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WaveRider Tg FAQ
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On some DAWS you might have to re-scan your plugins folder.
Also, some licensing operations might have your DAW put WaveRider Tg on blacklist.
You can go ahead and un-blacklist in your preferences.
If you are using the VST3 version of WaveRider Tg, the plugin GUI needs to be open to be able to write automation.
After the automation is written you can put WaveRider Tg in read mode and close the GUI.
Other formats are not affected.
No. WaveRider does not utilize the ITU-R BS. 1770 specification, because its algorithm is designed for mixing, not metering. However, WaveRider does make it extremely easy to meet requirements like EBU R-128, ATSC A/85, OP-59, and TR-B32.
To put it simply, it’s based on Leq (A) weighting. But it gets complicated. Alpha version WaveRider’s algorithm was designed by a genius engineer with a PhD.
But in the studio, it didn’t work that well. It needed some human feel. So we went back to the drawing board and lessened the logic, and put some magic in it.
Ultimately, it evolved into an organic beast that is hard to classify as anything. We like that.
Well, you are kind of right. However it doesn’t suck as most AGC circuits do.
WaveRider’s intelligent algorithm maintains the natural dynamic of the signal, keeping quiet parts comparatively quieter than loud parts. AGC circuits have a common characteristic: They will push gain as default and then brick-wall limit the hell out of the signal, creating a pumping artefact. WaveRider won’t do that, it will glide the signal gently to where it needs to go.
Compressors and limiters do one thing: attenuate the signal. For levels below their threshold they simply don’t do anything. You need to squash your signal over the board and use make up gain to achieve an even output level. This colors the sound, and once it’s there it’s there forever. WaveRider rides the faders for gain as well as attenuation so the output level stays consistent without degrading the dynamics of your signal. The best part is you can alter these moves after the fact. Of course WaveRider could be used along with your favorite dynamics processors to achieve ultimate results.
The blue gain activity meter shows the current position of WaveRider Tg’s volume parameter.
It will display the last position it was at, even when stopped.
There are a few things to check:
– Click auto enable on the plugin if you haven’t already.
– Put your DAW into Latch mode.
– Make sure volume parameter of WaveRider Tg on the track is auto enabled.
Some DAWs like Logic Pro, Cubase & Nuendo may require the plugin GUI to be open to be able to write its automation.
Following DAWS and NLEs aren’t qualified to write and read automation but you can use auto off mode:
Ableton Live, Adobe Premiere, AVID Media Composer.
Automation on Studio One will only work with VST or AU, but not VST3.
Please decrease the amount of automation thinning in your DAW’s automation settings.
For example, in Nuendo and Cubase, anything above 5% thinning will result in very coarse automation without much detail.
Although WaveRider Tg lacks some of its parent’s features, it gives you the ability to do an off-line bounce without the need to run an automation run first.
Another advantage is that you can have the control of your DAW’s fader while WRTg is riding levels in itself.
But the best of both worlds is having both plugins running in the same session to tackle a broad range of leveling tasks.
Unlike WaveRider, WaveRider Tg writes its own volume automation internally.
You will not get the same result if you copy this automation to your DAW’s own volume lane.
No, WaveRider Tg will work just as is.
Automation is there only if you need to tweak the result at certain points.
If you write automation with WaveRider Tg please keep in mind that when you put the plugin into read mode, you also need to put your audio track into Read mode for the automation to be played back.