Impact Soundworks has released Peak Rider 2, an all-in-one dynamics processor that can totally reshape both the dynamics and frequency curve of any audio content. At its core, the plugin takes a sidechain signal – which can be a copy of the main signal, an external input, or an internally generated tone – and creates a peak envelope, which can then be matched, added, subtracted, and otherwise manipulated for all kinds of interesting and useful effects. Peak Rider 2 is capable of everything from multi-band transient design to gating, de-essing, vocal riding, gain-compensating EQ, and more.

Impact Soundworks Peak Rider 2 is available now for $99. Peak Rider 1 owners can upgrade for $10. Peak Rider 2 requires an AU, VST, AAX, or RTAS plugin host.

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