Divine Mastering Chains – Installation & FAQ

Installation and Required Plugins

Divine Mastering Chains requires Waves Gold and Waves Studio Rack (Free Utility) V9 and higher with valid licenses. You can install the latest versions from Waves Central.

1. Install the latest versions of Waves Studio Rack and Waves Gold Bundle. Restart your DAW.

2. Unzip the “Divine Mastering Chains” folder

3. Open the Waves Studio Rack (Stereo version) plugin as the first plugin on the stereo bus / master bus

4. Click the “Load” button in the top left corner of the Studio Rack plugin. Click “Open Preset File”

5. Locate the Divine Mastering Chains (Studio Rack) folder you unzipped. Select a preset and click “Open”

Divine Mastering Chains - Help Screenshot

Frequently Asked Questions

+ I have installed the required plugins. Why are they showing Disabled in Studio Rack?
Make sure that all Waves plugins have been scanned and validated for use in your DAW. You may need to rescan all Waves plugins for them to show up in StudioRack. Here are the steps to do so in various DAWs:

Logic Pro X
Cubase
Pro Tools
Studio One
FL Studio
Ableton Live

If individual Waves plugins are loading but are showing “disabled” in Studio Rack: follow these steps to rescan the StudioRack module and plugins. If you have installed Waves V10 and are having issues, see this article.

Please note that only plugins with a valid license, purchased from Waves.com or authorized reseller will load these presets.

+ Mixes sound distorted or over-compressed when processing with Divine Mastering Chains. What's the issue?
For optimal results and consistency when processing your finished mix with Divine Mastering Chains, mix levels should not exceed -6dB True Peak. Ensure that your final mixes include enough headroom before processing.
+ Is StudioRack required to load the plugins?
Divine Mastering Chains was designed for use in Waves Studio Rack to provide the most flexible and powerful setup in all DAWs. However, channel strip settings and track presets are also included, which DO NOT require Studio Rack (Logic Pro X and Cubase Pro users only).
+ Why isn't StudioRack working in my DAW?
StudioRack is available for all major DAWs but only with the latest versions and there are some exceptions. See this list for complete compatibility. If after carefully reviewing the installation videos / help text, you are still experiencing issues with licensed plugins, contact Waves for further assistance.