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SPL Transient Designer Dynamics Plugins
Old 14th December 2003
  #91
I've used my 4 ch unit these ways

Drum room - at tracing stage

Drum sub group

Both times going for "sustain" + some added punch on the subroup..

My Sony TransMod may have made my unit redundant...
Old 15th December 2003
  #92
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I use it often for kick, snare and bass. Often for loops too, great for taking out ambient noise.
Old 17th December 2003
  #93
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it's also good to reshape a bass DI



of course snare and kick, the sustain adjustment can go either way on that

and loops
Old 17th December 2003
  #94
what does it do for a bass DI?
Old 17th December 2003
  #95
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jules
I've used my 4 ch unit these ways

Drum room - at tracing stage

Drum sub group

Both times going for "sustain" + some added punch on the subroup..

My Sony TransMod may have made my unit redundant...
you should sell your SPL to me....for a good p rice of course
Old 17th December 2003
  #96
if you want it, you do the leg work on UK / US power possibilities and make me an offer via PM, you pick up shipping!
Old 17th December 2003
  #97
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jules
what does it do for a bass DI?
a hair less attack

a hair more sustain

sounds more like the natural curve/envelope of a mic'd bass note
Old 17th December 2003
  #98
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By the way, I´m also selling my two 2 ch. units
Old 17th December 2003
  #99
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jules

My Sony TransMod may have made my unit redundant...
Jules,

How close does the Sony Plug come to emulating the SPL? Wich do you prefer?
Old 18th December 2003
  #100
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Transient Designer uses.....

A non-drum use I've found is: A very saturated, distorted guitar can be shaped to be less saturated and a little crunchier by decreasing the sustain and increasing the attack. A drum related trick is: Take a mono drum loop and split out to the two inputs of the Transient Designer, then pan the outputs hard left & right. On the left channel increase the attack and decrease the sustain. On the right channel decrease the attack and increase the sustain. You get a pseudo stereo, kind of wacky effect. It's great!
Old 19th December 2003
  #101
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I'd like to know how it compares to the transient designer as well.
Thanks,
Chris
Old 20th December 2003
  #102
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Old 20th December 2003
  #103
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Originally posted by Jules

My Sony TransMod may have made my unit redundant...
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Jules,

How close does the Sony Plug come to emulating the SPL? Wich do you prefer?"


I havent had the time to do a shoot out... and I cant forsee doing one anytime soon.

They perform VERY similar tasks.

Sorry to not have better news....

Old 21st December 2003
  #104
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curious about this too...have used the transient designer, but don't own one...I now have both the waves transx and the sony plug...is the transient designer obsolete or does it still offer something you can't get with the plug-ins?...I remember it coloring the sound....

also has anyone with the sony mastered the use of the overshoot? it seems to react kind of odd to me...maybe theres something I'm missing...need to play around with it more perhaps....
Old 21st December 2003
  #105
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jules
if you want it, you do the leg work on UK / US power possibilities and make me an offer via PM, you pick up shipping!
I'm intersted too ...

And I'm in 220, maybe teacher could by from shaman in US and i would buy it from jules ???

well, just to say I'm interested in buying one ...

PM me offers

malice
Old 12th February 2004
  #106
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SPL Transient Designer 4

This thing really looks astonishing. Is it for real? Anyone using it day-to-day?

thx,

kt
austin
Old 12th February 2004
  #107
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It sounds astonishing as well...... Elegantly simple to use too.....

I got a demo a few months back......it's high on the list of upcoming purchases
Old 12th February 2004
  #108
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We have 8 - they are always in use once an engineer tries them - no complaints. I even use them on the road. John
Old 12th February 2004
  #109
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Like to hear some comparisons from people who've used the Sony Trans Mod, which I'm finding useful, the new Waves transient shaper plug-in and the SPL unit.
Old 12th February 2004
  #110
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I got gear envy last year over two things only: The SPL Transient Designer and the Soundfield mics.
Old 12th February 2004
  #111
I've got both the Sony & the SPL unit.(picked up second hand)

Using PT, its far easyer to put the Sony on after something was recorded so that would be a "post record" favorite...

I keep forgetting I have the SPL unit and in the heat of setting up a band often forget to try it... Further, it easy to 'overcook' something with the SPL..

When I first tried the Sony I thought I would sell the SPL now..... I dunno... cause 2 freelance engineers that work at my place like it....
Old 12th February 2004
  #112
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Transient Designer rocks!
Old 12th February 2004
  #113
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Has anyone been using it on anything besides drums? What could it do with acoustic guitars, bass, synths, etc.? I wish I had something I could use to smooth out my strummed acoustics without resorting to the comp every time.
Old 12th February 2004
  #114
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Quote:
Originally posted by Killahurts
Has anyone been using it on anything besides drums? What could it do with acoustic guitars, bass, synths, etc.? I wish I had something I could use to smooth out my strummed acoustics without resorting to the comp every time.
the only thing i have not "transient designed" yet is vocals.
this thing can work on a lot of sources in my opinion.
for me it's an absolute must have as a mixer.
Old 12th February 2004
  #115
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It's often very surprising as to what it will do to a signal. I ran it on an acoustic guitar and cranked up the sustain to add some very pleasing room sound. I did the opposite trick with a vocal that had too much room.

A thumb bass with too much attack was tamed easily, and a snare with too little attack was made to sound like a gunshot.

This thing kills.
Old 12th February 2004
  #116
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I have a small question for you Transient Designer users:
do you use the TD in conjunction with a compressor, if so, do you place it in front of or after the compressor?
Old 12th February 2004
  #117
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This is the coolest peice of gear since the Distressor. I have 2 of them in my studio and use them all the time. It has became a huge part of my drum sound. We are also a SPL dealer here in Nashville and always have several of them in stock. If anyone in town wants to demo one call me.

Rob
Old 12th February 2004
  #118
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it may be blasphemous, but i often times use the waves trans-x in place of a compressor... I did this recently on an acoustic guitar track.
Old 13th February 2004
  #119
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both

I have both the software and the SPL hardware.
I love the SPL on kick and snare. You can overcook something so I use it during mix.
While the software stuff is fun, I don't think it's as robust as the SPL. I don't like what the SPL does to cymbals so the rest of the kit goes into a modded pair of Distressors.
The software is kinda cool on instruments but the hardware is instant Zep.
Old 13th February 2004
  #120
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Like Chap said. The software is a pale comparison...
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