Quiet Art ‘WaveRider Tg’: Auto Level Detection Plug-in designed for Consistent Level Riding

WaveRider Tg's level detecting algorithm automatically raises or lowers the gain to maintain a user selectable output level

The Music Telegraph | Text 2020/08/31 [14:22]

Quiet Art ‘WaveRider Tg’: Auto Level Detection Plug-in designed for Consistent Level Riding

WaveRider Tg's level detecting algorithm automatically raises or lowers the gain to maintain a user selectable output level

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2020/08/31 [14:22]

 

▲ 'WaveRider Tg' main control panel

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Quiet Art ‘WaveRider Tg’: Auto Level Detection Plug-in designed for Consistent Level Riding 

 

WaveRider Tg's level detecting algorithm automatically raises or lowers the gain to maintain a user selectable output level 

 

 

 

 

Quiet Art's WaveRider is a legendary AAX plug-in initially released in March 2009. Since its release, it has revolutionized mixing workflows with the “Rider” plug-in concept and evolved into an indispensable mixing tool in recording studios around the world. WaveRider detects audio signal level on the inserted channel and uses that information to control fader movements. 

 

WaveRider Tg adopted this legendary algorithm of WaveRider but is a small version of it, focusing on ‘Consistent level riding’. It automatically raises or lowers the fader level to maintain a user selectable output level by writing volume automation on the timeline. WaveRider Tg writes this volume riding automation within its automation pane and users can then alter the volume automation as needed. 

 

If you have trouble in making your vocals sound professional or if they are not sitting in the mix, then you need WaveRider Tg. Same goes for Bass tracks, horns, guitars, or any kind of sound tracks including a full mix. WaveRider Tg will make your tracks a breeze to maintain a smooth and consistent level so you don’t end up over-compressing. 

 

WaveRider Tg is available as VST, VST3, AudioUnits, and AAX for macOS and Windows system. 

 

 

 

 

Main Structure and Functions

 

WaveRider Tg is designed to maintain consistent levels on the inserted channel. ‘Tg’ stands for ‘Target’ and this name emphasizes the fact that WaveRider Tg adopted WaveRider’s ‘Target Riding’ function. WaveRider Tg automatically changes the level of incoming audio signals toward a user-defined target level. It can also write automation on the channel as WaveRider does, which you can then choose to tweak if your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or NLE (Non-Linear Editing system) supports it. Unlike WaveRider, WaveRider Tg does not require HUI (Human User Interface) protocol, so it is much simpler to set up the functions in it. WaveRider Tg only rides levels and it does not offer the ducking function found in WaveRider. To quickly catch up the use of WaveRider Tg, let’s take a look at the major features of the interface. 

 

 

 

 

▲ 'auto enable', 'write/read' buttons


When ‘auto enable’ button is switched on, volume ride automation will be automatically written on the track while your DAW track is in ‘Latch’ mode. Also, this button must be on in order to read existing automation. The ‘write/read’ selector works in tandem with the ‘auto enable’ button. If you have edited the existing automation and do not want to overwrite it, make sure to toggle to read mode.  

 

 

 

 

▲ 'soft range ratio', 'loud range ratio', 'trim' controls


‘Soft range ratio’ determines how much gain is applied to low level signals that is set by the ‘silence threshold’. If the slider is closer to the center target, the more boosting is applied to reach the target level. Further to the left, then the gain applied to quiet signals will be decreased. ‘Loud range ratio’ determines how much attenuation is applied to signals above the target level that is set by the ‘target slider’. Closer to the target will produce more attenuation to achieve the target level. Further to the right, then the attenuation applied to signals will be decreased. The ‘trim’ slider raises or lowers the input gain of the incoming signal before it gets processed.

 

 

 

 

▲ 'Silence threshold', 'Target threshold'


The ‘Silence threshold’ slider determines what levels are considered low level. Lower threshold will produce more hyped gain increase in low level signals, conversely, higher thresholds will produce more subdued gain increases. The ‘Target threshold’ slider sets up the desired target level. Levels above this threshold will be considered loud and will be attenuated according to the ‘loud range ratio’ slider position. Levels below target threshold will be boosted according to the combination of ‘silence threshold’ and ‘soft range ratio’ sliders’ positions. There are two meters provided in WaveRider Tg. The above ‘input level meter’ can measure the input level from -60 dbfs to 0 dbfs. The below ‘activity meter’ shows the gain adjustment movement. Movement to the left means gain attenuation, movement to the right means gain boost activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With ‘WaveRider Tg’ You can do:

 

Smooth out your vocal tracks without any artifacts 

Even out that difficult bass track

- Maintain a dialnorm level for dialogue or voice over tracks

Maintain consistent levels on the inserted channel

Get and edit volume ride automation data of a selected track

- and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Price:

 

 

$129 USD

 

 

 

*Note that a fully functional 14-day demo for macOS and Windows can be downloaded for free: here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiet Art Back in 2009, Quiet Art, a small company based in New Zealand, announced its first audio plug-in ‘WaveRider’. WaveRider was the only plug-in of its kind on the market and it soon became an indispensable mixing tool in recording studios around the globe. Since then Quiet Art still creates unique but must-have products for people in the music and film industries. 

 

 

 

 

 

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