The new Waves StudioRack is a completely re-imagined version of Waves’ plugin chainer, placing an entirely new level of control in the hands of producers and mixers. As before, you can use StudioRack to create entire plugin chains – up to eight plugins per StudioRack chain, each chain taking up just one DAW insert. Your chains can be saved for instant recall, and loaded up in any DAW, making it super-easy to move your mixes between different DAWs.
StudioRack’s New features
- You can now combine multiple parameters from different plugins in your chain into a single macro – up to eight macros per chain. By having each macro control several audio processors at once, you can essentially create your own “custom plugins,” with your own functions and controls.
- Split any chain at any point into up to eight parallel processing mono, stereo or M/S racks, for easy parallel processing without complex routing.
- Turn any Waves plugin into a multiband processor, by splitting your signal from any point in any chain into multiband racks with adjustable crossover points.
- StudioRack’s new features also include easy plugin search, to instantly find the plugins you need; and floating plugin windows, to view and control multiple plugins simultaneously.
StudioRack can be used natively, using your computer’s CPU for plugin processing; or in SoundGrid mode, which offloads all plugin processing to a SoundGrid server, enabling you to mix with more plugins without worrying about running out of Native CPU power.
The new StudioRack ships with over 170 presets for entire plugin chains, including chain presets from GRAMMY®-winning producer/engineers Tony Maserati (Beyoncé), Dave Darlington (Sting) and more. “The new StudioRack thinks exactly the way I do with regard to plugin chains,” Tony Maserati says. “This thing was made for my brain and creativity.”