Waves Audio has announced the launch of Waves V12, an update to its collection of virtual instruments and audio effect plugins.

The update comes with resizable plugin GUIs (5 sizes) and retina-ready graphics for sharper graphics and optimized GPU performance on Macs. It also features a new and improved plugin preset browser. Platinum, Horizon, and Diamond owners get additional plugins: LoAir, Smack Attack, Submarine.

Waves V12 plugins now let you resize your plugins, in order to view them however large or small you want to. You can choose from five GUI sizes – up to 200% of the original plugin size. You can also customize different default sizes per plugin, to have them open in whichever size you prefer them. You can now see and tweak your plugins more easily, maximize your screen real estate, and boost your productivity.

With V12 you can also find and audition presets instantly using the new lightning-fast preset browser. You can now find the perfect preset for your tracks more easily than ever. No need to browse manually through preset menus and sub menus – you can now search presets by text, filter them by name, and quickly audition different presets on the fly, while playing your track.

V12 also adds retina-ready graphics to all Waves plugins. You can now take full advantage of retina displays and reduce CPU load by processing plugin graphics on your GPU (graphics card).

Changes in Waves V12

  • Plugin resizing: The ability to resize your plugins, requested by many Waves users.
  • New plugin preset browser: Allows you to quickly find and audition presets via text search.
  • Retina-ready graphics.
  • Plugins added to premium bundles.
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Access to new series of Waves Premium Masterclasses.

To update plugins to V12, you need to be covered by the Waves Update Plan.

The Waves Update Plan comes free for one year with every new Waves plugin or bundle purchase, and is renewable at any time afterwards.

More information: Waves Audio