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NAMM 2015: Dual Band Transient Shaper
Softube's new plug-in can affect the treble or bass portion of a sound separately for sustain and punch 22/01/15
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Softube has announced the coming release of the new Transient Shaper plug-in. Transient Shaper can not only perform transient shaping in an unusually smooth manner, but it's also dual band which opens to a new realm of possibilies. Here's the story direct from Softube:
The dual band operation of Transient Shaper means that the user can set it to affect only the treble or bass portion of a sound--separately for the Sustain and Punch parameters--and leave the rest untouched. For example, on drum overheads, this means you can 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.
This makes Transient Shaper a much more versatile tool than most transient shaping plug-ins, and its use goes way beyond drums and percussion--it can do wonders to enhance clarity of a vocal track, turn up (or down) room sound in acoustic instrument recordings, and much more.
Pricing and Availability: The plug-in will be available as an AAX, VST and Audio Unit plug-in, for use in most major DAWs on both Mac and Windows. It will retail for USD $89 from authorized Softube dealers (USD $99 from Softube's More Is More Webstore), and a 20 day demonstration license will be available for free (requires an iLok USB dongle).