In the first bpb Freeware Studio article of 2012, let’s take a look at the best free transient shaper VST/AU plugins for Windows and Mac.
Follow the links for screenshots & download info:
- BitterSweet II by Flux (Mac, Windows)
- dominion by digitalfishphones (Mac, Windows)
- Envelope Designer by Braindoc (Windows)
- Transient by Sleepy-Time Records (Windows)
- TransiPunch by BA Tech (Windows)
- Transient Designer by Craig Grove (Windows)
- Transient Shaper by Michael Gruhn (aka LOSER) (Linux, Windows)
BitterSweet II by Flux is another great choice for a free transient shaper plugin. It was obviously designed with extreme ease of use in mind and lets the user control the transients using a single knob.
UPDATE: My current favorite is actually Transient by Sleepy-Time Records. It’s a fantastic transient shaper with a clean and simple interface. Recommended!
Another great plugin that is often mentioned as a free transient shaper is Transient Monster by Stillwell – the evalution copy is fully functional and free to download, but the licence costs $49.
Finally, for those unfamiliar with how transient shapers work, here’s a nice video tutorial by ourmixtape:
And that’s all for today’s edition of bpb Freeware Studio! Enjoy using the plugins, support BPB (by sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, your favorite forums, websites, etc.) and happy mixing!