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by d.bop; Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:39 am
This thread will serve as a quick and easy way to ask/answer any questions, bugs, comments, or whatever else you may have regarding my DC12 entry: Transient.
You can also contact me anonymously (or login on tumblr) via the "Ask Me Anything" button on my website. http://www.sleepytimerecords.com. It appears to be down right now. Hopefully tumblr will bring my page back up soon! You can also follow @sleepytimerec on twitter, though I admit I don't update that as often!
Have a great day and happy voting!
by Crackbaby; Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:00 am
Your Transient plugin works fantastic! Those two knobs in the middle can really change everything around I've yet to work out the frequency knobs so there's more playtime ahead Thank you, this one is going to my "essential" list straight away
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by d.bop; Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:10 am
The frequency knobs narrow which frequencies are detected and modified by the transient detector. The two examples I like to give are increasing the "click" on a kick drum or de-essing vocals. You can hear what the transient detector is listening to by setting MONITOR to DET.
I use tumblr for my website, which is a blog website. I'm hoping they get it back up and running soon! I just added my twitter account to the first post of this thread if you'd like to follow that. @sleepytimerec
by miedex; Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:22 am
by bronxsound; Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:24 pm
- how it works/processes
- "x2" buttons
- advanced mode
- solo function
Really mature, practical and user friendly plugin.
To be honest the best I've tested so far from DC12 and I went through most of them already.
Actually I've acquired recently SPL TD, which is also good. However, after testing Transient it will be my first choice.
Many thanks to the developer (STR) - good job!
by d.bop; Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:08 am
miedex wrote:...I will mention the one thing that I don't like, even though I feel bad giving it any criticism at all: The brightness level combined with the brushed metal look on the new knobs is slightly uncomfortable, the more subdued knob look on your stereo plugs is easier on the eyes but the knob skin on dbvu was perfect and the one on upcoming crosstalk looks great too. The contrast between slick modern skin and light reflection/brushed metal crosses a wire and glitches in my brain.
I really appreciate all types of criticism for my work so don't feel bad. Knowing what the users like and dislike are the only way to make things better!
I try to build and expand from previous work for every new plugin so I'll definitely take this into consideration for future software.
Thanks again everyone!
by stanlea; Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:51 am
http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mix ... our-mixes/
by sinkmusic; Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:06 am
It packs a lot of very useful features (i even wonder why did anybody ever thought about implementing it in any other transient shaper ???) in a very clean and use friendly GUI. The visual feedback is great too, and i dig the detector, it opens a lot of possibilites.
The only thing is that i think it can distort quite easily at short release settings with bass-heavy material (well, most dynamic processor distort with short release settings and bass-heavy material, but while i can "push" some compressors below 80-100ms without hearing bad distortion, your transient shaper started to distort around 140ms - which is not bad, and i simply had to adjust the detector settings to get rid of the artifacts, but i wanted to let you know about it).
Thank you for your plugin !
by random_id; Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:35 am
by d.bop; Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:21 pm
As for the GUI, I'm closing in on the Sleepy-Time's software "style" and I made a quick mockup I'll be using for future Transient updates. Don't worry! The layout will remain the same. Just some color tweaks to make it fit in a little better with the rest of my plugins.
Also, I'm working on some things to clear up some of the distortion with faster envelope timings (thanks sinkmusic!) I've mentioned that this is my first attempt at transient-dependent processing and I've learned a lot since I finished this plugin. Some parts will most-likely be rewritten with lighter code giving better audible results. This update will come after the DC is finished.
When I make GUI's, I like to make the most common/most important controls grab the user's attention. For example, MonoChannel and StereoChannel have a big meter and a big volume knob. The plugins' main use is for gain-staging, so the other "extra" controls are smaller. Same with Transient. Two big volume knobs that are the most important, the rest is for "tweaking." I also try to keep common controls together. Symmetry is another thing I like to use to make things look nice. And flow from top to bottom (most important stuff at the top.) Haha I guess there are a lot of things I do that I haven't really thought about until now.
Search Google for software UI design. I'm sure there's a lot out there! Left-to-right and top-to-bottom seem to be the most common ways to do things. But just like audio, it all comes down to digging in and trying out different things.
Thanks again everyone!