Quiet Art, the makers of WaveRider v3 have released a simpler, more focussed version called WaveRider Tg. This plug-in takes the level riding features of WaveRider v3 and repackages them into a simpler to use, simpler to set up version which as well as being available in AAX format is now available in AU and VST formats.
To benefit from an introductory price of $59 instead of a regular price of $129 head over to the Quiet Art website where you can find more information about WaveRider Tg and WaveRider v3 as well as their other products like Defaulter and Catchin’ Sync.
In his upcoming review Julian concluded that WaveRider Tg easily achieves the basic test of any new product which so many plug-ins fail - “Does this plug-in solve a problem I have which can’t be addressed by any of the tools I already have?” the answer in this case is a categorical yes. There are a handful of products which do something similar to this but this one does it better. I don’t know how the algorithm works but it definitely does work.
However used we might be to tight control of dynamics resulting in a “compressed” sound, it simply doesn’t have to be like that. The choice has always been between using compression and limiting for quick control with the risk of unwanted compression artefacts and slow, manual automation passes. WaveRider Tg means you can now have the speed of a compressor and the control of automation Who wouldn’t want that?
See WaveRider Tg In Use
WaveRider can be used on vocals as easily as on dialogue and keeping in mind that the choice isn’t between using a compressor/limiter or WaveRider Tg - you can use both, the options for exactly what you use WaveRider Tg for are many. In the example below I use the bass guitar track from “So Cold” by Jess Hammond to illustrate how WaveRider Tg can be used to bring up the level of the sustained decay of bass notes while leaving the transients relatively untouched. In this example I also run through how easy it is to set up and replay an automation pass.