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The Transient Modulator allows dramatic
manipulation of signal transients. It can completely exaggerate or dampen the
attacks, with continuous variation between all settings. A 'soggy' drum kit can
be brought to life, or a bass made to sound more punchy. Conversely, it can
bring up the ambience surrounding a specific sound by softening the attack. The
TransMod can give life to dull sounding recordings, without the unwanted
changes in overall timbre associated with compression.
64-bit compliant (AAX / AU / VST)
Accentuates or softens attacks
Brings instruments forwards or
pushes them back in the mix
Radically changes the dynamics of
Variable harmonic enhancement for
Can have the effect of increasing
or decreasing room ambience
Gives life to dull sounding
recordings without the artifacts of compression
HD-HDX: Pro Tools
AAX DSP, TDM, Native
Native, RTAS, Audio Units and VST
The Sonnox Transient Modulator is an application
that allows dynamic level of signals to be modified by the transients in the
programme material over time. The effect is to bring transient events in the
programme forwards, or push them into to the background, such that the attacks
of instruments can be accentuated or softened depending on settings.
The application was developed to address the common
situation where there is a need to selectively tighten up percussive
instruments or soften the unwanted percussive effects of acoustic musical
instruments. Such effects are easily achieved with the Transient Modulator
because its purpose-designed adaptive processing acts on differential
information in the programme so that the overall long-term programme level is
minimally affected and sensitivity to control parameters is drastically reduced.
The functions of the Transient Modulator are
adaptive and totally dependent upon dynamic level changes within the signal. In
other words, it will have no effect on a steady state signal, such as a
continuous tone which does not change in level. Any control signals it develops
are purely dependent upon the extent and rate of change of signal levels.
When the RATIO fader is set positively,
significantly larger peak levels can be produced, with potential to increase
them up to 24dB greater than the original signal. Conversely, negative ratio
values can reduce the overall levels significanlty, therefore the GAIN fader
has been designed to operate over a considerable range.
Unlike the rest of the processing in the Transient
Modulator, the THRESHOLD knob sets an absolute value. Other processing is
tracking changes in the waveform and is not related to any absolute setting. In
this case, only signals above the THRESHOLD knob setting will be processed. The
greater the signal level above the threshold, the greater the effect, the
Transient Modulator will have.
The DEADBAND knob sets a window below which
transient changes will remain unaffected, preventing unwanted modification to lower
The RATIO fader sets the amount of instantaneous
change, positive or negative, to the signal. As an example, if the RATIO fader
is set to +1.00, and a signal peak 10dB above the average occurs, the Transient
Modualtor could increase that to a 20dB peak.
The OVERSHOOT fader sets the period over which
dyanmics changes occur. The lower values will cause just the initial transients
and leading edges of signal changes to be affected. Whereas longer values will
increasingly have more affect on the later portions of signal changes.
Time, Recovery & Overdrive
The RISE TIME knob sets the detector response time.
The shortest setting will cause all transients to be processed, whereas longer
settings will progressively exclude the shorter and initial transients.
The RECOVERY knob sets the longer term time for the
envelope processing which is adaptive according to the signal present. Lower
settings allow the processing of virtually all transients, even in quick
succession, whereas longer settings will progressively exclude small rapid
Increasing the OVERDRIVE fader setting will add
musically related harmonic content, generated when high levels of modulation
occur. When set at 100%, the overdrive process will allow peaks of up to 6dB
greater than digital maximum to be included without the sound of hard clpping,
and still avoiding digital overloads entirely.
Pro Tools 7, 8, 9 & 10, 11
Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration :
Mac OSX 10.4 or later
- Pro-Codec and
Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only
Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
RAM 1GB minimum
iLok key with latest drivers
iLok2 required for AAX plug-ins
SuprEsser DS compatible with ProTools 10 / 11 / S3L with
approved ProTools CPU, OS and hardware configuration. Go to AVID.COM to find
Audio Units compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer
iLok2 required for 64-bit plug-ins
VST compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab, Sequoia
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