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Vocal Rider

Get consistent vocal levels—automatically and fast
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Perfect Vocal Levels—Automatically


Vocals are the focus of almost all popular music, so they need a consistent level that’s never buried in the mix. But automating levels manually is tedious, and using heavy compression to even out the vocal levels ends up coloring your vocal sound.

Vocal Rider saves you time by riding gain automatically, while preserving the vocal’s full fidelity. Set a target level for the vocal, and Vocal Rider will take care of the rest. It unobtrusively raises or lowers the vocal’s gain to maintain the target level—just as if you were making fast, precise fader moves.

  • Time-saver: No need for manual drawing of automation curves
  • Ideal for vocals & voice in music, podcasts & video narration
  • No need for over-compression that suffocates the voice
  • Real-time operation adds no latency
  • Suitable for both studio and live mixing
  • Writes an automation track, so you can fine-tune levels easily
Watch It in Action

A Producer’s Dream Come True

  • Keep the Focus on the Voice

    Fluctuating vocal levels destroy the focus of a song’s most important element. Vocal Rider not only provides consistent vocal levels, but eliminates the tedious drawing of automation curves, or doing imprecise fader punch-ins.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Adapts Vocals to the Music

    Vocal Rider can level the vocal in isolation, or in context with the music’s overall dynamics. Feed a submix of the song’s instruments into Vocal Rider’s sidechain, and the vocal’s target level shifts according to the music’s level.

  • Automation Made Easy

    Vocal Rider can write an automation track that incorporates the automatic gain changes. If you want to make additional edits beyond leveling the vocals, just tweak the automation track.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Compensate for Mic Technique Issues

    Poor mic technique is a mixing nightmare, because of the wildly varying vocal levels. Vocal Rider can provide up to 12 dB of attenuation and 12 dB of gain, to make sure the vocal stays consistent.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Better Live Performances

    Vocal Rider is ideal for the stage, because it adds no latency. In addition to reacting to level changes in the music, it can even prevent other instruments’ spillover from interfering with the vocal leveling process.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material