TransX Lesson ② Real world use

Author: sleepfreaks

Enhancing bass attack


Though TransX seems most at home on drums and percussion,
it works fantastically for bass and guitar transient control as well.
You can quickly get results from just selecting a preset, and making some Range and other parameter edits.

TransX – Tutorial video

1 – Basics and parameters
2 – Real world use *Current article

Editing cymbal sustain


Set the Range below 0 to hold back attack,
and if the output is raised, you can bring out the sustain with this setting.
By editing the Duration and Release as well, you can even nuance「where to raise the sustain」.

Making a tight kick with Multi


TransX Multi works great for controlling certain frequency transients as well.
For a kick with a low end that’s too drawn out, focusing on the high end and enhancing those frequencies can make your kick tighter and give it an edge.
You can do this more instinctively and faster than with a compressor.

Push the sound further back in the mix by holding back high end attack


Transients work hand in hand with a sound’s perceived distancing.
Generally, strong attacks will sound close, and weaker attacks will sound further away.

When controlling distancing, using the Multi on the high end frequencies is effective.
This is especially useful for「sending a sound further back without applying reverb to the sound」.

Bringing back dynamics on a maximized stereo MIX


When trying to add another track to a maximized MIX,
it won’t blend together well in many cases.
Forcing compression on the master ends up squashing the sound too much.

In this situation, using TransX Multi to bring back the MIX dynamics
makes the mixing process easier.
Pay close attention to the kick and snare, while editing the parameters.
As an example, following this type of flow should work well:

  • ① Raise the Duration till each frequency area reacts
  • ② Edit the span and Sens of each frequency band, and use the Range to determine how much effect is applied