Waves has unveiled its Bass Rider, “an innovative, easy-to-use plugin that rides bass levels automatically,” which follows in the foosteps of the buzzed-about Vocal Rider plugin. Optimized especially for the frequency range and envelope characteristics of bass instruments, Bass Rider covers all DI, amplified, acoustic, synth, upright, and other bass instrument sources regular found in pop music production. “Unlike a compressor, Bass Rider works note by note, without disturbing their inner dynamics, so they sustain and decay naturally,” offers Waves promotional material. “Best of all, since Bass Rider keeps levels steady with automatic gain adjustment, now users can focus on the feel and flow of their bass, and use compression if desired to add color and character.
Features include up to 24-bit 192kHz resolution; mono and stereo components; TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, and AU support; and PC- and Mac compatibility. Controls include the Target Energy Meter, showing the energy of the input signal; Target Slider, setting desired bass level range and calibrates the Rider Fader “0” position; Sensitivity, for note detector sensitivity; Response, for the note detector response; Spill, adjusting what the detector should ignore; Artifacts, controlling the note detector’s tolerance to artifacts; Max Range, setting the upper boundary of the Rider Fader movement; Min Range, setting the lower boundary of the Rider Fader movement; Rider Fader, Bass Rider’s automatic fader control; and more.
Prices: $99 and $149 (Native and TDM, respectively, for special introductory price); free to owners of Waves Mercury with current Waves Update Plan
Contact: Waves | waves.com