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Top 19 Transient Shaper VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 19 VST plugins Transient Shaper according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. TS-1 Transient Shaper
  2. Imprint
  3. DS-10 Drum Shaper
  4. Transgressor 2
  5. Transient Shaper Snapin
  6. Transient Shaper
  7. Beatformer
  8. Punctuate
  9. Transient Booster + FREE Slappy
  10. MTransient
  11. MTransientMB
  12. Voxengo TransGainer
  13. UNCHIRP
  14. Orbit
  15. Helper Transients
  16. Transify
  17. ANIMATE: PUNCH
  18. TransReckon
  19. Oxford TransMod

1. TS-1 Transient Shaper

by Audiority

TS-1 Transient Shaper

Multimode Frequency Dependant Transient Shaper

TS-1 is a multimode frequency dependent transient shaper designed to manage the attack and sustain of an incoming audio signal. Thanks to our “Compression by Saturation” concept, TS-1 works great to add warmth and punch to your drum tracks without losing dynamics.

TS-1 features two separate detection circuits for Attack and Sustain, whose signals can be filtered to improve the detection (SC filtering) or to color the processed audio. A soft clipping circuit will gently saturate and “compress” your signal, in a similar way to a tape saturation

Starting with version 1.1, TS-1 now features two distinct modes named Type A and Type B. While Type A retains the original TS-1 algorithm, Type B is a brand new one featuring inverse envelope curves on negative gain values.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • VST2, AU and AAX (64-bit host)
  • Core Duo 2GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768

PC:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or later
  • VST2, AAX (64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768

2. Imprint

by W.A Production

Imprint

Take Shape

Transient shaping is the key to getting your audio upfront and punchy. Whether it’s adding extra power to your kicks, or taming the tails of your synth lines, a decent transient shaping plugin should be an essential part of your music making arsenal. At WA Production, they don’t just do decent… they only do extraordinary!

‘Imprint’ is an innovative multiband transient designer featuring real-time display, 3 frequency bands, adjustable crossover points and advanced parameters. Running in all major plugin formats for Mac and PC, Imprint will add upfront definition to any audio with a range of useful presets and intuitive user controls.

3 Band Transient Shaping

The flexible three-band workflow boosts transients that occur in different frequency ranges. The multiband graphic interface makes it easy to set the crossover points and gain of each band. The mix controls of each band boost the transient content in the selected frequency range (plus useful bypass controls).

Power

The Imprint logo acts as a bypass control for the whole plugin, and is smoothed to be click and pop free for unhindered A/B testing.

Advanced Controls : WIDTH / SMOOTH / ATTACK / RELEASE

Every band has an advanced panel that can be accessed through the triangular shaped control below the mix controls. The advanced parameters include peak width, smooth, attack and release controls so that you can tweak the behaviour of the transient boosting effect. The width control allows you to set the width of the peaks you want to target. The smooth control lets you smooth out those peaks for a more subtle effect. In addition, the attack control dampens the transients and the release allows you stretch the generated gain boost over time for a more extreme effect. Combined, these four features give you precise control over the generated gain boosts.

Presets

Over 20 factory presets are designed to get you up and running quickly, with tailored settings for many types of instruments, mastering chains and special FX. These are all easily accessible from the plugin menu and of course, you can save your own settings as user presets too.

The intuitive multi-band transient shaping controls give lifeless tracks punch, power and definition. Imprint is your quick and easy solution to surgical transient shaping where regular plugins just won’t do.

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Features

  • Multiband Transient Shaper
  • 3 Frequency bands with adjustable crossover and gain
  • Over 20 Creative Presets for bass, drums, vocals, mastering and FX
  • Click free bypass control per-instance and per-band
  • Advanced transient character controls: width / smooth / attack / release
  • Output level and master gain control
  • Real-time waveform display
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • AAX – ProTools 11 or higher

3. DS-10 Drum Shaper

by XLN Audio

DS-10 Drum Shaper

Extraordinary Effects in Your Music

Enhance your drums, beats, and loops in seconds.

  • Make your drums, beats, and loops sound huge or tight & punchy
  • Shape the attack and sustain of your drums, beats, and loops 
  • Fast and easy workflow
  • Intuitive and clean interface

Awesome mixes. Fast.

Enhance your drums, beats, and loops with the twist of a knob! Get more smack in the attack. More gain in the sustain. Tight and punchy or huge and mighty: DS-10 improves your mixes in any direction. Fast.

Punch with precision.

Get custom treatment for your tracks and mixes. DS-10 Drum Shaper has three modes (Kick, Snare, and Bus) individually tuned and optimized to give you the best sound for the source you want to enhance.

Great, natural sound.

Say goodbye to grainy and unnatural sounding mixes. DS-10’s three different settings give you creative options and provide great sounding results, regardless of what style of mix you’re aiming for.

Add mojo to your mix.

The powerful MOJO knob adds flavor and color just where you need it. It lets you shape the attack and punch in curated frequency bands while leaving others unaffected, opening a world of sonic awesomeness and sound design possibilities.

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

4. Transgressor 2

by Boz Digital Labs

Transgressor 2

Not Just Another Transient Designer

A true one of a kind, Transgressor goes beyond the limits of standard transient designers. It gives you the ability to craft the sound of drums and other instruments not just in terms of attack and sustain, but timbrally as well. The Transgressor combines a transient designer with two equalizers. No big deal you say? Any EQ plug-ins will do? Au contraire mon frère. Transgressor not only lets you equalize the attack and sustain portions of the instrument’s envelope individually (yes, you read that right; attack can be equalized differently from sustain), but it also lets you dial in the specific low, mid, and high frequencies independently on each. What if you need a brighter attack but want to keep the dark resonance of toms or kick drum? Perhaps you need more midrange attack but wish to brighten the resonance of a hi-hat? Perhaps you’re happy with the overall sound of snare but the attack is just a little too bright. The answer is the Transgressor (you must have seen that coming). Only Transgressor gives you the ability to control transients and sustain without compromising one for the other.

EQ Transients and Sustain Individually

EQ plug-ins only make global changes to an instrument; whatever you do to the transient is also done to the sustain and decay. Even dynamic EQs change the entire envelope, even if it’s only momentarily. Transgressor gives you 2 EQs. One for your attack and one for your sustain, letting you shape exactly the way you want your attack to sound. There are three bands to each EQ section (low, mid, high) with variable frequency selection and gain for each band. Each band also gives you three selectable filter types that are particularly suited to each band. For example, the low band has high-pass, low shelf, and bell, while the mid band has bell, bandpass, and slant, which boosts highs while cutting lows and vice versa.

EQ Applications

Do you want to add bite to your snare without increasing the snare buzz? Transgressor is your go-to plug-in. Do you need to reduce the ringing in your snare without changing the tone? No worries. Transgressor does it easily. Transgressor is also a great tool for reamping a snare. The high-frequency attack coming through a speaker will not excite the snare head enough. You need midrange information to make that happen, which requires transient design and dramatic EQing. Transgressor’s ability to boost the gain on the low and midrange portion of the attack, while eliminating sustain lets you do it in one simple process. Better still, it gives you the ability to easily craft the sound of the re-amped snare with adjustments on the fly.

If you’ve ever fallen asleep on the control room sofa while producer and drummer went through every snare in the known universe to find the right one, only to be replaced in the mix with CPU-eating software, Transgressor can save both time and CPU resources. Don’t like the snare the client sent you? Forget about time-consuming snare sample shootouts. Transgressor’s powerful EQ and transient- and resonance-shaping capabilities can transform the sound of any drum to suit the song and your taste.

Not just for drums, Transgressor can also bring out the snap and pop of a funk bass without turning it into a baritone guitar. Plus, you can get really clever and create unique-sounding drums and instruments that will have other producers calling you up to find out how you got that sound.

Sidechain Sleight of Hand

In addition to giving you full control over the sound of your transients, Transgressor adds another layer of creativity by letting you use the detector with an external sidechain. This lets you adjust the EQ and sustain of any instrument triggered by another. For example, some engineers use room mics just for ambience. However, if you mix like Chris Lord-Alge and derive the body of your drum sound from the room mics, perhaps you’ll find that you need to increase the attack on the snare drum hits. Put Transgressor on your room mics and route the snare drum to the sidechain. Then the transients will only trigger when the snare drum is hit, but it will affect the sound on the room mics. This is highly effective for getting big drum sounds without washing them out in reverb.

Whether it’s hard-hitting tight drums, or big sustained drums, Transgressor lets you dial them in exactly the way you want. Download the demo now and be forgiven for all your transient-shaping sins.

Features

  • Hybrid transient designer with two 3-band equalizers with selectable slopes
  • Gain controls let you boost or eliminate transients and sustain independently
  • Mix knob lets you adjust wet/dry signal
  • Adjustable transient detector lets you control sensitivity, eliminate false triggers from bleed
  • Internal or external sidechain control of detector
  • Sidechain EQ lets you dial in the frequencies that trigger the detector
  • Three sidechain modes with “listen” feature to monitor sidechain signal
  • Retrigger controls time between triggered events
  • A/B bank comparison
  • Factory presets to get you started

System Requirements

Mac

  • VST, VST3, RTAS, AU, AAX Native (32 and 64 bit)

Windows

  • VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX Native (32 and 64 bit)

5. Transient Shaper Snapin

by kiloHearts

Transient Shaper Snapin

Transient Shaper: Customize attack character

When you want to carefully tweak the punch of your snare, the ricki-ticki-ticking of your hi-hats or the snappiness of a synth line, Transient Shaper is the right tool for the job.

Using a compressor is the most common way of adjusting the dynamics of a sound, but it’s not always the right tool for the job. Transient Shaper offers an alternative take on processing the dynamics of a sound, working on the rate of change of the signal level rather than the signal level itself. This not only makes it able to react very fast to input sound, but also makes it consistent regardless of input gain. The result is a very direct control over the character of both the attack and sustaining sections of the sound in a way that’s simple to understand and tweak.

Attack: The amount of amplification or attenuation of the transient.

Pump: The amount of attenuation directly after the transient, emphasizing the transient without increasing the level.

Sustain: The amount of amplification or attenuation of the sustained sound.

Speed: Higher values results in snappier transient modification, and lower values result in smoother curves.

Clip: When enabled, the output signal is clipped to 0dB.

Sidechain: When enabled transients are detected based on a secondary input, but the effect is applied to the main input.

Settings panel: Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets.

It also has a “randomize” button that can be useful.

Enabled checkbox: The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.

Resize handle: The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Transient Shaper as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.)

Get more out of Transient Shaper!

Transient Shaper shines on it’s own, but it was primarily created to power up the different “Snapin Hosts” Kilohearts offer. These are bigger effects units that utilize all the available snapins and give you a really fun and creative workflow for combining them in any way you can think of.

What’s a Snapin?

This plugin is a “snapin”. That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with our snapin hosts Multipass and Snap Heap where you can combine effects in amazing ways.

System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage willincrease accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.


6. Transient Shaper

by Softube

Transient Shaper

Being able to control the attack and decay of a sound is tremendously useful for anyone mixing music. But Softube’s Transient Shaper goes beyond that due to the fact that it’s a dual band processor. This means that the user can set it to affect only the treble or bass portion of a sound—separately for the Sustain and Punch parameters—and leave the rest untouched. This opens up a new realm of possibilities.

Transient shaping has become a vital technique in music mixing. The ability to sharpen or soften the onset of a sound, as well as lengthen or shorten the decay, has proven 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—as most similar tools—or only the treble frequencies or bass frequencies.

Use Cases 

For example, on drum overheads, this means you can 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.

Features

  • 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

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​


7. Beatformer

by accusonus

Beatformer

Musical Beat Sculpting

Effortlessly shape the sound of your beats with 4 intuitive controls: Boom, Punch, Squash and Air. Blend analog-style processing with modern digital technology. Transparently fine tune or fully transform your beats with the turn of a simple dial.

With over a dozen different processors under the hood, Beatformer allows you to breathe new life into your beats.

Features

  • Glue your drum mix together
  • Bring energy into overprocessed loops
  • Easily enhance your beat’s dynamics
  • Add colour and personal character to your beats
  • Add substance to thin sounds
  • Instantly transform the sound of your beats

System Requirements

Mac OSX

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 50MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 50MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz

DAW Compatibility

We have tested Beatformer in the following DAWs: Apple Logic Pro 10.4, Ableton Live 10, Image-Line FL Studio 12, Propellerheads Reason 10, Presonus Studio One 3.2, Cockos Reaper 5.80. If you don’t see your DAW here, you can always download the free, fully-functional 14-day trial and see if your DAW is supported. If you encounter any problems, let us know and we’ll do our best to support your setup.


8. Punctuate

by Eventide

Punctuate

Based on the Transient Emphasis section of the award-winning Elevate Mastering Limiter, Punctuate is a multi-band transient modulator based on the critical bands in the human ear. Punctuate’s intelligent algorithms allow you to control the transient emphasis or suppression of all 26 critical bands with just 4 controls. This makes for an incredibly powerful, but very easy to use, transient modulator.

Punctuate is also available in the Eventide Elevate Mastering Bundle.

Features

  • Multi-Band Transient Emphasis or Suppression magically reshapes the dynamics or your single channel or whole mix
  • Auditory Modelling means that even drastic changes sound natural
  • Intelligent Adaptive Algorithms allow you to control up to 26 transient shapers with just 4 controls
  • Integrated metering shows you what the algorithm is doing at all times
  • Filter Bank page lets you modify the filters and solo each channel for expert tweaking if desired

System Requirements

Windows 7+

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit

macOS 10.9+

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • AU 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit

Eventide test their desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, their plugins should work with any compatible host.


9. Transient Booster + FREE Slappy

by denise

Transient Booster + FREE Slappy

Extreme low CPU and no Pops! The Denise Transient Booster gives your bus tracks the transients they need with a peak-width control.

The Denise Transient Booster is a simple but flexible plugin for boosting the transients in your tracks. Set to its default settings, you can use the plugin as a straightforward “one-knob” style tool to bring to life drum-beats, percussion loops and synth stabs. However, the continuous attack and release controls allow you to set the width of the transients you want to target, as well as smooth out any artifacts in case of more extreme use on bus-groups or full mixes. Together with its different timbre styles, and built-in limiter and stereo-link options, the Denise Transient Booster is a versatile tool to boost transients, with minimal CPU load.

Use Cases

1. “You are using a generic transient designer to bring out the transients in a percussive loop or synth track, but the plugin seems to have trouble bringing out the specific peaks you intent to boost.” Most Transient Designer plugins have limited options for fine tuning the peak-width and peak-timbre of the transients. The Denise Transient Booster features a continuous ‘Peak-width’ control, that lets you target all peaks between 0ms and 100ms, as well as a style menu, that quickly lets you choose the timbre of the peaks you want to boost.

2. “You like the sound of a particular transient designer, but using it on more complex source material, like a percussion bus-group or full mix, seems ineffective and produces artifacts like distortion and clicks-and-crackles.” Most transient designers are not intended to be used on bus-groups and full mixes, or feature complex multiband schemes with more obscure problems of their own. Besides the ‘Peak-width’ and ‘Style’ options that let you target specific transients, the Denise Transient Booster also features a continuous ‘Smooth’ control to manually smooth out any artifacts, and a ‘Safe’ option, to prevent against accidental clipping and distortion.

3. “You use transient designing a lot in your productions to bring life to your tracks, but all plugin instances amount to a huge CPU load.” Many transient designers are either very basic, and might not meet your musical demands, or utilize convoluted and CPU-heavy multiband schemes to give you the flexibility you might need. With its flexible ‘Peak-width’, ‘Smooth’ and ‘Style’ features, the Denise Transient Booster is a versatile and smooth sounding plugin, while at the same time extremely CPU-friendly due to its highly optimized processing scheme.

System Requirements

  • OSX: VST, VST3, AU
  • Windows: VST, VST3

10. MTransient

by MeldaProduction

MTransient

When your drums sound boring and sterile, there’s now a cure. Bring some attack and punch to any rhythmic track with MTransient!

Simple Interface, Astonishing Results

Turn the attack up, that’s all! The plugin will detect transients in your audio and bring them up, or down if you want.

Superb Transient Saturation

The plugin can not only bring the transients up and down, it can make them more textural using our magnificent saturation system, which can add a pleasant analog character.

MeldaProduction Goodies

Like always you’ll find the standard MeldaProduction features: 16x upsampling, M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, A-H presets for easy comparisons, and our easy to use integrated help system.

Loopcloud Music App from Loopmasters.com

Features

The Most Advanced User Interface on the Market – Stylable, Resizable, GPU Accelerated

  • Modern user interfaces must not only be easy and quick to use, but also versatile and the whole visual appearance should inspire you. MTransient features the most advanced GUI engine on the market. It is still the first and only GUI engine, which is freely resizable and stylable. It also lets you choose between knobs, sliders or buttons, whichever you like the most.
  • The plugin can look as an ancient vintage gear, if you are working on old-school rock music. Or as super-modern futuristic device if you are working on modern electronic music.
  • If your display doesn’t have a high resolution, you can make the plugin smaller. If the fonts are too small, you can make the plugin bigger and save your eyes.
  • All the graphics is accelerated using your GPU, graphical interface, providing ultimately quick response and keep your CPU focused on the audio.

Dual User Interface, Easy Screen for Beginners, Edit Screen for Professionals

  • MTransient provides an arsenal of features you probably didn’t think it was possible. But even as a beginner you can use it thanks to the dual graphical user interface.
  • First there is an Easy screen with several predefined modes, but just a few controls. This lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs.
  • Then there is an Edit screen for those of you, who are not afraid of all the amazing features the plugin has under the hood.

Unique Visualisation Engine with Classic Meters and Time Graphs

  • Your ears should always be the main judge, but a smart metering system can often be a huge help. MTransient provides the most advanced metering system out there. The plugin can display the measurements of all relevant values using classic meters, or it can even show them in time using the time graphs. Everything is customisable as usual.

Multiparameters

  • MTransient lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!

Tube Saturation

  • MTransient provides an integrated tube saturation simulator, which can get your audio the great vintage analog feel and high-end sparkle.

M/S, Single Channel, Up to 8 Channels Surround Processing…

  • MTransient can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mid/side encoding for stereo field processing, separate left & right channels, separate mid or side signal and up to 8 channels of surround audio. It is perfect for audio production for music, movies, games…

Automatic Gain Compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomisation. MTransient includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.

Safety Limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MTransient provides a safety brick wall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.

Adjustable Up-Sampling 1x-16x

  • Digital audio provides very superior audio quality compared to ancient analog gear, but there are problems too. The main problem is the aliasing, which may be noticeable, when using nonlinear processes such as compression or saturation. MTransient includes both minimum-phase and high-quality linear-phase upsampling algorithms, which avoids the aliasing.

MIDI Controllers with MIDI Learn

  • MTransient contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

64-bit Processing and an Unlimited Sampling Rate

  • MTransient provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.

Extremely Fast, Optimised for Newest AVX Capable Processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MTransient uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU handle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.

Global Preset Management and Online Preset Exchange

  • MTransient presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access them from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!

Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX Interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit

  • MTransient supports all major hosts on both platforms. Check system requirements for information about compatibility and installation.

No Dongle nor Internet Access is Required for Activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Free-for-Life Updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major upgrades like it is with other companies. And we upgrade our software a lot!

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


11. MTransientMB

by MeldaProduction

MTransientMB

MTransientMB is an advanced transient processor with simple controls, but powerful features. It is designed to control attack and sustain, hence it is especially useful for processing drums, rhythmic guitars and other percussive sounds. Thanks to its multiband core it can easily process whole drumsets with outstanding audio quality.

Features

  • Advanced transient detector and processor – unlike common dynamic processors, MTransientMB is based on a powerful transient detector rather than an envelope follower. This way it features only a few controls, yet it minimizes sounds artifacts.
  • Dual user interface – the plugin is not only extremely versatile, but also quick and easy-to-use thanks to 2 graphical user interfaces. First there is a simple default one with several predefined modes, but just a few controls, which lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs. And the plugins also has an advanced mode, which provides all the extreme features the plugin offers.
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands built on 3 perfectly transparent crossover algorithms (analog, linear-phase and hybrid) with fully adjustable limits and input gains. Includes peak meters for all bands and the master.
  • Continuously adjustable oscillator shape – every oscillator in our plugins is defined by a mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing. It is the most advanced approach for defining oscillator shapes.
  • 4 global modulators – in each instance you can have up to 4 fully-featured modulators that can modulate any set of parameters including other modulators! In this way you can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. Each modulator works as LFO, follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR envelopes, a pitch detector or even a combination.
  • Up to 8 channels surround processing – our plugins can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also up to 8 channels of surround audio, making them ideal for audio production for movies, games etc.
  • Full randomization – using a single button you can generate completely new settings. By clicking the button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you! And if that’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MTransientMB will only slightly modify existing settings.
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x to minimize aliasing and get an even clearer sound.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface – our products are always designed to enhance the workflow. You can easily change all values, fine-tune each control in multiple ways. Easy orientation in a standardized GUI, textual editing and smooth visualization with almost unlimited zooming are standard in all of our plugins. Moreover our plugins are the world first (and still the only ones), which support resizable and stylable GUI’s.
  • Automatic synchronization to host tempo – every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host providing as natural a sound as possible while not offending other tracks.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn – you can map any parameter to any MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard and control it realtime or record and automate it.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Fully automatable.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


12. Voxengo TransGainer

by Voxengo

Voxengo TransGainer

 …answers your transient questions in no time

TransGainer, an audio plug-in suitable for a wide range of professional music production uses, implements an audio signal envelope adjustment algorithm that reacts on transients rather than on a signal’s loudness level.  This algorithm allows you to adjust the volume of attack and sustain stages of any sounds you use it on. TransGainer was designed in a way to be suitable for all possible sound sources – be it individual tracks or full mixes.

In many cases, TransGainer can be used in place of gate and expander plug-ins while delivering a better sound and offering easier control. Besides that, TransGainer can be used for audio recording restoration/re-mastering purposes and reverb tail modifications with excellent results.

TransGainer allows you to specify positive or negative gain adjustment for a sound’s transient stage. You can also choose an expected average time between transients and transient threshold level so that the algorithm delivers you the most precise results possible.  With the help of TransGainer you can pass the border from good to excellent audio recordings.

Applications

  • Mix transient shaper
  • Track transient shaper
  • Transient processor
  • Stereo, mid-side, 5.1 surround transient plugin

Features

  • Transient stage loudness adjustments
  • Four processing algorithms
  • 5 processing modes in the “legacy” algorithm
  • Transient-to-transient time control
  • Stereo and multi-channel processing
  • Internal channel routing
  • Channel grouping
  • Mid/side processing
  • Up to 8x oversampling
  • 64-bit floating-point processing
  • Preset manager
  • Undo/redo history
  • A/B comparisons
  • Contextual hint messages
  • All sample rates support
  • Zero processing latency
  • User interface colour schemes
  • Resizable user interface
  • Retina and HighDPI support

System Requirements

  • This audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification.  Plugins with AAX version available can be loaded in ProTools 12+.
  • This plugin is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later versions, 64-bit Intel processor-based) computers (2.5 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 4 GB of system RAM, SSE4.2 instructions support required, e.g. any Intel Core i-, AMD Bulldozer- or Zen-based processor).  A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform and audio plugin specification.  If supported on a specific processor, the plugin may internally utilize AVX2-optimized code.
  • Compatible Windows and macOS plugin software: Cubase, Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, Presonus Studio One, FL Studio, Cakewalk, Nuendo, WaveLab, GarageBand, Vegas, SoundForge, Audition, Samplitude, Digital Performer, Mixcraft, Bitwig Studio, Edius, others.
  • If you cannot get the plugin to work on macOS High Sierra/Mojave, you have to logout from the system and login again – it’s a known issue not caused by plugin’s own bug.

13. UNCHIRP

by Zynaptiq

UNCHIRP

Codec Artifact Removal & Transient Retrieval

UNCHIRP is a plug-in for removing the most obnoxious artifacts associated with lossy audio encoding and other FFT based processes, such as spectral de-noising. Reduce musical noise, suppress high frequency chirping (also known as underwater sound, warbling or the tweeties), fix transient smearing, and restore lost high frequencies – UNCHIRP does it all in one go. If you need to salvage poorly encoded music, speech that has gone through a low bit rate uplink, material that has been de-noised too strongly, or footage recorded with consumer mobile devices – or if you simply want to add contour and vibrance to already great sounding recordings – UNCHIRP is your (only) friend.

Key Features:

  • Suppression of high frequency “chirping” artifacts.
  • Reduction of “musical noise” artifacts.
  • Transient Synthesis to augment or replace smeared, over-limited or otherwise compromised transients.
  • Psycho-Acoustically optimized Treble Boost circuit with Enhance and Excite modes.
  • Break-Point Curve Editor based frequency-dependent processing.
  • Side-only algorithm mode for working with joint-stereo encoded material.
  • HD algorithm mode for increased quality processing with higher CPU load (off-line processing recommended).
  • SYNC parameter allows processing to be synchronized to signal transients for increasing clarity.
  • Output limiter for unsupervised use in batch processing applications.
  • Highly time-efficient workflow and UI.

The Problem

Both lossy codecs as well as many of today’s DSP processes (like de-noisers) make heavy use of a process called the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). This method has some major advantages. It also has some major drawbacks, which are the root cause for a variety of artifacts, such as Musical Noise, High Frequency Modulation (a.k.a. Chirping), Transient Smearing, and overall “blurring” due to low localization in the time domain. Because of the way human hearing works, these artifacts are very obvious and sound distinctly unnatural. Additionally, lossy codecs and de-noisers often cause a loss of high frequencies, further degrading your audio. UNCHIRP is the medicine for all of these artifact types.

Two Is More Than One

UNCHIRP identifies the birdies, and applies proprietary processing to make them disappear. It offers two different, simultaneously available algorithms to achieve this, Musical Noise Reduction and Dechirping, each featuring its own technological approach, unique sonic properties and its own breakpoint curve editor for frequency dependent processing. At Zynaptiq, we like over-delivering.

Snap!

Like our award-winning de-reverberator UNVEIL, UNCHIRP allows bypassing transients for natural sounding results even with extreme settings. But we didn’t stop there – we’ve added frequency dependency to the bypass threshold, and frequency dependent transient attenuation/boost. The new Transient Synthesis can replace transients compromised by FFT processing such as lossy encoding, or by excessive dynamics processing. Finally, the Sync function synchronizes processing to the signal’s transients, adding overal clarity and coherence. These algorithms work equally well for fixing problem material as well as for augmenting already great sounding recordings, adding impact, detail and contour. It’s like pulling a curtain aside. Try it, you’ll love it.

The Shining

And then, there’s Treble Boost, which deals with the fact that low bit rate encoded audio may show a “dead band” in the treble range – there’s simply a hard-limit to what any given bit rate can capture in terms of frequency. Regular EQ won’t help because there’s nothing to boost. The Treble Boost circuit offers two ways to recover some of that treble: a psycho-acoustically optimized Enhancer – equalization that is tailored in such a way that it implies frequency content in the dead band to the listener – and an Exciter, which synthesizes new harmonics to “fill the gap”. These sound so good that you may end up turning to these for your treble processing in general – even with already great sounding signals – to add shine and vibrance to your audio.

Supraluminal

As time is the most scarce of resources, at Zynaptiq we’re obsessed with saving it for you. UNCHIRP sports a variety of workflow features to help you get results faster than light. There’s an output limiter to allow for unsupervised batch-processing without overs, an I/O difference function to quickly hear what exactly you’re removing, frequency dependent processing for all key parameters using breakpoint curves with snap-to-zero and copy/paste functionality, and our preset manager that writes presets that you can then use across all platforms and formats. Start using UNCHIRP and go ahead and book another week of holidays.

Synergies Galore

UNCHIRP is available for purchase separately as well as bundled with our award-winning reverb removal, adaptive equalization and polyphonic pitch processing plug-ins UNVEIL, UNFILTER and PITCHMAP, as part of the ZAP Bundle. As a team, these tools give you unprecedented access to the heart of your audio, and do so so efficiently that you’ll wonder how you managed without them all these years.

System Requirements:

PC:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

MAC:  

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Formats:

UNCHIRP is available for a variety of formats.

Mac OS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)

Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Zynaptiq UNCHIRP Screenshot

Please Note: UNCHIRP uses a lot of CPU. Even more so when running in HD Mode. Please download the trial version to see whether your DAW has sufficient resources to use UNCHIRP effectively.

Copy Protection

ADAPTIVERB uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2* (not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, even for the the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok 2 dongle, if your machine has internet access (activation of a system without internet connectivity requires an iLok 2 device). All required software is installed along with our plugins, but we generally recommend downloading the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

Please note: The older, first generation (blue) iLok is not supported!

CPU Load

While they are highly optimized, our plug-ins use a LOT of CPU due to the complex nature of the magic they perform. Please use the free trial to evaluate whether your system has sufficient resources to utilize the software effectively! We recommend setting your playback buffer size to at least 512 or ideally 1024 samples for optimum performance. 

As our plug-ins sport unique features not found in any other software, we highly recommend reading their manuals to ensure you get the most out of them!


14. Orbit

by SoundSpot

Orbit

Transients are the life force of modern music, and sometimes when your instruments just won’t pop in the mix after Eq and compression, then it’s time to reach for a transient designer.

The Orbit is a simple & lightweight tool that will help boost your transients and add bite to your mixes, and whilst the interface may be basic, don’t let that fool you, under the hood you’ll find the same DSP used in our Velo limiter, making the Orbit, a powerful little tool to add to your plugin arsenal.

Boost

The boost parameter will increase the intensity of the effect and can deliver very subtle boosts, to extreme overdrive. A word of caution… Always check your levels before diving the boost too hard, your ears, monitors and neighbours will thank you for it.

Transient Modes

Orbit uses a combination of logarithmic style envelope followers, allowing you to boost the transients of percussive instruments like beats, drums and percussion as well as rhythmical guitar and synth parts.

The mode feature lets you adjust Orbit’s algorithm to target slow, medium or fast transients. This usually means you want to use the slow (left) setting for low-frequency material like kick-drums and low synths, the medium(middle) setting for mid-frequency material like snare-drums and guitars, and the fast (right) setting for high frequency material like hi-hats, rim clicks and claps. 

Mix

The mix parameter allows you to use the Orbit much the same as you would use parallel compression. This is very useful when you want the sound of an extreme boost without the huge additional gain. Using the mix this way allows you to add character to the original signal.

Bypass

Often times, bypassing a plugin directly in your DAW will create popping artefacts. The internal bypass parameter in the Orbit has been smoothed for pop-free bypassing. This is particularly useful when automating the plugin off & on through a mix.

System Requirements

Mac

  • 10.12 – 10.14 (Catalina not supported)

Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

15. Helper Transients

by W.A Production

Helper Transients

Transients

Note: The Helper 3in1 Bundle is also available.

Being able to control the shape of the sounds is extremely useful for musicians when they are mixing their music. But Helper Transients is much more than an ordinary transient shaper plug-in because it can process 5 different kinds of audio signal from the audio source itself.

This means that the user can set it to affect only the original audio source, the mid, the side, the left or the right of the audio source. This brings up a new realm of possibilities.

While compression is more commonly used to control dynamics of sounds, but sometimes it is just not the right tool for the job. Transient shaping has become an important aspect of mixing audio as you can sharpen or soften the audio signal without over-compressing the audio signal. You can use to shape drums so that they can cut through the mix without compromising the dynamics of the audio.

With its both low pass and high pass filter modules, you’ll be able to cut off unwanted frequencies from the saturated audio signal. The possibilities are endless as you use the filter modules for creative purposes such as crafting new unique sounds.

With the input and output gain control, proper gain staging can be done before and after the saturation process.

Features

  • Attack (amount of amplification or attenuation of the transient)
  • Sustain (amount of amplification or attenuation of the sustained sound)
  • Clean Processing

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OSX 10.7 and later (32 & 64-bit) 

Formats:

  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST
  • VST3

Windows

  • Windows 7 and later (32 & 64-bit) 

Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3

16. Transify

by Joey Sturgis Tones

Transify

Transify is a plugin for manipulating the dynamics of your mix. It allows for total creative control of the sustain and transients of your sound! Transify will soon be your most useful mixing tool, allowing you to transform your dynamic sounds to a whole new level. Create tighter low-end or raise the crack of your snare even in a dense mix with just a few knob tweaks. Try Transify in your favorite mixes and hear the difference.

Get total creative control over the transients in your production today!

Features

  • Four frequency band ranges available for independent transient processing
  • Built-in per-band clip circuit for creating aggressive sounds and preventing peak overages
  • Adjust the frequency band ranges for your material using the individual cut-off controls
  • Input and Output controls for getting your signal to match levels and optimize gain staging

System Requirements

  • Windows (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AAX, RTAS
  • Mac OSX (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AU, AAX, RTAS

A computer with Intel or AMD compatible processor, Windows or Mac OSX operating system, and a compatible DAW installed (check which plugin formats your DAW supports). This plugin does NOT operate as a standalone!

Please note: The RTAS specification does not provide 64 bit support.


17. ANIMATE: PUNCH

by Mastering The Mix

ANIMATE: PUNCH

ANIMATE helps you inject life into your mixes in a precise, versatile and colourful way.

It consists of four modules, which can be purchased individually or as one multi-effect plugin:

Punch

Punch mode enhances the transients of your audio to help them bite through the mix. Whether you want to subtly accentuate the high-frequency transients in the mid-channel of your master or bring out serious smack on an individual channel, Punch can handle the task.

System Requirements

Mac:

  •  OS X 10.8 or higher. 32-bit or 64-bit AU, VST 2/3 or AAX host.

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10. 32-bit or 64-bit VST 2/3 or AAX host.

Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit).


18. TransReckon

by eaReckon

TransReckon

TransReckon is a transient processor that will help you to add punch to your drum lines or put some instruments forward (or backward) in an extremely efficient way and with unexpected ease.TransReckon provides ‘Length’ and ‘Sensivity’ controls, a ‘Listen’ mode, a ‘Flat Sustain’ option and an integrated brickwall limiter.These options help to go further with the transient shaping process.They can be used to reduce artefacts when processing specific instruments (guitars, …) but they also offer new creative possibilities (gate and “pre-delay” effects on a natural reverb).While it is possible to process transients with classic dynamics effects, these rely on a defined threshold which is set manually depending on the incoming signal.If the input level is modified later or if your drummer does not hit his drums at a constant velocity (which is usually a good idea, musically speaking), the transients processing can be more complex to achieve.A transient processor like TransReckon does not depend on the level of the incoming signal.In short…

  • Add punch to your drums and percussive instruments.
  • Add life to your mixes.
  • Isolate the prominent elements of an existing loop.
  • Give more presence to an acoustic guitar or tame the peaks produced by an enthusiastic rhythm guitarist.
  • Add a gate effect to a natural reverb and/or simulate a pre-delay effect on it.
  • Tweak the envelope of an electronic drum sound.
  •  … Be creative!

Features

  • Flexible but yet very easy-to-use transient processor.
  • Listen’ mode
  • ‘Sens’ and ‘Length’ parameters give a comprehensible control over the detection circuit(s).
  • Integrated brickwall limiter (0dB).

System Requirements

PC:

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32 or 64 bits)
  • Processor: Pentium IV or Athlon (minimum)
  • RAM: 1Gb (recommended)
  • VST 32bit, VST 64bit

Mac:

  • Operating system: Mac OSX (10.5 or later)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (minimum)
  • RAM: 1Gb (recommended)
  • VST 32bit, VST 64bit, AU 32bit, AU 64bit

This product is delivered as a 32/64 bit VST/AU plug-in for Mac OSX and a 32/64 bit VST plug-in for Windows.A compatible host is required to load this plug-in.


19. Oxford TransMod

by Sonnox

Oxford TransMod

Modify the transients in your tracks by either increasing or reducing their attacks. Sounds simple, though our bespoke adaptive process working in the background is anything but. Fortunately the interface keeps things straightforward, with two main controls quickly allowing you to bring ‘soggy’ drums to life or give more punch to a bass.

But TransMod is just as relevant to any electronic sound as it is to acoustic ones – pulling transients forward in your mix, or pushing them further back by making the ambience around them more evident. And all this is accomplished without the tonal changes associated with compression.

Features

  • Harden or soften attacks and transients 
  • Radical or subtle changes – with up to 24db of boost/cut
  • Add harmonic enrichment for extra loudness, presence & punch allowing peaks up to 6db above digital max without clipping 
  • Increase or reduce the effects of room ambience
  • Achieve a fabulous gated overdriven drum kit in seconds

System Requirements

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12 – AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 7, 8, 9, 10 – RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com 
  • Legacy support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8  & Windows XP: RTAS
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers OR active internet connection required
  • iLok2 / iLok3 OR active internet connection required for AAX plug-ins

Audio Units

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.11
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers OR active internet connection required
  • iLok2 / iLok3 OR active internet connection required for 64-bit plug-ins

VST2

  • VST2-compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.11
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers OR active internet connection required
  • iLok2 / iLok3 OR active internet connection required for 64-bit plug-ins

Compatability:

  • Native AAX, RTAS, Audio Units, VST

Supported Hosts:

Mac:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native)    
  • Pro Tools 7 – 10 (RTAS)    
  • Logic Pro X 10.2    
  • Logic 8 & 9    
  • Digital Performer    
  • Nuendo    
  • Cubase    
  • Ableton    
  • Studio 1    

Windows:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native)
  • Pro Tools 7 – 10 (RTAS)
  • Nuendo
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Samplitude
  • Sequoia
  • Pyramix
  • Studio 1

Please Note: This product now supports iLok Cloud Authorisation. An iLok USB Dongle OR an active internet connection is required in order to activate and use this product.​

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