DIY Vocal Rider

Tutorial: DIY “Vocal Rider” Effect in Ableton Live 9

In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to build an automated gain controller like Waves’ Vocal Rider with the Max 4 Live Envelope Follower in Ableton Live. It will even out different volumes in your tracks without compressing it.


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  1. Thanks for a cool tutorial!

    Yeah it’s a bummer ableton doesn’t allow to record automation of max controlled devices. This would actually be a pretty useful tip if it just was possible to delete some of those unwanted automation points.


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