SPL Transient Designer Plus

SPL Transient Designer Plus

Overview

The Indispensable Transient Tool Improved

SPL hardware products can be found in the world’s most renowned facilities, and have become a staple for audio professionals ranging from home studio owners to top mastering engineers.

With their introduction of the Transient Designer, SPL revolutionized the dynamics processing with its Differential Envelope Technology to produce level-independent(!) dynamics processing. Unlike compressors, Transient Designer can transparently shape the attack and sustain characteristics of sounds no matter their level—jet engine-loud or whisper-quiet, constant or fluctuating—and without the need to fiddle with threshold, attack and release controls.

Parallel processing has never been easier or faster, because the routing is all set up for you behind the scenes and controlled by a single knob. Dial in over-the-top Sustain, then lower the Parallel Mix control to blend the supersize sound with the guitar's dry sound. It's the best of both worlds: bigger-than-life tone, but with detail, dynamic range and phase coherency flawlessly preserved. 

Transient Designer Plus also adds powerful sidechain facilities that allow surgical, pinpoint processing that the original plugin and analog hardware could only dream of.

The TD Plus "made by Brainworx" is the most exact emulation of the SPL Transient Designer available, and the one that Herman Gier (founder of SPL) endorses.

AAX AudioSuite, AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, SoundGrid, Venue AAX, VST2, VST3

Highlights

  • Separate controls allow for adjustment of Attack and Sustain.
  • Soft-clip limiter helps prevent digital clipping when generously boosting Attack and/or Sustain.
  • Internal sidechain filter!
  • Parallel Processing on board.

I've been using the SPL Transient Designer since the hardware unit came out and the plugin version is every bit as good.

Jason Goldstein Beyonce, The Lonely Island, The Unusual Suspects

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