Control the "Punches" in Your Tracks!Just so you know... You need an iLok to use this.
The Sonnox Oxford Transient Modulator allows dynamic level of signals to be modified by the transients in the program material over time. The Transient Modulator brings transient events in the program forward, or push them into to the background, so the attacks of instruments can be accentuated or softened depending on settings. The Oxford Transient Modulator was developed to address the common situation where there is a need to selectively control percussive instruments or soften the unwanted percussive effects of acoustic musical instruments. These effects are easily achieved with the Transient Modulator, making it a true "secret weapon."
Sonnox Transient Modulator Native at a Glance:
- Gain,Threshold, & Deadband
- Rise Time, Recovery, & Overdrive
- Ratio & Overshoot
Gain,Threshold, & Deadband
When the Ratio fader is set positively, significantly larger peak levels can be produced, with potential to increase them up to 24dB greater than the original signal. Conversely, negative ratio values can reduce the overall levels significantly, therefore the Gain fader has been designed to operate over a considerable range.
Unlike the rest of the processing in the Transient Modulator, the Threshold knob sets an absolute value. Other processing is tracking changes in the waveform and is not related to any absolute setting. In this case, only signals above the Threshold knob setting will be processed. The greater the signal level above the threshold, the greater the effect, the Transient Modulator will have.
The Deadband knob sets a window below which transient changes will remain unaffected, preventing unwanted modification to lower level signals.
Ratio & Overshoot
The Ratio fader sets the amount of instantaneous change, positive or negative, to the signal. As an example, if the RATIO fader is set to +1.00, and a signal peak 10dB above the average occurs, the Transient Modualtor could increase that to a 20dB peak.
The Overshoot fader sets the period over which dynamics changes occur. The lower values will cause just the initial transients and leading edges of signal changes to be affected. Whereas longer values will increasingly have more affect on the later portions of signal changes.
Rise Time, Recovery, & Overdrive
The RISE TIME knob sets the detector response time. The shortest setting will cause all transients to be processed, whereas longer settings will progressively exclude the shorter and initial transients.
The Recovery knob sets the longer term time for the envelope processing which is adaptive according to the signal present. Lower settings allow the processing of virtually all transients, even in quick succession, whereas longer settings will progressively exclude small rapid transients.
Increasing the Overdrive fader setting will add musically related harmonic content, generated when high levels of modulation occur. When set at 100%, the overdrive process will allow peaks of up to 6dB greater than digital max to be included without the sound of hard clipping, and still avoiding digital overloads entirely.
Sonnox Oxford Transient Modulator Native Features:
- Radically change the dynamics of instruments.
- Accentuate or flatten attacks and transients.
- Bring sounds forward or push them back.
- Increase or reduce the effects of ambience.
- Produce rounded and dynamic percussive effects.
- Harden up and give life to dull or flat-sounding recordings and mixes, without the unwanted changes in overall timbre associated with multiband compression techniques.
- Variable harmonic enhancement for extra loudness, presence and 'punch'.
- Increase overall modulation potential by the reduction of totally short peaks.