Sonic Anomaly has announced the re-release of Transpire, a freeware transient shaper effect in VST (Windows) and JSFX (Windows and Mac OS) plugin formats.
Transpire is a transient shaper effect which was optimized for dealing with percussive sounds. Due to its non-linear processing of the audio signal on the input (smaller transients are affected more aggressively), the plugin is able to bring out the subtle details in a drum track without having a negative impact on the louder hits. Trainsient detection sensitivity can be fine-tuned to work better with non-percussive material such as, for example, bass guitar tracks. To prevent digital clipping inside the DAW, Transpire clips the output signal at -0.1 dB.
The control scheme is very simple, which is to be expected from a transient shaper effect. The four knobs on the interface are used to adjust the incoming signal’s attack and sustain, the plugin’s transient detection sensitivity, and the input gain. The two meters on the top of the GUI should, I presume, show the amount of transient reduction or boosting applied. The user interface looks very professional and was, once again, designed by Crimson Merry who is also the designer and developer behind our free BPB Cassette Drums plugin bundle.
I was really looking forward to testing Transpire on my machine, but I’m getting an error message during plugin scan in MuLab. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon as the specs and the user interface look very promising. Please leave a comment below if you’ve managed to test Transpire in your DAW of choice. Much like the rest of Sonic Anomaly’s product lineup, Transpire is available as a Windows-only VST plugin for now, although Mac users can take advantage of the provided JSFX version. It can be downloaded directly from the developer’s website, no registration required.
UPDATE: Sonic Anomaly has released an updated version of Transpire and all reported bugs have been fixed!
Transpire is available for free download via Sonic Anomaly (906 KB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows, JSFX plugin format for Windows & Mac OS).