- Dual band transient processing tool
- Add or reduce punch and/or sustain from any sound
- Affect the whole frequency spectrum, only the high frequencies, or only the low frequencies
Console 1 ready
Transient shaping has become a vital technique in music mixing. The abilities to sharpen or soften the onset of a sound and to lengthen or shorten the decay have been very useful for giving each sound just the right size and position in the mix.
Transient Shaper takes this concept one step further, by letting the user affect either the entire frequency range — which is what most similar tools do — or the treble frequencies or bass frequencies individually.
"The unique ability to isolate and focus on a portion of the signal and alter its attack/sustain is just mere brilliant!"Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Timbaland
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Punch and sustain
The Transient Shaper lets you control the attack and decay of a track. Optimal for drum mixing, but also a perfect tool to give a vocal track clarity and presence.
Use the the dual band processor to affect only the treble or bass portion of a sound — separately for the Sustain and Punch parameters — and leave the rest untouched.
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Use Transient Shaper on drum overheads, turn up the Sustain knob and set its frequency control to Wide. This will simultaneously stretch out the room sound and cymbals, as well as give you more sustain and boom to the toms. But let's say you don't want boomier toms. Then you set the Sustain knob's frequency control switch to Hi, in which case the Sustain processing only affects the high frequencies, i.e. the cymbals and room, but leaves the toms just the way they are. Set the switch to Lo, and hear how you now only get boom from the toms, but the room sound and cymbals stay unaffected.
More than percussion
The dual band operation makes Transient Shaper useful for much more than drum and percussion sounds. Give a vocal track clarity and presence by adding some high frequency transients — add Punch with its frequency slider set to Hi. Or create a darker and more rounded sound that oozes with vintage vibe by instead turning down the Punch knob. Use it on piano, bass, guitar, electronic drums — Transient Shaper works on a wide range of sound types.
The crossover frequency is user selectable, as is the Punch behavior (Fast or Slow). We also added an output distortion section called Clip.
Console 1 Ready
This plug-in can be used within Console 1, our mixing system. Click to learn more.
"The Transient Shaper is a great tool for adding dynamics to compact mixes. The sound is punchy without sounding harsh."Chief mastering engineer for Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Julian Calor
- Dual band transient processing tool.
- Add or reduce punch and/or sustain from any sound.
- Affect either the whole frequency spectrum, only the high frequencies or only the low frequencies.
- User selectable crossover frequency.
- Clip section adds output distortion.
- macOS 10.15 Catalina, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12
- Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 11
- Softube account
- iLok account
- Computer with AU, VST, VST3 and/or AAX compatible DAW host software
- Internet access (for downloading installers and managing licenses)