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Renew your experience in transient processing

atomictransient is an innovative polyphonic multi-channel transient designer effect plugin.

Refined algorithms provide precise and clear transient detection and 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 artist

With atomictransient, your audio sources and samples match the mix perfectly:

  • 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 as needed.

Apply it on drum-pattern samples, recorded polyphonic instrument recordings, library loops or Midi-instruments. If you like, you can also edit existing mixes without any problems.

atomictransient works well with any audio material containing transient onsets!




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


Unusual flexibility

atomicTransient offers extra many 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 transient detection so that it only listens to the corresponding instrument or use Auto-Threshold to automatically detect the basic transients.

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.

The overlapping sounds of a polyphonic instrument can also be adjusted like separate "notes" in the envelope.

You can also change the loops of your sample library universally. 


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 percussion 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...

More than 160 presets offer enough possibilities to get started right away. The presets are specially grouped for different types of audio material such as drum patterns, instrument loops and mixes and also contain a number of sets of effect, timing and filter presets.

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 against changes during preset selection. The A/B program comparison and preset copy & paste simplifies preset creation. Presets can be exported or imported as XML text either completely or per setting category for easy exchange via the clipboard. Undo and Redo make it easy to navigate through changes you made.

Optimized CPU code allows a variety of plug-in instances depending on the parameters and CPU used.

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
  • Auto threshold
  • MIDI controlling + integrated MIDI learn
  • Multipurpose factory presets
  • Preset-browser, user- and factory-preset grouping, copy & paste presets to clipboard
  • A/B program comparison, UNDO/REDO
  • Resizable user interface and two different skins
  • Executable standalone-application (Windows only)

Host compatibility

  • AudioUnit (32/64Bit)
  • AAX
  • 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 i3 compatible processor or higher, SSE3 support recommended
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 30 MB free hard disk space
  • Windows Vista / Win-7 / Win-8 / Win-10 (32 and 64 Bit)
  • VST2/3 or AAX compatible effect hosting software or DAW
  • Internet connection 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 10.10 or higher
  • Intel CPU (Core2Duo or higher)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 40 MB free hard disk space
  • AudioUnits (AU), VST2/3 or AAX compatible effect hosting software or DAW
  • Internet connection for software activation - optional on any other computer