Softube Transient Shaper
The Transient Shaper lets you control the attack and decay of a track. Optimal for drum mixing, but also a perfect tool to give a vocal track clarity and presence.
About Softube Transient Shaper
Use Transient Shaper on drum overheads, turn up the Sustain knob and set its frequency control to Wide. This will simultaneously stretch out the room sound and cymbals, as well as give you more sustain and boom to the toms. But let’s say you don’t want boomier toms. Then you set the Sustain knob’s frequency control switch to Hi, in which case the Sustain processing only affects the high frequencies, i.e. the cymbals and room, but leaves the toms just the way they are. Set the switch to Lo, and hear how you now only get boom from the toms, but the room sound and cymbals stay unaffected.
How Does Softube Transient Shaper Work?
The dual band operation makes Transient Shaper useful for much more than drum and percussion sounds. Give a vocal track clarity and presence by adding some high frequency transients — add Punch with its frequency slider set to Hi. Or create a darker and more rounded sound that oozes with vintage vibe by instead turning down the Punch knob. Use it on piano, bass, guitar, electronic drums — Transient Shaper works on a wide range of sound types.
The crossover frequency is user selectable, as is the Punch behavior (Fast or Slow). We also added an output distortion section called Clip.
“The unique ability to isolate and focus on a portion of the signal and alter its attack/sustain is just mere brilliant!”
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Why Softube Transient Shaper Is Such A Big Deal
- Dual band transient processing tool.
- Add or reduce punch and/or sustain from any sound.
- Affect either the whole frequency spectrum, only the high frequencies or only the low frequencies.
- User selectable crossover frequency.
- Clip section adds output distortion.