SPL® Transient Designer

SPL® Transient Designer

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Effortlessly reshape the attack and
sustain of any source.

Revered as a “secret weapon” mix tool by some of the world’s finest engineers, the SPL Transient Designer plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces allows you to shape sustain and attack of your sources. This allows for total transparent control over important elements of your mix, such as snare drums, overhead and room mics, piano, and more.

Now You Can:

Soften or slam percussion for maximum dynamic impact

Transparently shorten or increase sustain on drum overheads

Reduce or increase room mic ambience

Easily minimize mic bleed on important sources

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Simple Features — Huge Control

Simple Features — Huge Control

With just three simple controls, Sustain, Attack, and Output Level, the SPL Transient Designer plug-in gives you a powerful fixative tool, as well as a creative one. Shorten or lengthen the “thwack” and decay of percussive signals such as kick drum, snare, and toms. Or, you can easily remove unwanted mic bleed, or expand the room sound of overheads. The result? Total control of individual drums and the dynamic impact of your mix.

Useful on any Instrument

Useful on any Instrument

The SPL Transient Designer plug-in is indispensable for a variety of instruments. You can enhance a piano’s delicacy by reducing a noisy attack, or add length to ringing chords. On acoustic guitar, you can accentuate or reduce the picking sound, depending on the part. The SPL Transient Designer also gives you control over the environment of a source. For example, easily reduce the amount of reverb on a choir, or take unwanted ambience out of dialog.

Key Features

UA-modeled, SPL endorsed plug-in version of Transient Designer’s unique Differential Envelope Technology
Increase or decrease the transients of percussive sources for greater impact, or a softened response
Sustain of sources can be transparently shortened or increased
Reduces or increases room sound or preexisting reverb on virtually any source
Highly useful as a gate substitute, a transparent tool for minimizing mic bleed
Attack can be amplified or attenuated by up to 15 dB while Sustain can be amplified or attenuated by up to 24 dB
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide.

Customer Reviews

SPL® Transient Designer

Overall Rating

A. Mullen

September 27, 2021

Expected more

This was the least wow of my UA plugins to date. The iZotope transient tool seems to have much more control, variation and nuance than this one.

L. Tian Siung

September 19, 2021

Easy to use

Easy to use with amazing result!

N. Hatfield

May 19, 2021

This is the best transient shaper.

I’ve used many transient shapers before- this is THE BEST. Nothing compares. Just be careful, less is more sometimes.

J. Geary

May 7, 2021

Its THE SPL Transient Designer

With quite a few UA plugins being developed by Brainworx I cant imagine im alone in having always thought this was just an older version of their SPL TD. This is FAR from the truth. No phase flip needed the differences between the two are shocking. The UA version is much more natural especially in the low end whilst the native sounds muffled and thin. Up until now Ive held on to my hardware SPL TD as it really outshines the plugins with full range material but this thing nails what the others cant. Thanks for helping me free up some rack space!

i. hill

April 29, 2021

Amazing

For the obvious. I use this plug on drums sampled from a record. This really does a great job controlling the sustain. Some plugs are ok at best. This one is great.

K. Didvalis

April 29, 2021

SPL Transient Designer.

For a long time i tried variuos transient plugins, SPL transient designer is the best!

b. Nieminen

February 8, 2021

Best transient designer type of plugin

Sounds way way better than any other transient designer type of plugins that there is, I have at least four of them.

A. Nelson

December 29, 2020

Powerful

Tried on friend's recommendation and I love it. Controlling the attack/sustain of cymbals, drums, pianos to adjust them in a mix without altering their level or tonal. I had no idea how many problems this would be the only solution for! It's not an exciting plug-in - until until it saves your mix.

K. Beat

December 15, 2020

Great!

Sound is good. It is easy to use.

A. Attias

October 16, 2020

essential tool

this is exactly what i was looking especially for my drums . it works!!

J. Napolitano

October 15, 2020

Great bit of kit

I love this sounds superb will be using all the time great with Kicks and other sounds

A. Escribano

October 6, 2020

Perfect for Drums

Easy to use, great sound. It's perfect for me

M. Malinski

August 24, 2020

Use with caution

It can be your best friend or worse nightmare

L. Nagy

July 8, 2020

Best Transient Shaper

Best transient shaper plugin I've ever used.

T. Proznick

June 29, 2020

DRUMS ARE BANGING!!!

Love this thing... No more worry about bleed all over my drums from everywhere... Its like magic, and all those unwanted artifacts are gone!!! Should be called the Houdini Designer!!

J. Scott

June 13, 2020

Spl is soooooo good

I now own the full spl range on ua . This is top quality gear right here

J. Desfosses

May 24, 2020

Oh snap!

Had a couple of go-to transient designers, but this just blew them out of the water. Bought it about five minutes into the demo.

S. Shaw

May 19, 2020

Very handy

Easy in concept, easy to DSP usage. To me it sounds much smoother than the Plugin Alliance version especially when driven hard.

C. White

April 13, 2020

Different drums

This plugin is awesome for me. It basically widens the number of drums that I have at my disposal for recording drum tracks that are tailored to each song.

A. Lepori

April 12, 2020

The Secret Weapon

Having the hardware ones in the studio I couldn’t help to get also this beautifully modelled plugin unit. One of my go to on live kick and snare !

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