In this free video tutorial Marcus Huyskens shows how he uses Waves Vocal Rider to level out vocals in Pro Tools before hitting the compressor. The video gives a full overview of the Vocal Rider plug-in and shows how to set it up and print the automation in Pro Tools. His use for it shows that the Waves Vocal Rider need not be used just for automation of the fader.
Vocal Rider is the first of Waves pioneering new series of Mix tools. Simply put, Vocal Rider rides the levels of vocal tracks, automatically.
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.
All you need to do is set 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.