Sound Magic has announced the release of Neo Transient, which is described as "a new concept for level independent dynamic processing".
Sound Magic says "Unlike common compressors and limiters, Neo Transient reacts on Transients - those short peaks in the audio signal - rather than the overall signal loudness level. In this way, Neo Transient creates an entirely new way to process the tracks."
Neo Transient allows its users to completely reshape the attack and sustain characteristics of a sound. Users can shorten or lengthen the attack of all kinds of percussive signals, such as the bass drum, snare drums, toms, congas and so on, to give them more impact, change them to a punchier sound. Or go the other direction and make those sounds gentler than before. By boosting the attack period of a sound, such as a bass drum, the mix can be made to sound more transparent. Instruments can be mixed at lower volume while still maintaining their positions in the mix without costing needed headroom. By boosting the sustain stage of the sound, users can emphasize the ambiences and reverb-tails of the sound.
Neo Transient offers two entirely different sets of detection algorithms. These two algorithms have different sounds and provide its users more choices on the final sound it shapes. Parametric controls in Neo Transient are arranged in a easy to understand, musical manner.
- Two Innovative algorithms:
- One for level independent dynamic processing.
- One for peak dependent processing.
- Parametric controls are arranged in a easy to understand, musical manner.
- Adjustable Delay for look forward processing.
- Built-in A/B Compare function enables users to compare different settings.
- Up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.
Neo Transient costs €49 and is available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows.
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