AtomicTransient is "the world's first polyphonic transient tool"

A transformative transient processor?
A transformative transient processor?

Molecular Bytes is promising a world first with its forthcoming AtomicTransient plugin, which it's calling a polyphonic transient tool.

The theory is that, unlike other transient processors, AtomicTransient will be able to detect individual notes in polyphonic material such as guitar and piano recordings and even complete mixes. You'll then be able to make edits using "filter effects, common dynamics or a revolutionary new ADSR-overwrite".

Full details are still be to be released, but Molecular Bytes suggests various applications for AtomicTransient. These include adding sustain to a snare or removing specific drums in a mix, adding groove to a complete mix by changing the envelope of the bass, snare or hi-hat individually, or extending the sustain of each note in a piano sequence.

We'll bring you more details as and when they appear. You can check out the announcement on the Molecular Bytes website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. 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, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.