The SPL TDx 500-Series Transient Designer brings level-independent dynamics processing to the world of the 500 Series.
Working with the Transient Designer is very simple: Attacks can be amplified or attenuated and sustain may be prolonged or shortened. However, the possibilities for studio and live application are seemingly endless. Technical foundation is SPL‘s Differential Envelope Technology (DET) which allows level-independent dynamic processing by calculating differences in generated envelopes. These envelopes are always tracking the curve of the original signal to provide optimal results in every moment of the music. So only two controls per channel are required to allow the user to completely reshape the attack and sustain characteristics of a sound. Thanks to the new TDx feature MIX (parallel mix) you can continuously blend between the processed and the unprocessed signal. Thus, the range of functions is extended even further and with the three parameters ATTACK, SUSTAIN and MIX, which offer an intuitive operation, the options of designing transients reach a new dimension of great variety.
SPL TDx 500-Series Transient Designer Controlls
- On/Bypass: With On/Bypass you switch the module on or off (bypass).
- Signal LED: The Sig LED (Sig) indicates whether an audio signal is present at the input and exceeds a level of -20 dB. This LED indicator is used as an aid to quickly identify whether a signal is arriving at the TDx in a complex studio cabling system.
- Attack: Attack can be used to boost or cut the transient phase of a signal by up to 15 dB. Positive attack increases the amplitude of the transient response. Negative attack attenuates the amplitude of the transient response.
- Sustain: With Sustain you can lengthen or shorten the decay phase of a signal by up to 24 dB. Positive Sustain extends the decay. Negative Sustain shortens the decay.
- Mix: The mix control allows for continuous crossfade aka parallel mix between processed (WET) and unprocessed (DRY) signals.
- Output: With the output control the output gain can be attenuated in order to optimally drive subsequent devices.