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StudioRack Plugin Chainer

Plug-in Chainer / Rack Plugin by Waves
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StudioRack Plugin Chainer by Waves is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin. It can host VST Plugins, Audio Units Plugins, VST 3 Plugins and AAX Plugins.
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Create powerful plugin chains with the new Waves StudioRack, the ultimate plugin chainer – now enhanced with new features including parallel processing racks, multiband split racks, and quick-access macros to create your own 'custom plugins.'

Thinking in terms of chains – not individual processors – is a hallmark of the best producers and engineers. The all-new Waves StudioRack finally places the full power of plugin chain creation in your hands.

StudioRack allows you to build intricate chains of up to 8 plugins from just one DAW insert – and save them for instant recall. But this is just the beginning. The new, re-imagined version of StudioRack also introduces new powerhouse features:

Parallel processing racks: Split your audio, from any point in any chain, into parallel mono, stereo and M/S racks – to add more punch, space, and presence to your signal, without having to create complex routings in your DAW.

Multiband split racks: Turn any Waves plugin into a multiband processor, with detailed control over your crossover points.

8 macros per chain: Combine parameters from different plugins in your chain into quick-access macro controls – essentially enabling you to build your own 'custom plugins.'

The new StudioRack also introduces easy plugin search, to instantly find the plugins you need; and floating plugin windows, to view and control multiple plugins simultaneously.

StudioRack allows you to save entire chains with their internal routings, and open them in any DAW – making it easier than ever to collaborate with producers and mixers who use a DAW different than yours.

StudioRack is also compatible with Waves' SoundGrid Studio, giving you the option to offload all plugin processing to a SoundGrid server, in order to mix plugin-rich sessions unlimited by your computer's CPU.

With the new Waves StudioRack, the full power of sound creation is in your hands.


  • New supercharged version of Waves' plugin chainer.
  • Build powerful plugin chains using any Waves plugins.
  • Move entire plugin chains between DAWs in seconds.
  • 8 macros per chain to create your own 'custom plugins'.
  • Easy parallel processing with mono, stereo & M/S parallel racks.
  • Turn any plugin into multiband with multiband split racks.
  • Easy plugin search.
  • Floating plugin windows for convenient plugin control.
  • Over 170 presets for complete plugin chains.
  • Optional: Offload your plugin processing to a SoundGrid server.

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Comments & Discussion for Waves StudioRack Plugin Chainer

Discussion: Active
31 August 2023 at 9:54am

great FX chainer,
looks like StudioRack Can Host Effects (VST3) only but Can NOT Host Instruments (VST3i)
I don't see this emphasized anywhere
would be great to have instruments added.

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