More advanced transient shapers may be available, but the great advantage of SPL's Transient Designer Plus is that it is easy to use and very effective. You get the results in seconds. Not only for drum shaping. I have just successfully used it for de-reverberation of poorly recorded vocals.
by Arrowhead mixing
That's the best transient shaper ever made for real
This joint get things pointed and jumping more. Love the side chain function to add attack to a certain frequency. Good Buy!
TDP is a classic, maybe not the best at this moment, but really is great. It is so easy to set that kick asses to others plugins. I love the simplicity of the TDS, my second go to transient plugin, buy I give 5 stars because is a must to have, a very good reference with fast good results
SPL Transient Designer
A fantastically simple plugin that has huge results! A go-to for Drums, but it also very useful for subtly shaping textures in a mix. With the side-chain filter, there are so many more options than I had initially thought.
Transient Designer Original
There are alternatives out there, but SPL was the initial maker of this tool. It still stands it ground, and on a Snare or Kick drum it is kind of must have when it comes lost transients during the recording process. Very useful on Acoustic Guitars as well. It is the original, what can I say!
by sul chung
I love it
This is transient King!!
Man! I wanted to get my hands on this for a while and boy it didn't disappoint! I used this on my kick and snares and my God it was amazing! Very good results fast and clean. The sustain knob is really good for making a weak clap or snare beef up. Many transient design plugins do a solid job, but have a learning curve but this one is easy to use and you can sculpt the sound you want very fast. This one will be my go to for years to come.
by Ben James
Any experienced builder or carpenter will tell you that if you know what you're doing, your most important tool won't be your hammer, tape measure or pencil... it's your carpenter's square. I feel like this plugin is that. Early in mixing I didn't understand transients or why you would even want to touch or alter them. Now I can't imagine working and not having this in my arsenal. Thank you!