Waves v15

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KVR's favourite developer Waves seem to have a new inducement to get people to WUP - they've added plugins to all their main bundles. There's a few other new features to older plugins like H-Delay, which now has a dual mode.

https://youtu.be/948b1WmwW7k

Here's the new plugins to the bundles:

Mercury
Nx Virtual Mix Room
Spherix Immersive Comp./Limiter

Horizon
CLA Unplugged
Greg Wells PianoCentric
Key Detector
Magma Springs
Manny Marroquin Triple D
Nx Virtual Mix Room
Retro Fi
Lofi Space
Spherix Immersive Comp./Limiter
Voltage Amps

Diamond
CLA Unplugged
Greg Wells PianoCentric
Key Detector
Magma Springs
Manny Marroquin Triple D
Nx Virtual Mix Room
Retro Fi
Lofi Space
Spherix Immersive Comp./Limiter
Voltage Amps

Platinum
CLA Unplugged
Greg Wells PianoCentric
Key Detector
Magma Springs
Retro Fi
Lofi Space
Voltage Amps

Gold
Key Detector
Magma Springs
Voltage Amps

WUP is currently 25% off, so it's a $180 cap.

https://www.waves.com/v15

Also BOLD CAPS LOCK NOTE - in a move guaranteed to infuriate, Ryzen 7 processors are dropped for v15. Full specs:

https://www.waves.com/support/tech-spec ... version-15
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I don't get it, why ryzen 7 are not supported? Ryzen 5 and 9 are ok?

This is weird, and i don't get the reason.

I have Intel, but i'm curious tbh

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Underwhelming.
https://www.waves.com/downloads/release-notes#v15

This seems to be the only notable change
New in all Waves plugins: MIDI Learn added, plus the ability to save MIDI map presets as a separate layer than plugin presets. With a bunch of minor fixes like presets, parameter locking, and 4 more HiDPI graphics :party:

Also deprecated VST2.

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noiseboyuk wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 5:10 am KVR's favourite developer Waves seem to have a new inducement to get people to WUP - they've added plugins to all their main bundles. There's a few other new features to older plugins like H-Delay, which now has a dual mode.
I don't think it's about getting people to WUP only, it's more about getting people to buy the new versions of bundles that come with a free year of WUP. Just like most other companies, whole number upgrades aren't free. There are a few cases of some generous developers out there, but for the most part companies have to keep the lights on, while paying hundreds of employees.

I think it's more about whether the upgrades are worth the money. I really don't see anything enticing in this upgrade other than the dual mode added to H-DELAY. But, that's not worth the money to keep your WUP up to date, or buy another copy for $29. I'm surprised they didn't release any new plug-ins, missed opportunity.

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Looks very cool. I buy

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Selling my Mercury V15: viewtopic.php?t=611861

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So why Ryzen 7 is not supported? What's the reason ?
So if I update, the software won't work anymore?

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Igro wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:22 pm So why Ryzen 7 is not supported? What's the reason ?
So if I update, the software won't work anymore?
Apparently v14 wasn't supported either, so if it worked then it should work now. Absolutely no idea of the reason, it is bizarre.
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Oh, I literally posted that above then read this from a Waves developer on Vi-Control:
So Waves and AMD is a bit complex but there are two main reasons for the lack of support with AMD processing.
1. Intel Accelerated Processes - Our plugins use several intel specific instruction sets that simply don't have the same benefit as AMD. Take SSL EV2 for example and compare it AMD vs Intel, you will find that Intel is smoother and less resource consuming.
Another example of this are the neural networks in the Clarity series of plugins. The simply perform better on Intel due to the type of network we use.
It's important to mention that 90% of Waves plugins on AMD work just fine and just as well as on Intel CPUs.

2. Lack of machines and AMD testers. It's as simple as that. Our team is not that big and covering all options is pretty much impossible.

So about problem 1 I mentioned: We already have a great fix that works very well.
It's a tool called MKL_Optimization.exe and AMD users can locate it in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Data\Utilities when installing V14 or V15 plugins.
Running that tool will improve your overall performance with Waves plugins on AMD machines by a great deal.

Problem 2: This is where the opportunity I mentioned comes in. In order to broaden our support for AMD we need testers. By adding more AMD testers from more CPU generations we can cover more ground and add more support. So, if you're interested in becoming a Waves Beta Testers throw me a DM. I will ask a few questions about your system and work style and if I think you're a good fit I'll add you to our pool.

I bet some of you are thinking, "is this guy legit?"
Well, yes. You can find me on Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-or-el-0a779110/
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i think waves be dead. v14 was essentially the subscription and v15 is basically midi learn and a cloud service?
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kidslow wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 5:56 am Underwhelming.
https://www.waves.com/downloads/release-notes#v15

This seems to be the only notable change
New in all Waves plugins: MIDI Learn added, plus the ability to save MIDI map presets as a separate layer than plugin presets. With a bunch of minor fixes like presets, parameter locking, and 4 more HiDPI graphics :party:

Also deprecated VST2.
How about compatibility with Studioverse Instrument & Effects?? Do you need V15 to run in that or will it work with earlier versions??

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Yeah I missed Studioverse when I wrote that. Some do like it. I don't see any reason to get Waves hooks deeper into my workflows. I presume you are asking whether pre-v15 Waves will work in Studioverse? Good question but I don't know the answer.

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Is it possible to get the V14 plugin if i bought the V15? Probably not.. i didnt’t realize they dropped vst2.

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zeep wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:28 pm Is it possible to get the V14 plugin if i bought the V15? Probably not.. i didnt’t realize they dropped vst2.
You can download V14 offline installer here:
https://www.waves.com/downloads#older

But I guess you need a V14 perpetual license.
If yes then I would contact Waves support:
https://www.waves.com/contact-us

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