SPL Audio Transient Designer Plus Plug-in by GenuineLuke
A classic revisited!
I recently got the email from Plugin Alliance with the inquiry to update my beloved Transient Designer to Transient Designer Plus. While I was a little hesitant to part with 50$ for the upgrade, I took the plunge and couldn't be happier.
The new features are great convenience tools that save me time and also help preserve my sounds integrity or lack there of! With the soft limiter built in post output gain, I can save insert space and push my sound harder. The LED display is nice and not too intrusive.
The parallel mix knob is a great feature that although does nothing you can't do via routing, it is awesome to have because it is so accessible! I find myself quickly dialing in sounds faster and spending less time routing kicks/snares etc.
For me the most impressive feature is the Side Chain Filter which can be used to solo a specific element in a loop or mix bus. SPL was very thoughtful when designing this and included a solo feature while you sweep, so you can hone in on a specific sound.
Also there is an ext side chain mode which you can have trigger your sustain and/or attack! I'm going to have too much fun with this feature specifically
One nice thing on top too is the addition of undo and redo which for me is a life saver.
If you already have SPL transient designer I would say upgrading is a no brainer. If you already have a transient shaper or are considering one, take a look at the SPL transient designer Plus!!
Main controls: +/-15dB Attack +/-24 Sustain
(Quick addendum I have found the overall sound to be smoother than the original version of transient designer.)