VirSyn has released TDESIGN – The Transient Designer, a plug-in which gives the user direct control over the attack and sustain characteristics of natural sounds.

For example, you can take a recording of an unremarkable drum kit and dial in some really hard-hitting attack or take a very percussive sound and soften the attack. You can also use the sustain control to work on the decay portion of sounds, and with drums you can tighten up the sound to give a fast, dry decay or you can make them ring as though you’d taken the dampers off the kit. It’s just like having remote control over the amount of damping tape stuck to the drum heads, but after the recording. Other than a compressor this process is independent of level and the effect is the same regardless of whether the input signal is loud or soft.

TDESIGN features

  • Attack amplification/attenuation.
  • Sustain amplification/attenuation.
  • Dynamic Transient filtering.
  • 24 dB Lowpass with resonance.
  • Multi channel capability.
  • Easy user interface.

TDESIGN is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) and has an introductory price of 99 EUR until March 31th, 2008 (regular price 169 EUR).

Visit VirSyn for more information.