Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

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levm38
KVRist
57 posts since 11 Feb, 2019

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:42 am

I just watched this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq0N5gDo13U

And it looks what I need, but I dont have the budget for this,

Is there any free vst that does the same thing?

Elektronisch
KVRAF
3686 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:04 am

just wait for black friday/cyber monday and you might get it for 29usd. Also you couldve just use the search function because there is already similar topic

viewtopic.php?t=491749

steve.lindqvist
KVRist
220 posts since 20 Jan, 2019

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:57 am

I tried different riders and levelers (Melda, Hornet, iZotope, ...) but to be honest, no other plugin did this nearly invisible quality riding than the Waves one.

Daimonicon
KVRist
481 posts since 30 Aug, 2012 from Sweden

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:25 am

All Waves plugin are 29$ occasionally. All my Waves plugins were bought for 29$. Make sure you subscribe to their mail list.

levm38
KVRist
57 posts since 11 Feb, 2019

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:00 am

steve.lindqvist wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:57 am
I tried different riders and levelers (Melda, Hornet, iZotope, ...) but to be honest, no other plugin did this nearly invisible quality riding than the Waves one.
thank you

simon.a.billington
KVRAF
1764 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:01 am

steve.lindqvist wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:57 am
I tried different riders and levelers (Melda, Hornet, iZotope, ...) but to be honest, no other plugin did this nearly invisible quality riding than the Waves one.
Steve’s got a point here.

Black Friday is almost upon us. Wait and see what it’s going fro then I say.

WasteLand
KVRist
370 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:13 am

and via resellers like audiodeluxe, plugindiscounts, you can get them about $25 or sometimes less, when waves are selling them for $29, and most of the times they are on sale, and sometime 1+1. never bought higher than $25, except for gold (a bundle), i bought it for $50 plus.. next to nothing, i must say.

and when somebody comes around to mention WUP, don't be intimidated. i have v10 and v11 versions, i do not WUP them, the V10 versions, untill they don't work anymore..

and vocal rider does a great job, but still i prefer, manually.
win 10 pro; cubase 10.5 pro, live 10 suite (+push 2), reaper, arturia V collection 6, reason 10, maschine (mk3+jam), korg collection, komplete 11 ultimate, softube modular, VM and many more..
https://soundcloud.com/sada-exposada

levm38
KVRist
57 posts since 11 Feb, 2019

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:29 am

what do you mean with WUP?

WasteLand
KVRist
370 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:37 am

levm38 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:29 am
what do you mean with WUP?
Waves Update Plan

https://www.waves.com/support/waves-update-plan

if you buy a plugin from waves, you get one year of updates, and support (support after that year isn't really totally gone, i had never had to contact their support, so the difference could be, that support is limited to, for example your HD, or SSD crashed with the licenses on it, you can get 1 time per year (if i remember correctly from reading posts about it) the chance to restore them. by the way the licenses can also be put on a normal usb stick.).

so, if you are on a mac, wup is more important than on windows. you don't have to "wup", the plugins will still work, you don't get updates anymore. they work untill your os, or daw does not support them anymore, that can be long time, on windows...
win 10 pro; cubase 10.5 pro, live 10 suite (+push 2), reaper, arturia V collection 6, reason 10, maschine (mk3+jam), korg collection, komplete 11 ultimate, softube modular, VM and many more..
https://soundcloud.com/sada-exposada

jochicago
KVRian
746 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:12 am

There's also Outlaw as a relative new comer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0KGOWF8d84

Currently on sale at PB as part of a vocal bundle
https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... cal-Bundle

It has a full settings panel with speed controls, so in that regard it blows Vocal Rider out of the water (Vocal Rider only has 2 speeds) and has become my main rider tool. Because of its speed controls, Outlaw it is not just for vocals, you can use it on anything. And if you don't want to fiddle with the speed controls, just use the presets and you'll find something that works for anything including drums.

However, Outlaw does not write the automation to the DAW. I don't use that feature, but it's one of the main selling points of Vocal Rider. I don't use this because I find it less cumbersome to just set the plugin right and then manually automate any problem spots caused by the artistic choices in the song.

SoundPorn
KVRian
922 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Waves Vocal Rider Similar VSTs

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:17 am

Hornet AutoGain Pro

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