Does anyone use Waves plugins in Ardour?

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MikeLAK
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I've read conflicting things about the stability of using Waves/VST plugins in Ardour. Can anyone tell me, relatively definitively, if they run smoothly in Ardour? Is there a particular build of Ardour or built of Ubuntu/Red Hat/etc that it works better in?

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You can't use Waves plugins on Linux because they require the Pace iLok copy protection system, which doesn't exist for linux. Without this requirement, they would probably work just fine. We have talked to Waves about this, its not impossible that one day iLok for Linux might emerge, but I would not hold your breath.

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Well almost 3 yeats later.

Is ILOK and linux any closer?

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Nope

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Sweet...

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Actually...

Somewhere around Wine 1.1.20 I was able to install and finally run my old Steinberg WaveLab 3.0 which putting any platform politics aside has yet to be improved upon as a Wave Editor/Mastering Utility IMO...but I digress,

In a mood to push my luck I pulled out my Waves Renaissance Compressor Disc and installed it as well, using Wavelab in Wine I can run the Renaissance no probs, however if I try running it in FST it's a no go.

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In a mood to push my luck I pulled out my Waves Renaissance Compressor Disc and installed it as well, using Wavelab in Wine I can run the Renaissance no probs, however if I try running it in FST it's a no go.

Is this with the iLok authorization, or did this predate that?

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seablade,

I don't see any iLok logo or anything so it may predate that actually, it was part of one of them thar "Producer packs" so perhaps Waves and Steinberg worked out something...you know one of those axis of evil kind of things, it doesn't run with a dongle or anything and it is pretty old but dang it sounds good! I don't have any others to try. Barry's Satan Maximizer is a close second...now that's really evil.

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Ok, means that you aren't dealing with the iLok authentication. All teh waves plugins to my knowledge nowadays require an iLok dongle in order to work.

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Hi all, I'm currently on v5 using Waves plugins but I can't seem to find the Waves ReWire. I'm trying to use Tune but can't since it won't save anything without ReWire. Help!

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Adding comments to a thread that is more than 7 years old is not generally a good idea.

It isn't clear from your question how this might have anything to do with Ardour. Do you have something in mind?

ishu2296
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My second option was creating a new one. But since we're here.. All the Waves plugins show up except for the ReWire. Do I have to install it separately? Or is there a configuration I'm missing?

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Sorry, despite having worked closely with Waves and having a full set of their plugins, I have no idea what their "ReWire" plugin does or why you'd need to use it when JACK does everything that ReWire does and more. Google shows issues with "missing Waves ReWire" plugins for several other major DAWs, along with various different solutions. Another possibility is that their plugin requires a host that is built to support ReWire - Ardour is not.

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I'll look up more info on JACK, hopefully will find something! Thanks!