Emulation of the First Hardware Device Used For Level-Independent Shaping of Envelopes
The SPL Transient Designer is considered a “modern classic” and a recording-studio essential that is regularly employed as a “secret weapon” mix tool by some of the world’s finest engineers. Ed Cherney, Joe Chicarelli, Ross Hogarth and Michael Brauer all use this amazing device in their work. Universal Audio has partnered with Germany’s Sound Performance Lab (SPL) to bring you the Transient Designer, with its unique and compelling Differential Envelope Technology for shaping the dynamic response of a sound, allowing transients to be accelerated or slowed down and sustain prolonged or shortened. Two simple audio controls allow effortless reshaping of the attack and sustain characteristics.
The Transient Designer has a multitude of studio applications and can be used to solve many types of audio track problems. You can shorten or lengthen the attack and sustain of percussive signals such as kick drum, snare or toms, easily take the bleed from open mics, or expand the room sound of overheads. The Transient Designer’s magic can be applied to virtually any other signal as well: Amplify or reduce the picking sound of an acoustic guitar, hold the sound of strings longer, reduce the reverb time of a choir. Attack can be amplified or attenuated by up to 15 dB while Sustain can be amplified or attenuated by up to 24 dB. Lastly, Output allows quick gain matching with the unprocessed signal.
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