Attack Magazine offers Waves Audio’s Trans-X ($99 retail price) transient shaper plugin as a free download until April 8th, 2022.
Trans-X is a transient shaper plugin by Waves Audio. It’s designed to boost or attenuate the transients in drum recordings and other percussive material.
The plugin includes two components: Multi (4-band) and Wide (wideband).
Trans-X Wide is the wideband component that processes the entire frequency spectrum. You can use it to apply broad changes, and it’s generally suitable for less complex audio material.
Trans-X Multi is a multi-band transient shaper that lets you focus on a particular area of the spectrum. This is useful when working on a more complex signal, such as a stereo drum track. You can use the plugin to only boost the bass drum transient while leaving the rest of the signal unaffected.
The plugin comes with full undo/redo functionality, preset management, and other features we’re used to seeing in Waves Audio plugins.
Trans-X typically costs $99 (currently on sale for $29), but you can get it for free via Attack Magazine.
Here’s how Attack Magazine describes Trans-X: “The Waves Trans-X is a very powerful transient shaper. If you’re not familiar with transient shaping, then there’s a good chance your tracks don’t have ‘punch.’ Transient shaping is perfect for adding more kick to your kick, accentuating the attack of your snare, but also for modifying room acoustics.”
To claim your free Waves Audio Trans-X plugin license, visit the promo page linked below and follow the instructions. You will receive a unique serial code via email after signing up by submitting your name and email address.
Please note that you will need to download the Waves Central software to install and activate the plugin. You will also need to redeem your serial number on the Waves Audio website.
On a related note, Waves Audio currently runs a 40% OFF sale on all individual plugins and bundles. Apply the coupon code CREATE40 at checkout to get the discount.
Trans-X is available in VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS. Only 64-bit plugin hosts are supported.
UPDATE #1: Forgot to mention this in the comments, but thanks to BPB readers Kaspars and James H. for the info about the freebie!
UPDATE #2: It seems that there’s a delay when signing up for the freebie. Some readers are seeing an error message, but the email with the code does arrive eventually, reportedly. I’ll update the article again if I receive fresh info.
More info: Trans-X (FREE @ Attack Magazine until April 8th, 2022)