Waves Vocal Rider - Automatic Level-Riding Plug-In (Native)

Waves Vocal Rider - Automatic Level-Riding Plug-In (Native)

Waves Vocal Rider - Automatic Level-Riding Plug-In (Native)

Waves Vocal Rider - Automatic Level-Riding Plug-In (Native)


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Product Highlights

  • Automatically Keeps Vocal Level Steady
  • Differentiates Signal from Ambient Noise
  • Adds No Artifacts or Sound Coloring
  • 64-bit Processing
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
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Vocal Rider Native from Waves automatically rides the levels of vocal tracks during mixdown. Vocal Rider relieves the engineer from having to manually ride a physical mixing console fader, or from drawing in each individual level change on a DAW track.

All the engineer has to do is the target range of the vocal level in relation to the rest of the mix. Then, Vocal Rider compensates for all deviations from the target, intelligently raising or lowering the vocal volume, instantly. And unlike everyday compression, Vocal Rider adds absolutely no additional coloring to the track.

The Vocal Rider Live component includes an exclusive Spill control to differentiate the vocal from background instrumentation and noise, for better tracking and performance.

Main Features

Automatically keeps vocal and dialog levels steady
Save time by automating the vocal riding part of the mixing process
Write the automatic riding to an automation track for fine tuning
Real-Time means no latency and no pre-scan needed
Dedicated Vocal Rider Live component
Up to 24bit/96kHz resolution


Sets the reference range for vocal mix positioning
Vocal Sensitivity
Differentiates vocal content from noise floor and ambience
Vocal Activity LED
Indicates when vocal activity is detected
Differentiates between vocal signal and ambient stage noise (Vocal Rider Live component only)
Sets the vocal detection attack behavior
Music Sensitivity
Determines the amount Vocal Rider adapts to instrumental levels
Music Sensitivity LED
Indicates Vocal Rider's response to instrumental levels
Range Min/Max
Set the boundaries of the Rider Fader movement range
Effective Range
Displays the total gain range available for automatic riding
Idle Arrow
Sets the Rider Fader value when there is no vocal activity
Rider Fader
Vocal Rider's automatic control
Automation Mode
Controls the Rider Fader operation
Trims the vocal output gain, post-auto riding
Clip LED
Shows when output is clipping
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System Requirements Mac
Core Duo 2.3 GHz
OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
Host application that supports Audio Units, RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats

Intel Core 2 Duo GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
Windows 7
1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution
Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats
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