FAC Transient as is suggested by the name is an outstanding dynamics processor providing precise design and control of the attack and sustain stages of your instruments. Transient designers or shapers are often associated with drum enhancements and only the best of them are versatile enough to suit most of the scenarios. Of course, you know that FAC takes pride in ensuring versatility in its product line, providing subtle to drastic changes. FAC Transient is no exception to the rule!
To meet this objective and to be ready for all the situations: drums, guitars, bass, vocal and much more. FAC Transient includes, in addition to the classic amplification or attenuation of the attack and sustain portion of your instrument, a fine control of the detection circuit involved in the processing.
Without going into technical details, there are three envelopes built from their respective detection circuits. The first one is the contour of the input signal, this includes similar processing available in FAC Maxima and brings you control of the threshold, time and detector algorithm. The second and third one define the contour of the attack and sustain portions and brings you a total control of the depth and duration of each stage.
FAC Transient gives you all you need to design the shape of your instruments and provides them the place they deserve in your mix. Following the diagram below, the sound flows from the left to right or from the input to the output.
As with all FAC products the interface has a unique sober look and provides a great user experience. The value of each knob can be monitored at any time and two VU meters provide an accurate visual monitoring of the input and output signal levels. The knobs are very responsive, natural and follow a specific curve according to the parameters type.
Transient also comes with some factory presets to provide you a source of inspiration to satisfy your needs in any situation you might require.
The preset button provides common management features: loading, organization, and saving. The left and right arrows allow fast navigation short cut among all the presets (factory + user), a short press on the center label provides a detailed list of all the available presets, select the one you want to work with. On the other hand a long press (hold) provides contextual operation. For factory presets it's possible to save the current preset to a user preset, for user presets it's possible to rename, save and delete the current preset.
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I used Transient Master from NI all the time. I was pretty upset that there was not an equivalent when I switched over to iOS. Now I have FAC Transient!
Damn! This is going to be soooo useful. I just loaded up a bunch of muddy old break beat loops and proceeded to utterly kill the character and vibe of the originals, turning them into punchy, clean, mundane modern pop schmutz.
So many people have wanted a Transient Designer app for so long now and Fred has delivered one in his usual professional manner!
FAC Transient for some solid transient processing that you only thought you’d ever get on a PC. (Seriously, after adjusting volumes and EQs, transient processing is that one step that takes a good mix to GREAT!)