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Should I remove SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,574
United States Rank #8,164
Reach 0.0387%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.76 days
229.02 days >
Average installed length: 120.33 days


2.5 33.73%
2.4 47.24%
2.3 19.03%

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SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins

What is SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins?  (from Sony)

With SonicStage Mastering Studio you can record songs into your computer via an audio device. Not only can you record songs directly from an external player connected to your computer's input terminal, you can also record songs via an external USB audio device compatible with ASIO device. Many external USB audio device...  Read more


SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is 2.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is WavesVAIO.DLL. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 29.93 MB (31,384,489 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/mediasoftware
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SonicStage Effect Plugins
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 29.93 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins

Program module:WavesVAIO.DLL
Name:Waves general library
General Library for Plug-Ins
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SonicStage Effect Plugins\WavesVAIO.DLL
Additional files:
  • Sony Bass Expander Plugin.dll - SonicStage Mastering Studio (Sony Bass Expander Plugin)
  • Sony Reverb Plugin.dll - Sony Reverb Plugin
  • Sony Surround Enhancer Plugin.dll - Sony Surround Enhancer Plugin
  • Sony Fader Plugin.dll - Sony Multi Fader Plugin (Sony Fader Plugin)
  • Sony Surround Panner Plugin.dll - Sony SurroundPan Plugin
  • Sony Downmix Plugin.dll - Sony Downmix Plugin (Sony Downmix)
  • Sony Downmix Plugin for VAIO.dll - Sony Downmix for VAIO
  • Sony Fader Plugin for VAIO.dll - Sony Fader Plugin for VAIO
  • Sony Surround Panner Plugin for VAIO.dll - Sony SurroundPan Plugin for VAIO
  • Sony Localization Equalizer Plugin.dll - Sony Localization Equalizer Plugin
  • Waves5VAIO.DLL (by Waves Audio LTD) - Waves general library (General Library for Plug-Ins)
  • WavesVAIO.DLL (by K. S. Waves Ltd)
  • S360VAIO.dll (by Waves Ltd Ltd) - S360-Surround Imager (S360)
  • L1VAIO.dll (by K. S. Waves Ltd) - L1-Ultramaximizer (L1)
  • QSound QMSS Plug-In for VAIO.dll (by QSound Labs) - SSMS Audio Filter (plugin)
  • QSound QSurround 5.1 Plug-In for VAIO.dll (by QSound Labs)
  • QSound QSurround Virtualizer Plug-In for VAIO.dll
  • RBassVAIO.dll (by K. S. Waves) - Renaissance Bass
  • S1VAIO.dll - S1 StereoImager (S1)
  • Waves L1 Ultramaximizer for Sony.dll - WaveShellVST
  • Waves Renaissance Bass for Sony.dll
  • Waves S1 Stereo Imager for Sony.dll
  • Waves S360 s5.1 for Sony.dll (by Waves Audio Ltd)

How do I remove SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins?

You can uninstall SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins.

Win Vista (SP2) 61%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 74.80%
Windows 7 22.45%
Windows 10 2.09%
Windows XP 0.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 63.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.11%
Windows Vista Business 6.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.95%
Windows 7 Professional 1.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.80%
  United Kingdom 6.98%
  Germany 6.24%
  Japan 4.13%
  Mexico 2.12%
  Italy 2.12%
  Canada 1.90%
  France 1.69%
  Spain 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Iran 1.27%
  Belgium 1.16%
  India 1.16%
  Australia 1.06%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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