SPL® Transient Designer
SPL® Transient Designer
For me this is the best virtual transient designer...it sounds very good, much better than Waves TransX!!!
Beautiful for kick,for snares, for gating loops!! fantastic plug!!!
If there were more stars available I would add them. This plugin is a godsend for dialog ambience control. I love all of my UAD-1 plugins, and am hopelessly dependent upon them at this point, but the Transient Designer is the one I honestly don't know how I lived without, and from this point on couldn't. Thanks, you people; you made my job a whole lot easier.
Works great in certain situations. It's pretty outstanding on kick drum. You can totally cut or add boominess to the kick quite easily. It is good on other drums as well, but it's not necessarily going to rescue poorly recorded or badly eq'd drum tracks. It's more like, if you have something good it can help you get it exactly right in the mix by adjusting the snap and body of the source. It's very easy to imagine this one being quite a lifesaver in certain situations.
I must say that the SPL Transient Designer plugin sounds really good. I used it when mixing and mastering a project and it performed really well. Compared to the Sonnox TransMod the Transient Designer is better at detecting transients which in my opinion makes it more useful. The TransMod is ok but when adding transients they can fluctuate in level which makes it harder to use. It terms of sound the Transient Designer adds a more snappy sound. TransMod has a slightly more dark transient sound which I don't find as useful in the heat of the action.
The Release-knob on Transient Designer is really cool, not just because it can dry up sounds and make drums tighter. I mostly use it the opposite way adding release which can add character and girth to wimpy sounding drums and loops.
Just my two cents
I wrote a review once before, and now that I finally bought this plug after the demo ran out- my efforts to improve some old mixes have greatly improved.
This plug-in works well on live concert tracks, where bleed can be a real issue. Its smoother than a normal noise gate and I find it has done many great wonders
to the vocal and drum tracks. Isolating all of that vocal mic bleed, and hh in the snare mic bleed has been a blessing. I find its worth the price, its simple and does what
it says it does!!! Keep up the good work UAD!
In relation to SONNOX TransMod (Native) I only can give the Emulation of the SPL TD 3 Stars.
The Sonnox gives you more freedom in forming and creating transients.
I love 80% of the UAD Plug Ins!!!!!!!!
For me this one is not as good as the others and in my opinion a bit too expensive for what it does.
A fracking magic wand! Just when I thought my club kicks couldn't kick any more ass, this plugin proved me wrong. It's amazing how much impact one of these can have on the overall feel and thickness of an entire mix. In a word: whoa!
This is a must have! I've finally been able to get that clean snare track to stand out, without all of that hi-hat bleed.