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by 3ee; Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:52 pm
Never payed much attention to transient shapers as I thought I can get the punchy snap by tricking some compressors but apparently, practical use tells me that these tools are something else altogether!
My drums will never lack punch/snap again!
Have a listen to some fresh samples I've made using a "mysterious" Reaktor synth.
With NI Transient Master on every channel (no extra procession, not even bus compression):
7 instances of transient master on every sample, barely takes up any CPU and sound lovely!
What was your 1st experiences with transient shaping plugs?
by cryophonik; Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:30 pm
by bbaggins; Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:38 pm
Waves' TransX is a unique variation on the theme that's worth a look, although 90% of the time when I think it would be just the ticket it turns out not to be. Mostly I use it for cutting transients rather than boosting.
by TheoM; Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:14 pm
cryophonik wrote:I first started really getting into using transient shapers when Cakewalk bundled the TS64 with Sonar - I used it everywhere. Unfortunately, it only works with Sonar, so I had to buy another one for my other DAWs and, before I knew it, I found some great deals and had gone a bit nuts buying the SPL, Sonnox, NI, and Flux (freebie) transient shapers. Yeah, way more than I need, but I'm pretty fascinated by them. The Sonnox one is probably my favorite, but the SPL and NI ones are close seconds. For a freebie, the Flux Bittersweet is really nice, too.
The sonnox one is actually very good on the attack cycle, it has a smooth sound.. but it doesn't have any release control, and that make it incomplete (and very expensive)
by cryophonik; Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:43 pm
TheoM wrote:The sonnox one is actually very good on the attack cycle, it has a smooth sound.. but it doesn't have any release control, and that make it incomplete (and very expensive)
Well, true that it doesn't have a proper release control. Transmod is very focused on transients, rather than the body/tail of a sample. But, you can get a similar effect as, say the SPL, by using a negative ratio to de-emphasize the attack, and cranking up the overshoot, rise time, and/or recovery (depending on the sample). Still, not as effective as having separate attack and sustain adjustments (e.g., like the SPL's), but flexible in its own way.
by schnapsglas; Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:49 pm
I suppose the "cheapest" plugin that can compare with the SPL original is the DCAM one? Other than the free Bittersweet...