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Quiet Art releases Wave Rider
Quiet Art has released Wave Rider, a virtual fader controller plugin for Digidesign Pro Tools.
It’s a unique RTAS plugin that detects audio signal level on the inserted channel, and controls the fader movements
Wave Rider features
- Ride — In this default mode, Wave Rider’s level detecting algorithm automatically raises or lowers the fader level to maintain a user selectable output level by writing volume automation on the timeline. User can then alter the volume automation as needed. Makes maintaining dialnorm levels a breeze!
- Duck — This function will lower the signal of a target track by a user selectable amount if there’s signal present on the inserted track. Narration and announcements over music as heard on radio channels rely on keyed compressors with poor results, now cooler with Wave Rider.
- Park — This is a function you’ll find in Automatic Mixer boxes. The faders are parked at a user defined low level when there’s little signal, and they jump up to full output when there’s strong signal present, maintaining a steady output level. Particularly useful in situations where there’s a lot of mics open and you want to have the cleanest signal without much background noise.
Wave Rider is available for Mac OSX for the introductory price of $75 USD. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Wave Rider is available for download here.
Visit Quiet Art for more information.