Waves plug-in compatibility

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Waves Audio Unit (AU) plug-ins are not compatible with Live. Also, as of Waves 12, Waves plugins are only supported in the VST3 format. We therefore recommend to load plugins in the VST3 format only for future session compatibility.

Note: The following Waves VST plug-ins are not compatible with Live:

360 Surround Tools
Dorrough Surround
IR 360 Convolution Reverb
UM225 / UM226

For more information about the compatibility of Waves plug-ins with Live, check these detailed charts.

We suggest to also keep your Waves plug-ins fully updated, as well as installed and authorized properly.