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Old 02-02-2012, 01:46 PM
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Default Advice on Transient Shaper - Waves TransX Native?

I could use a transient shaper now and again - for a bit more pluck on the bass, or to tamp down a bright and ringy acoustic guitar.

I can't think of an AIR or Digi plugin that does this - so I'm wondering about outside sources?

I'm just a hobbyists, so I'm not looking for a $5,000 WAVES bundle, though I hear they have great plugs. Which made me think of the TransX?

Or can anyone recommend similar (even FREE) out there in RTAS (I wouldn't even DREAM of AAX)?
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Advice on Transient Shaper - Waves TransX Native?

Flux gives away Bittersweet for free though I make no statement either for or against it.

Waves TransX is currently on sale for $49. I've never used it.

SPL Transient Designer is available for $199. I have the UAD version of Transient Designer and I like it very much.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Advice on Transient Shaper - Waves TransX Native?

Thanks - I didn't know about Bittersweet II, I guess I can try that out for free. And at $49.00 - TransX is pretty damn reasonable.

Anybody tried/using any of these - could give a bit more "here's my experience" to me?
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Advice on Transient Shaper - Waves TransX Native?

I have Trans X, but haven't yet messed with it much, because I only recently got it as part of the Diamond bundle.

One thing that seems to set it apart from the others is that it has a multiband mode, where the effect can be applied differently to different frequency ranges, which really increases the versatility of it.

At $49, it's a no-brainer.

Here's a couple of interviews with big name mixers who talk about how they used Trans-X in hit songs.

The first is Jack Joseph Puig, using it on Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" (acoustic guitar, bass).

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov0...track_1107.htm


The second is Dave Pensado, who talks about using it on "Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls. He also talks about it in general.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan0...track_0107.htm
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: Advice on Transient Shaper - Waves TransX Native?

Sounds like, for $49.00, Trans-X would give just what I'm hoping for. At that price, I think it's tonight's download to try - see if I bring out that motherpluckin' bass a bit more. Thanks again DUC and everyone!
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: Advice on Transient Shaper - Waves TransX Native?

Here's one... and it's free...

http://www.fluxhome.com/products/freewares/bittersweet2

I own the waves and the SPL versions. I tend to use the SPL version more often, but the waves is a great price right now. It has more "bells and whistles" If you are looking for a simple 2 button version, then the SPL is the way to go...

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