Atomic Transient

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Renew your experience in transient processing

atomictransient is an innovative multichannel polyphonic transient designer effect plugin.

Refined algorithms provide precise and clear transient recognition for excellent dynamic adjustments.

For the first time it is now possible to allow appropriate "note-based" envelope shaping in polyphonic audio material.

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The transient wizard

atomictransient can fit your source audio to be perfectly embedded in your mix:

  • Change the dynamics of single tracks, recorded samples and polyphonic mixes containing instruments, percussion and drums.
  • Define new envelopes to adjust expression and importance of samples and instruments.
  • Separate or accentuate single drum-hits, remove them from your drum-patterns or move them to the background.
  • Trim sustain to change percussions being more like pop-style or extend sustain to have more ambience.
  • Simulate piano pedals, modify guitar string tension or shift the envelope of a synthesizer sound 


Use atomictransient in your favorite DAW for every track you need.

Apply it on drum-pattern samples, recorded polyphonic instrument samples, library loops or Midi-instruments. If you like, you can also modify complete mixes.

What kind of material can be processed?
atomictransient works well with any audio material having transient onsets!




"You can work with polyphonic material in a way
that I haven't realized will be possible before"

Unusual flexibility

atomicTransient provides an extra of possibilities:

It handles up to three channels where each channel processes all parameters separately. Use the channels e.g. for guitar, bass-drum and snare-drum and adjust the detection to listen only to desired instruments.

The included effects enable universal, time-based change of the envelope or adjustments by LFO filter - in combination with polyphonic mode also for specific drums or note-based for polyphonic recording sequences like piano or guitar.


Polyphonic processing accesses the relevant parts of the sound - all other, already audible sounds remain unaffected.

This allows, for example, to respond only to the bass-instrument, the snare-drum or the hi-hat to remove or separate them, add sustain or modify the attack.

Also the envelope of bended time-overlapping sounds of polyphonic instruments become adjustable like separate 'notes'.

Multichannel / Mixing

All three channel detections are distributable over frequency ranges to separate processing of drums or instruments.

The effect-outputs can also be mixed to optional variable frequency ranges - parameters are used to modify the ratio between effect and source signal.


The integrated effects support a variety of adjustments to your audio material.

They allow to change the envelope using the ADSR effect not only dynamic in attack and sustain, it can even be overwritten with a defined ADSR line. This creates perfect fitting of Percussions by changing attack, decay, sustain and release like a "reinterpretation" of instruments by completely changing the envelope according to conception.

The filter effect modifies frequency ranges dynamically via time depending LFOs. Using resonance setting can push the sound to a typical pithy character.

Interactive live displays

For optimal use, atomictransient's processing is shown in well-arranged live-displays:

A detail-context styled spectral meter displays transient events, channels and the signal itself.

To set the envelope optimal to desired values, the ADSR effect extracts a visual representation from the real envelope of the current signal.

And even more...

Two different "listen" functions support the optimal setting of parameters - once activated, only the output of the transient detection is audible to check the filter settings of the transient trigger or the output of the current effect.

atomictransient supports even common parameters like dry/wet, gain and automatic gain, which can be locked from changes when selecting other presets. The A/B program comparison and preset copy & paste simplifies preset creation. Presets can also be imported and exported via the system's clipboard using XML-text for easy sharing.

Optimized CPU code allows to run up to 100 plug-in instances - depending on parameter and available CPU-type.

Using the integrated MIDI-learn function, parameters can be assigned to MIDI controllers via your host-software.

atomictransient also supports an arbitrary scalable/resizable user-interface and two different skins.

Standalone application (Windows)

For Windows-Systems a standalone application is included to use atomictransient directly as a dynamic-effect through your audio-hardware.





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Listen to demo samples:

The audio examples are created using only atomictransient as a single track inside a DAW (other used plugins are listed in the description text of the example). The examples consist of the original (dry) part followed by several processed (wet) parts using different presets / settings. 


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  • Transient detection with input filter
  • 3 indepentent processing channels
  • Monophonic and polyphonic processing
  • ADSR envelope and LFO-Filter effects
  • Channel mixer with output filter
  • Graphical live displays to visualize signal, processing and signal's ADSR
  • Input and output level meter
  • Gain and auto-gain modificators
  • Moderate CPU usage (up to 100 instances possible)
  • MIDI controlling + integrated MIDI learn
  • Multipurpose factory presets
  • Preset-browser, user- and factory-preset grouping, copy & paste presets to clipboard
  • A/B program comparison
  • Resizable user interface and two different skins
  • Executable standalone-application (Windows only)

Host compatibility

  • AudioUnit (32/64Bit)
  • VST 2.4 (32/64Bit) *
  • VST 3 (32/64Bit) *

VST2 VST3 AudioUnits
 * VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH 

System requirements Windows/PC: 

  • Pentium 4, 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 1500+ or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 40 MB free hard disk space
  • Windows Vista / Win-7 / Win-8 / Win-10 (32 and 64 Bit)
  • VST-effect hosting software or VST compatible DAW
  • Internet connection (HTTP/HTTPS) for software activation - optional on any other computer
  • Standalone-Application: Audio-Hardware supporting audio output (Direct-X or ASIO*)

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 * ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH 

System requirements Mac: 

  • Mac OS-X 10.8 or higher
  • Intel CPU (Core2Duo or higher)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 40 MB free hard disk space
  • AU- or VST-effect hosting software or AU/VST compatible DAW
  • Internet connection (HTTP/HTTPS) for software activation - optional on any other computer