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Transient Booster

by Denise
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Extreme low CPU and no Pops! The Denise Transient Booster gives your bus tracks the transients they need with a peak-width control.

The Denise Transient Booster is a simple but flexible plugin for boosting the transients in your tracks. Set to its default settings, you can use the plugin as a straightforward "one-knob" style tool to bring to life drum-beats, percussion loops and synth stabs. However, the continuous attack and release controls allow you to set the width of the transients you want to target, as well as smooth out any artifacts in case of more extreme use on bus-groups or full mixes. Together with its different timbre styles, and built-in limiter and stereo-link options, the Denise Transient Booster is a versatile tool to boost transients, with minimal CPU load.

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1. "You are using a generic transient designer to bring out the transients in a percussive loop or synth track, but the plugin seems to have trouble bringing out the specific peaks you intent to boost." Most Transient Designer plugins have limited options for fine tuning the peak-width and peak-timbre of the transients. The Denise Transient Booster features a continuous 'Peak-width' control, that lets you target all peaks between 0ms and 100ms, as well as a style menu, that quickly lets you choose the timbre of the peaks you want to boost. 2. "You like the sound of a particular transient designer, but using it on more complex source material, like a percussion bus-group or full mix, seems ineffective and produces artifacts like distortion and clicks-and-crackles." Most transient designers are not intended to be used on bus-groups and full mixes, or feature complex multiband schemes with more obscure problems of their own. Besides the 'Peak-width' and 'Style' options that let you target specific transients, the Denise Transient Booster also features a continuous ‘Smooth’ control to manually smooth out any artifacts, and a 'Safe' option, to prevent against accidental clipping and distortion. 3. "You use transient designing a lot in your productions to bring life to your tracks, but all plugin instances amount to a huge CPU load." Many transient designers are either very basic, and might not meet your musical demands, or utilize convoluted and CPU-heavy multiband schemes to give you the flexibility you might need. With its flexible ‘Peak-width’, ‘Smooth' and 'Style' features, the Denise Transient Booster is a versatile and smooth sounding plugin, while at the same time extremely CPU-friendly due to its highly optimized processing scheme.

BOOST (0% to 100%): Boosts the transients in your track. Set to 0%, the plugin is fully transparent. INPUT (-24dB to 24dB): Input gain that lets you boost or attenuate the signal going in, giving you more control over the signal. OUTPUT (-24dB to 24dB): Output gain to manually compensate for the volume boost created by the boost function. PEAK-WIDTH (0% to 100%): Attack applied to the Transient Booster’s detection system that lets you control the width of the transients you want to boost. SMOOTH (0% to 100%): Release applied to the Transient Booster’s detection system to smooth out any artifacts that might occur when applying more extreme transient boosts, or trying to boost transients that are buried in a mix. STYLE (dark / natural / bright): A menu that lets you choose different transients timbres, allowing you to specify the timbre of the transients you want to boost. LINK (on/off): A switch that allows you to link the left and right channel transient boosting, allowing you to preserve the stereo image of your track. SAFE (on/off): A switch that turns on a smooth brickwall limiter at the end of the internal processing chain, making sure no clipping will occur.

Release date: 26 AUG 2018/22:00
Latest version: 1.1.0
Platform: OSX
Formats: VST, VST3, AU
Latest version: 1.1.0
Platform: Windows
Formats: VST, VST3

OSX

Version: 1.1.0
Changed: GUI update: buttons, dials and font size
Version: 1.0.1
Changed: Fixed style menu resetting to default after re-opening the GUI
Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release

Windows

Version: 1.1.0
Changed: GUI update: buttons, dials and font size
Version: 1.0.1
Changed: Fixed style menu resetting to default after re-opening the GUI
Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release
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OSX: VST, VST3, AU
Windows: VST, VST3
Release: Aug 26, 2018