Originally Posted by electricthing
I used this tutorial from Sound on Sound and I'm pleased with it although I still want to try vocal riding myself. Adjust the settings to your liking, it helps me with quick mixes of recordings I make in my singing lessons. SOS
It's written by Mike Senior and uses Cubase's plugins but I guess that it's usefull in all Daws with similar tools.
I'm curious what you think of this technique and how it compares to the dedicated plugins and to manual vocal riding.
Interesting. I wasn't aware of the feature of gain based on the mix side chain until this thread came back around.
I haven't used the Wave's, some experience with the VocalSteady, but plenty with normal comps and am a proponent of both pre and post fader automation.
Having said that, I can't imagine much utility out of modulating the vocal based on the background. Rather more mix to fit the vocal, finesse the vocal track as needed.
In other words I'm questioning raising the vocal because the mix is crowding it.