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Waves warning, they delete your old plug-ins

Discussion in 'Current Gear' started by Jeff Laity, May 7, 2018.

  1. I knew about Waves WUP, an annual plan to keep up to date. But what I didn't realize is that they delete and ransom your old plug-ins when you buy a new one. I have a few Waves plug-ins that I used from time to time. I saw they had a sale on the SSL plug-ins, two for $50, sure why not.

    When I installed them, it uninstalled all of my other Waves plug-ins. Because it updated Waveshell to version whatever, my plug-ins aren't compatible with that waveshell, so they all went bye bye. Now I need to pay $120 if I want to see my old plug-ins again. I actually think they have the sale to trap you like this, so you have to re-purchase all of your old plug-ins again. And there's no way to go back to the old version from what I can tell.

    What a scummy company. Run far away from Waves.
     
  2. Did you send an email to their support? That's a dick move, but might not be intentional. Unless they updated the EULA and the old one doesn't mention anything like this, you should have access to them or they're the ones breaking it.
     

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