Rough Rider is a vintage style compressor with a few Audio Damage tricks up its sleeve.
If you know how to use this you can really make some awesome compression. Its so good for beefing up anything or just shaping the dynamics of anything. Use this with caution though its extreme
I will agree with the folks at audio damage, this compressor sure ain't for everything.... its all about extreme artifacts so I seldom use it. Used subtley its not terribly impressive. It does have some nice, almost distorted edginess with the right vocal into it, but I am so into the waves BVV anymore for edgey vocals that the rough rider resides in retirement. Defintiely an effect and not a tool. I could see why some folks would love it but it may be doing their mixes more harm than good. If they added a lend control it would be more useful but its just such a wildcard that its not worth setting up a parallel track to try it out NY style. Like i said, I ever use this. It was free so whatever.