The SPL Attacker Plus Microplug delivers part of the same magical envelope shaping provided by the original Transient Designer hardware, replicating the edge and punch provided by the Attack knob. It uses the same processing technique, known as Differential Envelope Technology, which revolutionized dynamic processing with its level-independent methodology.
Providing just a single knob that lets you dial in all the transient punch you could ever need, Attacker Plus also sports a soft peak limiter and a dry/wet control, allowing total flexibility across a wide range of content and a worry-free workflow in the digital world. And with over a decade of hardware modeling experience, Brainworx has impregnated the Attacker Plus with a core algorithm that matches the behavior of the original Transient Designer unit closer than ever before.
Working with the Attacker Plus is disarmingly simple: All attack events can be amplified regardless of their signal level. However, don’t let this plugin’s simplicity fool you — the possibilities for studio and live applications are seemingly endless.
Traditionally, EQ has been used to separate instruments in a mix. By focusing on the initial transient instead of specific frequencies, the SPL Attacker Plus amplifies just the attack curves of a sound event. This allows instruments to be mixed at lower levels, which opens up space in the mix while the relationship between tracks is preserved.
Emphasize the attack of a kick drum or a loop to increase the power and presence in the mix. Adjust the apparent “distance” of the microphone by simply varying the ATTACK values. Increase the attack of guitar sounds for that in-your-face tone. The built-in limiter and dry/wet control allow you to push Attacker Plus to the edge, then dial things back as needed.
The Analog Code
“You have cracked the analog code!” That was the response from a hardware developer during listening tests of SPL’s plugin technology. The phrase quickly became associated with SPL to such a degree that the company decided it was the perfect name for their digital product line. And thus, SPL’s Analog Code brand was born.
SPL hardware products can be found in the world’s most renowned facilities, and have become a staple for audio professionals ranging from home studio owners to top mastering engineers. With the growth of computer based audio systems, the need for the SPL sound in the form of a plugin has also grown. With Analog Code plugins, that coveted SPL sound can now be right inside your DAW.
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