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Transient Design Plugin by Auburn Sounds
Free / $19
Couture by Auburn Sounds is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS, Windows and Linux. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a LV2 Plugin.
System Requirements
Windows 7 or later
System Requirements
macOS 10.12 or later
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Couture gives you control over your dynamics, and particularly attacks.

Raw Efficiency. Increase or decrease dynamics. Get a usable result, now.

Fully Volume-independent. Keep the freedom to change input gain when needed. Including the Saturation stage.

Laser-sharp. Couture's 2-bands, half-spectral, RMS, program-dependent detector finds each and every transient. No internal thresholds.

Couture is very versatile:

  • Make individual drum tracks a lot more dynamic and punchy
  • Remove the "click" out of a kick drum sample
  • Make a whole bus more or less dynamic in a single click
  • Give glue to a mix with light compression and saturation.
  • Use a subtle saturation that preserve dynamics.
  • Deess the very start of notes for vocals.
  • Give life to inane lead synths.

This is Freemium software.

There are two versions:

  1. Couture Free has the saturation part disabled.
  2. Couture Full gets the whole deal. It's the real Couture.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.50 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By Vatche
August 30th, 2021

Couture is a great shaper for drums and especially percussions. I use it most of the time to add punch or snappiness to the tracks.

I have seen videos of people using it on a master bus, but I'm not sure that is the correct use of this plugin.

Response from Guillaume Piolat from Auburn Sounds on January 31st, 2023

We put that in an example on the website, but I agree it can be a bit much on the master bus especially with comple dynamics Couture will struggle. This can be appropriate on the master bus for a dance mix before a limiter or clipper, to smash it more.

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Reviewed By SmoothMountain
February 10th, 2020

Good plugin. I run Reaper 6.03 native Linux, and I have Couture embedded in a couple of drumset track templates. I've been exploring compression and saturation on drum tracks recently, and the ability to add saturation and shape transients in a single plugin is great, especially on cymbals.

I have a couple of drumset templates where I send the cymbals to a separate submix, and send that submix through Couture. The transient and saturation controls give me lots of flexibility while mixing.

I started with the free version, but wanted the saturation, so I bought it. I'm glad I did. I only use the Sin, Bass and Tube saturation settings, (the others are a bit too intense for me) but as I said, they work great on cymbals.

I specifically got it for drum tracks, and it does the job well...

Good stuff.

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