Direct control over the attack and sustain
When you want to carefully tweak the punch of your snare, the ricki-ticki-ticking of your hi-hats or the snappiness of a synth line, Transient Shaper is the right tool for the job.
Snapins are isolated audio effect modules, each performing a specific task. The Kilohearts product lineup will allow you to combine these snapins in different ways in order to create interesting and unique combinations of effects.
Snapins can be loaded into your DAW as a standard VST or Audio Unit plugin, as well as into other Kilohearts plugins that can act as snapin hosts, for example Multipass.
Using a compressor is the most common way of adjusting the dynamics of a sound, but sometimes this can be a bit cumbersome. This is where Transient Shaper shines, giving you very direct control over the character of both the attack and sustaining sections of the sound in a way that’s simple to understand and tweak.
The amount of amplification or attenuation of the transient.
The amount of attenuation directly after the transient, emphasizing the transient without increasing the level.
The amount of amplification or attenuation of the sustained sound.
Higher values results in snappier transient modification, and lower values result in smoother curves.
When enabled, the output signal is clipped to 0dB.
When enabled transients are detected based on a secondary input, but the effect is applied to the main input.
Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets. It also has a “randomize” button that can be useful. I guess…
The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.
The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Transient Shaper as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.)
CPU 2 GHz or faster
Memory 1 GB or more
Operating System Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)
Software A VST or Audio Unit compatible DAW
If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage will increase accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.