Analog Code MicroPlug Attacker: The Transient Designer's attack enhancement.
The Attacker MicroPlug employs the same processing technique like the original Transient Designer. SPL's Differential Envelope Technology has revolutionized dynamic processing with a level-independent method.
This radically different approach allows to forego the setting of a threshold. Other parameters are set automatically and in a musical manner as they follow the characteristics of the input signal. After all, only one control allows to reshape the attack characteristics of a sound.
Working with the Attacker is simple: All attack events can be amplified – regardless of their signal level. However, the possibilities for studio and live applications are seemingly endless.
Usually equalizers are used to separate instruments in a mix. With EQs the tonal aspect of the signal is considered but not the temporal aspect. The Attacker now opens this new dimension in signal processing. By amplifying the attack curves of a sound event, the mix can be made to sound more transparent. Instruments can be mixed at lower levels while still maintaining their positions in the mix—but occupying less space.
The Attacker also offers an output control gain control that allows to compensate for level changes after processing the signal. This ensures a simple and safe adjustment of levels and helps avoiding internal clipping.