Knoxville, TN (October 18, 2011)—Waves Audio has followed up its Vocal Rider plug-in with Bass Rider, which reportedly rides bass levels automatically.
Said to deliver “perfect” bass levels, the plug-in is optimized especially for the frequency range and envelope characteristics of bass instruments—DI, amplified, acoustic, synth, upright and so forth.
Bass Rider is aimed to keep bass levels in check and solid throughout a mix; unlike a compressor, Bass Rider is said to work note by note without disturbing their inner dynamics so they sustain and decay naturally. The plug-in has dedicated studio and live components and offers up to 24-bit 192kHz resolution. There are also mono and stereo components, it supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST and AU; and is both PC- and Mac-compatible.
The variety of controls on the plug-in oversee various functions. According to Waves, the Target Energy Meter shows the energy of the input signal; the Target Slider sets the desired bass level range and calibrates the Rider Fader “0” position; Sensitivity controls the note detector sensitivity; Response controls the note detector response; Spill controls the amount of spill that the detector should ignore; Artifacts controls the note detector’s tolerance to artifacts; Max Range sets the upper boundary of the Rider Fader movement; Min Range sets the lower boundary of the Rider Fader movement; Rider Fader is Bass Rider’s automatic fader control; Output trims the vocal output gain, post-auto riding; Idle Arrow sets the Rider Fader value when there is no bass activity; and Effective Range displays the total gain range available for automatic riding.