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Free Transient Shapers for 2023

1. Transient Lite by Audec

Transient is a transient shaping effect that adjusts the dynamics of the percussive sound. It can make the attack part of the sound punchy or soft, and the release part fat or tight.

System Support

VST3/AU – macOS 10.11 – 11 (Intel/Apple Silicon) 64-bit

VST3 – Windows 10 64-bit

2. Transperc by Apisonic Labs

Transperc is a transient processor (shaper) created mainly for percussive material, but can be used on any type of sound.

System support

▷ Windows 7 or above - VST, VST3 - 64 bit

▷ macOS 10.9 or above - VST, VST3, AU - 64 bit

▷ Linux Ubuntu 18 or above - VST, VST3 - 64 bit

3.Transient Shaper by KiloHearts

Transient Shaper is one of a growing collection of plugins that form the Kilohearts Ecosystem.Transient Shaper adjusts the dynamics of a sound, with a focus on the initial hit; the transient.

System Support

PC or Mac (M1 Native supported)

Any DAW supporting VST 2, VST 3, AAX, or Audio Unit plugin standards. All plugin formats in 64-bit only.

4.Techivation - T-Puncher

Puncher Free is the fastest way to control the sound’s transients to make your tracks punchier or softer with one single knob.

System Support

macOS and Windows Available as VST, VST3, AU, and AAX

5.Flash by WaveFactory

Flash is a high quality transient shaper with M/S capabilities, clipping function to never exceed 0dB a handy mix and output volume controls

System Support

macOS (Apple Silicon natively supported) and Windows in AAX, Audio Units, VST and VST3 formats.

6. Bitter Sweet by Flux Audio

Bitter Sweet is an acclaimed transient processor used by hundreds of thousands of users for audio transient management with the simple turn of a knob – Turning it to the Sweet side reduces the transients, and turning it to the Bitter side magnifies the transients – No dongle or license activation required – 100% Freeware!

System Support

Windows 10 / 11 – 64bit only

MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave and latest


7. Couture by Auburn Sounds

Couture gives you exquisite control over your dynamics, and particularly attacks.

Raw Efficiency. Increase or decrease dynamics. Get a usable result, now.Fully Volume-independent. Keep the freedom to change input gain when needed. Including the Saturation stage.Laser-sharp. Couture's 2-bands, half-spectral, RMS, program-dependent detector finds each and every transient. No internal thresholds.

System Support

Windows 7 or Newer

MacOS 10.2 or Newer

VST 2, VST 3, AU, AAX,LV2 Plugin Formats

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