Transient Shaping With A Twist

US Quantum separates audio into attack and sustain parts and applies independent effects      21/09/21

Wavesfactory has announced Quantum, an audio plugin that separates an audio signal into its attack and sustain parts. A spokesperson told us, "With 16 built-in high quality effects that you can apply to each path independently. Quantum redefines what's possible in transient shaping."

Here's the full details direct from the company...


  • Smart transient detection.
  • 16 built in effects; Chorus, Compressor, Convolution, Delay, Enhancer, EQ, Flanger, Limiter, Lo-Fi,
  • Phaser, Pitch Shifter, Reverb, Saturation, Stereo Tools. Tremolo, Vibrato
  • 2-band Spectre included
  • Resizable GUI
  • Retina ready
  • Apple Silicon - Built for the latest Apple M1 chip, and also for Intel ones.
  • Preset system


A transient shaper is an audio processor that can increase or reduce the transients or tonal parts of a signal. It has become an indispensable mixing tool on every studio.

Quantum automatically detects and classifies the transients of your signal, separating the sound in two paths: attack and sustain. The level of control you have now is unmatched, giving you the possibility to add effects to each path separately, before joining them back together.

When dealing with innovation we struggle to classify our own creations. Is Quantum a transient shaper? In a way it is, but when you compare it to a regular transient shaper you fall short, as it is so much bigger. Quantum is innovative and it doesn't fit into a simple category.

Quantum is a state of the art transient shaper at its core. We use that technology to automatically detect transients. By doing so, we get artifact-less, more natural results than other methods that can sound digital and full of artifacts.

Quantum takes away the need of a threshold parameter, which you would have to set for each track. That way you can work faster and get pristine results.

Quantum is not a one-trick-pony, it's quite the opposite. Think about it like a toolbox. It's a comprehensive set of tools that let you control, mangle, manipulate and completely transform your tracks.

EQ your transients, re-pitch your drums without losing any of the attack, reduce plosives from vocals, why not EQ plosives only? Add reverb to just the attack of your drums to get a much more focused and clean room feel. Possibilities are really endless, and we are sure that you will come up with new ways of using it that we can't imagine right now. Be creative!

No iLok, challenge response or any other convoluted method is needed for registering Quantum. You will receive a serial number at the time of the purchase.

macOS and Windows. 64-bit only. AAX, Audio Units, VST and VST3.



Pricing and Availability:
€99.00 intro price until 16th October 2021 (Regular price: €149.00)

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