Install Waveform on Nintendo Switch


Waveform is a proprietary Digital Audio Workstation specializing in creative and inspirational workflows.

Waveform is a rapidly evolving application specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers. Specializing in creative and inspirational workflows and avoiding features not explicitly needed allow the app to remain surprisingly fun and intuitive.

This is a 90-day free trial of Waveform, but you can get a free licence by creating an account at Once you have an account, you can use it to activate Waveform.
This app will also work with Pro licenses.

To run from Menu: Menu -> Sound and Video -> Waveform 11
To run from Terminal: Waveform11

Fortunately, Waveform is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Waveform.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
Waveform will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Waveform

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Waveform.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Multimedia category.

Now scroll down to find Waveform in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Waveform for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at