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Waves bass rider any good?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Alphanumeric, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Alphanumeric

    Alphanumeric Member

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    Its on sale for $69 and considering the normal price is $200, and 69 dollars is 40 sterling, such a good price!

    Is it really worth getting rather than just using compression?
     
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    I use it all the time.
     
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    Whenever I used it I always set the sensitivity all the way up, so the tail end of a long held out note got really loud/noisy so I thought it garbage.
    As soon as I cut back on the sensitivity it worked like a charm.
    I've heard it works well in combination with a compressor right after it.
     
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    I can vouch for it. It's not 100 %, some post volume automation may be required, seems to get a bit funny when playing quick picked notes on high strings, but yeah, worth the $50.
     
  5. schismatic

    schismatic Kintsugi is coming

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    Further to my seperate thread on riders, is this a viable option for Reaper users? Is there a workaround to use it?
     
  6. nezvers

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    I don't own it, but I had chance to experiment it on kicks... My jaw dropped, because it could level kick hits. Dunno about carpet roll, but possibly it can level those too with right settings.
     
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    I've heard about people using it on natural drums to even out the gain of individual hits. Anyways I don't know to which extent I need a $200 plugin to even out levels throughout a song. Anyone could care to elaborate what makes it worth it? ;)
     
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    Charles J New Metal Member

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    Not to parrot Ermz, but it's one of the few Waves plugins I use consistently on every mix =D
     
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    How you guys been using it on drums?
    I always use it on bass =)
     
  10. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    Is it better than vocal rider? I've been on the fence with that plug.

    I would rather it was $50 again so the decision were easier.
     
  11. XxSicRokerxX

    XxSicRokerxX Gabriel R.

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    I've heard Bass Rider works great on Vocals. But there's a vocal rider as well. Hmmm..
     
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    That's how I tried it - gated and put some subtractive EQ before it and tweaked sensing and it worked great through out whole track to make all hits same volume, than I could use ordinary processing with less hassle with variable volume.
    Oh and I did the same with snare too. maybe automated a touch of output fader here and there.
     

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