choose your Operating System to download Waves Central.waves_central2.png


Step 10. Once the download is complete, double-click on the installation file to begin installation. (Check your Downloads folder if you cannot locate the file.)



Step 11. Drag the Waves Central icon onto the blue Applications folder icon. 

Step 12. Go to your Applications folder applications.png or Launchpad launchpad.png then open Waves Central.

Step 13. If you encounter the following message, click Open.


Click LOGIN in the upper-right corner and enter your Waves username/password.


Once logged in, click "Easy Install & Activate."


Check the box next to Certification Program, then click Install & Activate.


If you encounter the following prompt, enter your computer's admin password:


Your Waves plug-ins should be installed and activated after this point.

*Note that plug-ins do not run as free-standing programs. Rather, you will see them available on inserts within Logic or Pro Tools.

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