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Transient Design

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by Eli, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hi All,

    I've recently ben trying out the freeware version of SPL's Transient Designer (it's called Attacker) and really like it - on all kinds of material - not just drums. I used it yesterday on an organ and it really gave it some nice punch.

    My question is this: What _exactly_ is a plug in like this doing that is different than setting up a compressor with a really short attack and short release, and fairly strong ratio setting?
  3. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    It would be interesting to compare wave forms of a file processed with a compressor vs. Transient Designer.

    What about compression with a slower attack that lets the transient slip by before being squashed? This seems to help emphasize the attack.

    The UAD or Sonnox versions are on a list of things to look into.

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