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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

R. Gulian

November 9, 2019

Does what others can't

I needed this and it took me a long time to realize it. Sustain is whete it's at!

D. McCarty

October 17, 2019

Love it!!!

So useful on drums, so good!

D. Bouche

July 23, 2019

A must have

When I bought my Twin Quad, I decided to go and get the 3 plugins bundle. Choice is tough, so many great plugins available. I read a lot of forum posts to get advices on what to choose. SPL Transient Designer was not part of this list: I guess it seems too basic for most. Yet I decided to run the demo before picking my 3 plugins: it was a no brainer, I instantly picked it.
I don't know "all" the transient designers out there, but this one is magical. It's a killer on drums: I mix hip-hop and I can bring back to life any shitty drum-kit trackouts artists send me. It also works beautifully on many instruments. I cannot ask for more from this plug.

S. Vaidya

June 30, 2019

Clean and Quality

Its simple, its clean and the sound is quality. It does not turn introduce clicks and cracks, and does exactly what its meant to do: control sound rather than change it entirely.

S. Ruiz

April 9, 2019

Fantastico!

Fantastic pluggin!

M. Björklund

April 7, 2019

The master of transients

Brings the transients alive.

R. McQuiston

March 27, 2019

Music Producer

Game Changer!! Most of the demos will show off the ability to tighten up a kick/snare (or exaggerate the tail, but consider the toms! This thing paid for itself

j. Esvan

March 27, 2019

incontournable mais...

j'ai comparé le SPL avec le même outils de chez native instrument ( transitent master )
Le SPL marche bien mais le NI à une fonction smooth qui permet d'arrondir le signal d'une manière plus naturel . A mon sens meilleur sur les caisses claires par exemple et sur les basse /guitares...

D. Watts

March 15, 2019

love it. so much better than the native alternative

feels way more like the hardware than the other native versions out there.

J. Keith

February 4, 2019

Fast and Easy

When I need something to snap or to tame over-plucky acoustic guitars. So fast and easy! Why bother wasting time dinking around with more options.

M. Routledge

January 30, 2019

Over the top!

This is one of the best plug-ins I’ve purchased in a while. It has just the right stuff to get your kick, snare, acoustic guitar etc... over the top of the mix without forcing its way in.

P. Etherington

January 29, 2019

Boom!

Boom.

r. loyola Perez

January 16, 2019

Lo mejor de lo mejor!!

Si buscas manipular un archivo de audio hasta su límite este es tu compra
Podrás dar el color y la solides que quieras en sonidos que apenas tenían presencia o atacar una parte en específico de un sonido
!!!!Es espectacular probarlo!!!!

J. Poole

January 4, 2019

Thank God

I have been mixing a 'white whale' guitar track longer than I care to admit. It had nasty transients which caused me to stack three compressors to level out the attack which killed the image. If transients are PROBLEM CHILDREN, this is the PADDLE. This unit doesn't stop at the 'blue jeans', it goes all the way to the 'bone' bypassing the peaks. Now I only need one compressor. You could fade in every note manually, or get this...

S. Sundin

January 2, 2019

The sound in the front?

You need this.

R. Jacobs

December 17, 2018

Wow

I used to see engineers pull this baby up and wondered what it was. And it does much more than you could imagine with two knobs! 10 stars

泰. 正谷

December 14, 2018

perfect tool

make perfect drum with this amazing plug in!

UAD User

December 10, 2018

Nice and easy

Just love simple plugins that do the job

j. Blanchard

October 5, 2018

Bang

This works great. Adds punch and sustain as needed.

T. Dimomeletis

October 3, 2018

Use it in everythig

Im just using it in everything, you can make all crispy sounds