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Kilohearts’ Transient Shaper offers direct dynamics control

Kilohearts’ latest addition to its kHs Toolbox is Transient Shaper, a new plugin that’s designed for dynamics control.

This enables you to control the initial transient and tail of a sound using the Attack and Sustain knobs. You can see how the envelope is being affected on a graph, and there’s a soft clipper option to control unwanted spikes.

There’s also a Pump knob that temporarily lowers the gain following a transient, so the attack is emphasised without increasing the gain.

Transient Shaper is available now from the Kilohearts website. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX and Reason Rack Extension formats and costs $39/€39. You can download a demo, too. 

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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