StudioRack - Help with Purchase

Dear Waves Audio,

I tried to pick up the previously free StudioRack plugin and I can only see this listed under the included in: subscription packages.

However, I have just read the response from Waves via Twitter:

" Hi


, StudioRack and StudioVerse are available for free, regardless of whether or not you’ve joined Waves Creative Access."

This is fantastic news!

When I click on the ‘Add to Basket’ button, I get the following:

"Your cart is empty

[Get access to all Waves plugins] "

Please can you help.

Thank you,


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Same issue here. But it looks like it installs with the demo of WCA without restrictions. Testing now…

Hi @monophreak,

Currently to obtain Studiorack License you can install Waves Creative Access which will install StudioRack/StudioVerse as well.


I dont understand, should i install waves Creative Acess to get the free product!
That means i need to install at least 120 VST to get the free download!

I thought StudioRack and StudioVerse are available for free, regardless of whether or not you’ve joined Waves Creative Access."



You can do the demo for Waves Creative Access, Studiorack/Studioverse will keep working even after the Demo for Waves Creative Access is done for further information you can check the next article.

Additionally, if you require further information or assistance with setting everything up I recommend to Contact Technical Support directly for quick assistance.

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Works great! Sweet! Demo WCA to get StudioRack/StudioVerse without restrictions. You do not have to join or use any Waves plugins, which works for me since I own quite a few already. I’ve only tested a few chains, but SR/SV is very, very nice and easy to use. I am running it via Vienna Ensemble Pro, which is also very cool. The only downside so far, is the SR’s ability to scan multiple VST plugin folders, which is a minor issue that can be worked around. SR does see the majority of my plugins. Thanks Waves!


That’s not true! This is not a free product!

You need to install all products to test StudioRack!!!

Incorrect. It’s true that Waves has you install the demo at minimum to install StudioRack, but there is no charge here. Now, if you do not already own Waves plugins - I do - and want to use the Waves StudioVerse chains, then yes, you will have to buy them. But I already have many of the Waves plugins, so when I tested the chains as mentioned above, they just open and insert the plugins used. Sounds like you do not have Waves plugins, so then I agree, if you want to use the chains Waves provides in the StudioVerse community, then you would have to purchase them. :frowning: But StudioRack would still be available to you if you do not want to purchase the Wave plugins, where you could insert your own VSTs. Don’t know about what you’re doing, but it works great for me. You must not own any Waves plugins or just a very few. Anyway - hope this helps.

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