Waves Clarity Vx

Hi everybody! I Just purchased the Clarity Vx plug-in to use for blocking out noise on some podcast tracks I’m editing. I was excited to use it as the demo videos seemed really effective, however I am having a lot of difficulty getting the plug-in to work at all.

Whenever I add it onto a track, the audio completely shuts off, and there is no input signal coming through the Plug-In’s interface. I tried setting it as a bus as well, but still nothing. Interestingly, when I go into a mastering session, I am able to open a stereo version of the plug-in and apply it, but I really need to be able to apply it to individual tracks within my session. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for the help!

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P.S. I am use Logic Pro X if that makes a difference. :slight_smile:

Hi. I’m not sure if this will help, but, for what it’s worth, I’m quoting a reply I had made to another user post that speaks of a related issue:

According to a Waves page, " Apple M1 Support for Waves Plugins’, there are exceptions, one of which is Clarity:

“Clarity Vx and Clarity Vx Pro plugins require the Rosetta 2 emulator to run on Apple M1 processors. We are working to add native M1 support for these plugins in the near future.”

Hope that helps in some way.

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I have the same problem …

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Thank you this must be it! Hopefully they’ll have an upgrade for use on M1 processors soon :confused:


Hi! I had the same issue(s) on my MacBook Pro/M1Pro system, wouldn’t work at all. I upgraded the OS to the recently released MacOS 12.3, and just tried it for a laugh. It works for me now. It’s a resource hog, but it does work for me now. Digital Performer 11…

Same issue here, no sound when activating Clarity Vx plug-in, even after updating to MacOS 12.3. I got this warning when opening Logic Pro X:

“Dear Logic Pro user,
you have 2 Audio Unit(s) enabled which did not pass the Apple AU validation. This may cause problems and can even crash Logic Pro or lead to data loss! Please check with the manufacturer(s) for updated versions. We recommend disabling these plug-ins in the Plug-In Manager.”

The will definitely make a native M1 version of Clarity some time soon. It’s just a matter of when.

Using both Vx and Vx Pro: Both work fine in Pro Tools (v. 2021.12 / M1 Ultra). Vx Pro also works in Audiosuite mode. But only in Pro Tools, not in Twisted Wave which is where we do almost all of our daily dialog editing. Curious!