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kHs Transient Shaper

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Kilohearts AB

  • • Make percussive sounds pop
  • • Control reverb tails
  • • Emphasize attack without increasing gain

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When you want to carefully tweak the punch of your snare, the ricki-ticki-ticking of your hi-hats or the snappiness of a synth line, Transient Shaper is the right tool for the job.

Transient Shaper is one of the devices in the Kilohearts Toolbox bundle.

Product details

Using a compressor is the most common way of adjusting the dynamics of a sound, but sometimes this can be a bit cumbersome. This is where Transient Shaper shines, giving you very direct control over the character of both the attack and sustaining sections of the sound in a way that's simple to understand and tweak.

  • Attack - The amount of amplification or attenuation of the transient.
  • Pump - The amount of attenuation directly after the transient, emphasizing the transient without increasing the level.
  • Sustain - The amount of amplification or attenuation of the sustained sound.
  • Speed - Higher values results in snappier transient modification, and lower values result in smoother curves.
  • Clip - When enabled, the output signal is clipped to 0dB.
  • Sidechain - When enabled transients are detected based on a secondary input, but the effect is applied to the main input.

The Kilohearts Toolbox

Transient Shaper is one of the devices in the Kilohearts Toolbox bundle.

The Kilohearts Toolbox devices all do one thing each, and they do it well. The philosophy behind this is to give our customers access to the building blocks of sound design and from there you can combine them into really interesting effects. In fact, many more esoteric RE:s are basically a few of these effects combined.

If you own a few, or all the Kilohearts Toolbox devices be sure to check out Kilohearts Toolbox Refill, a big pack of diverse combinators exploring the possibilities of the toolbox.

Usability standards

Kilohearts aim to provide Reason users with a wide range of audio effects that all utilize a common form language and interaction model. This allows for a great user experience that is really valuable when working with with big projects.

Stack 'em up!

We have taken a lot of care to make all Kilohearts Toolbox devices as lightweight as possible. This way you can combine many, many effects without taking up too much screen space, or CPU.

Get it cheap

The Kilohearts Toolbox is available as a bundle with a hefty discount. If you are thinking about buying Transient Shaper, check out the Kilohearts Toolbox offer first!

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Released: 2017-02-01
Version: 1.0.3