Final Cut Pro w/ Waves Plugins

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cwright, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. cwright macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    I installed a copy of the Waves audio plugins into Final Cut Pro 5 to try them out, but no longer want them... and I'm having trouble getting rid of them completely.

    I deleted the actual Waves plugins folder and the Waves preferences (and everything else spotlight found that had to do with them)... but still when I open FCP it asks me where the Waves plugins had gone. The problem is, I get an error message like this for every single plugin and I have to hit OK on each one. So now whenever I open FCP I have to close about 20 error messages before it finishes loading.

    I just finished deleting the entire Final Cut Studio and all associated preference files and re-installing the entire thing–but the damn thing still asks where the Waves plugins are when I open it! Does anyone know where I can delete the file that's telling FCP to look for these plugins? :confused:

  2. mNewVillage macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2007
    I am having this exact same issue. I found this post when I googled the problem and since this is pretty old I'll bump it back to the top. Does anyone have any insight on this?

  3. joelcathey macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    These posts are old, but I'll post just for future reference.

    I had the same issue. Just download the install file from the Waves site (the one you previously used to install your plug-ins). Then during the install, under "Install Type," select uninstall.


    Of course, now my Final Cut freezes half the time for no apparent reason. So we'll see how to correct that.
  4. joelcathey macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    OK, so apparently the freezing is just a preferences problem. Messing with all the Waves stuff corrupted my preferences. So I downloaded FCP Rescue 6.0. When I downloaded the FCP Rescue install file from the official download page, it didn't work. The file seemed to be incomplete. So I ended up getting it from and it worked perfectly. I backed up my FCP preferences, then deleted them. I opened up FCP and all was as it should be. Sure, I had to configure all my video settings again but it's a lot better than running around for four hours trying to figure out a different way to do it.
  5. evilpop macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2009
    How to remove your Waves

    Please take these steps to completely remove Waves from your Mac OS-X:
    Note: If you created your own presets, saved to a preset menu,
    please keep the 'Plug-ins Settings' folder, located at:
    Your HD > Applications > Waves > Waves Plug-ins > 'Plug-ins Settings' - on your desktop.

    After new installation, take that folder back to its original location.
    1. Delete "Waves" folder located at: Your HD > Applications > Waves.

    2. Please delete any WaveShell file in this location: System Hard-Drive> Library> Application Support >DigiDesign>Plug-Ins (if you have one)

    3. Please delete any WaveShell files located in:
    Your HD> Library> Audio>Plug-Ins>Components (also in the VST folder).

    4. Please delete the Wave Preferences folder located in: System Hard-Drive>Users> Current User>Library>Preferences>Waves Preferences.

    5. Please delete the Waves Caches folder located at: System Hard-Drive> Users> Current User> Library>Caches>Waves

    6. Press Command+F and make a search for "WaveShell" and delete any file you find.

    7. Empty trash.
  6. adrigen123 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    removing Waves components


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