Waves V13: Apple M1 and Windows 11 compatibility for the full suite

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Waves V13: Apple M1 and Windows 11 compatibility for the full suite

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Words by Sam McNiece

With additional bug fixes and improvements across the board.

Waves plugins have just received a quality of life update which allows them to be used on new Apple and Windows systems.  The new Waves V13 plugins are officially compatible with M1 and Windows 11 which is fantastic news for those who are using the newer systems.

What you need to know:

  • Waves have updated their range of plugins to version 13, adding Apple M1 and Windows 11 compatibility.
  • Additionally, three plugins have been given a HiDPI makeover alongside various bug fixes and improvements.
  • The Waves V13 update is out now and available to all users of Waves plugins.

Read all the latest product news here.

The update allows for compatibility with Apple M1 processors, which seems to be what most plugin developers are focusing on as of late, and the newly announced Windows 11 operating systems. This is across the board with all plugins fully functioning across the two platforms.

New features within this update include hi-resolution graphics for Abbey Road RS124, Scheps Omni Channel, and Kaleidoscopes plugins, Unicode support allowing for non-english characters to be used on preset names and the location of sample libraries plus a direct link within each plugin to the product page.

Alongside the new features, there is a range of bug fixes and improvements across the board to provide a smoother workflow whether you’re working on a new or old computer setup.

The updates carry over all the improvements from V12 including resizable plugins, instant text search presets and extra plugins added free to existing Platinum, Horizon and Diamond plugin bundles.

For users wanting the new upgrade, ensure you have a Waves Update Plan (which is kind of like purchasing an extended product warranty), then you’ll be able to update to the new versions of the plugin.

Head to Waves for more information about the V13 update and for local enquiries, get in touch with Sound and Music.