Waves Audio has announced that it is now shipping the Smack Attack transient shaper plugin.
The new plugin adds ‘smack and bite’ to drums, loops, synth hits and all percussive sounds, by designing the level, shape and duration of their transients’ attack and sustain ‘from surgical tweaks to savage effects.’
Smack Attack can control the exact level, shape and duration of transients, giving tracks the tightness and dynamics they need. Users can unleash or tame kicks, snares, claps, drum samples, or any other drum or percussion instrument – but also guitar and bass plucks, quick piano arpeggios, synth stabs, or even an entire mix.
Along with the standard attack and sustain level controls; Smack Attack provides pinpoint control over the transients’ shape and duration. There is also a sensitivity control for selective transient shaping.
Smack Attack features a user-friendly GUI with real-time graphic waves display; a limiter/clipper for driving sound to the limit; and a Wet/Dry mix control for parallel processing. The plugin is also MIDI-control-assignable.