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SPL Transient Designer Tutorial

SPL Transient Designer Plus Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Overview

    3:20

    Introduction to what Transient Designer Plus is all about.

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    Tutorial 2

    UI Walkthrough

    6:42

    A brief overview of all the controls.

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    Tutorial 3

    Attack & Sustain

    4:13

    Learn what the attack and sustain knobs do.

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    Tutorial 4

    Soft Clip Limiter

    2:50

    Discover what the soft clip limiter does in conjunction with the output gain control and gain reduction meter.

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    Tutorial 5

    Internal Side Chain

    7:11

    You can enable, tune, and solo the internal side chain, as well as use it to key off the kick or snare in a loop.

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    Tutorial 6

    External Side Chain

    4:04

    Explore the controls and setup for the external side chain. I demonstrate how to impart the transient envelope onto another track.

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    Tutorial 7

    Loop Example

    2:47

    How to process a loop to fix a high hat sound that is to pronounced.

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    Tutorial 8

    Drums & Bass Example

    5:48

    Here I demonstrate processing kick, snare, bass, and room mics.

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    Tutorial 9

    Reverb Example

    3:41

    Learn an interesting way to process your reverb return for a cool rhythmic effect.

In this in-depth tutorial series, studio guru Bill Edstrom teaches you how to use and abuse this latest version of SPL’s secret weapon for controlling transients, Transient Designer Plus!

Bill begins with an overview of what Transient Designer Plus can offer you, which segues into a walkthrough of the plug-in’s UI.

Next, Bill demonstrates the two main controls of the plug-in, the Attack and Sustain knobs. That leads into an exploration of one of the new features of Transient Designer Plus, its Soft Clip Limiter.

Bill covers both the internal and external side chains in separate videos, showing you how you can use them to key off key rhythmic sources such as a kick or snare, and how to impart the transient envelope of one track to another track.

Bill then demonstrates all of this with demo videos. First, he fixes a hi-hat in a loop, then processes a kick, snare, bass, and room mics using Transient Designer Plus. Finally, he creatively processes a reverb return to create a cool rhythmic effect.

If you’re new to SPL Transient Designer Plus or are looking to for more in-depth info, don’t miss “SPL Transient Designer Plus Explained” today!

CD Sky
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful!

I recently purchased the SPL Transient Designer Plus but did not realize how many tricks I could squeeze out of it until I watched this series. Wow!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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George Ware
Submitted 2 years ago

This helped me out dialing in a very good sound

Really happy I watched this video, it cleared up a lot on the controls.

I am a: Professional, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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SPL Transient Designer Plus Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! I recently purchased the SPL Transient Designer Plus but did not realize how many tricks I could squeeze out of it until I watched this series. Wow!
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from This helped me out dialing in a very good sound Really happy I watched this video, it cleared up a lot on the controls.
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