Plugin Boutique offers the Urban Puncher ($64) transient shaping and saturation plugin by United Plugins for FREE until October 31st.
Urban Puncher is a multi-effect designed for use on drums. It applies transient shaping, saturation, and distortion to the processed signal, resulting in a more aggressive drum sound that cuts through the mix.
The developers describe Urban Puncher as a plugin that will improve your drum sound even if “it still sounds bad after hours of mixing.”
Looking at the GUI, it seems that Urban Puncher is capable of delivering on that promise. It’s a simple design with an intuitive control layout that aims to speed up your mixing workflow.
Urban Puncher comes with just a few control parameters explicitly chosen to make drum loops sound more “punchy.” The Punch control shapes the attack transients, the Saturation knob saturates the signal, and the Destroy knob triples the saturation intensity, resulting in audible distortion.
Another handy feature is the Dry/Wet knob which turns Urban Puncher into a capable parallel processing tool. You can use it to mix the heavily processed signal with the clean drums, resulting in a perfectly balanced sound.
One might ask, though, why not simply use a freeware saturation plugin (such as BPB Saturator) and a transient shaper (like T-Puncher Free) instead of Urban Puncher? It’s a valid question, but the answer largely depends on one’s preference and workflow.
If you’re looking to speed up your mixing workflow as much as possible, having a tool that handles multiple mixing tasks simultaneously is a good strategy.
Urban Puncher is FREE for a limited time, exclusively at Plugin Boutique. Use the coupon code UPFREE at checkout to get the plugin free of charge.
Here’s the complete walkthrough on how to get Urban Puncher for free:
- Visit the Urban Puncher product page on Plugin Boutique and add it to your shopping cart;
- Proceed to checkout;
- Enter the required information (or log in to your Plugin Boutique account to speed up the process);
- Apply the coupon code UPFREE;
- Complete the checkout.
And voilà! Urban Puncher is now available in your Plugin Boutique user account. Access your user area to get the download link and the serial key.
Urban Puncher is available in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS. Both 32-bit and 64-bit plugin hosts are supported.
The deal ends on October 31st, 2022.
Download: Urban Puncher (use the coupon code UPFREE to get it for free)
A big THANK YOU to BPB reader Wing Yee for the info about this freebie.
Great news, great quality plug-in
Thanks again Tomislav, BPB, Wing Yee, Pluginboutique & United Plugins / Soundevice Digital
You’re welcome! :)
Much appreciated Tomislav 🙏
More info on the plug-in and how to get this for free .You will also need a United Plugins account to obtain a licence for this product.
How i did it which works:
Copy & paste the Urban Puncher serial number (from Pluginboutique account) to textedit or notepad and save it.
Then go to United Plugins website / my account / my licences / click redeem licence / paste your serial number (from pluginboutique) and click submit / then download the licence.
Once you get your licence, store it where you want to keep it forever eg:
Documents / United Plugins folder.
Open your DAW, open the plug-in, then locate the Urban Puncher licence file & drag & drop the licence file onto the plug-in’s GUI / restart your DAW & enjoy.
Also, you are allowed to use your United Plugins licences on your other computers.
Heres what the United Plugins website says:
Our software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.
Thank you Tomislav, you’re the best ;)
*One might ask, though, why not simply use a freeware saturation plugin (such as BPB Saturator) and a transient shaper (like T-Puncher Free) instead of Urban Puncher?*
Well, first of all – the T-Puncher consumes like 30 per cent of my CPU in just one instance. While the Urban Puncher consumes virtually zero CPU no matter how I crank the knobs!
(just tested both on my AMD machine with Presonus Studio One 5 Artist)
Another difference is, while T-Puncher sounds “transparent” and only works on the attacks, the Urban Puncher definitely adds a lot of saturation color – which may be desired or not, so it depends.
I think your first line was best answered by your last word. Anything in-between is personal and will change according to each individual. “Depends” is the true 42. :)
Well, yes, as suggested in the article, you would need to add a saturator after TPuncher.
I tried this “Urban Puncher” and was underwhelmed to be honest…
When I want to add “punch” to my drums, I really mean it. Even cranked to the max, the effect here is subtle. Could be a good thing for beginners to avoid ruining their drums.
But I’ll stick to my Slam2 or Parallel Agressor :)
“This coupon code is not available anymore or not applicable for your order. Please provide another one.”
Looks like I missed this one.
Edit: Got it sorted, UPFREE has to be all capitals & an addon was changing the case
In order to retrieve your serial number/licence please log into your Plugin Boutique user account and follow the installation instructions on how to authorise – No serial on Plugin Boutique
Give them some time. They may be waiting for the serial numbers from developer. I had the same situation a few days ago. It didn’t take even one day and I had my license.
W.A HELPER Transients 2 is free until 15/1/2022. It usually costs 25.90$. Use coupon code- WA-PC-HTRANS at checkout to get it for free. [Credits- https://plugin.coupons/%5D
To anyone interested in Helper Transients 2. Don’t expect to be able to attenuate the attack. The description on their website is misleading to say the least.
I can’t find the field where I need to paste the coupon code
At the end of the checkout. It’s not obvious.
Good luck though! :D
Urban Puncher is definitely not what I expected. The very obvious mid-range boost is not what I would add to increase the punch of my drums. I tried it 3 times and each time it was a disappointment. Even with only the saturation knob at 50 % I can hear boosted mids.