eaReckon has introduced TransReckon – a transient shaper, designed to add punch to your drum lines or to put some instruments forward (or backward) in an efficient way.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
TransReckon provides ‘Length’ and ‘Sensivity’ controls, a ‘Listen’ mode, a ‘Flat Sustain’ option and an integrated brickwall limiter.
These options help to go further with the transient shaping process. They can be used to reduce artefacts when processing specific instruments (guitars, …) but they also offer new creative possibilities (gate and “pre-delay” effects on a natural reverb).
While it is possible to process transients with classic dynamics effects, these rely on a defined threshold which is set manually depending on the incoming signal. If the input level is modified later or if your drummer does not hit his drums at a constant velocity (which is usually a good idea, musically speaking), the transients processing can be more complex to achieve.
A transient processor like TransReckon does not depend on the level of the incoming signal.
TransReckon is available as a 32/64 bit VST and AU plug-in for Mac & Windows for 39 EUR through July 22nd, 2014 (regular 59 EUR). A demo version is also available.