SPL Transient Designer 2
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SPL Transient Designer 2

Transient Designer 2, Other dynamic processor from SPL in the Transient Designer series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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moosers02/28/2010

moosers's review

SPL Transient Designer 2
SPL's Transient Designer 2 is a unique dynamic processor, made up of analog parts and very simple in make up. I don't know what types of connections the unit has it the back since the one I've used was already in the rack mount in the studio that I used it at. It is two separate channels that will only take up a single space in a traditional rack casing.

UTILIZATION

The way that the SPL Transient Designer 2 is configured makes it extremely easy to use. Each of the two channels have the same very simple make up. There are just parameters for attack and sustain, with a button between the two channels to link them as a stereo pair if you so choose. That is honestly all that you need to know about the Transient Designer, although it will take you a minute or two to see exactly how these parameters will affect your sound, since this isn't your typical processor. I haven't seen the manual for the SPL Transient Designer 2, so I can't say how well put together it is or not.

SOUND QUALITY

What the SPL Transient Designer 2 does to your sound is unlike any other dynamic processor that I have heard. It is perfect for touching up your signal and smoothing over the attack, or getting that brilliant sustain on your signal that can be so elusive. A lot engineers swear by the Transient Designer, and is one that is pretty underrated. It is hard to describe in words how the Transient Designer 2 will affect your sound until you've actually had a listen to it for yourself, so if you're interested in it I would highly recommend seeking one out to try.

OVERALL OPINION

Surprisingly, the SPL Transient Designer 2 does not cost nearly as much as you would expect it to. Not only is this a unique dynamic processor that is unlike any other that I've used, but it is made extremely well and is very easy to use. This is certainly a professionals piece of gear, as it isn't like the Transient Designer will be the first piece of gear that you look at if you're putting together a home studio, but the price definitely makes it accessible to studio owners of any type.
stereosound05/04/2011

stereosound's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

SPL Transient Designer 2
Amendment to the attack and sustain of a sound (broadband) in amplification or attenuation.
Analog processing, clean and quiet.
Operation "dual mono" linkable by a pusher (to sync channels)
Connectors (I must look, he is wired into my rack). In the meantime, see the manufacturer's website.

UTILIZATION

Config. simple, simple and effective product.
Marking buttons deserve a better readability, with a white line that continues to the screen printing of the façade. Sometimes, beauty is not synonymous with practice.

SOUND QUALITY

Very good effects for those who like to make a personal touch ... or we need to catch up a bit taken "missed it", or drumming or bass too amateur.

Obviously dedicated instrument with high dynamic and rapid changes. No interest in the violin or the flute!

OVERALL OPINION

Use for 3 or 4 years (I do not know very well)
I have other products claiming functions amplification of transients, but the resulting sound is different: BOSS EH 50, DBX 3BX DS. Warning, this is not a harmonic booster.
For me, it is complementary and remains the most "acoustically" natural two other cities.

As always, SPL, it's clean and serious.