Accusonus has a sale on their voice leveler plugin. I d/l’d the demo and this thing is pretty cool. It’s not about automation, but just basically a gain-staging tool, kind of like a gain-riding plugin that does nothing more than smoothing out a track with huge variations in volume. Like that Long Way Home main vocal that was all over the place with dynamic range. I spent a lot of time smoothing out the vocals prior to any compression or automation. I didn’t try it on that track, but I think this little baby would have done it in one step.
Very simple: one knob. You dial it up while watching a graphic waveform display advancing across the screen, until the lower volume waveforms are closer to the higher volume.
It’s not compression. Not automation, per se. Just a leveler. Add compression and automation after. Kind of cool. Simple. Time-saver.
On sale for $9. Normally $59 or something like that.