Schaack Audio Technologies has announced that it has released version 1.11 of Transient Shaper for both Mac OS X (Universal Binary AU) and Windows (VST). This is the first full release for Mac OS X. The Windows update fixes a small bug that prevented the VST Preset names being saved.
Transient Shaper is a dynamics plugin that allows "shaping" of the Attack and Release phases of the sound with 2 knobs only. The effect ranges from gate-like to compressor-like. Transient Shaper is aimed to be used with percussion, but can also be used to process individual channels or loops. The sound it produces is different from "classic" dynamics processors. It is a good tool for adding punch to the mix or to accomplish tasks where classic dynamics sound too harsh. The CPU usage is very low (around 1% per plugin instance or less on more or less modern computers).