By PSW Staff • October 23, 2011 A portion of the new Waves Bass Rider (full image below) Waves Audio has unveiled Bass Rider, an easy-to-use plugin that rides bass levels automatically. A companion to Waves’ popular Vocal Rider plugin, Bass Rider does not change the natural sound of bass. Optimized especially for the frequency range and envelope characteristics of bass instruments, Bass Rider covers all the “basses” – DI, amplified, acoustic, synth, upright, etc. Unlike a compressor, Bass Rider works note by note, without disturbing their inner dynamics, so they sustain and decay naturally. Since Bass Rider keeps levels steady with automatic gain adjustment, users can focus on the feel and flow of their bass, and use compression if desired to add color and character. Bass Rider is now available at a U.S. MSRP of Native $200/TDM $300. Special intro price is Native $99/TDM $149. It is also available at no additional charge to owners of Waves Mercury with current Waves Update Plan coverage. (click to enlarge) Features:—Rides bass levels automatically—Optimized for bass instruments—Retains the natural character of the bass—Dedicated studio and live components—Up to 24-bit 192 kHz resolution—Mono and stereo components—Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU—PC- and Mac-compatible Controls:—Target Energy Meter shows the energy of the input signal.—Target Slider sets desired bass level range and calibrates Rider Fader “0” position.—Sensitivity controls the note detector sensitivity.—Response controls the note detector response.—Spill controls the amount of spill that the detector should ignore.—Artifacts controls the note detector’s tolerance to artifacts.—Max Range sets the upper boundary of the Rider Fader movement.—Min Range sets the lower boundary of the Rider Fader movement.—Rider Fader is Bass Rider’s automatic fader control.—Output trims the vocal output gain, post-auto riding.—Idle Arrow sets the Rider Fader value when there is no bass activity.—Effective Range displays the total gain range available for automatic riding. Waves Audio Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: AES DAW New Products Plugins Poll Processors Software Waves Audio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.