Welcome to our guide comparing perpetual plugin licenses with plugin subscriptions. On this page you can explore the advantages of each model, to help you make the right choice for your needs.
|Purchase plugins one by one or in bundles
|Subscribe to over 230 Waves plugins
|Subscribe to over 110 plugins
|One-off payment. You buy a perpetual license that does not expire.
|Monthly or annual payment options
|You get one free year of updates from the moment you purchase. If you need to update to a newer version later on, you can do so by renewing your Waves Update Plan coverage
|All updates are free: Your products are always up to date. Easy one-click software updates from Waves Central
|Number of licenses
|2 licenses can be used by the owner on two systems at a time, as long as the product is covered by the Waves Update Plan (see above). See Terms & Conditions
|2 licenses can be used by the owner on two systems at a time
|Activate different products to different machines
|You can use one plugin or bundle on one system, and other plugins or bundles on a second system; the licenses are separate. See Terms & Conditions
|All plugins included in Waves Creative Access are managed via a single license for each subscription, with activation on 2 systems at a time. See 2nd license terms & conditions
|May be added to select bundles covered by the Waves Update Plan, or purchased separately
|All new plugins added for free
|Select new plugins added for free
|Use StudioVerse chains that include the plugins you own
|Unlimited use of all StudioVerse plugin chains
|Use StudioVerse chains that include the 110+ plugins in Waves Essential
|All Gemstones included
|Select Gemstones included
For full terms and conditions, please see the Waves EULA.