Studio One doesn’t have a transient shaper plug-in…in theory. In practice, there’s a zero-latency, artifact-free transient shaper that’s ideal for emphasizing the attack in drum parts (and other percussive sounds as well, from bass to funky rhythm guitar). Here’s how to do it.
The copy now has the transients isolated from the rest of the loop. Vary the mix of the copied track and the original track to set the balance of the emphasized attack with the loop’s “body.” (Studio One programmer Arnd Kaiser suggests this process might be a good candidate for a macro—that’s an excellent point.)
This technique is particularly effective with acoustic drum loops, because the drums tend to ring longer—so creating a copy as described makes for a super-percussive sound compared to the original loop.
Try this, and you’ll be shocked at how this can make drum parts become more vibrant and “alive.” However, there is one unfortunate side effect: now I wish I could go back and remix all my songs that have drum tracks!
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Recent additions include Sonal SynthPop, which is a unique library of complete multi-track songs that you can pick apart, re-mix, re-assemble, or directly lift from, royaty-free, for your own productions! Classic drum loops like Biscuits and Gravy and Heavy Hitter round out the offering, along with several flavors of indie and hard rock guitar in Echo Park and Power Tools.
Many SonalSystem Add-ons are available in three editions: Gold, Silver, and Platinum, so you only need to pay for the right tool for your job. They are compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional (Versions 3.5.4 and higher).
The Section Winds give your arrangements and orchestrations new depth and control and there’s a ton in this bundle.
All of which were performed and recorded by principal and second players from the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.
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Studio One Artist is a powerful DAW–the Artist Booster Pack takes it next level. With this bundle you get five of our most popular add-ons for Studio One Artist for one already-low price that has now been discounted by 30% for a short time.
This pack is compatible with Studio One versions 3.3.3 and higher.