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Postby k_k » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:45 pm

Anyone know of any good free ones?
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Postby macc » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:39 pm

Flux Bittersweet is probably the best free one around.

Other than that, UAD SPL Transient Designer (which actually has magic fairies in it) and Voxengo Transmodder are the best for me :)
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Postby ketamine » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:35 pm

Macc wrote:UAD SPL Transient Designer


It looks amazing, but... what the h3ll does it do? In english?? LOL It's just some sort of envelope? Compressor? Site's not very clear if you don't already know what you're looking at, which I don't, they're about to loose a sale...
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Postby ketamine » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:40 pm

Ketamine wrote:
Macc wrote:UAD SPL Transient Designer


It looks amazing, but... what the h3ll does it do? In english?? LOL It's just some sort of envelope? Compressor? Site's not very clear if you don't already know what you're looking at, which I don't, they're about to loose a sale...


Nevermind, this site explained it better (I suggest anybody else going :?: read it too)
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Postby macc » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:11 am

It's less digital sounding than all the other TDs I have here, I tell you that :) Especially when using it for overcompression effects with raising the sustain level. BAD BAD BAD plugin, a real fave.


BTW I'm selling a UAD-1 PCI card for 70 quid (no plugins though) if anyone is interested :)
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Postby Brisance » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:10 am

Can someone tell me why it's better to use some memory and CPU hogging expensive-as-fuck bling-bling gear full of faeries, if I can use one of these:
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Postby macc » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:14 am

What is that?

Well, obviously it is an envelope generator, but where from? :)
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Postby Brisance » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:16 am

FL's built-in sampler's volume envelope :)
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Postby macc » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:29 am

What if you want to increase the punch and/or sustain of every hit in an audio loop? Or increase the verb of a choral sample? Or increase the amount of 'pluck' in a bass guitar recording of an entire song (which is what I use it most for)? Or increase the sustain/fatness of a snare drum without using compression?


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BTW 'chop it up and edit each hit in the sampler' is only an answer to the audio loop bit - and even then you'll have a hard time increasing sustain :)
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Postby Sharmaji » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:29 am

^ not a transient designer for audio, though close in practice.

flux's bittersweet is very cool-- especially for a freebie-- but it's not the balls-to-the-wall smack/suck machine that the SPL and good digi versions are. I like logic's OK for boosts, but love it for cuts. the sonnox one is quite nice as well.
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Postby macc » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:36 am

TeReKeTe wrote:balls-to-the-wall smack/suck machine that the SPL and good digi versions are.


:lol: Nicely put :D
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Postby futures_untold » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:26 pm

Macc wrote:UAD SPL Transient Designer - Actually has magic fairies in it....


Technology these days!!! :o
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Postby Roswell » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:21 pm

Guitar rig 5 has a good transient shaper if i'm not mistaken. It don't have fairies inside though :(
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Postby nowaysj » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:10 am

Hey, I remember this thread!

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Postby wormcode » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:57 pm

nowaysj wrote:Hey, I remember this thread!
I posted in this thread back in the day, but all my posts got deleted. I'VE BEEN ERASED.
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BTW, SPL make native versions of their hardware/plugins now, including the Transient Designer ones. They gave out a free version of Attacker a while back which is pretty great. I suspect they hold up well against the UAD version, probably the same minus the CPU hit. I didn't notice anything different, but I didn't really A/B.
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