Waves DeBreath

I’m trying to install the Waves DeBreath plug-in. I saw in another thread, now locked, that someone had succeeded in getting it to work with Audacity, but I haven’t had the same success, and I hope someone can tell me what I’m doing wrong.

I have downloaded a fully functional trial version of DeBreath V9.2.0.
I am running Audacity 2.1.1 on a 64-Bit PC with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

I moved the DeBreath.dll file to my Audacity plugins folder, then went into Manage and changed the setting for the DeBreath Plugin from New to Enable. When I restart Audacity, the plugin doesn’t show in my list of effects, and when I go into Manage, it no longer shows as Enabled, but has reverted to New.


Does it work in any of the officially supported host applications? http://www.waves.com/support/tech-specs/supported-hosts
If not, you may need to go through their “registration” maze. There’s still no guarantee that it will work with Audacity even if it is correctly installed and registered.

As this is a “shell” or bundle" plugin I don’t think you should move the constituent DLL’s, so put “DeBreath.dll” back in C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Plug-Ins V9\DeBreath.bundle\Contents\Win32.

I tried that “DeBreath V9.2.0” trial on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. It installed the 32-bit WaveShell-VST 9.6.dll into C:\Program Files (x86)\VSTPlugIns then I copied the WaveShell-VST 9.6.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VSTPlugins which is one of the locations Audacity searches for VST Plug-ins.

For some reason I am not sure of, Audacity finally ended up seeing the waveshell in Plug-In Manager in both C:\Program Files (x86)\VSTPlugIns as well as C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VSTPlugins, but DeBreath was and remained enabled in “Audacity 2.1.2 RC2 (for testing)” from http://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html.

In 2.1.1 deBreath does not have an interface and crashes for me. So I would use 2.1.2 RC2, and then upgrade to 2.1.2 when it is released, which should be fairly soon.

Depending on the breaths, you may be able to use built-in effects or free plugins rather than pay a lot of money to Waves. See https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/removing-breaths/39029/1