Chains and Presets

From Chic to Daft Punk, the sound of Nile Rodgers’ funk guitar playing is unmistakable. We break down all the steps of creating a Chic-sounding production and give you free presets to get you that funk sound.

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Watch how the StudioRack chain preset ‘Tab Fix My Mix’ by producer/mixer Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige) can transform muddy-sounding drum sub-mixes into powerful, hard-hitting grooves.

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Get pro-level dynamic punch with aggressive New York compression. Watch how & why to use this parallel compression mixing technique to fatten up your drums and get that extra weight you’ve been missing – plus download the FREE chain presets.

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Vocals are the most important part of any song, but sometimes getting a good sound can take forever—so call up Lead Vocal 101, incl. chain preset with the free StudioRack, and you’ll have a mixed vocal in seconds.

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Using a great creative plugin chain early in the vocal production process can inspire and take your tracks to the next level. Producer/mixer Sean Divine shares his new chain for recording wide, dreamy vocal adlibs, and shares his presets for download.

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From a single vocal track, to a vibey pitch shifted texture that makes HITS, producer Malay (Frank Ocean, John Legend) sent us his new, inspiring vocal chain preset for StudioRack, directly from his latest productions.

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Learn how to combine low-end saturation with top-end modulation for crisp, modern drum magic. Producer/engineer Ken Andrews (Paramore, Failure) explains how he uses one of his signature StudioRack presets, while utilizing the full potential of multiband processing.

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Watch how The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” is recreated note for note, tone for tone – and how the faithful recreation was made using Waves Abbey Road plugins. Includes FREE presets for you to download!

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Learn how to transform weak snare drum tracks into strong sounding hits that make an impact in any style of production. Producer and mixer Billy Bush (Garbage, Jack Bugg) shows you how, using his custom “BB Snare” mixing chain for StudioRack.

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Struggling to get your drum loop samples to sound unique? Watch how you can easily make them sound special with just four knobs, using the StudioRack preset Drum Loop Stank by producer/mixer Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj).

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