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Waves Vocal Rider - is it worth the money?

Postby cybernetic dystopia » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:08 pm

At roughly £250 it's not a bank breaking purchase but I'm just wondering if anyone out there is using it.

Does it work well or are you resorting back to your regular compressor?

Maybe your using a bit of both...

I will most likely get the demo when I have a good example to try it on. Till then and views?

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Re: Waves Vocal Rider - is it worth the money?

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:11 pm

have you read the review in SOS magazine ??
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Re: Waves Vocal Rider - is it worth the money?

Postby BJG145 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:46 pm

cybernetic dystopia wrote:At roughly £250 it's not a bank breaking purchase

Not loose change either though, is it...

Waves wrote:Instead of manually riding the physical mixing console fader, or tediously drawing in each individual level change on a DAW track, Vocal Rider does it for you, making it a true timesaver.

Really though - I'm currently reading Vol II of Behind the Glass and remembering some engineer lamenting the demise of the performance aspect of mixing; working the faders like you would an instrument instead of pushing a mouse. OK, so I'm a mouse-pusher myself, but might this be an automation too far?
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Re: Waves Vocal Rider - is it worth the money?

Postby Pj8 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:30 pm

I like the vocal rider - still lets you do manual edits which will typically be still necessary - for intelligibility - but it is very good at evening the vocal level wrt the rest of the mix. this is a big time saver for me. Note that it is not the same as compression. I find it works well to even the track > before compression.

Agree its not cheap but I think it is worth it as a timesaver and I use it practically every mix

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Re: Waves Vocal Rider - is it worth the money?

Postby WiredUp » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:41 pm

Is it worth the money? No.
In fact I don't think any of Waves plugins are worth what they ask.
It is not just waves, most plugins are overpriced imo.

I prefer to support companies like Massey plugins who have good products and sensible prices.
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