Vocal Chains V3 – Installation & FAQ

Studio Rack Installation and Required Plugins

Divine Mixing Vocal Chains V3 requires Waves Platinum, Waves SSL4000, Waves Tune Real-Time (for pitch correction) and Waves StudioRack (Free Utility) V9 with valid licenses. You can install the latest versions from Waves Central.

1. Install the latest versions of Platinum Bundle, SSL 4000 Bundle, Waves Tune Real-Time and Studio Rack from Waves Central. Restart your DAW.

2. Unzip the “Divine Mixing – Vocal Chains V3” download 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 V3 (Studio Rack) folder you unzipped. Select a preset and click “Open”

Please see included text file with your download for information on installation of channel strip settings (Logic Pro X) and track presets (Cubase Pro)

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
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. If after following these steps you are still experiencing issues with your plugins, contact Waves support.

+ Is Waves Tune Real-Time required to use Vocal Chains V3?
To utilize pitch correction included in many of the presets, yes, although it is not required. You can simply disable the instance of Waves Tune Real-Time and utilize the rest of the vocal chain processing.
+ Is StudioRack required to load the plugins?
Vocal Chains V3 was designed for Studio Rack as a universal solution for loading the vocal chains across all DAWs. Logic Pro X and Cubase Pro owners have the option to use the included channel strip settings (.cst) and track presets (.trackpreset) which do not require Studio Rack.
+ There is a noticable delay while recording with the vocal chains. What do I need to adjust?
Ensure you have set your DAW Audio I/O buffer settings to 512 samples or less (256 is recommended). Also, activate “low latency mode” or delay compensation in your respective DAW.
+ The pitch correction setting doesn't sound right / isn't in the correct key. How do I fix this?
You must identify the key of the song you’re performing to and set accordingly in Waves Tune Real-Time. For more information on how to make this adjustment, see this video.
+ I'm hearing duplicate vocal signals with record enabled for the vocal chains. Why can't I only hear the wet signal?
Check to make sure you are ONLY monitoring the input from the DAW (software monitoring). Any external monitoring from your audio interface should be disabled.
+ 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 V3 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.