SPL Transient Designer
SPL Transient Designer

Dynamic Processor Software by SPLView website

Average price: $199

Users' review: Average mark of 4.5/5 for 2 reviews

SPL Transient Designer : Wedges2's user review

"Great Tool"

Getting Started

Setting up is simple, I don't really remember it that well, which I guess is a good thing. It used some normal means of pirate protection. Probably an authorization code. Installation was very quick, as it was just a small effect.

The interface of it is very simple. With only a few options and knobs it's impossible for anyone to get confused for long. There is a release and attack knob which basically do all the work. It's really as simple as that.

Suitability/Performance

The software is very light on the CPU. I can have many instances of it running at the same time without any problem. No crashes or anything. It works great with FL Studio, loads fast, and has never given me any headaches. I'm running a Dell XPS Studio PC with Windows 7, six cores, and 6 GB of RAM. I'm sure anyone with a computer less suited for music would still not have any problem running a lot of instances of the SPL Transient Designer on their computer.

Overall Opinion

I love it. I use it for all kinds of things. Sometimes I'll take full bodied snares and turn them into little quick hits perfect for snare rolls. Other times I'll simply add punch to my kicks. It's amazing to me how there are countless threads and conversations around the internet regarding punchy kicks, but I've never seen anyone recommend the SPL Transient Designer. Instead of messing around with EQ all the time, even though it's the answer sometimes, you can simply turn up the attack on the SPL transient designer and boom, done. It's a great, inexpensive, underrated, tools that should be in everyone's studio. A lot of people don't know what a transient designer even is. I'm glad I made the decision to find out.