Vocal Chains V2 – Installation & FAQ

Installation and Required Plugins

Divine Mixing Vocal Chains V2 requires Waves Gold, Waves SSL4000 and Waves StudioRack (Free Utility) V9 and higher with valid licenses. You can install the latest versions from Waves Central.

1. Install the latest versions of Waves StudioRack, Gold Bundle & SSL 4000 Bundle. Restart your DAW.

2. Unzip the “Divine Mixing – Vocal Chains V2” folder

3. Open the Waves StudioRack (Stereo version) plugin as the first plugin on a stereo vocal track or aux

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

5. Locate the Divine Mixing – Vocal Chains V2 (Studio Rack) folder you unzipped. Select a preset and click “Open”

Divine Mixing Vocal Chains V2 - Waves StudioRack Plugins Disabled (Installation Help)

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.

+ Is StudioRack required to load the plugins?
Vocal Chains was designed using “channel strip settings” which can only be saved and recalled in a limited number of DAWs. Many requested Vocal Chains compatibility for other DAWs and StudioRack is the solution for this in Vocal Chains V2, allowing for more customization and universal compatibility. V2 has also been updated to include channel strip settings and track presets which DO NOT require StudioRack (Logic Pro X and Cubase Pro users only).
+ Why do I have to use a stereo version of StudioRack on a stereo audio track or aux? Aren't vocals recording in mono anyway?
The presets in Vocal Chains V2 contain effects such as stereo reverbs, stereo delays, stereo doubling and other stereo enhancing effects that must be routed through a stereo output. You can still utilize a mono vocal recording routed to a stereo effect plugin or aux without issues.
+ 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.