Waves Vocal Rider (Native)Item ID: VocalRiderNat
Native Automation Plug-in - Mac/PC (RTAS, VST, and AU)
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Make Those Vocals Sit Perfectly in the Mix, Every Time!Want a "first-pass" way to ride the vocal fader and make those tracks sit perfectly in the mix? Then you need the Vocal Rider plug-in from Waves! It's astonishingly easy to use. All you do is put the Vocal Rider plug-in on your vocal track, bus a summed instrumental mix to the side-chain, and hit play. Then watch as Vocal Rider's fader takes over, keeping the relative volume of the vocals consistent with the volume of the rest of the mix. No more guesswork, and no more pass after pass trying to get it right. Vocal Rider puts those vocals in the mix perfectly, the first time!
Vocal Rider works like an idealized version of a human engineer. Unlike typical compressors used to corral the vocals and keep them consistent within the mix, Vocal rider doesn't shrink the dynamic range of vocals or color them. After you've gone to the trouble of making the vocals sound as great as they possibly can, you'll definitely appreciate how Vocal Rider performs. You can even write Vocal Rider's automatic adjustments as automation, then fine-tune adjustments manually. It's one of those rare time savers that actually improves the process. If you're serious about your mixes, then you need to get this plug-in!
Waves Vocal Rider Automatic Level-Riding Plug-in Features at a Glance:
Save time, preserve dynamics, and get results with Waves' Vocal Rider plug-in!
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Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
by Rob Richards from Raleigh, NCI used to stack compressors to even out my vocal levels, sometimes it would color the tone a little too much and it was easy to lose the dynamics if I wasn't careful. When I am not looking for that co... read more [+]loration in my vocal tone, I reach for the Vocal Rider, very transparent while maintaining the emotion of the performance. Simply an awesome product. close [-]
January 16, 2013
Music Background: Musician, Producer, Engineer
I've used it a lot and it works great
by Brendon Bigelow from Austin, TXIt seems like in the last 3 years or so, we're seeing the trend go slightly away from modeling vintage gear (We're still seeing a lot of that) in the interest of introducing new processors that do thi... read more [+]ngs we haven't seen before. I'm loving it! I mean... C'mon! Do we really need another compressor?
June 11, 2012
Music Background: Producer, Mix Engineer, Occasional Recording Engineer (Mostly retired from that), Professional Musician.
This thing works great. It's adjustable enough to make it work on anything I've done with it so far.
In some other reviews I've read some references to it's "Side-Chaining" capabilities. One reviewer even said "Make sure you have sidechaining or this plug in is useless"... I can tell you honestly that I have had no need for Side-Chaining with this plug. at all. I'm not sure what that guy is trying to do. But... He's obviously smarter than me. After all... I've only been working professionally in the recording industry for 21 years.
Another reviewer mentioned some Side-Chaining problem in SONAR. I'm really kind of stumped by all the Side-Chaining talk in these reviews.
Anyway... I don't know about SONAR but I'm using Pro Tools HD and this thing works great. It does what it's supposed to do. And... If you want to... You can use it before your favorite compressor to really make that compressor shine. Also... A gate after this thing will be the most transparent gate you've ever heard.
One really cool deep feature is that it will print an automation lane. So... If you want to edit what it's doing in a certain part of a tune, you can.
Bottom Line: It works great... It sounds great... It's easy to use... And... It saves time. Great Plug!
As for Side-Chainig... Beats me. But, then... I only do music for film and television. So... What do I know? close [-]
Off The Chain
by Terjaunia Sain from Atlanta, GAMan, the vocal rider makes mixing vcls super easy. Waves is the best in plug ins hands down.... Insain Boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
November 13, 2011
Music Background: DJ/Producer
by MKI The King from Memphis, TNI love this plug in!!! It really corrects the issues related to inconsistency within the track without coloration. I personally recommend this for anyone doing vocal mixing because you will be surpris... read more [+]e how much automation is needed. close [-]
October 14, 2011
Music Background: Pro recorder
This is the coolest plug-in out there! Gone are the endless repetitions of riding the fader on a tricky vocal passage - this does it all for you. It can be automated as well!
Waves Vocal Rider (Native)
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