What is up with waves ?

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4 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:50 pm

I have been away from producing for a little while. I come back and none of my waves plug ins are activated and I cant even log into my account on their site. WTF

4142 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:11 pm

"Sure, if you have a current WUP status on your plugins we can help right away - do you have a current WUP plan or should I go through your options?"


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4221 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:39 pm

You mean you forgot your password ? Or are using the wrong username or email to login ?
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133 posts since 13 Dec, 2016

Post Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:00 am

Did you ask Waves or just come here?

598 posts since 7 Dec, 2018 from Saint-Petersburg

Post Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:24 pm

We need Waves support team right here! Anybody?


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Tj Shredder
6587 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:37 am

First reset your password, then check again…
Did you do computer/OS upgrades? If not, your plugins should run after authorization. No WUP needed in that case. If you did upgrade, you might need new versions, but not necessarily…
Which DAW are you using?

2166 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:32 am

First place to start, I guess, would be to make sure you're running the most recent version of Central.

Also make sure you don't have an antivirus, firewall or anything else running that might stop Central communicating with Waves. Short of that, they're are links you can use provided in the Support tab or Central that will put you on to Tech Support.

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9 posts since 5 Dec, 2021 from near Denver

Post Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:24 am

About a week ago, on another forum, I noted that waves was giving berzerk distortion away for free. A few people thanked me for the tip. Even more people started ranting about how much of a hassle it is to keep waves plugins working. You need to go through their convoluted installation manager for everything, and their stuff stops working a lot. I’m going to need a lot more positive encouragement before I consider investing in any of their stuff. Berzerk is cool, but I did have to go through a lot of steps to install it as my first waves plug-in.

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